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  • Muddy’s best Christmas walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? It's time for walkies! Take the whole family or, ahem, sneak off on your own to clear your head. Here's where the Muddy team will be running for the hills this Boxing Day and beyond.

  • Kirtlington classic

    Take one 19th century pub, add a huge garden, great food and a policy of allowing only children 12 and older in the dining area, and whaddya get? A brand new gastropub to add to your must-try list!

  • The Miller of Mansfield

    Friendly pub meets fine dining at this Goring restaurant-with-rooms, a village retreat with serious aspirations. Muddy’s Anna Brech was in there like swimwear.

  • The perfect pub grub?

    Scampi aficionado Jo Sutherland has a lotta love for the classic pub fayre at the newly rebooted Full Moon in Hawridge. Don't steal her tartare sauce, whatever you do.

  • 10 Autumn pubs with walks

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? (spoiler alert: NO). Here's my starter for 10 if you want to stroll and scoff your way across Bucks & Oxon.

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    Family-friendly pub ahoy!

    The Roald Dahl Museum has just reopened in Great Missenden, Bucks - if you're heading down, you'd be a Twit not to try this friendly pub nearby.

  • A fairy tale stay

    Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

  • The Yew Tree, Frieth

    After 4 long years, this stylish gastropub high in the Chiltern Hills re-opened at the end of last year. Was it worth the wait? Muddy's Nicky Richardson trots along to find out.

  • The Lion, Wendlebury

    This recently extended vast pub-with-rooms near Bicester Village is a solid all-day dining option. Muddy's Nicky Richardson pops in and pigs out.

  • Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Here, get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Chequers in Marlow.

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