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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Pubs & Inns

  • Sun’s out! 23 brilliant pub gardens in Bucks & Oxon

    The temperatures look set to soar this Easter bank holiday weekend so here's where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand. Cheers!

  • Muddy eats: The Greyhound, Rotherfield Peppard

    Muddy heads down to celeb chef Antony Worrall Thompson's renowned south Oxon gastropub. Bonkers interiors and stunning food? Now you're talking.

  • Roasts with the most

    Can't be bothered to baste potatoes with goose fat this weekend? I hear you. Instead grab your gang and head to one of these 10 local gastropubs that do roasts with the most.

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    Review: The Pointer, Brill

    It's always interesting when a much-loved pub is taken over. Will this award-winning fancy-pants gastropub with rooms still be up to scratch? Muddy's Kerry Potter investigates.

  • Fancy lunch in the Cotswolds?

    Well, if you insist! Muddy heads to Burford to chow down three courses in a bucolic, brilliantly-priced, dog-friendly inn. Definitely one to add to your list.

  • The Anchor, Oxford

    Author Clover Stroud dons the elasticated pants to eat her way through this laid back, family friendly local gastro pub in Oxford's Jericho district. What a trooper!

  • Muddy stays: The Fleece, Witney

    Cocktails in the Cotswolds? Well, if you insist. Muddy whizzes to Witney to check out a sleek gastro-pub with rooms.

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    Top 50 gastropubs 2019

    The Top 50 Gastropubs have been revealed – and Bucks & Oxon's triple cooked chips stacked up very nicely with SIX foodie pubs shortlisted.

  • Dig in! The Mole Inn

    This pretty village gastro pub south of Oxford serves up both pub classics and more inventive dishes. Muddy pops in for a Sunday lunch eat-a-thon. Here's the verdict.

  • Regally yours: The Crown at Woodstock

    Author Clover Stroud heads to this Scandi-meets-heritage reworking of a 18th century inn - and has a right royal time of it.

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