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  • The Hidden Garden Henley Regatta long table fairy lights in tree candles

    How to do Henley Regatta in style

    The annual rowing fandango is fast approaching - 3-7 July to be precise. And this year there's a super-flash new VIP experience that's got Muddy's name written all over it. Shall we?

  • Spring Supper Clubs

    If you fancy something a little different from your local gastropub then take a peek at these awesome supper clubs popping up over Berkshire this spring.

  • Seven Michelin starred chefs who worked at the Vineyard Hotel Stockcross Berkshire return for 20th anniversary Back To the Vine

    Dine with 7 mighty Michelin stars

    Crack open the bubbly, it's The Vineyard's 20th birthday and the Top Gun of chefs will be cooking again for 1 night only. And you're invited…

  • Book this foodie pop up!

    Henley Festival's about a posh as it gets – and Reading’s fab London Street Brasserie is popping up.

  • Henry & Joe’s, Newbury

    Thank fine-dining it's Friday! It maybe small but this funky restaurant is big on ambition.

  • Rick Stein’s Sunset Cinema

    Ditch the popcorn and soggy nachos, the Padre of Padstow's hosting a pimped-up night at the pictures

  • 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 […]

  • Tall Stories Room on the Broom

    13 new things to do or book this week 19-25 Jan

    We’re over the hump, Donald gets the keys to the White House and you get a weekend pass – buy the ticket and enjoy the ride: from ballet, to musicals, live music, wrestling and wine tasting (there’s always wine). Happy weekend y’all.   Bolshoi Live: The Sleeping Beauty, Corn Exchange Newbury, Sun 22 Jan Is there anything […]

  • man in blue and black skiing in the soft new powder snow

    Eat here: Alpine apres ski in Bray

    Whoopee! It’s ski season. Like the Bisto kids I’m a sucker for hot wine and melted cheese. But forget the alps (well for now at least) head to the snow covered slopes of *ahem* Bray. Ok, you may need to use your imagination on the scenery, but you definitely won’t on the food. Spend an […]

  • The Muddy guide: Thurs 18 – Weds 24 Feb

    Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, 11 Feb – 22 May Wow. I’m probably not what you’d call a dedicated follower of fashion (my friends are doubled-up at this point) but I am fizzing with excitement about this exhibition. I heard about it on the radio driving home the other day and I […]

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