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  • Caffeine boost! 39 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

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    Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

    Feeling fruity? You will be with this sumptuous September dish. With foragable fruits on every corner we don't blame you for not being able to resist this sexy rustic French dish from Daylesford. Try it now.

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    Muddy Reviews: The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

    Are lashings of glamour a non-negotiable on your dine-out wishlist? Then step this way madam ... The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie in Cheltenham is one of the swankiest rdestinations in town. Muddy popped in to see whether this grandee of grub lives up to it fame.

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

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    Eat out to help out

    Anyone up for some half price haute cuisine? Or just dreaming of eating anything that someone else has cooked!? *raises hand*. Then check out this list of places you can get 50% off at in the government's new Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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    Recipe: posh tomato salad, m’lady?

    Salad days are here again whether you’re pretending you’re supping rosé in the Med, trying to shift your Coronoavirus 14 (*puts down the HobNob) or just because it’s summer. The peeps at The Hind’s Head in Bray have given us the recipe to their Michelin star Tomato Salad – a dish supposedly so simple and […]

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    14 Best Pub Gardens

    From rural vistas and waterside backdrops to swanky river-view pods! We've cherry-picked the best alfresco beer hangouts - come join us on our digital pub crawl.

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    In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Welcome to the rosé renaissance. Once dismissed as "lady petrol" (ugh), it's now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for top tips on buying the best bottles and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

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    Giffords Cauliflower Salad and Eton Mess

    Roll up, roll up! ... Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus new cookbook.

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

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    Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

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    5-step Daylesford supper

    Want a quick and easy-to-whip-up dish during lockdown? Then try this delectable supper - Pasta with Asparagus and Wild Garlic direct from the chefs at Daylesford Cookery School.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The Frogmill, Shipton Oliffe

    A great country gastropub just off the beaten track? The Frogmill is a prince amongst pubs. Read the review here.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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