The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Eat Out

Battle of the Bangers on St George’s Day

18 Apr 2017

The Welsh may have their leeks, the Scots their Haggis, and the Irish, er potatoes, but what do English Northamptonshire types have to celebrate on our patron saint’s day? Dragon burgers?  Nope – sausages.

I’d like to claim that the common sausage was English, and specifically – from Northants but it’s not, so bear with me dear reader. The manufacture of sausages began over two thousand years ago… The modern word “sausage” comes from Old French “saussiche”, which is derived from the Latin word “salsus” meaning “salted”.

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Muddy teams up with Althorp food & drink festival 2017

12 Apr 2017

This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7​ to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.

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Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – your Easter hols covered

4 Apr 2017

So spring is in full swing, although the weather’s not so clever, humph. But just in the nick of time for the two week Easter break here’s a bumper Muddy Guide with kids activities, some seriously good art and culture, retail therapy, and in true Muddy Northants style – Cider, Canoes and Rock N Roll – well, what else did you expect?

We’re Stuck, The Cube at Corby, from Wednesday 5 – 8 April

This is an Easter holiday treat for kids aged 8 – 11.

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Give us our daily Bread & Pullet

3 Apr 2017

Those of you Mudsters who were here at the genesis of Muddy in February last year will recall that Adam Church, Head Chef and part owner of the Bread and Pullet, was one of the first of the Northants establishment to open its doors to Muddy Stilettos and we gave the food and the ambience a glowing review. Well, we’re both a year older, we’re still seeing each other but are we still in love?

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Cocktail hour: Muddy goes all Mad Men

21 Mar 2017

Ahhhhhhhh, how I perceive myself having a cocktail may not necessarily translate to how I actually look having one; but nevertheless, I like cocktails, and so I shall endeavour to carry on drinking them, whether I can emulate Betty Draper or not.

There are some great cocktail bars in Northants (here’s a blog post we did last year with some Muddy faves), but they’re often a destination venue on a night out, rather than just a quick drink after work, or somewhere you can enjoy a cocktail while the kids have their tea.

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Mini staycation – The Narrowboat, Weedon

20 Mar 2017

Staycation. Staycation Staycation. It’s an opportunity to take some time out and explore your own county, even if you only have a spare evening. And it still surprises me that after a twenty minute car journey from Northampton (a mere skip across the M1 to the west of the county), you can have yourself a proper local adventure. Door to door and back in 24 hours, we’ve met some inspiringly talented people and bone fide entrepreneurs.

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