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APRIL 2018

  • Flaming good burgers

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

    • exposed brick walls, grey wood work, mix and match chairs and vintage wooden table Bunk Inn Curridge dining room with enormous chicken wire pendant light

      Fancy bunking off?

      Looking for a charming family-friendly pub that's all about kicking back? Look no further, than The Bunk Inn, Curridge.

    • Sunday roast sharing platter beef roast potatos carrots

      Sunday lunch sorted

      Bring on the Yorkshire puds! The best spots for a weekend nosh up across 18 Muddy counties.

    • Little Angel pub Henley on Thames Berkshire historic white and grey building

      The Little Angel, Henley

      A regatta fave, The Little Angel's a fab gastropub serving locals, celebs and royalty who love to mess about by the river. Or just like good grub.

    • Vintage jelly moulds on wall Dog and Duck Emmbrook Berkshire

      The Dog & Duck, Emmbrook

      Gawd knows we love a revamped pub, so it's hello and make mine 3 courses at The Dog & Duck.

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  • Did you win the bling?

    Crikey you lot love a bit of bling. It was a hard fought battle to get your digits on this stunning Limezest Jewellery stacking ring, but we have a winner…

    • women standing in a field in the rain wearing Insane in The rain colourful graphic print rain macs

      April showers

      Perk up dull days with Insane In The Rain's fun-all-over jackets – made entirely of recycled plastics.

    • Kiki and Bow Pangbourne Berkshire lightening bolt and star jumpers and a faux fur gilet

      Found! Perfect spring knits

      Cold? Until spring gets the memo, wrap yourself in Kiki & Bow's fab 50-50 cashmere jumpers.


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    • 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.

    • Speedy supper recipes roast squash spinach and feta fregola pasta recipe

      What’s cooking? THIS!

      Struggle to get excited by pasta? Try our new Speedy Supper dish and be wowed by these diddy pasta balls.

  • Wellbeing
    • 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.

    • The midweek skive (YESSSS!)

      Yes, weekends are often mental but it's possible to find a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

  • 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: One of the best day girls’ schools in the UK, The Abbey School in Reading 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.

  • 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.

    • Crazy blonde Jan Ravens tearing it up on stage

      A Dead Ringer for difficult

      If you're strong, successful and assertive… Watch out! Jan Ravens is about. The Dead Ringers star talks to Muddy ahead of her Difficult Woman UK tour

    • black and white image of author and owner of Cliveden House Hotel Natalie Livingstone

      Hanging with Natalie

      Author and brains behind the Cliveden Literary Festival, Natalie Livingstone reveals her fave hangouts



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