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  • Pubs with gorgeous gardens in Wilts

    Praise be, the pubs are opening – and just in time for summer weather! Here are some of the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced sip in across Wilts. Cheers!

  • Top 100 gastropubs 2021 revealed

    What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are the two winners in Wiltshire - phones at the ready to bag your table.

  • Delicious nettle recipes from The Pig

    Forage the hedgerows! We've consulted the brilliant Pig Group hotels for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home. Gloves on, let's do this!

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Walk & pub combos in Wilts and beyond

    The sun's out, the pubs are reopening and that can only mean one thing - a Muddy guide to the best places to stride and scoff around the county.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Flipping good: four new pancakes recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Vegan curious? Cook these Supergreen Meatballs

    It's Veganuary, so if you're full throttle plant-based, or fancy a meat-free moment, try this healthy and delicious recipe by chef Laura Scott.

  • The best cookbooks of 2020

    Got a foodie in your life? Sick of making the same seven meals? Just a sucker for pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two warming recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room will take you into autumn and beyond.

  • Speedy supper: Beef and basil bites

    A recipe that's perfect as a party snack for those socially distanced back garden get-togethers or serve it up to the family for lunch or a light dinner. Ready, steady, nosh!

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Welcome to the rosé renaissance. Once dismissed as "lady petrol" (ugh), it's now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for top tips on buying the best bottles and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with everyone's favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Test your baking with this share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • 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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