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  • Eclectic country interiors at the Winning Post Windsor pub with rooms checked settle, wooden tables and bowler hat wall light

    First past The Winning Post

    Bounding around Berkshire in search of pubby perfection? I saddled up for a 3-course nosebag and a comfy sleepover at The Winning Post, Winkfield.

  • Father's Day Afternoon Tea Wellington Farm Shop slate with scotch egg sausage rolls brownies and mini rolls with a beer

    The way to Dad’s heart…

    … is through his stomach. Duh! Of course it is. Here are Muddy's favourite hang outs for Father's Day (that you'll love too).

  • THAMES LIDO Reading outdoor pool glass windows to restaurant

    9 waterside hangouts

    Water, water everywhere and there's more than a drop to drink (thank god!). Watch the world float by at Muddy's fave waterside spots to eat and drink.

  • The Newbury Pub gastropub turqoise plate ham terrine picalillil and prune sauce

    Gastropub heaven

    New chef, new menu and a cool new gin distillery. We're back at Muddy Award winner The Newbury and it's just the tonic. (Sorry, I'll get my coat.)

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

    Sun’s out! 20 fab pub gardens

    Feeling hot hot hot? No need to sizzle, head to a pub with a gorgeous garden 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.

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