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  • 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.

  • Bedfordshire bolthole

    In the mood for love? Muddy's Sophie Hadjikyriacos tried out The Woburn Hotel in Bedfordshire to spend some quality time with her boyf. But did it live up to expectations?

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Just in! New Michelin stars

    It's the accolade that all chefs want - so who's reached for the stars in Bucks, Oxon and beyond in this year's ratings?

  • Is this the Chilterns’ best inn?

    Very rare that I gush, but The Mash Inn is about to get it with two barrels for its fantastic offering for grown-ups in rolling Chiltern countryside. Hop, skip and jump just over the border into Radnage - it's so worth it!

  • Insider Guide to St Albans

    Home to the UK's first saint and apparently the first hot cross bun, the beautiful cathedral city of St Albans is bursting with history, independent shops, eateries, bars and hotels, all making it a great place to live or visit. Shall we step inside?

  • The Farmhouse at Redcoats

    Looking for stylish eating, sleeping and partying in a converted barn? Oh hello The Farmhouse at Redcoats, the pleasure is all ours.

  • Fantinel at Sopwell House

    The restaurant at country house hotel Sopwell House has 2 AA Rosettes. Their gourmet wine dinners are mighty fine!

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