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  • The Newbury Pub Berkshire Distillery private dining gin still metro tiles and large 16-seat table

    Bottoms up! 7 of the best bars

    Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Porn Star martini, cheers.

  • The Crown revisted

    Hallelujah! A pub menu full of classics done with a wow. Muddy gets stuck in at Heston's award-winning Crown.

  • A pub that’s ready to party

    A party atmosphere, food so good you'll want to share, killer cocktails and the friendliest staff – Bel and the Dragon in Reading has got it all going on.

  • Grey walls and ring boats fixed to ceiling wooden floor and dark wood tables and chairs

    Swanning about by the river

    A pub immersed in literary history with stunning river views and a new chef adding pizazz to the menu. Is it a page turner? You bet it is.

  • Bottle of Kraken rum bobbing in the sea

    Rum – the new gin!

    Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? 'Course you do.

  • 12 lovely Autumn pub walks

    Clocks are going back. Yippee! Enjoy a lie i, then head out for a seasonal stroll before collapsing in front of a cosy fire with wine. Here's Muddy's favourite pub walks.

  • Giggling Squid Windsor exposed wooden beams green banquette pale wood tables and wooden chairs and floor with faux flower wall divider

    Giggling Squid Windsor

    Fancy something totally different to traditional pub fayre, spice up your life and tuck into Thai tapas. Fast, fabulous and fragrant.

  • The bLackbird Bagnor dining table with vintage plates and embroidered place mats

    2019’s Michelin winners

    A constellation of Michelin stars have been awarded. Just the 12 stars for Berkshire – including a Newbury new kid on the chopping block.

    • The Winning Post Winfield Berkshire Ivy covered wall with arched doorway to beer garden with wooden tables chairs parasols

      10 lovely pub gardens

      Rain, rain stay away! It's the last bank holiday weekend and Muddy demands a pub garden, rosé on tap and *ahem* sunshine.

    • Contemporary twist on Afternoon tea at Malmaison Reading

      Let them eat cake

      It's Afternoon Tea Week, and we like to think we know a thing or two about scones, clotted cream and Earl Grey. Do we know anywhere nice? You know we do.

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