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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Berkshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

That 17 May date is on its way, but we're still eating outdoors for now which is the perfect excuse to purchase one of these gorgeous spring jackets.

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  • A cocktail, garçon, and make it snappy

    A cocktail, garçon, and make it snappy

    We love the cosy vibes of a country pub, but sometimes we need heels, sequins and the pizzazz of a bar where only a Porn Star martini will do. End of lockdown? World Cocktail Day? We’ll celebrate it all.

    • Private dining rooms for a glittering reunion

      Private dining rooms for a glittering reunion

      Get someone else to do the cooking, but have the place to yourselves... it's the best of both worlds. These Berkshire pubs and restaurants have the ideal room for a special meal with family, friends or work mates

    • Ooh la la! Friday takeaway just got fancy

      Ooh la la! Friday takeaway just got fancy

      Desperate to sink your teeth into something french and fancy? Berkshire-based The Funghi Club's at home dining at your service! Check out my review and prepare to salivate.

  • Muddy’s 2021 Festival Guide: Berks & beyond
  • Muddy’s 2021 Festival Guide: Berks & beyond

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  • One step closer… who’s ready to have some fun?! #HelloFreedom
  • 👋 Hello dining indoors, cinema trips, theatre jaunts and hugs!
  • We loved looking at (and salivating over) your entries for our #MuddySpringBakes contest this year, and now the judges scores are in. The winner of a £250 voucher to spend on fabulous kitchen gizmos and gadgets at @lakelanduk is…. @kazweedon with this adorable bunny bunt cake! Almost too cute to eat...
  • Hands up if you need a night away.... Oh, everyone? We want to reward you hard-working souls with a luxe night off including a three course meal (with wine) at Henley's @hartstreettavern and a magical overnight stay in a @henleyhutco Shepherd's Hut. Hit the link in the bio to be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize. Competition ends midnight Thursday (13 May 2021).

#hellofreedom #weekendescape #weekendescapes #shepherdshut #coolstays #quirkystays #henley #eatsleeprepeat #berkshire #minibreak #win #competition #giveawayuk
  • If you’re busy plotting a weekend break, summer staycay, spa day or a gastro get together with the besties you’ve not seen for months, then you need Muddy’s new and improved Weekend Escapes in your life. 

Search the Muddy-approved hangouts and when you see somewhere you like, hit the heart icon to create your own Favourites List of must-visit venues and experiences 

All you need to do is sign in to your Muddy account and tap the heart when you see somewhere you want to visit. Stop the endless scroll and start creating your own personal collection. Click the link in the bio, your your end of lockdown life starts here. #HelloFreedom!

#weekendescapes #staycation #berkshire #endoflockdown #traveluk #foodiedestination #hotels #spas #pubs #daysout #spadays #bars #cafes
  • Another day, another swim session with my kids. Why did they choose to be swimmers? 🙄But rather than sit in the car (the curse of Covid) I went for a stroll - and it doesn’t get prettier than this. The river path next to Bradfield College Leisure Centre was just what I needed to clear my wine fog. That, and a couple of paracetamol. I’ll then be cooking the Sunday roast - which everyone hates apart from me. I mean seriously, how can you hate Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and gravy?

#river #riverpath #berkshire #berkshirewalks #bradfieldcollege #westberkshire #cowslips #wildflowers #sunday #sundayfunday #wellbeing #countrylife #mumlife
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  • Royal Ascot 2021: It’ll be a vintage year

    Royal Ascot 2021: It’ll be a vintage year

    And we’re off… to the charity shop for a stylish and sustainable Royal Ascot. This year’s all about second-hand style, so here’s where to buy and rent the chicest outfits.

    • 11 chic spring jackets to buy now

      11 chic spring jackets to buy now

      That 17 May date is on its way, but we're still eating outdoors for now which is the perfect excuse to purchase one of these gorgeous spring jackets.

    • Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

      Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

      There's nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet, is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too – just in time for Earth Day.

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