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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Berkshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Halloween approaches and, quite frankly, this year, we'll take any excuse for a party. Invite five friends over and dress up your house with these interiors trinkets.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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  • The local pub has been fab, but now it’s time to indulge and try out some tasty new seasonal menus a bit further afield (until 10pm, of course!). Head to Muddy’s Weekend Escapes for the top foodie destinations across all 25 Muddy counties from Michelin-starred gaffs to gastronomical hotels and unique dining experiences. Elasticated trousers on? Hit the link in the bio. Let’s go! 

#michelinstar #michelin #foodie #berkshire #gastropubs #finedining #foodiedestination #foodgloriousfood #foodsnob #poshnosh #gastro #gastrohotels #weekendescapes #diningexperience #seasonal #dishoftheday #chef #celebchefs #foodiehotels #eatout #London #daysout #lunch #dinner #weekendaway #staycation
  • Ain’t no one more #inlovewithlocal than Muddy! We’re planning an indie pop-up 🎁 in the next few weeks so we can support all the best indie brands and shops in our region. Interested in taking part or know someone else who’d be the perfect fit? Email amy.richards@muddystilettos.co.uk

#smallbusinessowner #smallbusiness #supportlocal #shopsmall #localbusiness #readingbusiness #berkshirebusiness #berkshire #berksbusiness #shop #presents #xmasshopping #christmasshopping #windsor #ascot #rdguk #christmasgifts #newbury #westberks #giftguide #smallbizowner #crowthorne #wokingham #pangbourne #bracknell #maidenhead #hungerford #sunningdale #xmas
  • Everything seems a little sombre and serious at the moment, don't you think? No fear: we've scoured Instagram to find three hilarious accounts guaranteed to put a smile on your face (yes, that’s Kendall Jenner’s ‘fraternal twin’ Kirby, apparently 🤣). Link in the bio. 
📷 @kirbyjenner 

#instafunny #comedy #kendalljenner #kardashians #laugh #lmao #joker #funny #parody #lol #mustfollow #funnythings #smileeveryday #berkshire
  • Happy International Gin & Tonic Day!! What a way to start the week. Now I know there is a day celebrating the opening of an envelope, but Oct 19th has been dedicated to Mary Edith Keyburn - a woman who was happy to occasionally be ruined by her favourite tipple. Edith passed away on this day in 2010 at the grand age of 95 with a G&T by her side. It was smuggled into hospital in a water bottle and served in a teacup. I love everything about this. So, today, break the no booze rule and raise a G&T to a Edith. 

Naturally, we’re going one better. We’ve teamed up with artisan producers @cricketersginberkshire to offer you the chance to win one of three gin hampers, containing: London Dry; Berry Blush Pink Gin and Fever Tree Tonics. Hit the link in the bio to enter. (UK only). Cheers gang. 

#berkshiregin #berkshire #cricketersgin #cricketersginberkshire #gin #ginandtonic #internationalginandtonicday #maidenhead #smallbatch #artisandrinks #smallbatchgin #ginhamper #gingift #gandt #win #competition #giveaway #muddyberkshire #mothersruin #drinks #cocktails #maryedithkeyburn
  • Oh la la! We’ve snaffled a superluxe £1800 weekend away at the 5* @limewoodhotel in Hampshire for you and your plus one. Rest your head for a dreamy two-night stay plus two 60-minute spa treatments and a four-course dinner (with wine, obvs). Hit the link in the bio and enter pronto. Open to UK residents only. 

#newforest #hampshire #win #competition #comp #giveaway #limewoodhotel #limewood #luxurylifestyle #luxuryhotels #hants #weekendescape #weekendescapes #berkshire #westberkshire #eastberks #staycation #spabreak #romantichotels #foodie #hotelinteriors #cooldesign #uktravel
  • 🐶 You’re probably ready for a change from your well-trodden local walk, right? We have the inside line on the most brilliant dog-friendly joints across the 25 Muddy counties from hotels and inns to dining destinations and experiences, all wrapped up in a neat little bow in Muddy’s Weekend Escapes. There are a whopping 170 to choose form. Fido would approve. 🐾

#dogs #dogfriendly #dogfriendlyhotel #dogfriendlypub #dogfriendlyrestaurant #petsofinsta #doglovers #dogsonadventures #dogslife #dogsonholiday #berkshire #cornwall #devon #norfolk #uktravel #weekendescapes #staycation #staycay #dogwalking #dogwalks #petholidays
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  • 7 stylish Pyjamas for a luxe lie in

    7 stylish Pyjamas for a luxe lie in

    Clocks go back this weekend, it’s dark, cold and wet outside – let’s hunker down with some chic new pyjamas to enjoy that extra hour in style.

    • Trend alert! White-hot boots to buy now

      Trend alert! White-hot boots to buy now

      Forget your usual black and brown, there's a new colour on the block when it comes to winter boots and we're loving it. Here are eight white pairs to add to basket.

    • 5 perky payday treats – and 15% off

      5 perky payday treats – and 15% off

      Before we all start moaning about the cold and Christmas, we prescribe payday treat therapy. We've scoured Berkshire's Gift Pop boutique for our favourite fashion finds – then quote MUDDY15 and get 15% off everything.

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  • What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    What’s cooking? Calum Franklin, The Pie Room

    Fresh from the launch of his mouth-watering new cookbook, we caught up with the London Pie King himself to talk Scotch eggs, the Breville toastie masker and cooking for Axl Rose.

    • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews

      Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews

      Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

    • Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

      Muddy meets: iconic photographer Nick Knight

      He's worked with everyone from Alexander McQueen and John Galliano to Lady Gaga and Kanye West - so it's a surprise to find photography genius Nick Knight's newest exhibition is of flowers shot from his garden and showing at Waddesdon Manor! Blooming heck Nick, what's going on?

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