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  • Giggling squid windsor grey frontage and castle green metal table and chairs on pavement

    Giggling Squid Windsor

    Muddy says: Spice up your life and tuck into mixy matchy Thai tapas at the Giggling Squid. Fast, fabulous and fragrant. Yum.

  • Craft Coop Maidenhead logo

    Craft Coop Maidenhead

    Muddy says: looking for a gift that's a bit different? This Maidenhead social enterprise store is as chic as it is irreverent, with much of its stock crafted by clever locals.

  • Bucklebury Farm Park logo with stag illustration

    Bucklebury Farm Park

    Muddy says: Muddy says: Sack the digital nanny and let the kids run wild. Bucklebury Farm Park is the perfect playground for your mini beasts to let off steam.

  • Turtle Dove Living Logo grey background feather and calligraphy writing

    Turtle Dove Living

    Muddy says: Looking for interiors that are a bit different? This Berkshire-based online shop is as chic as it is irreverent, with cool homeware for kids and grown ups.

  • The Old Boot, Stanford Dingley

    Muddy says: A cosy 18th century pub in West Berkshire that has a new lease of life after a stylish refurb. Good pub food, fab garden and a friendly vibe.

  • The Dolphin Pub Newbury Berkshire Teal leather banquette, dark blu walls chalk board and vintage stocking props

    The Dolphin, Newbury

    Muddy says: Shoreditch House meets Miami Beach in Newbury town centre, this pub with stylish mid-century rooms is grown-up, glamorous and fun.

  • The Blackbird Banger 19th century red brick country pub rural west berkshrie

    The Blackbird, Bagnor

    Muddy says: A 17th century inn and foodie destination in the stunning riverside hamlet of Bagnor, run by Tom Aiken's former head chef.

  • Taproom & Kitchen, Yattendon

    Muddy says: You don't have to love beer to visit The Taproom, this is in fact a family-friendly casual restaurant on a farm in West Berkshire.

  • The Jolly Woodman Burnham Slough 19th century rd brick country pub with floral baskets and beds

    The Jolly Woodman, Burnham

    Muddy says: Chop chop to this 19th century family friendly pitstop serving cracking pub food with plenty of space for kids (and dogs).

  • B The Lifestyle Shop Newbury Berkshire independent fashion and homeware scandi style boutique founder and owner Emma sat on a bench outside the shop window

    B The Lifestyle Shop

    Muddy says: Simple, stylish, Scandi-inspired boutique stocking cool women's, men's, home and gift products in Newbury. Wrap it up, we'll take the lot.

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