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  • Gotta have it: 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.

  • 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.

  • 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?

  • Cheers to Newbold Spirit!

    Cheers to new independent Warwickshire distillery Newbold Spirit which has won a triple silver in the IWSC spirit awards 2020.

  • Rum – it’s the new gin!

    In honour of National Rum Day, we’ve benched our usual G&T for something a little spicier. Here’s what to buy and how to drink it (spoiler: no coke allowed!).

  • The zero-waster’s refill guide to Warwickshire and beyond

    Striving to achieve your green goals? Warwickshire's rising number of eco-friendly refill stores has it covered. Here's our pick of the 15 best locally.

  • Where to ‘eat out to help out’ in Warwickshire

    Sick of cooking? Good news - until Aug 31, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in. Here are 30 of the pubs, cafes and restaurants to make your reservation at nearby.

  • Eton Mess on a glass serving dish

    Roll up, roll up!…Recipe inspiration from Giffords Circus

    Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes courtesy of Giffords Circus' new cookbook.

  • 16 brilliant pub gardens for post-lockdown drinks in Warks

    Praise be, the pubs are opening - just in time for summer weather! Here are the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced tipple.

  • 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?

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with everyone's favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Put your baking skills to the test with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • 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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