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  • Reading Frindge Festival 2019 Crayola the queen head to toe greeN and green background

    This week

    Summer's hotting up: It's dino weekend at Wellington Country Park, Dermot O'Leary makes his DJ debut at Ascot Racecourse – on Qipco King George Day and Strictly's Oti Mabuse's choreographed show, Kiss Me Kate, opens at The Watermill Theatre.

  • The Dolphin Pub Newbury Berkshire red brick Victorian terrace pub with white framed windows

    The Dolphin, Newbury

    Shoreditch House meets Miami Beach, this fashion-led Newbury pub is cool, casual and your flexible foodie friend. Big pants on, let's dive in.

  • Wellington Country Fair and Horse Trials Pimms Buss

    A very British fair with flair

    Race you to the Pimms bus… bagsy the backseat. Wellington Country Fair & Horse Trials is putting on a very British affair, day trippers, with local food, furry friends and free range kids. Get the lowdown and a delicious Muddy discount.

  • Giffords circus acrobat in leotard hanging from siiks

    This weekend

    What's on this weekend? Glad you asked Giffords Circus brings its Big Top to Windsor Great Park, The Henley Festival reaches its climax and pray for good weather for The Big Camp at Cliveden National Trust.

  • Coworth Park Dom Perignon dining under the stars outdoor dining orb candlelit gardens

    Psst! We’ve got hot goss

    I'm all over it! A stunning fine dining pop up, shoe boutique (oh hello!), a new plastic free shop, Ed Sheeran on a pub crawl and a Berkshire pub's TV debut. Find out the latest goss right here.

  • Dermot O’Leary: It’s personal

    Love ogling O'Leary? He's DJing at Ascot Races and Muddy's got all the goss on his *coughs* tooooit trousers, love of cats and mojitos with Madonna. 

  • The Anastasia File Theatre Royal Windsor Jenny Seagrove actress kneels praying, actor in white coat stands and Romonov crest llumintaed on the wall

    Pass me a vodka, it’s tense.

    This ain't no sugar-coated Disney adaptation, The Anastasia File at the Theatre Royal Windsor, is so tense you could hear a pin drop (or a mobile phone in this case).

  • 137 Gin Lumber's Bartholomew Berkshire Dry, London dry, Country Garden and Navy Strength

    A Berkshire gin crawl

    Have paracetamol on standby and sample local gins within staggering distance – we may even sway over the borders *hic*. Ready for your first double?

  • White corrugated wall and pot with flowers

    Fast fixes for lazy gardeners

    The Muddy jardin is a sorry state right now after about, ooh, three years of neglect. Sound familiar? But all is not lost! Here's how to create an fab garden in a flash.

  • Female flat racing jockey Hollie Doyle in riding hat and purple silk

    The toughest woman in sport

    She's lost teeth and blacked out, but nothing will stop jockey Hollie Doyle getting back in the saddle. Muddy talks to racing's pocket rocket in the run up Ladies Night at Windsor Racecourse.

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