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Splash of Colour

Muddy says: Muddy says: Get creative at this little gem in the heart of Salisbury. Kids' parties, rainy day sessions, baby's footprints (too cute)...it's all here.

Cafés

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Craft Bar

Muddy says: Craft beer, craft cider and a cool street food kitchen serving knock-out burgers and fries, welcome to your local Salisbury haunt. We love it!

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The Weighbridge Inn, Minchinhampton

Muddy says: An historic Cotswold inn with rustic charms aplenty, local real ales on tap and knockout 2in1 Pies.

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Vaughan’s Cookery School

Muddy says: Need a hand sharpening those culinary skills? We love Vaughan’s cool, calm and inventive approach to getting your cooking back on track

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Three Tuns Freehouse

Muddy says: We love The Three Tuns for its year-round curb appeal. Roaring fires, fabulous beer garden and top notch grub - what's not to like?

Food & Drink

The Good Food Garage

Muddy says: With the B-word (don’t you say it!) threatening, there’s no time like now to shop and buy local

Farmshops

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Muddy says: The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie is a modern classic, offering all-day dining nirvana. You won't want to be anywhere else...

Bars

Sheep on Sheep Street, Stow on the Wold

Muddy says: This stylish Stow-on-the-Wold Inn is must-try territory for pizza lovers and Cotwolds explorers.

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The Porch House, Stow on the Wold

Muddy says: England’s self-proclaimed ‘oldest inn’ also happens to be one of the classiest I’ve stayed at, with stylish interiors, excellent gastrofare and luxe bedrooms. A big yes.

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The King’s Hotel, Chipping Camden

Muddy says: Thumbs up to this oh so easy on the eye Cotswold town house hotel in the heart of the Cotswolds, with tip top food and some pretty snazzy rooms

Bars

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The Greenway Hotel & Spa, Cheltenham

Here at Muddy we've fallen head over heels for the charms of this handsome country manor house hotel, with its knockout looks and luxury trappings.

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Cowley Manor, Cowley

Muddy says: A contemporary take on the Cotswold country house hotel where chic modern interiors plus cool bar, amazing spa and stupendous surroundings equals 21st-century nirvana.

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The Old Ale and Coffee House

Muddy says: Looking for the best brunch in Salisbury? A beach hut in the garden? A fun place to just, hey, hang out? We’ve found the joint, and you’re gonna love it!

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The Garden at Miserden

Muddy says: A huge green thumbs up to this stunning, timeless garden, with tip-top events including outdoor theatre and a pop-up restaurant. Oh, and there's camping too!

Activities

Silver Fox Gin

Muddy says: Hats off to this divine, bespoke gin from the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It’s gonna be a good Christmas!

Food & Drink

Pure Punjabi

Muddy says: We love this amazing mother and daughter team, whose fab company offers Indian cookery courses, home meal kits and wedding event catering

Catering & Freezer Filling

THE LOOKING GLASS

Muddy says: Like the idea of a restaurant that showcases the very best of the Cotswolds? The Looking Glass is for you

Cafés

The Hollow Bottom, Guiting Power

Muddy says: We love this award-winning, 17th-century country pub in the Cotswold heartland for its fab food, chilled-out atmosphere and quirky touches.

Food & Drink

The Little Pickle

Muddy says: We love this young, funky, and utterly delicious local catering duo

Caterers

The Bath Arms

Muddy says: We love this cosy hideaway tucked in the shadow of Longleat. It’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore…

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Rollestone Manor

Muddy says: A gorgeously affordable, cosy and relaxed B&B a mere stone's throw from Stonehenge - we love it!

Bed & Breakfast

The Bell, Ramsbury

Muddy says: The Bell at Ramsbury has been awarded the coveted AA Best Pub in England Award for 2017/18! What more do you need to know?

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The Flying Monk Tavern

Muddy says: A fabulous local boozer, The Flying Monk (named after Malmesbury’s legendary Flying Monk, no less) is a real find.

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Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Muddy says: Snooze, spa, fine dine and positively chillax in one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire. It's a huge Muddy tick from us!

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The Cookery School at Daylesford

Muddy says: Want to up your dinner party game, bond with your kids Great British Bake-Off style or just enjoy cooking in the most sublime place ever? Hello Daylesford!

Catering and Cookery Schools

The Frogmill, Andoversford

Muddy says: A superlative country pub near Cheltenham with grill-tastic food, home-from-home rooms and an events space to die for.

