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Pubs & Inns

  • 11 gorgeous pubs with gardens in Essex

    To celebrate National Beer Day (and the return of the sun – huzzah!), we’ve rounded up some of our favourite beer gardens in the county

  • Milsoms

    The Muddy insider guide to Essex

    Close to London yet home to beautiful countryside and a stunning stretch of coastline with in-the-know islands and hidden estuaries, Essex is the underrated jewel of East Anglia and it’s time you paid a visit.

  • Knead to know! Where to find the best pizzas in Essex

    From bottomless pizza in the city (Chelmsford, that is) to top takeaway nights in the countryside, here are some of my favourite places to grab a slice of the action.

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • Let’s take a day trip to Chelmsford!

    Looking for a top-notch day trip just outside of London? Discover 12 of the best things to do in Chelmsford in our carefully-curated Muddy guide. You’re welcome…

  • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

    A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun - Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • 12 purse-friendly places to eat in Essex

    We all love a bit of posh nosh, but sometimes you just fancy some great grub that won’t break the bank. Let's hear it for our favourite fab and affordable locals…

  • Dates for your diary! New Essex openings in 2022

    Hot off the Muddy press! From a chic spa and stylish work space to a revamped restaurant, these are the cool new openings you need on your radar. London who?!

  • 10 romantic restaurants in Essex for Valentine’s Day

    Swap your annual takeaway for some top-notch nosh at these fine Essex eateries. Warning: white tablecloths, candles and general love-dovey stuff incoming…

  • winter walks in Essex

    Winter walks in Essex that are worthy of a pub-lunch refuel

    Love a countryside hack and post-ramble pub lunch? Us too. Step forward our pick of the most picturesque winter walks in Essex – and nearby soul-warming watering holes – that promise a hearty foodie hit for the hardiest of hot steppers this season

  • Sunday dinner Essex

    Sunday best: the roast dinners you don’t want to miss out on

    Bring on the Yorkshire puds, cranberry sauce and lashings of gravy! Here’s 8 of the best dining destinations to hit across the county for all your beef (or lamb or chicken or veggie) trimmings – without compromising on style or taste. You. Are. Welcome

  • Six of the county’s cosiest pubs

    Dark nights and cashmere layers? It's time to start talking cosy pubs, crackling fires and where the best pinot noirs should be sipped this season.

  • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

    Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

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