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  • A cocktail, garçon, and make it snappy

    We love the cosy vibes of a country pub, but sometimes we need heels, sequins and the pizzazz of a bar where only a Porn Star martini will do. End of lockdown? World Cocktail Day? We'll celebrate it all.

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

    Private dining rooms for a glittering reunion

    Get someone else to do the cooking, but have the place to yourselves... it's the best of both worlds. These Berkshire pubs and restaurants have the ideal room for a special meal with family, friends or work mates

  • Ooh la la! Friday takeaway just got fancy

    Desperate to sink your teeth into something french and fancy? Berkshire-based The Funghi Club's at home dining at your service! Check out my review and prepare to salivate.

  • street food sandwich with seafood and salad wrapped in paper and served in a wire basket

    Where to get your foodie market fix

    Perfect sour dough, wine, prize-winning cheeses from pedigree cows and street food snacks to die for. Here's where to find the best foodie markets in Berks.

  • The Pot Kiln view from the garden

    The best pubs for a sundowner

    So, as we’re all now free to roam (a little), it’s time to search out the best pubs in Berkshire that have the added benefit of a scenic view. Aperol Spritz (and Instagram) at the ready.

  • Crown at bray Chocolate Parfait

    All hail The Crown at Bray

    Hallelujah! Outdoor dining is go and we've found a pub menu full of classics with a wow at The Crown at Bray in Berkshire. Read the Muddy review.

  • A sunny warm salad for Spring

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin is easy peasy to make, looks amazing and will impress even fussy young palates.


    15 gorgeous garden terraces and rooftop bars

    Put your glad-rags and heels on standby, we’ve collated the best garden terraces and rooftop bars in 'hood. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we’ll begin!

  • It’s a super-foodie newsflash

    Heard on the grapevine! From a street food emporium to the coolest new local openings (I spy big London chefs in the 'hood), here's my foodie superflashy special.

  • Royal Oak Yattendon garden

    Freedom! 21 garden dining hotspots

    Praise be, pubs and restaurants are opening on 12 April - and just in time for spring weather! So book you table now at Berkshire's finest outdoor dining spots.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • 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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