Food & Drink

Visit Hillbrush

Muddy says: Vintage brush machines, a fab sun terrace and artisan coffee bar – can you get more cool and quirky? This is Muddy to a tee

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Averys Wine Merchant

Muddy says: Bored of supermarket plonk and feel like you’re grown-up enough to get a bit more knowledgeable about what you’re filling your wine o’clock with? Follow us…

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Cookery at Winston House

Muddy says: Looking for something a bit different to do with your bezzies? This home-grown cookery establishment delivers fun culinary inspiration, fab fodder and a stunning, ‘I’m on holiday’ setting.

Catering and Cookery Schools

The Daneway, Sapperton

Muddy says: We almost don’t want to share this hidden treasure with you – but hey, that would be bad karma and we don’t want any of that! So here you go – fill your boots!

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The Lamb, Hindon

Muddy says: What are you waiting for? Check in to this gorgeous country pub deep in the West Wiltshire Downs with boutique-style bedrooms, great food and a seriously impressive wine list

Bed & Breakfast

The Old Bell Hotel

Muddy says: Bed down for the night in this newly restored hotel in the heart of charming Malmesbury. It's Britain's oldest hotel, y'know. And it's got a gin bar. Right, I'm moving in...

Food & Drink

Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

Muddy says: A dining pub with rooms on a lush farm in Wiltshire. If you want great tasting organic food, the farm is where it starts!

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The Farm Cookery School

Muddy says: Kids’ holiday clubs, children’s parties, plus classes for us grown-up lot in everything from making soup to baking bread at The Farm. Love it!

Activities

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Harts Barn Cookery School

Muddy says: A one-stop shop for all things culinary, this cookery school in the Forest of Dean aces every base.

Catering and Cookery Schools

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Natural Cookery School

Muddy says: If you follow this cookery school on Instagram, you’ll know that its food looks AMAZING. Well, you can learn how to make it, you know!

Catering and Cookery Schools

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The Socialight, Stroud

Muddy says: We love, love, love this Stroud café for its super smooth Cornish coffee, full English platefuls of deliciousness and über sociable vibe.

Cafés

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Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Campden

Muddy says: A quintessential English boutique hotel in gorgeous surroundings that’s big on intimacy, style and quirky details. 

Bars

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Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe

Muddy says: Fancy a snuggle in this award-winning pub? It’s a perfectly cosy blend of traditional 18th century architecture and stylish, modern interior design – just what we love at Muddy

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The Wheatsheaf

Muddy says: Sooo much more than a pub, The Wheatsheaf has an art gallery, music studios, great grub… and did I mention it’s all local, organic and sustainable? Right up our Muddy street. You comin’ too?

Food & Drink

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The Cricklade Club

Muddy says: This quirky independent café, bar and events space serves such great food and is so relaxed you’ll be wanting to make it your home from home.

Bars

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Stroud Brewery, Thrupp

Muddy says: So much more than just a producer of fine ale, Stroud Brewery is a one-stop brewing, drinking, eating and partying destination. Right up our street then!

Bars

Timbrell’s Yard

Muddy says: Thumbs up for this cool Bradford on Avon gaff, serving fresh West Country meals and snacks, and all absolutely delish.

Bars

The Woolpack Inn, Slad

Muddy says: It’s impossible to resist the bohemian charms of this cool, old-school, independent pub hanging out in the stunning Slad Valley.

Food & Drink

Star Anise Arts Café, Stroud

Muddy says: We love this Stroud institution for its great coffee, tasty and nourishing food, and superlatively good vibrations.

Cafés

Tudor Farmhouse, Clearwell

Muddy says: A snug, des-res in the middle of the Forest, we can’t get enough of this boutique hotel's super-comfy interiors and superlative food.

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Malmaison, Cheltenham

Muddy says: We love this chichi hotel in Cheltenham for its chic Montpellier location and grande dame exterior that segues into cool, eclectic interiors.

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The Old Lodge, Minchinhampton

Muddy says: We’re blown away by this elemental wedding venue on top of the world on Minchinhampton Common.

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Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa

Muddy says: Looking for a Cotswold retreat where you can leave the world behind? Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa aces every base.

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The George Townhouse

Muddy says: Feels like popping into a very stylish friend’s house – who just happens to serve up delicious grub and can put you up in one of 15 luxe bedrooms.

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Tunnel House Inn, Coates

Muddy says: A country pub with a twist, this inn used to be the hangout of Prince William and Harry, and has style and atmosphere in spades. And the food is pretty special too!

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