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  • On the Waterfront

    The Encore overlooking the River Avon in historic Stratford-upon-Avon has just reopened after a swish complete makeover.

  • Festive afternoon tea

    Time for boozy hot chocolates, lashings of mulled wine and copious amounts of cake so it would only be right to round up the best spots for festive afternoon tea.

  • Christmas drinkies! Time for something new

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

  • The cosiest pubs with fires

    Come in from the cold, snuggle up and enjoy a pub lunch or pint in one of these delightful boozers.

  • Boboli, Kibworth Harcourt

    A restaurant so popular it has its own foodie festival! Muddy jumps on the Boboli bandwagon.

  • Muddy’s fave new hangout, The Priory

    After a stylish gastro pub for lunch or dinner? We've found just the joint.

  • Modern Indian fare at Lilu’s

    Riddle me this; when is a curry not just a curry? Lilu's Indian restaurant has taken the idea of a curry, turned it on its head and given it a spin. The result is a fine dining-esque restaurant with posh Indian food at the heart. Muddy tucks in.

  • The Wheatsheaf Inn

    This traditional, family-run pub is quite possibly one of the prettiest pubs I've ever visited and the food is not bad either. Shall we?

  • Muddy goes vegan

    Move over limp lettuce leaves and dry chickpea burgers and make way for some seriously delicious plant-based creativity at Plant and Bean's vegan takeover. Elasticated skirt on!

  • Loveliest pubs with rooms

    Fancy a weekend away in the countryside? The Muddy editors across 19 counties know all the best spots for a relaxed overnighter.

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