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  • 12 cosy pubs to visit in January

    Local cosy Pubs. They're not just for Christmas, but if you're looking for seasonal fayre and great hospitality then here are 12 of the best

  • Bill’s Restaurant – Rushden Lakes

    Whether you’re in need of a mid-shop pick-me-up, or some serious refuelling after you and your Mudlets have explored the great outdoors, Bill’s restaurant has plenty on offer to satisfy every appetite.

  • My courtship with Courtesan…

    If you're down in that-there London, head to Brixton for some 1920s, Shanghai clubs vibe. The Dim Sum and cocktails are sublime.

  • What do you mean I love the fashion at Rushden Lakes?

    Shhhhhh, I'm not usually a fan of shopping centres, but when they're in the heart of the beautiful Nene Valley surrounded by lakes - where big brand fashion meets lakeside restaurants and cafes - and I can take Muddy Paws...well then, I'm smitten!

  • 7 brilliant beer gardens

    Suns out, Guns out? Not for this demure Muddy, however I will be frequenting a beer garden should the rain hold off, and there's some suitably welcoming spots to choose from.

  • The Brampton Halt

    It's good for a beer festival AND for a meal, read our review of the pub set in Northamptonshire's gorgeous countryside (and there's a pond)!

    • Cocktail hour darlings

      Superb cocktails at half the price! The Fox and Hounds is rather classy for a pub and we took full advantage

    • Muddy does a Bridget ‘mini-break’ – Forest of Arden Hotel

      Sometimes, the stress of a holiday or the 10 hours stuck in traffic on the way to Cornwall, really do negate any benefits of a trip away; that’s why I’m the new champion of a cheeky break on your own doorstep (or near as damn it)! And according to Marriott’s Great British Break Report, two […]

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