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  • Open for business? Let us know!

    At this time of uncertainty, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in Herts & Beds (because, let’s be honest, nobody really has a clue). We also want to do everything we possibly can to support all the amazing local businesses that may be struggling. This page will be regularly updated with all […]

  • 5 best coffee shops (off the beaten track)

    Fancy an adventure? Check out our five fav coffee shops (off the beaten track) in Herts & Beds.

  • 8 best Sunday Roasts

    It's one of life's greatest pleasures (in our humble opinion) - a Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Here's our pick of the pubs serving the best in Herts and Beds.

  • Flipping fabulous! Where to eat this Pancake Day

    Can't be bothered with the faff of making your own? Ditch the spatula and order off the menu instead. Here are our top pancake picks in Herts & Beds.

  • The George IV, Great Amwell

    An elegant refurb and a new menu have brought a contemporary gastro vibe to this trad village pub. Muddy took a seat at the dining table, but did it step up to the plate?

  • Dylans The Kings Arms, St Albans

    There's far more to this cosy 16th-century St Albans pub than meets the eye, as Muddy's Jo discovered when she embarked on a culinary jaunt through the menu.

  • Muddy eats: The Bricklayers Arms, Flaunden

    It could be the blueprint for your traditional English country pub, but this family-run 18th-century ale house is also award-winning for its Anglo-French gastro menu. Time to dig in!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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