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  • Ooh la la L’Ortolan

    A French fancy in Reading? You betcha! L'Ortolan has managed to keep hold of its Michelin twinkler for 17 years, and Chef Tom Clarke's pud almost made Mr M cry…

  • Eclectic country interiors at the Winning Post Windsor pub with rooms checked settle, wooden tables and bowler hat wall light

    First past The Winning Post

    Bounding around Berkshire in search of pubby perfection? I saddled up for a 3-course nosebag and a comfy sleepover at The Winning Post, Winkfield.

  • Father's Day Afternoon Tea Wellington Farm Shop slate with scotch egg sausage rolls brownies and mini rolls with a beer

    The way to Dad’s heart…

    … is through his stomach. Duh! Of course it is. Here are Muddy's favourite hang outs for Father's Day (that you'll love too).

  • THAMES LIDO Reading outdoor pool glass windows to restaurant

    9 waterside hangouts

    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.

  • The Newbury Pub gastropub turqoise plate ham terrine picalillil and prune sauce

    Gastropub heaven

    New chef, new menu and a cool new gin distillery. We're back at Muddy Award winner The Newbury and it's just the tonic. (Sorry, I'll get my coat.)

  • The Hidden Garden Henley Regatta long table fairy lights in tree candles

    How to do Henley Regatta in style

    The annual rowing fandango is fast approaching - 3-7 July to be precise. And this year there's a super-flash new VIP experience that's got Muddy's name written all over it. Shall we?

  • Monkeying around in Bray

    A new hotel brasserie in Bray with an ex-Simpson’s on the Strand head chef. We felt it our duty to nail three courses *ahem* actually make that five.

  • The Crown at Bray Berkshire Heston pub garden with sofas cushions decorative tree and

    Sun’s out! 20 fab pub gardens

    Feeling hot hot hot? No need to sizzle, head to a pub with a gorgeous garden Here’s where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand. Cheers!

  • Woman arm tattoos floral dress glass of champagne viineyard

    Bored of Pinot?

    Love a cheeky vino but feel you're stuck in a rut? I hear you, sister. Jump off the Pinot, Sauvignon, Merlot bandwagon and pop that cork (or twist the cap) and uplevel wine o'clock.

  • Three star thriller

    The Roux's Waterside Inn in Bray boasts 3 Michelin twinklers, river views, classic cookery and you don't have to sell a vital organ to eat here. *Dabs napkin*.

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