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  • The Frogmill

    Big flavours, a big grill and a big, friendly welcome is the order of the day at this newly zhuzhed up country pub near Cheltenham.

    • 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.

    • 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!

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • Is this the best family villa in the world?

    Thinking of next year’s hols already? Got Mudlets in tow? How about a family villa in, well, absolute paradise?

    • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

      Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

    • Bristol Lido

      This September, make like you're still on holiday: wine and dine in the glass-fronted poolside restaurant and bar/cafe, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, laze in the hot tub and sauna or have a massage in the spa

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  • What’s on our October book list?

    Muddy has glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about our October picks.

    • Stroud Book Festival

      Ready for some literary magic? One of our favourite fests across Glos and Wilts is the Stroud Book Festival, and this year it's bigger and better than ever!

    • Behind the scenes at Strictly Come Dancing

      Strictly Come Dancing kicked off the 2019 series on Saturday - and Muddy was there to bask in all the star-studded and sequinned glory. Wanna know some Strictly secrets?

    • Cheltenham Wellbeing Festival

      Ready for some late summer wellness? It's the perfect time to look after yourself with this inspirational festival, with loads of wellbeing events, fitness clinics, even A Monk's Guide to Happiness!

    • Muddy Book Club Live is BACK!

      We're hosting an author event at Henley Literary Festival on Sat 5 Oct and you're all invited! Want to meet our brilliant speakers? Plus our top 5 festival picks.

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  • Books for back to work blues

    Summer hols over? We’re here to help with five fab work-related self-help books

    • Gotta Have It

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

    • Adulting: Lesson #1

      From 'Making Tax Digital', to starting your own business, here's all you need to know to be super-organised (and win a few brownie points with your accountant).

    • Bredon School

      Muddy says: An independent boarding and day school for boys and girls aged 7 to 18, situated in gorgeous Gloucestershire countryside, Bredon is certainly one to look out for!

    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

    Birmingham writer-performer Francesca Millican-Slater has been collecting the stories of visitors, past and present, to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife. You too can be part of the story.

    • How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but not sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • 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.

    • football player Olivier Giroud

      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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