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Cocoa & Cacao

Muddy says: The Majestic of chocolate! This fab ethical and sustainable online chocolate retailer will have you craving a bar without the guilt.

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Ironstone Wellbeing Centre

Muddy says: The new kid on the wellbeing block, it offers Hot Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and Mindfulness amongst loads more. It's what Kettering's been screaming out for!


The Red Lion, Thornby

Muddy says: If you're looking for a popular local with a friendly buzz and consistently tasty food; you might just have found it at this 400-year-old hostelry...

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Ruby & Claret

Muddy says: wine heaven right in the heart of Earls Barton with pop-up events, tastings and a huge sense of community on offer!

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The Kings Head, Spratton

Muddy says: A unique venue, as opposed to just a pub, it's known for its VERY good food offering. It's an exclusive dining experience that really is a little bit different.

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Magazine Heaven

Muddy says: Who says print is dead? Magazine Heaven is the ultimate hot spot for magazine lovers and foodies (fab artisan cafe in-store)!


The Tollemache Arms, Harrington

Muddy says: Northants is blessed with picturesque countryside, so what better way to enjoy it than with a visit to an extremely foodie, award winning country pub

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The Red Lion, East Haddon.

Muddy says: A mix of modern and classic, sophistication and cosiness, The Red Lion Pub and Hotel is based in the lovely, scenic village of East Haddon


Pohutukawa Coffee

It’s exciting, it’s new, it’s dog and ecofriendly! If you're looking for a new and vibrant place to enjoy a drink and a bite to eat, come check out Pohutukawa Coffee. It's Kiwi doncha know!


La Terraza Tapas

Muddy says: Sangria at the ready! Enjoy delicious and traditional style tapas whilst staying right here in our 'hood. No need to book flights to get that Spanish feeling.

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The Rum Bah Bar

Muddy says: It's fun, it's bright and it's full of flavour. It's the Rum Bah Bar, and boy is it magical.


June Plum, Wellingborough

Muddy says: a Wellingborough hotspot bringing ultimate island vibes through perfectly spiced food and cool ass cocktails!

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Explore Chocolate

Muddy says: Handmade artisan chocolates crafted with the finest quality products and unique recipes you won't find anywhere else. They even offer chocolate tasting sessions. Yum!


The Workhouse

Muddy says: this coffee shop is filled with countryside charm but with a glimpse of that contemporary London feel that gives it an edge and makes it a great brunch spot!


The Church Restaurant

Muddy says: a fine dining hot-spot right in the heart of Northampton town. This is a former Muddy Award winner causing quite the culinary stir under new ownership.

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Burnt Lemon Catering

Muddy says: Pop-up supper clubs, huge events or just a dinner party at home, these award-winning chefs now how to cook up a storm


The Gourmet Dinner Lady

Muddy says: forget the stress, impress your guests! This fab catering company offers gorgeous grazing boxes and amazing platters for any occasion.


The Griffin’s Head, Mears Ashby

Muddy says: Creative dishes served in a gastro style with plenty of drinks offerings to wash them down with. Excellent home-made sausage rolls and scotch eggs at the bar too.

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The Red Lion, Cranford

Muddy says: a Muddy fave that puts a smile on our face every time, a traditional pub with a contemporary edge, serving the best local Northants pub grub.

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Seed and Bean Organic Chocolate

Muddy says: Delish, organic dark, milk or white chocolate with the most unusual and fantastic flavours. We've been known to eat a whole bar in one sitting, oops!

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Rose and Crown Bistro, Yardley Hastings

Muddy says: Fabulous food menus, amazing wine menus, and a genuinely friendly welcome makes this a must visit Northants destination (and pooches are welcome too).

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Biscuits from Daventry based The Biscuiterie

The Biscuiterie

Muddy says: for sweet tasting creativity and eye popping ideas for all types of parties, The Biscuiterie takes the er........


Fizz 76 mobile prosecco van

Fizz 76

Muddy says: Fizzy fun never came in a more smiley package than with Emma and Emily at Fizz 76. Their passion for brilliant service and quality bubbly cocktails makes them a hit at any event


Brooklyn Pizza Bar

Muddy says: A relaxed atmosphere with great authentic food and drink. It’s the perfect ‘cool’ hangout spot for teens, grownups and families alike.

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185 Watling St. Pub & Kitchen, Towcester

Muddy says: A trendy local spot in the centre of Towcester to dine out, drink cocktails and enjoy a scenic garden on a sunny day in the beautiful, well-kept garden.

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