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  • Make this! Espresso Christmas pudding recipe

    It's ‘Stir-up Sunday’ this, well, Sunday, so get your bake on with this twist on the trad Christmas pudding recipe from Rupert Cooper at Philleigh Way Cookery School.

  • Best ever fish and chips from The Hand & Flowers

    Fancy whipping up a double Michelin-starred chippie tea? Let Tom Kerridge show you how, courtesy of the brand new The Hand & Flowers Cookbook.

  • Glug! Glug! Warwickshire-made gluten free & vegan IPA is voted world’s best

    Purity Brewing Company's first gluten free Session IPA was named the World’s Best at the recent 2020 International Beer Challenge and is now on sale in all major Sainsbury's.

  • Tip-top takeaways to see you through lockdown

    Restaurants, cafes and bars may be closing, but you can still support our brilliant local businesses by ordering a takeaway. Oh go on, if we must...

  • Support local! The best farm shops near you

    If you’ve vowed never to go back to piling your supermarket trolley sky high and ignoring your local shops, let us help you keep your promise with our pick of the best farm shops in Warks and surrounding areas.

  • Marcus Rashford: Kids eat free

    As food bank referrals rocket, indie restaurants, cafes, pubs and councils across Cov & Warks stepped up to provide free lunches for kids this half term.

  • 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. 

  • Review: The Yew Tree, Avon Dassett, Warwickshire

    With its newly refurbished interiors, laidback friendly vibe and very own ice-cream shack, 19th century country pub The Yew Tree in Avon Dassett is one to add to your list.

  • IT’S GBBO BISCUIT WEEK! ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, BAKE!

    Ditch the HobNobs and get your bake on making these gluten-free Italian almond biscuits by Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi. They’re made for dunking.

  • Apple Day: Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, Sun Oct 11

    Every year Hill Close Gardens in Warwick celebrates the produce grown in its ancient apple orchard. This year's event will be a socially distanced affair.

  • Burning Barn Rum

    On the back of our recent best UK indie drinks feature, we have some more exciting local news about a West Midlands based craft rum celebrating its first major supermarket listing.

  • 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?

  • 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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