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  • Grey walls and ring boats fixed to ceiling wooden floor and dark wood tables and chairs

    Swanning about by the river

    A pub immersed in literary history with stunning river views and a new chef adding pizazz to the menu. Is it a page turner? You bet it is.

    • Giggling Squid Windsor exposed wooden beams green banquette pale wood tables and wooden chairs and floor with faux flower wall divider

      Giggling Squid Windsor

      Fancy something totally different to traditional pub fayre, spice up your life and tuck into Thai tapas at the Giggling Squid. Fast, fabulous and fragrant.

    • The bLackbird Bagnor dining table with vintage plates and embroidered place mats

      2019’s Michelin winners

      A constellation of Michelin stars have been awarded. Just the 12 stars for Berkshire – including a Newbury new kid on the chopping block.

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  • Fancy a weekend away in Kent?

    Course you do! We’ve teamed up with Southeastern to give you the lowdown on the Garden of England’s hidden gems. PLUS we’re giving away a luxe weekend stay there worth £500! Aren’t we nice?

    • Girls’ weekend getaways

      Try these 30 awesome spas, inns, bars and retreats across the Muddy counties and reconnect with your bezzies in style.

    • Shepherd's Hut Glgmpng site somerset at sunset

      Happy campers

      As the Pet Shop Boys said: Go West – especially when it comes to camping and glamping! Here's your Muddy guide to the perfect places to pitch in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

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  • Diamond bubble ring white gold Strange the Jeweller Wokingham Berkshire to win

    Blingin’ lovely

    We’ve gone bonkers for this diamond bubble ring at Muddy. But you don’t have to shell out £4k – Strange The Jewellers are giving it away. Bling it on.

    • The really wild show

      On the prowl for this season's hottest print? Leopard is a cult classic given an AW18 reboot. Enter the fashion jungle for Muddy purrrfect picks.

    • Millie pink charm bracelets colourful glitter band with solid silver star and heart charms on arms

      Millennial magpies

      Worried about your teens' choice of arm candy? Problem solved. Millie Pink's new bracelets are cool, colourful and less trouble than a crush.

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    • Cladesi Ricciarelli biscuits white wavy plates black worktop and two cups of coffee

      Recipe: Italian almond biscuits

      Nom nom nom. I'm loving this recipe for Crimbo. Get your kids to help you if you have the patience, or try it yourself with a glass of Italian red.

    • Cotton and fleece throw with lightening bolt appliqué draped over bench The Corner Shop Woolhampton

      Strike it lucky

      A fleecy throw that's cooler than a house with a broken boiler. Cosy doesn't need to be naff and this blanket from The Corner Shop is proof. Hands off, this one's mine.

  • Wellbeing
    • What would you ask a top lawyer?

      There aren't enough hours in the day, are there? We asked a top legal firm to answer all your queries about family law, self-employment, wills and all that stuff you never get round to.

    • Trio of windsurfers on Bray Lake Berkshire

      There she blows

      Can't be bothered to go out for yet another run? Why not try something that's fun, sociable and great exercise – windsurfing.

  • Debbie Wosskow OBE (CEO and Founder of Love Home Swap) and Anna Jones (former CEO of Hearst UK), two high-flying friends founders of Allbright

    The future’s Allbright

    Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
    • Dark skies over The Oratory school redbrick mansion and cricket green

      The Oratory School, Woodcote

      In the top 3% of schools for value added at A Level and excellent pastoral care amongst 120 acres of verdant acreage puts The Oratory onto the Muddy radar. Read my review here.

    • Black background and neon colours lines showing activity in teen brain

      How to tame your teen

      Wish you could get inside your teen's head? Now you can (well, sort of). Queen Anne's head Julia Harrington busts the myths using actual science.

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