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Pizzerias

  • Fancy a pizza this?

    Londoners' favourite pizza chain opens its first restaurant outside of the city - and Muddy is in there like swimwear.

  • Portabello, Oxford

    Sometimes what you need is a goddam great local restaurant that ticks the boxes for families, friends and good value business lunches. Buona sera, Portabello!

  • Sheep on Sheep Street

    Nothing woolly about the offering at this stylishly renovated hotel, restaurant and baaaar (oh come on, that's brilliant). Read the Muddy verdict on the Cotswold's new stylish addition

  • The pretty pubs

    A smorgasbord of rural pubs in lovely surrounds, in case you're in the mood for a walk/Sunday lunch to work off your hangover.

  • Perfect family pizza pub in Cuxham

    Say hello to the Half Moon at Cuxham, a pizza specialising pub that’s so family friendly I’m tempted to ask the landlady to babysit. Vaska, originally from Macedonia, took over this rundown joint last year, and has clearly had a vision to create a welcoming, unpretentious, family-centric experience, and I have to say that she […]

  • The best pizzas in North Oxfordshire?

    I’m writing this feature with a smile on my face because, truly, it was such a delight to find The Red Lion in the sleepy village of Steeple Aston (between Banbury and Bicester if you don’t know it). If you’re a regular Muddy reader, you’ll know already that the lifeblood of the blog is to […]

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