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    18 Best pubs for Alfresco April

    Ready for your first pint of FREEDOM!? It may be a chilly start to normality, but throw on the thermals and head out for a tipple at one of these lovely pub gardens from Monday 12th.

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    Sip, shop and scoff: A day at fabulous Five Valleys

    A year of pent-up retail therapy yearning to be sated? Whisk yourself off to the newest and most fabulous retail-meets-dining destination in the Cotswolds.

  • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed!

    What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? We may only have one winner in the shires! But there are plenty within an hour to tap into your satnav. Phones at the ready to bag your table.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • nature and trees

    12 Perfect picnic spots for you and a pal

    Picnic spots are the HOTTEST social event to be seen at. We're now allowed to socialise with a +1 on a park bench with a picnic (whoo hoo!) so let's do it with style shall we? These supremo snacking spots come with stunning views and nearby cafes and pop-ups if you're packing light.

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    Superflashy Newsflash

    What's hot on the block this month? Look no further than your Superflashy Newsflash ... your resident Muddy newshound has been on patrol and we have some great stuff for you this month. Read on not to miss out ...

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • roast dinner

    11 best Sunday roast takeaways

    Can't be faffed to juggle seven pots at once? Chillax, just order in. Try one of these Gloucestershire or Worcestershire Sunday roasts for a crackingly easy end to the week.

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

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    Battle of the pancakes! Which is your fave?

    Holy crepe ... Shrove Tuesday (16th) is on its way! A day that officially sanctions you by law to consume your body weight in Nutella covered, lemon-and-sugar drizzled discs of delight. Try these two winners for dinner.

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    Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Impress!

    Whether it's Valentine's Day, a Galentine's Zoom or an excuse to treat yourself (err yes!) a cosy cocktail at home is (probably) just what St Valentine would have ordered. Check out these three lovely libations to make yours go with a swing. Which is your favourite?...

  • food on a plate

    10 Best Valentines takeaways 💕

    All you need is love ... err, and some food and wine obvs. There's nothing that says 'I love you' more than neither of you having to prepare your own Valentines Day dinner, right? Rock your own swanky restaurant-at-home experience with these 10 takeaways.

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    Local Michelin star winners for 2021!

    Hot off the press, the winners have just been announced for the famed red food guide (and some are offering takeaway!). Take a look at the full line-up for Glos, Worcs and beyond.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 40 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. 

  • 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?

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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 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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