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  • 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 beachside eats

    Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

  • 46 stunning summer pubs

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Muddy’s best winter walks

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

  • The Royal Standard of England

    Want to impress the rellies? Take them to the oldest freehouse in England - at 900 years old with resident ghosts, The Royal Standard in Forty Green (near Beaconsfield) has character in spades.

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