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  • Crockers: fine dining without the fuss

    Desperate to make an occasion of it? The Chef’s Table experience at this superb new Henley restaurant with rooms is just what you need. The Muddy verdict is in.

  • VEENO READING RESTAURANT

    Veeno: A Sicilian mini break in Berks

    A trip to Italy is off the cards right now, but give your tastebuds a mini break and eat and drink your way around Sicily while staying put in Reading,

  • Heston Blumenthal Hind's Head cocktail recipe coop with Gold Rush and viola flower garnish

    Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    What kinda crazy person decided World Cocktail Day was on Wednesday? The midweek hangover is baaaad. We've rifled through Heston's cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • The boutique bar, it’s a thing

    Sit, sip (or guzzle), Wokingham's new boutique bar Sit & Sip, with its industrial details and funky neon is our top spot for an impeccably-made G&T and some light grazing.

  • Neon sign industrial details Malamison Chez Mal bar Reading

    A cocktail, garçon

    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.

  • 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.

  • 137 Gin Lumber's Bartholomew Berkshire Dry, London dry, Country Garden and Navy Strength

    A Berkshire gin crawl

    Have paracetamol on standby and sample local gins within staggering distance – we may even sway over the borders *hic*. Ready for your first double?

  • 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.

  • Roux at Skindles riverside brasserie yellowy brick 3 stories Maidenhead Berkshire

    That’ll Roux nicely

    It may have the name Roux over the door (and on the floor) but Roux at Skindles is not hunting for Michelin stars. This is gallic, comfort food at its best.

  • Ascot Fifty5 cocktails illuminated pink by lighting

    The ultimate girls’ night out

    Sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine a Chanel martini and keep 'em coming at Ascot Fifty5.

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