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    Grey’s Brasserie

    Whatley Manor’s revamped eaterie is cutting quite a swathe with its chic European interiors and innovative menu that sweeps the globe for inspiration.

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      Sunday lunch sorted

      Bring on the Yorkshire puds! The best spots for a weekend nosh up across 18 Muddy counties. Elasticated trousers on!

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      The Porch House, Stow

      We came, we ate, and we loved the gorgeous exterior, romantic nooks and roomy spaces of The Porch House, Stow.

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      Shall I be mum?

      Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! The 33 best afternoon teas as chosen by our in-the-know editors.

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      The Hollow Bottom

      With its gee-gees pedigree, idyllic setting and standout pub fare, we're backing this front runner in the ace country inns race.

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    All hail Regency Cheltenham!

    The insider’s guide to all things quirky and hip, scoffable and quaffable, cultured and kid-friendly, luxe and edgy in the Cotswolds’ salubrious spa town.

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      Sheep on Sheep Street

      This Stow-on-the-Wold hotel, restaurant and bar looks like a period drama on the outside – and on inside the scene is set for stylish, urbanite fun.

    • temple Thailand sunset boats blue sea and sky

      Where to fly away

      We're all going on a summer holiday! Or is it actually a spring, autumn or winter one? Whatever your season, we have a destination for you.

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  • Hot off the press!

    Want the superhot goss on a new funky independent boutique? Here you go then!

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      Top of the tops

      Can’t bear to buy yet another woolly jumper? Here you go, this super swish lurex cotton top is just the ticket!

    • woman in raincoat shorts vest surrounded by greenery in forest hood up

      Let it rain!

      These raincoats are so damned stylish you're going to be praying for the heavens to open just so you can strut your stuff in them!

  • Sunshine books

    Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter picks this month’s best books. Ignore your family and friends, and get stuck in!

    • Sex and the sisterhood

      Grab a Cosmo, Sex And The City is making a comeback… in Wiltshire! Meet New Yorker Kerry Ipema.

    • woman in leather chair reading book pink roses in vase bookcase

      Seeking book inspo?

      Do yourself a favour and make it one of Muddy pro-bookworm's Kerry's perfect picks for March. Clear space on your Kindle!

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      Retro rehab

      Mid-century Scandi, folk art, architectural reclamation, garden antiques – and the resurgence of our old friend 'brown' furniture.

    • hands holding pot of cod stew in grey Le Creuset pot

      Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      Rustle up this speedy supper cod one-pot dish, courtesy of hot new healthy eating guru, Dr Rupy Aujla.

  • Wellbeing
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      10 unlikely benefits of yoga

      Flexibility, mindfulness, relaxation, strength – yeah, yeah, we all know yoga does that, but what about these health perks?

    • Spring into action!

      Chalford-based yoga guru and wellbeing font of knowledge Claire Beeley talks through the steps...

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    Hello coworking!

    Calling all freelancers, startup founders and digital nomads – if you want to boost your success, productivity and social life, find yourself a coworking space!

  • Kids
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      Just a spoonful of sugar

      Mother-in-law's blown me out and the kids refuse another night with the sitter who falls asleep on the sofa...It's Mary Poppins to the rescue!

    • Fun for teens this Easter

      A whole bunch of awesome suggestions in Wilts & Glos to excite, inspire and get big kids...

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    Trudy Simmons

    The Crazy Daisy Clarity coach and founder of the Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, takes us on a leisurely walk round her favourite places.

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      My favourite places

      Kitchen-whizz Gee Cartwright likes truffle-hunting in Italy, wandering around spice markets in Marrakesh and eating sweet pineapples in Zanzibar. Can we come?

    • dining table set for dinner at Meda Gedara villa in Sri Lanka

      Interiors guru – hello!

      A one-woman interiors inspiration, Fiona McLeod lives in Cheltenham and dreams in Sri Lanka where she's created a luxury bolthole full of AMAZING things. Here she shares her secret haunts.

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