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  • Bakedd artisan bakery and cafe Maidenhead

    Bakeries we love in honour of GBBO

    Bake Off is back on TV so time to drag out the food mixer. Can’t be bothered? No, quite right. Here are some brilliant bakeries instead.

  • Giancarlo and Kate Caldesi The long and short of Pasta Tarts Spaghetti with tomatoes olives and anchovies served on blue and white vintage plate

    Speedy supper: Tart’s Spaghetti

    If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's energy-boosting speedy supper.

  • Wine glasses red and white UNSPLASH

    What to drink when you’re over rosé

    New season shopping? Step away from your Zara basket, we're talking autumn wines. Ditch the rosé and tickle your tastebuds with some foxy reds and whites.

  • Marble statue of the Duke of Sutherland Cliveden Berkshire

    13 lovely Autumn pub walks

    Sunny, crisp days and 50 shades of autumn colour palette. It's the best time for a seasonal stroll before collapsing in front of a cosy fire with wine. Here's Muddy's favourite pub walks.

  • Daylesford Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

    Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

    Feeling fruity? You will be with this sumptuous September dish. With foragable fruits on every corner we don't blame you for not being able to resist this sexy rustic French dish from Daylesford. Try it now.

  • The-Crown-at-Bray-roast-pork

    Autumn roasts with the most

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

  • Stanlake Park PINOT NOIR Rosé

    Clink! 13 tasty local tipples

    Kids are in school, everyone's still standing - just about – and it's the weekend. No other reason necessary to crack open a bottle of Berkshire's finest.

  • Bijou Rose Pouch

    6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • Roux at Skindles Maidenhead Berkshire outside terrace by river with large parasols

    Lunch with a view: 18 fab waterside eats

    Water, water everywhere and there's more than a drop to drink (thank god!). Watch the world float by at Muddy's fave waterside spots to eat and drink.

  • Rum – it’s the new gin

    In honour of National Rum Day, we’re benching our usual G&T for something a little spicier. Here’s what to buy and how to drink it (spoiler: no coke allowed!).

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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