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

    Muddy eats: Giggling Squid Windsor

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

    • The Winning Post Winfield Berkshire Ivy covered wall with arched doorway to beer garden with wooden tables chairs parasols

      10 lovely pub gardens

      Rain, rain stay away! It's the last bank holiday weekend and Muddy demands a pub garden, rosé on tap and *ahem* sunshine.

    • Contemporary twist on Afternoon tea at Malmaison Reading

      Let them eat cake

      It's Afternoon Tea Week, and we like to think we know a thing or two about scones, clotted cream and Earl Grey. Do we know anywhere nice? You know we do.

    • 7 waterside hangouts

      Water, water everywhere and there's more than a drop to drink (thank god!). Watch the world float by at Muddy's fave riverside spots to eat and drink.

    • The Jolly Woodman Burnham Slough 19th century rd brick country pub with floral baskets and beds

      The Jolly Woodman

      Chop chop, head to the woods and discover this lovely 19th century bolthole on the Berks-Bucks border.

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  • 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.

    • National Trist Bluebell woods Berkshire Photograph by Hugh Mothersole

      Bluebell wood hotspots

      Our woodlands are a sea of blooms, so here’s where to catch them while they last – with nearby pit stops!

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  • 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.

    • Throw some shade

      Hey shady lady! Channel Anna Wintour rather than Bono with the best sunglasses brands on the block.

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    • Giancarlo and Kate Caldesi The long and short of Pasta Tarts Spaghetti with tomatoes olives and anchovies served on blue and white vintage plate

      Speedy supper: Tart’s Spaghetti

      If you're running on empty, make like an Italian lady of the night and whip up Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi's energy-boosting speedy supper.

    • chicken melt recipe with wooden handles spatula and blue linen table mat

      Cook slow by Dean Edwards

      Back to work and in need of a speedy supper? Masterchef finalist and TV chef Dean Edwards' Caprese Chicken Melt will do nicely, thank you.

  • Wellbeing
    • Woman leaping in running leggings and bra top past a conc rate wall

      Looking for a fitness challenge?

      Nothing like a race looming to motivate you to go for a walk, run, swim or cycle on these chilly autumn mornings. So sign up to one of these local challenges pronto!

    • Fruit veg and pulses Wooden tray with rope handles on slate top

      30 fab cookery classes

      29 of the best cookery courses to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests)

  • 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
    • Girl dressed as a witch carrying a pumpkin bucket roaring

      Half term SORTED!

      Freaking out as the school hols loom large? Fear not, Muddy to the rescue with 29 fang-tastic things to do with kids and teens.

    • The Oraotory Prep School Goring Heath Catholic Tudor style main building South Oxfordshire Berkshire

      The Oratory Prep School

      Academically strong with excellent pastoral care, Muddy snoops around co-ed Catholic prep on the Oxon/Berks border.

  • Strictly confidential

    Want the hot goss from the BBC ballroom? Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood reveals all the celebrity drama from this year’s show.

    • Muddy makes the glossies

      I'm too thrilled to play it cool - check out Muddy Stilettos over SIX pages in the brilliant Psychologies magazine!

    • R&B Garage singer Craig David great house beard leaning against railing

      The weird world of Craig David

      What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn't know about comeback king, Craig.

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