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  • vegan food

    10 of the best places to eat vegan

    Going vegan for January or just fancy a bit of a health kick? We've rounded up the places across the counties to try plant-based eating for size.

  • Ashridge Estate

    Muddy’s best winter walks

    Wrap up warm, grab your walking boots and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where we'll be striding out over the coming months.

  • 6 best afternoon teas

    Gather your girls, block out the diary and pass the bubbly and cucumber sandwiches - it's the Muddy guide to the best luxury afternoon teas.

  • Gastro Heaven!

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Muddy Eats: The George of Harpenden

      This recently updated pub has had a serious facelift, shedding its rep as a dingy old boozer, and appealing to a far more refined Harpenden crowd with its Med-inspired all-day menus and luxe interiors. I booked in for Sunday brunch with friends.

    • 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.

      • The 20 best sea view eats

        Dramatic skies and crashing waves are the order of the day at these Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Crisp white napkins at the ready? Let's go!

      • 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!

        • Eating in glass houses

          The Glasshouse restaurant at The Grove Hotel has had a swanky new makeover, so, quick out of the blocks, Muddy rocked up to report back on the buzzing hotspot for five-star foodies.

        • Shall I be mum?

          The Centurion Club in St Albans has extended its afternoon teas by popular demand - but is it worth the fuss? Pass the elasticated pants, I'm finding out!

          • A cocktail, and make it snappy!

            Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

          • Lussmanns, Tring

            Tring’s modern brasserie is bringing sophisticated meat-free dining to the table. Muddy Herts’ resident veggie gives it her verdict…

          • Muddy Eats: Paris House, Woburn

            Elegance, class, sophistication...no, we're not talking about ourselves! The Michelin recommended Paris House across the border in Woburn, Bedfordshire aces fine dining.

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