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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • 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.

    • Astor Grill Cliveden House old stables now booths with original green hexagonal tiles, blue leather banquettes and brass light fittings

      A nosebag at the Astor Grill

      The relaxed little sister to the refined André Garrett fine dining experience at stunning Cliveden House.

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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 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!

    • 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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  • 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
    • 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
    • St George's School Ascot Berkshire Victorian built school with beige and red brick and tiles

      St George’s Ascot

      Muddy says: A small, friendly girl’s secondary boarding/ day school in Berkshire, where kindness, confidence and ambition are celebrated.

    • Eagle House School co-ed prep Berkshire Victorian Hunting Lodge

      Eagle House School, Sandhurst

      Looking for a co-ed day and boarding school (3-13 yrs) on the Berks/Surrey border with a strong all-rounder rep? Well, whaddya know!

  • 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.

    • Lizzy Yarnold OBE Team GB double Olympic gold medallist in skeleton

      Muddy meets: Lizzy Yarnold

      Hurtling headfirst down a track at 90mph is a breeze in comparison to the grilling she got from St Andrew's School kids.

    • Arsenal and France footballer Olivier Giroud in his Arsenal shirt

      World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup’s hottest footballers at Muddy Stilettos. Instead we’ve gone and found you the smartest. Yes, amazingly there are some!

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