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  • 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.

  • Royal Standard of England

    Want to impress the rellies? Take them to the oldest freehouse in England - at 900 years old with resident ghosts, The Royal Standard in Forty Green (near Beaconsfield) has character in spades.

  • Muddy’s best winter walks

    Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team will be striding across Bucks & Oxon.

  • 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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