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  • Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

    Homespun charm, some of the best food in the south and dreamy rooms to overnight in, there is NOTHING not to like about this gem of a village pub near Swindon!

    • Fire up your palate

      Psst! The latest, greatest and super-new pop-up foodie nights you'll want to know about.

    • Three Tuns Freehouse

      After a country pub for lunch? We've found just the joint. We came, we ate, and we were WOW-ed!

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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.

    • Sunday roast

      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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  • Glamp rock

    The West does it best when it comes to camping and glamping! The definitive Muddy guide to the pick of the campsites and glampsites in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset

    • ALIUM BARN CONVERSION GRASS COURTYARD

      Check out these barns!

      We think we may have just found the most perfect place to lay your head – plus a million of your friends’ and family’s. These barns in the Cotswolds are made for big gatherings.

    • Neptune fountain water staff statue

      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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  • Hot off the press!

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

    • knitted cotton lurex top

      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!

    • Facial heaven at Whatley Manor

      Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! So it's a big fat thank you to this gorgeous country house hotel when they asked me to be one of the first to sample their brand new and utterly fabulous Diamond Life Infusion Facial

    • organic hair colour blonde hair after organic highlights

      Organic hair? You what?

      Who knew you could give your hair organic TLC?! But can ammonia-free, vegan hair dye deliver the goods?

  • Need a new book?

    Well, you’re in the right place. We’ve curled up and read to our hearts’ content, and come up with a bumper selection of May’s rave reads – just for you!

    • 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.

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    • Gastro heaven

      29 of the best cookery courses from across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests).

    • red leather Seventies sofa

      Retro rehab

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

  • Wellbeing
    • The dancing cure

      From treating depression to dementia, how getting in tune with your body through dance can reach the parts other therapies can’t touch.

    • woman yoga

      10 unlikely benefits of yoga

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

  • man beard woman working laptop smartphone ipad iced coffee

    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
    • How to grow happy kids

      How can you help your kids find the holy grail of happiness? We’ve found an expert who has previous in the matter…

    • Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne

      Muddy says: A pastorally and academically strong day and boarding school for girls and boys aged 13-18, in a stunning 250 acres. Its warm, vibrant community and family feel stands out.

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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.

    • three women walking on a white sandy beach in Zanzibar

      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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