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  • white stone building grey slanted room crown at cuddling ton pub blue skies

    Muddy eats: The Crown, Cuddington

    This locals' fave has had a makeover. Cue the music and a Muddy nose-around as we throw portion control to the wind.

  • the fox boars hill exterior front building wooden beams stone bottom outdoor dining area

    The Fox Inn, Boars Hill

    This recently refurbed pub in well-heeled Boars Hill is an ideal option for families with its large garden, child-friendly menu and circular walk nearby.

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    Seven of the Top 50 British gastropubs …

    The annual Top 50 gastropubs list is out and guess what? Bucks & Oxon had the biggest haul of any area! I’ve scoffed at all of them (I know, what a cochon) so here’s my lowdown on the what, when and why. (BTW, click here to see the Muddy Awards namechecked in this Top 50 – gotta be honest, that’s a […]

  • boxing hare outside front building statue hair wearing waistcoat looking up

    The Boxing Hare

    The Boxing Hare near Chipping Norton has come out fighting with a Michelin awarded chef, experienced London owners, a new name and total revamp.

  • cross keys pub white building slanted roof

    The Cross Keys, Gt Miss

    Looking for a coy, welcoming pub after a trip to the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden? I have just the thing.

  • the anchor fireplace interior space chalkboard wall memy table large circle mirror

    The Anchor in Jericho

    A stylish locals' pub in one of Oxfords trendiest neighbourhoods, and a stone's throw from Port Meadow.

  • the kitchen farnborough red log burner in fireplace wooden floor wooden table and chairs

    The Kitchen

    A gorgeous gastro-offering near Banbury, this quirkily stylish pub is worth the trip over into Warwickshire.

  • Horse & Groom, revisited

    All change at the picturesque Cotswolds pub with rooms. Muddy investigates - well, bowls up and eats everything in sight.

  • South Oxon classic pub grub

    Gawd knows we love a revamped pub on Muddy so it's hello, how are you and make mine three courses at The Chequers in Burcot.

  • 16 cosy pubs for chilly days

    Order something stodgy, pour a large glass of red and relax in front of the fire - it's time to hunker down in the best pubs in Oxon, Bucks and the Cotswolds.

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