Pubs & Inns

  • The Dog & Badge, Medmenham

    This slick inn near Henley has added six luxe hotel rooms for a 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

  • The White Oak, Cookham

    With 5 Michelin Bib Gourmand awards to its name, it’s safe to say you’ll luuurve foodie pub the White Oak… but while you plot your visit I just need to chase Muddy Bucks/Oxon back over the border.

  • Oxford Blue, Old Windsor

    The new kids on the block are bringing a sprinkle of London with a dollop of Berkshire. And I love it!

  • Eat here: Berkshire’s best gastropubs revealed

    The Top 50 Gastropub Awards recently took place – celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit of the great British pub that serves awesome grub. Organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser and voted for by industry insiders this is the shortlist that really matters in the gastropub world. Berkshire has four fantastic pubs in the Top 50 – The Beehive, White Waltham;  The Crown, Burchetts Green, The […]

  • And the winner is…

    Blimey, what you guys won’t do for a slap-up meal and a luxury sleepover. Loads of you wanted to win the Michelin nosh up for two at the Crown at Bray, and I was inundated with entries (bribes and begging letters… you know who you are). Who can blame you? With three courses to scoff, aperitif and wine […]

  • A happy cheese-free Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day is fast approaching (eek) and it always conjures up a certain dread. Part of me doesn’t want to be told that Mr Muddy and I should be gazing into each others eyes on demand, the other part longs for him to want to lavish me with gifts and whisk me off my feet […]

    • Muddy eats: The Golden Ball Pinkneys Green

      Tis true that here on Muddy we go a little weak at the knees for a good gastropub in a pretty village surrounded by cracking walks. So when I stumbled across The Golden Ball in Pinkneys Green, an old 16th Century inn, I did it a little dance. The village itself is a hidden gem. Situated near Maidenhead and Cookham, […]

    • Muddy Eats: Perfect pizzas at the Henry VI in Eton

      Sharing your name with England’s youngest ever king (who, by the way, also founded Eton College) puts a ton of royal expectation on a pub. One doesn’t want to let the side down – or ‘orf with their heads’.  The Henry VI is back after a full refurb, creating a warm, unpretentious, family-centric experience – and I […]

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