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  • Fun on tap at The Taproom

    To the Old Dairy Farm in Yattendon, for posh burgers and craft ale at this stylish, family friendly, brewery bar.

  • Flaming good burgers

    To Eton, for posh burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes at urban micro-chain, Flaming Cow.

  • Bar 56 Wokingham wine bar open plan bar space

    56 reasons to hang here

    … and they all start with wine, 56 glorious bottles of them. Plus a tasty food menu to keep you upright. Grab yourself a glass we're going in.

  • Bye bye Dry January

    No more saintly abstinence. It's cocktail hour and Hind's Head Bar Manager, Ryan Law, is calling the shots.

  • Heston’s posh pub

    Elegantly eccentric – Heston's Michelin star Hind's Head is THE place to hang.

  • 9 fab things to do this week

    Crikey is this the longest month ever?! January’s massively overstayed its welcome – and I haven’t given up booze. At least there are plenty of distractions to keep us from crawling back into hibernation. ROH Live: Il Trovatore, Corn Exchange Newbury, Tues 31 Jan Polish your tiara and call Richard Gere, you’re  being whisked off for a night at […]

  • Ping pong and pizzas at Smash, Reading

    A quick bish-bosh-bash kinda post to tell you about Smash in Reading. And what better day to tell you than on National Table Tennis Day?! Don’t believe me do you, seriously it is! I couldn’t make that up. Anyway, I actually popped along to the opening a while ago, but I often like to give new places […]

  • Muddy eats: MPW Steakhouse Bar & Grill, Windsor

    I was really interested to review this place, newly opened in the last few weeks, because I am always wary of chain brands but keep going back for more in the hope of being proved wrong. A bit like a foodie Weeble – I wobble but I won’t fall down. Getting consistency across a chain is probably the […]

  • A fab new eaterie on the river

    I took a quick zip over the border a few weeks ago to have lunch with Hero (Queen Muddy) in Bourne End. We were trying out a very cool little place called Riverlight – slick interiors and a riverside setting to boot. We both loved it. Here’s Hero’s review in full but I’m in there somewhere. See if […]

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