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  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • brewbabu afternoon tea

    The finest afternoon teas in Northants

    Here at Muddy Manor we are very particular about our afternoon teas (FYI its jam first, then cream), so we've picked out the most spiffing local spots for a cucumber sandwich and a proper cuppa cha.

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    What’s on this week in Northants

    All the gear and no idea? Leave it with us, we've got all the latest on what's happening this week in Northants, so slip on your stilettos and skip this way.

  • Carry on Kelmarsh

    What’s on in August in Northants

    No one's more excited than us that summer fun is starting to happen. There's loads going on this August from outdoor cinema to theatre and pop-up food events. Masks on, step this way.

  • Crab tagliatelle kings head

    8 of the best posh takeaways

    Desperate to sink your teeth into some fine dining but don't feel ready to take your chances at a restaurant? At your service, Northamptonshire's fanciest takeaways.

  • FALCON INN EXTERIOR

    The Falcon Inn, Fotheringhay

    It's so long since we ate out they could serve old turnips and call them gold truffles, but how does The Falcon fare with dishing up gourmet delights in the new normal? We loosen our belts to find out.

  • In Love With Local: the best farm shops near you

    If you’ve vowed never to go back to piling your supermarket trolley sky high and ignoring your local shops, let us help you keep your promise with our pick of the best farm shops in Northants.

  • tolly-arms-garden

    10 of the best pub gardens in Northants to enjoy this summer

    We're finally going out out and it's going to be an absolute corker. Bring on the sunshine so we can soak it up with our fave tipple in one of these gorgeous Northants pub gardens.

  • Superflashy newsflash

    Super Flashy Newsflash

    Summer is here and finally the places we love are starting to get going. Here's our pick of new openings, launches and things to do this month near you.

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • James Peck chef

    Divine duck egg ravioli from Burnt Lemon Chefs

    You'll lap up this recipe from James Peck, founder of Northants' very own Burnt Lemon Chefs. It's a bit of a challenge (stave off the quarantine boredom) and the whole family will be licking their plates.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Asparagus tart recipe

    Super speedy supper!

    A super simple tart recipe that makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes? Count us in!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • 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.

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