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  • The 20 best beachside eats

    Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let’s do this!

    • 46 stunning pubs for summer

      Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub setting. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

    • The 30 best local artisan gins

      The 30 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

    • The Cricklade Club

      Want to feel like you’re at home but with better food and no clearing up? Get yourself down to this new culinary hotspot in Wilts.

    • Glos and Wilts’ Best Sunday Lunches

      One of life's real pleasures: a succulent Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Here's where to go to find Glos and Wilts' best Sunday lunches.

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  • In all your Finery

    Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We’ve got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers – that’s £5k worth of foxy fashion!

  • Summer’s best outdoor theatre

    From Shakespeare to Austen to Dickens and beyond, there’s an al-fresco production for everyone this season.

    • Summer reads

      This month's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel.

    • Check out the best of the fests with the fab line up at this August's Marlborough Rising

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    • Have a wedding to plan?

      Don't book anything until you've read this! Introducing the Muddy mega marriage guide with more brilliant local venues and suppliers than you can shake a sugared almond at. You have a read and we'll go buy a hat.

    • Summer antique heaven

      Upgrade your pad with some serious shopping - find your antiques heaven with the unique, retro style of the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Arts Fair

    • Spring Cleaning for the Soul

      It's summer, and it's the perfect time to look after yourself with these inspirational wellbeing retreats, courses, spas and festivals in Glos and Wilts

    • Ready to take charge of your life?

      Got any dreams packed away that you’ve given up on? Well, get ready to unpack them with this magical life-coaching experience.

  • Gotta Have It

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • Got sibling squabbles? Uh, yep!

      The holidays are here, and you know what that means. The kids are driving you nuts and, even worse, driving each other nuts! We turn to the fabulous Parenting Partnership for some top tips

    • The best lidos and splashparks

      Hey hot stuff! Bit sweaty? Our pick of the best pools and river spots to cool down in. Just add sun lotion.

  • Muddy meets Terry

    Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Meet the author: Frances Trussell

      Muddy meets former broadcast journalist turned mindfulness coach, Frances Trussell, whose first book is out on Fri 30 Nov.

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      World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

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