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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.

  • Northants glorious vineyards

    You read this right. We have a couple of corkers right here in the Shire just waiting for you to visit.

  • 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 […]

      • Muddy Eats: The revamped Fox and Hounds

        As far as transformations go, The Fox and Hounds pub in Kingsthorpe is something to behold. Northamptonshire entrepreneurs, McManus Pubs, have added some real quality into what was always a busy pub. Aside from the fact that it is now very stylish, the team here are at pains to make everybody welcome, Drinkers, Diners, Dogs […]

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      The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Northamptonshire