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  • Malmaison Reading illuminated cinema sign edison bulb lamp and 2 red winged chairs

    Skip brekkie for a hipster brunch

    Fancy a lie in? Hit that snooze button, body swerve the granola and dive into avo and eggs at Reading's super-stylish Malmaison.

  • One Pound Lane Eat cell fast neon sing brick corridor

    A cocktail, and make it snappy!

    Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

  • 31 below Marylebone London bar cafe pink and grey awning outside tables and chairs

    31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • Beehive White Waltham pasta veloute

    Top 50 gastropubs 2019 revealed

    The Top 50 Gastropubs have been revealed – and Berkshire's triple cooked chips stacked up very nicely with more shortlisted pubs than any other county outside of London.

  • Eliane Smiles Sunningdale Copper counter feather lights white walls chalk board menus

    The best cheap eats

    If you caned the credit card, swanky dinners are probably off the menu. What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spots.

  • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

    Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Corn Stores.

  • Bel and the dragon Windsor Dark blue dining room, blue tweed banquette and grey wooden chairs

    Windsor’s Bel of the ball

    Royal brides are like buses in Windsor but there's only one bel of the ball. So it’s hello and make mine 3 courses at the Bel & The Dragon.

  • Heston Blumenthals's legendary Hind's Head scotch egg served in silver egg cup

    Heston’s egg-centric pub

    Elegantly eccentric from the decor to the menu – Heston Blumenthal's Michelin star Hind's Head is THE place to scoff and quaff in Berkshire.

  • green hill and wetlands in Cookham Berkshire

    Muddy’s best winter walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? It's time for walkies! Here's where I'll be running for the hills this Boxing Day and beyond.

  • 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.

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