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Pubs & Inns

  • Food at Coconut Tree Oxford

    Plant power! 13 local vegan & veggie eateries

    It's National Vegetarian Week (16-22 May)! Treat yourself to a meal out at one of these local joints that put veggies front and centre and deliver on flavour.

  • 37 pub gardens for alfresco lunching

    The sun is out, the sky is blue, it's time to pour a rose or two! From snazzy gastro pubs to rustic little inns, we've got your Oxon/Bucks summer hit list right here...

  • Lunch with a view: 23 top riverside eats

    Ahh, is there anything better than a stroll along the riverside? Actually, yes - a riverside that includes a long lazy lunch an some stonking views across Bucks or Oxon! Come on landlubbers, let's tuck in.

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

    A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun - Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • The new local Michelin star winners for 2022!

    Award-winning local cuisine, you say? Hot off the press, the latest Michelin star winners have just been announced. Take a look at the full line-up for Bucks, Oxon, and beyond.

  • Superflash! New foodie and hotel happenings

    A gastropub's new Michelin-starred owner, three local hotels get a glam new refurb, a snazzy new spa to try out, a fine food store and more gin than you can shake a cocktail umbrella at - it's all going on in Bucks and Oxon

  • 10 hot new local foodie openings to know in 2022

    Feeling hungry? From cool new supper clubs and gin bars to restaurant rebrands and destination pubs - here are the places you're going to want to book a table at when they open.

  • Where to drink when you’re going alcohol free

    Designated driver, taking part in Dry January, or just on a hiatus from the hard stuff? Try these 9 local bars with enticing no or low booze options, but still with maximum glam

  • The Boxing Hare, Swerford, Oxfordshire

    A strong Muddy favourite, The Boxing Hare in Swerford comes out fighting with a Michelin chef, experienced owners, a newly renovated orangerie and celeb clientele. Book us in!

  • Review: The Mole & Chicken, Easington

    The food has had a shake-up under the new chef at this cosy pub & restaurant with rooms - but does the new menu cut the Mustard? Muddy investigates...

  • Review: The Mole Inn, Toot Baldon

    This rural pub hits the right note for foodies and families alike with its classic dishes alongside more inventive takes. It's cosy in winter and has a pretty garden for alfresco summer dining - a year-round crowd pleaser.

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