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Globe Newbury street art mural mustard banquette

The Globe, Newbury

Muddy says: A super dog-friendly, hip hangout that boasts a cool culinary collaboration with a Muddy Award winner. Who's up for yappy hour?

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Thames Lido Reading Berkshire infinity pool swimmer in red cap

Thames Lido

Muddy says: An urban retreat with cool, Scandi vibes. Dive in and enjoy the infinity pool, restaurant and bar – it's like no other spa you've been to.

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The Jam Jar Cocktail Club

Muddy says: Cocktails ahoy! A stylish pop up bar perfect for parties, weddings and corporate dos, The Jam Jar Cocktail Club is cool, quirky and super-slick. Book up.

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Malmaison Reading bedrooms with graffitti wall and comfy beds

Malmaison Reading

We love this boutique hotel in Reading for its central location and its grande dame exterior that segues into cool, Insta-fabulous interiors.

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Bel and the dragon Reading former biscuit factory next to canal

Bel and the Dragon Reading

Muddy says: The Bel & the Dragon Reading takes industrial style to the next level. Enjoy the cool, urban vibes on the canal, great food and a unique spot to sleepover.

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Giggling squid windsor grey frontage and castle green metal table and chairs on pavement

Giggling Squid Windsor

Muddy says: Spice up your life and tuck into mixy matchy Thai tapas at the Giggling Squid. Fast, fabulous and fragrant. Yum.

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The Old Boot, Stanford Dingley

Muddy says: A cosy 18th century pub in West Berkshire that has a new lease of life after a stylish refurb. Good pub food, fab garden and a friendly vibe.

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The Dolphin Pub Newbury Berkshire Teal leather banquette, dark blu walls chalk board and vintage stocking props

The Dolphin, Newbury

Muddy says: Shoreditch House meets Miami Beach in Newbury town centre, this pub with stylish mid-century rooms is grown-up, glamorous and fun.

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Green industrial barn stainless steel brewing container The Taproom Bar and Kitchen West Berkshire Brewery

Taproom & Kitchen, Yattendon

Muddy says: You don't have to love beer to visit The Taproom, this is in fact a family-friendly casual restaurant on a farm in West Berkshire.

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Flaming Cow burger restaurant graffiti

The Flaming Cow, Eton

Fun and funky, Flaming Cow is a cool urban diner in traditional Eton, serving banging burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes.

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Bright yellow button back chair and turquoise blue sofas at the posh soft play centre The Jelly Lounge

The Jelly Lounge, Windsor

Muddy says: If Sex And the City did soft play, The Jelly Lounge Windsor would be it. It's a cool kids play centre, with great food, damn good coffee and gin.

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Astor Grill Cliveden House old stables now booths with original green hexagonal tiles, blue leather banquettes and brass light fittings

Astor Grill at Cliveden, Taplow

Muddy says: The more relaxed little sister to the refined André Garrett, The Astor Grill offers delicious American and British classics in Lord Astor's old stable block.

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