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  • 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.

  • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

    Clink! 8 of the best bars

    Because sometimes we want something with a bit more pizzazz than a country pub, right? Make mine an Porn Star martini, cheers.

  • 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.

  • Cocktails o’clock

    The best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

  • 31 below Marylebone London bar cafe pink and grey awning outside tables and chairs

    31 Below, Marylebone

    You can keep Oxford, Bond and Kensington - it's Marylebone High Street and its new watering hole, 31 Below, all the way for me!

  • Corn Stores Reading Blues panelled bar green velvet bar stools

    Carnivores unite!

    All the fuss about clean eating and vegan this-and-that driving you insane? Get your chops around the unashamedly meat eats at The Corn Stores.

  • Heston Blumenthals's legendary Hind's Head scotch egg served in silver egg cup

    Heston’s egg-centric pub

    Elegantly eccentric from the decor to the menu – Heston Blumenthal's Michelin star Hind's Head is THE place to scoff and quaff in Berkshire.

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