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  • Bel & The Dragon, Cookham

    If it is good enough for Tom Hiddleston, it's good enough for Muddy. The Bel & The Dragon's kid-friendly, dog-friendly and celeb-friendly. I'd better go, it would be rude to keep Tom waiting.

  • Lunch spots for rocking dads

    Dads deserve a little recognition. So spoil him with a pint and posh nosh and show the men in your life they rock! Plus you don't to spend hours slaving in the kitchen. Here a few of my fave lunch spots

  • Squeals of excitement… Did you win?

    Snouts out of the trough, the competition’s ended and we have not one but TWO winners to announce. These lucky Muddy readers have won a family ticket each to see Babe The Sheep Pig at the Corn Exchange Newbury. Based on Dick King-Smith’s best-selling book, it all about a little pig who dreams big. The show will be brought to […]

  • Review: First Hippo To The Moon

    With David Walliams’s beautifully bonkers First Hippo To The Moon bursting into three Berkshire theatres over the next couple of months, I thought you might like to get the Muddy lowdown from Sussex editor Debbie, who was lucky enough to have the fancy pants Eastbourne premiere on her patch. Like a good poo joke? Bet you know […]

  • 14 of the best UK beach cottages

    Tired. Sick of working. Dreaming of the beach. Yup, it’s time to book the Great British Coastal Escape and we’ve done all the hard work for you.

  • The 16 Best Riverside Holidays Cottages

    Beach holidays in Britain always come with that anxious niggle at the back of your head – will it tank down for the whole week? Well, how about an inland lake or river holiday as an alternative? The Muddy editors who happen go to be landlocked (*sob**) have scoured their counties for some stonking rental […]

  • 10 top things to do this week (23 Feb– 1 Mar)

    Goodbye winter, hello spring. Get through the week and we will be rewarded with longer days, balmier temperatures (*ahem* a little create license here please). So here’s your Muddy fun factory. Pop your rosé into chill and go al fresco. PS you’re definitely going to need a coat. First Hippo To The Moon, South Hill Park Bracknell, Sun 26 […]

  • Win family theatre tickets to see Babe

    Squeals of excitement in the Muddy household with the news that Babe The Sheep Pig is coming to the Corn Exchange Newbury – and I have two family tickets worth a tidy £142 up for grabs. Who can forget the Oscar-winning 1995 film, based on Dick King-Smith’s best-selling book? Now the story of a little pig who dreams big […]

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