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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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Little Black Book

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • 10 of the best local afternoon teas

    10 of the best local afternoon teas

    More scones, madam? Nibble your way through petit fours and finger sandwiches with our round up of the best afternoon teas in the area – Champagne with ours, please.

    • Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Berks

      Eat out to help out! Where to get a discount in Berks

      Sick of cooking? Good news - from 3 Aug, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in. Here are the pubs and restaurants to make your reservation at.

    • In the pink: the rosé revolution

      In the pink: the rosé revolution

      Once dismissed as "lady petrol" rosé wine is now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for tips on the best to buy, and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

    • Wicker basket packed?

      Wicker basket packed?

      I'm heading off to Berkshire's 17 top picnic spots to scoff some scotch eggs. Who's with me?

    • 18 fab waterside hangouts

      18 fab 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 waterside spots to eat and drink.

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  • Core strength? What’s that? Muddy tries pilates
  • Core strength? What’s that? Muddy tries pilates
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  • 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?

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with UK theatres. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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  • J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping – let’s hope it doesn’t get too tents (sorry).

    • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

      Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

      If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

    • This way to the beach!

      This way to the beach!

      The sun's making an appearance this weekend (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu, socially-distanced day trip to the coast. Who's in?

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Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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

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