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  • Caffeine boost! 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. 

  • Awesome autumn walks with a pub

    Is there anything better than a beautiful Autumnal walk that ends in a pub lunch? Stroll and scoff your way across Leicestershire and Rutland.

  • 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?

  • EAT OUT TO HELP OUT! WHERE TO GET A DISCOUNT IN LEICS & RUTLAND

    Sick of cooking? Good news – until 31 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat out. Here are the pubs and restaurants to make your reservation at.

  • Wicker basket packed? 14 best picnic spots

    I'm heading off to Rutland and Leicestershire's 14 top picnic spots to scoff some scotch eggs. Who's with me?

  • 5 of the best posh takeaways

    Desperate to sink your teeth into some fancy food but not ready to take your chances at a restaurant? Rutland and Leicestershire's fanciest takeaways.

  • heston blumenthal salad recipe

    Recipe: Heston’s super-posh tomato salad

    Light, fresh, and the perfect summer serve, sink your chops into Heston's posh Tomato Salad. The secret is all in the prep.

  • 10 brilliant post-lockdown pub gardens

    Pubs are open and just in time for the sun this weekend! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced meal and drinks across Leicestershire, Rutland and those who live beyond the city's lockdown area. Cheers!

  • Recipe inspiration, courtesy of Giffords Circus (yes, really!)

    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.

  • Orton’s Brasserie brunch

    Ahhh brunch! That delicious time of day when you can eat a meal between breakfast and lunch and not feel guilty about it. But just because you can't go out to eat, doesn't mean you can't enjoy a perfectly presented, piping hot meal delivered straight to you door. We review brunch from this new restaurant.

  • 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).

  • 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!

  • Creative cooking during lockdown

    While you may not be able to go out to eat, you can still cook up a storm during lockdown by following some of these live chef cook-alongs.

  • 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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