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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

Who needs foreign shores when you can bring the Med to your living room? Here are the best destination-inspired candles money can buy.

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The most awesome lifestyle businesses across 25 counties will be announced 29th July.

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  • 10 al fresco afternoon teas in Berkshire

    10 al fresco afternoon teas in Berkshire

    Why not take your scones and tea in the sunshine darlings? We’ve scoured the county for the best outdoors teas, from fancy flotillas to pinkies-out palaces. Chink chink

    • Review: The Greene Oak, Windsor

      Review: The Greene Oak, Windsor

      Food reviews are back on the menu and this one's a corker. Owned by two guys from The Ivy stable, serving Michelin rated food, this is a must-try Berkshire gastropub. Ready to tuck in?

    • 11 Insta-worthy eateries in Berkshire

      11 Insta-worthy eateries in Berkshire

      Now we're all going out out, naturally we want to shout about it. Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.

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  • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

    Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

    Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

    • Listen up! Summer’s best podcasts

      Listen up! Summer’s best podcasts

      Lockdown made podcasters out of a lot of people who should really have stuck with the day job but among all the chaff, there most definitely is some wheat. Here’s Muddy’s pick of podcasts worth the MBs.

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  • Have a go-to Gift Shop that always has you covered for last minute birthday presents? Support your local businesses and VOTE for them to win a prestigious Muddy Stilettos Award now 💕 The finalists are:

💝 @thecornershop.woolhampton #thatcham 
💝 @hooves_and_love #wokingham 
💝 @hutchhomestore #caversham
💝 @hugosworkshop #maidenhead
💝 @literarygift #readinguk 

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  • Purveyors of the county's artisan food and drink should be rewarded shouldn't they?⁠ Who shall we give our Best Deli/Farm Shop to? We have so many to choose from in #Berkshire – cast your vote via the link in bio. ⁠ The final five finalists are:⁠ 

⭐️ @seasonalityfood #maidenhead 
⭐️ @thegrumpygoat #readinguk 
⭐️ @saddlebackfarmshop #brightwalton 
⭐️ @metre_market #cookham / #holyport 
⭐️ @cookandbutcher #thatcham 

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  • All that glitters! Bonkers sequin tote bags

    All that glitters! Bonkers sequin tote bags

    Don’t know about you but our jogging bottoms/tatty jumper combo that has seen us through lockdown is now losing its appeal. Time to get some sparkle back in our lives. First step: this Anya Hindmarch bag.

    • Wimbledon inspired fashion

      Wimbledon inspired fashion

      Wimbledon... the noise, the strawberries, the outfits. We couldn't help ourselves but be sartorially inspired. Here's to sharp blazers, pretty dresses, and pleated skirts

    • Rent your clothes like Carrie

      Rent your clothes like Carrie

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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