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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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Braywood House Estate Berkshire victorian rectory flint and bath stone gravel drive and flowers

Braywood House, Winkfield

Muddy says: Cool, quirky and totally luxurious, Braywood House is the holiday home of dreams, offering flexible stays with loads to do. You won’t want to leave.

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Old Butcher's Wine Cellar Cookham Berkshire 4 bottle os wine in an old wine crate on pitch wine table and chairs by window

Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar, Cookham

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.

Bars

Hurley House Hotel Berkshire historic inn painted brick illuminated at night

Hurley House Hotel

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.

Bars

The White Oak, Cookham

Muddy says: 7 Michelin Bib Gourmands don't lie, The White Oak in Cookham is a fab destination pub, with serious foodie credentials.

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The Cliveden Dining Room, Taplow

Muddy says: Fine dining, beautifully presented, and with the historic surroundings of Cliveden estate you’ll feel like an Astor.

Fine wines

The dramatic red private dining room at the Hinds Head Bray

The Hinds Head, Bray

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.

Eating Out

Heston Blumenthal's traditional pub The crown at bray Berkshire – Muddy Stilettos

The Crown, 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.

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Victorian red brick exterior of the village pub and hotel The Royal Oak, Yattendon, Berkshire

The Royal Oak, Yattendon

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.

Boutique hotels

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.

Casual dining

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.

Casual dining

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.

Casual dining

The Blackbird Banger 19th century red brick country pub rural west berkshrie

The Blackbird, Bagnor

Muddy says: A 17th century inn and foodie destination in the stunning riverside hamlet of Bagnor, run by Tom Aiken's former head chef.

Eating Out

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.

Casual dining

The Jolly Woodman Burnham Slough 19th century rd brick country pub with floral baskets and beds

The Jolly Woodman, Burnham

Muddy says: Chop chop to this 19th century family friendly pitstop serving cracking pub food with plenty of space for kids (and dogs).

Eating Out

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.

Casual dining

light grey shiplap exterior with red tile roof victorian building of Bunk Inn Curridge

The Bunk, Curridge

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.

Accommodation

Top Treats, Newbury

Muddy says: Life is sweet now this brilliant dessert bar has popped up in Newbury. Good luck extracting your drooling children from within.

Café

The Boatman windsor's onlt riverside pun in shadow of Windsor Castle by Rover Thames

The Boatman, Windsor

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.

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red brick and flint double fronted Victorian building of Town centre pub the Newbury Berkshire

The Newbury Pub, Newbury

Muddy says: This Muddy Award winner doesn't disappoint, with stylish interiors and foodie credentials – the Michelin inspectors were impressed, and so are we.

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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.

Activity centres

Little Angel pub Henley on Thames Muddy Stilettos Berkshire

The Little Angel, Henley

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.

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Dog and Duck Emmbrook exterior from garden fairy lights on pergola

The Dog & Duck, Emmbrook

Muddy says: A stylish new refurb of this Wokingham pub takes it into must-try territory for interior nuts and pub grub lovers.

Eating Out

Stunning riverside location of the Swan at Streatley boutique hotel Berkshire with historic steamer boat

The Swan at Streatley

Muddy says: A riverside boutique hotel in Streatley with a grown-up vibe, fab gym and cracking coffee – respect! Dog-friendly rooms available too.

Accommodation

Bladbone Inn Bucklebury red brick Victorian pub with gold whale bone hanging over door

The Bladebone, Chapel Row

Muddy says: The Muddy Award winner for Best Destination Pub 2017 (Berks) doesn't disappoint, with stylish interiors and seriously good pub grub.

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Bray restaurant Caldesi in Campagna Stunning white rendered double fronted Victorian house in Bray Berkshire – home to Caldesi in Campagna

Caldesi In Campagna, Bray

Muddy says: If Gucci did restaurants, it would look like this. Caldesi in Campagna is a stylish Italian restaurant serving sunshine on a plate.

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Historic black and white exterior of the 11th century inn , Bel & the Dragon in Windsor, Berkshire

Bel & The Dragon, Windsor

Muddy says: A friendly pub offering quality, unpretentious food close to Windsor Castle. The perfect spot for Meghan and Harry's pre-wedding shindig.

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Bray Cottages, Bray

Muddy says: Crisply decorated and within walking distance of Bray's foodie haunts. This collection of boutique cottages in Berkshire with luxe hotel-style service, ticks all the boxes.

Accommodation

The Vineyard Hotel Newbury Berkshire Wine Vault

The Vineyard Hotel, Stockcross

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.

Fine wines

Bar 56 Wokingham white and grey exterior of Georgian pub

Bar Fifty Six, Wokingham

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.

Bars

L’Ortolan, Reading

Muddy says: Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant, this French-inspired eatery offers a la carte to the chef’s 10-course surprise.

Catering

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.

Casual dining

The Oxford Blue, Old Windsor

Muddy says: Chef Proprietor Stephen Ellis and his brilliant team run a restaurant much-loved for its great service, sensational food and cool hunting lodge vibes.

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