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  • The Curlew, Bodiam reviewed

    Beautiful food in an unstuffy atmosphere – Muddy visits one of Sussex’s best restaurants, perfect for a special occasion or romantic treat

    • Dorset Arms, Withyham review

      Find Winnie the Pooh connections on the doorstep and great home-reared food on your plate at this Ashdown Forest pub

    • The Old Coastguard, Mousehole

      A year-round star of the local food scene. Retreat to this west Cornwall bolthole for a leisurely lunch or cosy supper and a sleepover.

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      More scones, madam?

      Holy scones! We're ready to be served the most indulgent, stylish cucumber sandwiches and macaroons. Do we know anywhere nice? Of course we do!

    • The Longstore, Charlestown

      You had us at steaks and seafood! This Cornish harbour-side eatery was named ‘Best Restaurant’ in this year’s Muddy Awards. Here's why...

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  • Insider Guide: Deal

    Voted one of best places to live earlier this year by The Sunday Times, complete with beach, fine food and shopping, Deal is proving to be a worthy contender as one of the coolest beach towns in Kent

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  • Health

    Combat stress

    Feeling stressed? You don’t have to be. Here’s our expert for advice on how to reduce stress levels and take control.

  • Arts & Culture

    An Elizabethan/TOWIE mash-up?

    We meet Fiona Laird for a chinwag about her RSC directorial debut, The Merry Wives of Windsor, comedy influences and seeing Daniel Craig naked…

  • Art

    Pirates, Pants…

    … and Wellyphants. A lovely interactive kids’ exhibition featuring Nick Sharratt’s iconic illustrations at Henley’s River & Rowing Museum.

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  • New season, new shoes

    Do you need any encouragement to buy new shoes? Does anyone?! Clear some space on the shoe rack – I’ve rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to the super-cool sneakers.

    • Temperley Bridal all the way

      The stunning designer trunk show comes exclusively to Wallingford's Black Swan Bridal Studio from next week (*dreamy sighs*).

    • Best foot forward

      15 ways to rock your footwear this month, from garden parties and weddings to the ultimate girls' night out.

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    • Spa bliss

      Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! And if there's a Diamond Life Infusion Facial thrown in, all the better – my face needs it!

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      Cult beauty brand alert!

      We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

    • One reason to live in Somerset…

      ...the amazing houses! Like this vast Victorian vicarage with glorious grounds in a Somerset village not far from England's smallest city of Wells.

    • Speedy Supper

      Exec chef at Stoke Park, Chris Wheeler, has launched a cookbook and this Speedy Supper pan-fried sea trout recipe. Ready, Steady, COOK!

  • Wellbeing
    • Muddy visits Ragdale Hall

      An open air Rooftop Infinity Pool, a Thermal Spa, 50 treatment rooms and more. Muddy checks...

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      Study among the spires

      Kerry Potter brushed up on her holiday French with a course at Oxford's Continued Education arm. If you want to upskill, or learn something new, book for Sept

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