Food & Drink
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.
Muddy says: Drinks o'clock? This independent wine merchant in Hungerford offers an exceptional range of wines to quaff, savour or cellar as well as local craft beers, ciders and boutique spirits.
Wellington Farm Shop & Cafe is a food lover's haven. Expect high quality produce, with low food miles, and a cafe that'll bust the waistband. The homemade dishes are to die for.
Muddy says: A 15th century wine shop and bar with a modern rustic apartment for rent, The Old Butcher's Wine Cellar is proof food, drink and quality zzz go hand in hand.
We love this boutique hotel in Reading for its central location and its grande dame exterior that segues into cool, Insta-fabulous interiors.
Muddy says: Attention all bouquet lovers and brides who hate toeing the line – Draco Floristry is a florist and wine specialist with an edge. It’s only rock’n’roll, but I like it.
Muddy says: An elegant country bolthole, this boutique Berkshire hotel offers 10 super-stylish rooms, a stonking restaurant that's a foodie destination in its own right and a laidback vibe.
Muddy says: 7 Michelin Bib Gourmands don't lie, The White Oak in Cookham is a fab destination pub, with serious foodie credentials.
Muddy says: Fine dining, beautifully presented, and with the historic surroundings of Cliveden estate you’ll feel like an Astor.
Muddy says: Swap poncey for a cool, quirky dining experience that works for all the family. It can only be the HInd's Head in Bray.
Muddy says: Take a celebrity chef, a 16th century pub and what do you get? Gastropub heaven. It can only be Heston Blumenthal's award-winning Crown at Bray.
Muddy says: This stylish country pub has a rep for good food. Plus it's the Muddy Award winner for Best Boutique Stay 2017, so why not sleepover.
Muddy says: Spice up your life and tuck into mixy matchy Thai tapas at the Giggling Squid. Fast, fabulous and fragrant. Yum.
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.
Muddy says: Shoreditch House meets Miami Beach in Newbury town centre, this pub with stylish mid-century rooms is grown-up, glamorous and fun.
Muddy says: A 17th century inn and foodie destination in the stunning riverside hamlet of Bagnor, run by Tom Aiken's former head chef.
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.
Muddy says: Chop chop to this 19th century family friendly pitstop serving cracking pub food with plenty of space for kids (and dogs).
Muddy says: Freshly baked, perfectly iced, cleverly creative, these sweet treats are a cut-above your usual Victoria sponge. For birthdays, christenings, weddings – or just because.
Fun and funky, Flaming Cow is a cool urban diner in traditional Eton, serving banging burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes.
Fancy an afternoon skive, weekend escape or a pretty spot to ponder? You'll find it all at The Bunk Inn. You don't even have to stagger home, it's got rooms.
Muddy says: Life is sweet now this brilliant dessert bar has popped up in Newbury. Good luck extracting your drooling children from within.
Muddy says: The only riverside pub in Windsor and in the shadow of the Queen's des res. It's the perfect spot for sun seekers and royal watchers.
Muddy says: Planning a party? Raise a glass to the clever folk at Birch Associates Events. Their can-do attitude and bespoke service make for a fuss free, fun filled do.
Muddy says: This Muddy Award winner doesn't disappoint, with stylish interiors and foodie credentials – the Michelin inspectors were impressed, and so are we.
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.
Muddy says: The perfect spot to explore Henley and ogle a rowers' six pack. The Little Angel's a regatta fave with good food cred, where kids and dogs are welcome.
Muddy says: A stylish new refurb of this Wokingham pub takes it into must-try territory for interior nuts and pub grub lovers.
Muddy says: The Muddy Award winner for Best Destination Pub 2017 (Berks) doesn't disappoint, with stylish interiors and seriously good pub grub.
Muddy says: If Gucci did restaurants, it would look like this. Caldesi in Campagna is a stylish Italian restaurant serving sunshine on a plate.
Muddy says: A friendly pub offering quality, unpretentious food close to Windsor Castle. The perfect spot for Meghan and Harry's pre-wedding shindig.
Muddy says: This exquisite 5-star hotel is the last word in luxury. Fine dining, a luxury overnighter or superlative spa? Please don't make us go home. Ever.
Muddy says: There are 56 reasons to love Bar Fifty Six in Wokingham and they start and finish with great wine. No Sade, no snobs, just a cool place to hang out.
Muddy says: Prosecco Colucci is a premium Italian sparkling wine that's giving the best Champagnes a run for their money – trust me, once you pop you can't stop.
Muddy says: Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eatery offers a la carte to the chef’s 10-course surprise.
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.