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  • Oxford Blue Old Windsor parpadelle truffle and mushroom

    Fine dining that won’t blow the budget

    Berkshire's foodies status is undeniable – 12 Michelin stars don't lie – but eating in restaurants this fancy can put a crater in your bank balance. Not any more. We've found 11 purse-friendly fine dining options.

  • Burns Night Haggis neeps and tatties

    Burns Night blow-out

    Prepare for your January health kick halo to slip. Make way for an abundance of plaid, pipers, and potatoes. Here are six of the best Burns Night blow-outs.

  • Vegivoes

    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, chic and, er, some healthy dining spots.

  • Beverley Knight singer

    Hello 2020! Local NYE parties

    What you doing for New Year's Eve? One of these 25 awesome gatherings, that's what! From overnighters to pub parties, dinner destinations to bar crawlers, raise your glass to 2020.

  • The perfect Espresso Martini

    Every hour is cocktail hour from now until 2020 and The Hind's Head is calling the shots with an Espresso Martini – just the way Heston likes it.

  • green hill and wetlands in Cookham Berkshire

    Best Muddy winter walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? Wrap up warm and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where the Muddy team be striding across Berkshire over the coming months.

  • Turkey lunch with triple roast potatoes, root veg and pigs in blankets, Hind's Head Bray

    How to ace Xmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 12 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

  • Cliveden Festive Afternoon tea

    Cliveden’s Spa-kling tea

    Do not be defeated by the Xmas shenanigans, take a break from the to-do list and head straight to Cliveden. Muddy takes one for the team to review its new Festive Afternoon Tea Spa Day.

  • Gastro Heaven!

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

  • Hinds head royal lounge coktail leather armchair

    A cocktail, garçon

    Sometimes we want a bar with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Porn Star martini, and work your way through Muddy's 12 bars of Christmas.

  • Astor Grill Cliveden House old stables now booths with original green hexagonal tiles, blue leather banquettes and brass light fittings

    Eat like a horse

    Did you know Cliveden has a casual alternative to its fine dining restaurant. Muddy heads to the former Astor stable block for a posh nosebag.

  • 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.

  • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

    Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

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