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  • Cliveden River Walk

    Winter stomps with a pubby pitstop

    Need some fresh air to clear your head? Pull on your walking shoes, fill your thermos and walk one of these Berkshire routes from gentle strolls to high point hikes.

  • Josephine Home Draper London bed linen

    Wow your guests when they come to stay

    Going big and staying home this Christmas? Getting guest ready pushes stress levels into code red territory. Survive with Muddy's top tips to hosting with style.

  • Turkey lunch with triple roast potatoes, root veg and pigs in blankets, Hind's Head Bray

    How to ace your Christmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? Here's 12 tips to help you nail it on the day, courtesy of The Hind's Head's Michelin-starred head chef Pete Grey.

  • Christmas Paddleboarding

    It’s Christmaaas! What’s on from now to NYE

    Festive film nights, twinkly lights, pantos, parties and paddling - Berkshire is going into full Christmas overdrive. Here's where to find the fun.

  • Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin SQ

    Survive Christmas one local tipple at a time

    Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys? You can do better than that! Nail your Christmas drink choices and shop local. Bottoms up!

  • Make this: Scenic Supper Hot Mulled Gin

    Want to know the winter warmer we're necking at Muddy this Christmas? This spicy delight direct from the gourmands at Scenic Supper is utterly delicious.

  • Beauty and the Beast Hexagon Reading

    Release the cheese! 13 pantos and Xmas shows

    Love 'em or hate 'em, pantos are back. So dig out your stripy tights, winkle pickers, false lashes and wiggery, and book in for one of these shows in Berkshire and beyond.

  • Wine and cheese served for a friendly party in a bar or a restaurant.

    How to choose the best cheese and wine this Xmas

    It’s the best bit of every party (right?!), but how to pick the right products? We got the lowdown on pairings, favourites, and festive essentials from four lovely local suppliers.


    Fabulously festive things to do this week

    Christmas hits National Trusts, Santa heads to the races, pantos are go, Bruce Willis is back in his singlet and more mince pies than you physically consume. Onward

  • Review: Beauty & The Beast at The Hexagon

    Beauty or Beastly? You decide when you see CBeebies star Justin Fletcher and Dame Paul Morse in ballet tights, wrestling a balloon. Grrrrrrr.

  • Christmas gift guide: food & drink

    For fine foodies, greedy gobblers, gin-drinkers and sugar-heads alike, this is the ultimate 2021 food and drink gift guide. The turkey isn't the only thing that'll be stuffed this Christmas...

  • Christmas gift guide: for him

    What to buy the bloke who has everything (or 'wants nothing')? We've sorted his Christmas list with 25 cool gifting ideas from independent brands and businesses across the Muddy counties

  • Christmas gift guide: for kids

    Time to get cracking on the Crimbo presents! Nail your shopping for nippers with this curated guide of the sweetest gifts from indie brands and businesses.

  • Christmas gift guide: For Her

    Aunts, mums, grandmas, sisters and your girl posse all covered for Crimbo, plus some spot-on suggestions for gifts to self. Ho ho ho!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • Christmas gift guide: for tweens & teens

    Wondering what to get those mopey teens? From TikTok gadgets to trendy fashion to the all-important skincare, here are 28 hand-picked gift ideas they'll love (even if they won't admit it).

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