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  • Mess about by the river

    Right on the river, huge garden, good pub food and a huuuuge gin list *hic*. The Rowbarge in Woolhampton is buzzy traditional pub perfect spot to eat, drink and escape to the country.

    • Modern Eton Mess with mint oil Eton Mess Pub Eton berkshire

      The Eton Mess, Eton

      A stylish, buzzy Eton inn offering good quality pub food and a cocktail list to die.

    • Flaming good burgers

      To Eton, for posh burgers, craft beers and thick oozy milkshakes at urban micro-chain, Flaming Cow.

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  • 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 spot 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!

    • Windsor Castle blue skies and stunning gardens Royal Collection Picture Peter Packer

      The insider guide to Windsor

      Spotlight's on Windsor thanks to a little Royal Wedding. Ditch the guide book, here's where to hang out.

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  • Woman wearing Hall Huber Green silk maxi dress carrying hydrangea

    A day at the races

    Love a day at the races? Think your outfit will get you into the winners’ enclosure? Newbury Racecourse is looking for the Most Stylish Racegoer and we thought we’d try and help you win.

    • Essetiel Antwerp yellow and white polka dot embellished blouse Fifi and Moose Newbury

      Mellow for yellow

      If you like your eggs and your wardrobe sunny side up, then you'll love this season’s hottest trend… YELLOW. Cling to the summer vibes like a limpet.

    • Did you win the bling?

      It was a hard fought battle to get your digits on this Limezest Jewellery ring, but we have a winner…


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    • Cook this for dinner

      Would madame care to try our new meat-free Moroccan special? It is National Vegetarian Week, after all.

    • Speedy Supper Smoked Haddock curry Tart London

      Fish curry in a flash

      Desperately seeking dinner inspiration? We've got a 30 minute fab fish curry for you, courtesy of Tart London.

  • Wellbeing
    • 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)

    • Cliveden Hotel spa Berkshire luxury spa with stunning guest relaxation room

      Cliveden Spa reviewed

      Ain't nothing like a luxury spa day to seduce you into a blissful state of laziness. Resistance is futile.

  • 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
    • The Abbey School, Reading

      Muddy says: Top girls’ day school, The Abbey School is producing well-rounded, street-savvy women.

    • Girl jumping for joy in exercise gear by a shabby cream wall

      Give your kids a happiness MOT

      Think kids don't have a care in the world? It's a jungle out there and young people are struggling. Muddy takes a wellbeing crash course.

  • Muddy meets Clara Amfo

    Winning TV quiz Pointless, playing basketball with Justin Bieber, crying over Oprah Winfrey – it’s all in a day’s work for Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo. Muddy is enamoured with its new BFF.

    • Meghan’s favourite place

      Cliveden House is one of Meghan Markle’s favourite places (she spent her pre-wedding night here) but where does the historic hotel’s owner Natalie Livingstone favour?

    • theatrical comedian Kerry Ipema sits on stage performing One Woman Sex And The City – 6 series, 24 characters, 1 woman

      Sex and the sisterhood

      Grab a Cosmo, Sex And The City is making a comeback… in Berkshire! Meet New Yorker Kerry Ipema who plays 24 characters from 6 series in her one woman show.



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