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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Pubs & Inns

  • The Crown at Bray Berkshire Heston pub garden with sofas cushions decorative tree and

    Sun’s out! 18 fab pub gardens in balmy Berks

    It's going to be scorchio this Easter bank holiday weekend, so here’s where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand. Cheers!

  • Hind's Head Bray Roast beef yokshire pudding and triple cooked roast potatoes

    15 Sunday roasts with the most

    Release the Yorkies! No need to slave over a roast, out you go. Here Muddy's Berkshire hot spots for a weekend nosh up.

  • Beehive White Waltham pasta veloute

    Top 50 gastropubs 2019 revealed

    The Top 50 Gastropubs have been revealed – and Berkshire's triple cooked chips stacked up very nicely with more shortlisted pubs than any other county outside of London.

  • 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.

  • Bel and the dragon Windsor Dark blue dining room, blue tweed banquette and grey wooden chairs

    Windsor’s Bel of the ball

    Royal brides are like buses in Windsor but there's only one bel of the ball. So it’s hello and make mine 3 courses at the Bel & The Dragon.

  • 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.

  • green hill and wetlands in Cookham Berkshire

    Muddy’s best winter walks

    Climbing the walls after the turkey fest? It's time for walkies! Here's where I'll be running for the hills this Boxing Day and beyond.

  • brick fireplace roaring fire green leather chairs The Crown Bray

    The Crown revisted

    Hallelujah! A pub menu full of classics done with a wow. Muddy gets stuck in at Heston's award-winning gastropub The Crown.

  • A pub that’s ready to party

    A party atmosphere, food so good you'll want to share, killer cocktails and the friendliest staff – Bel and the Dragon in Reading has got it all going on.

  • Grey walls and ring boats fixed to ceiling wooden floor and dark wood tables and chairs

    Swanning about by the river

    A pub immersed in literary history with stunning river views and a new chef adding pizazz to the menu. Is it a page turner? You bet it is.

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