Hotels

  • Mini staycation – The Narrowboat, Weedon

    Weekend breaks, secret dates, and catching up with mates. It’s a step into rural Northamptonshire, but offers the cuisine most often associated with gastro cuisine.

  • Rushton Hall reviewed

    There aren’t many backdrops I’d pick over Rushton Hall. Thirty minutes from Northampton town, a lifetime away from the hubbub

  • The Stanwick Hotel

    This Muddy is a regular visitor to The Stanwick Hotel, (formerly The Courtyard Hotel), as I have a monthly networking group I go to that’s hosted there (never networked? You haven’t lived ; ) Also they’re a Muddy Award winner, so I thought you guys could probably do with a peek inside too!

  • A second glass of fizz on March 26? Go on, yer Mother would!

    Mothering Sunday – A day out for Mums, Sons, Daughters and anyone inbetween… They come in all shapes and sizes, we love them, and they can drive us mad but on this day more than any other we celebrate them all.   There are a host of lovely lunches already planned for our Northants Mums, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Half Term Fun…

    Has there ever been a better combination than romance and bored children?  This week’s What’s On deals with the paradox of Valentines Day and half term hitting us like a Perfect Storm.  Put another way, perfect Mums and Dads, should get, nay DESERVE, a bit of fun time after days of distracting the little ‘uns. […]

  • 12 cosy Northants Pubs

    I wrote this post just before Christmas 2016 but we have at least another month of freakin’ cold weather, so this is a reminder of some lovely welcoming pubs to try out. We asked you for your recommendations for the finest pubs to snuggle up in and you didnt let us down. I’m more of a chestnuts […]

  • What’s On in Northants until 18 January

    Right. We’re picking up the pace in Northamptonshire. Only two weeks into the new term and we’re already finding lots of things to be getting on with. This week’s What’s On gives us the opportunity to squeeze into our Christmas gladrags one more time before hitting the gym (or at least trying to be good […]

    • Tout Suite – How the Talbot Hotel made everything truly scrumptious

      Muddy loves a Friday night jaunt, cocktails, drinks, dinner and the luxury of 500 count Egyptian cotton sheets – all within 20 metres of each other.  And so it came to pass that The Talbot Hotel in Oundle extended a very generous invitation to sample their fabulous new cocktail menu and partake in all of […]

    • Win a £1000 Weekend At Thornbury Castle!

      Fancy staying in the castle where Henry VIII and Ann Bolyn honeymooned? Thornbury Castle is a stonking 500 year old Tudor beauty on the edge of the Cotswolds, reviewed on Muddy a few months back (here, remind yourself!). Anyway, I’ll be damned, and off her with her head …. er whoops, what I mean is, flippin […]

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