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    The Daneway

    This one-time rural boozer near Cirencester is full of rustic charm and too-good-to-miss gastro-pub inventions.

    • Life in the Slow Lane

      A dose of rural life goes a long way at Cornish family farm Botelet. Muddy stops by for a blissful Monday breakfast.

    • South Downs tea garden walk

      Walk this circular route from Firle, near Lewes, taking in the Beacon and a lovely hidden tea garden

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      Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

      Homespun charm, yummy, wholesome food and dreamy rooms to overnight in, there is NOTHING not to like here!

    • Worrall Thompson winner

      Excellent food and service from this quirky Worrall Thompson gastro pub in South Oxfordshire, renowned for its Wagyu beef.

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  • Make a dash for the seaside

    You don’t have to hop on a plane to enjoy a little beach time this summer. Here are 8 stylish British staycations for inspiration

    • Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

      Classy and discreet, this boutique townhouse hotel in Chipping Campden gives its country house cousins a run for their money.

    • Insiders Guide To Falmouth

      A seaside town with bags of style, community spirit and an arty edge. Here are Muddy's top tips for a day or stay in Falmouth...

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  • Shopping

    Sparkling red wine?

    You betcha! If there’s an exciting new booze trend to be sniffed out, Muddy is ON IT. Meet the Oz alternative to champagne.

  • Arts & Culture

    Popcorn + Pop-up

    The best outdoor cinemas in our ‘hood this summer. Just add popcorn, a hot date and that all-important brolly.

  • EAT OUT

    11 lovely pub gardens

    Here comes the sun! Get thee to a pub garden pronto, I say. Pint of lager for me and a small white wine spritzer for the husband, thanks!

    FashionView more

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    The hottest new fashion label around

    Molly Molloy, former designer at Marni, has just launched the supercool label Colville. The Oxfordshire lass talks fashion mistakes (she’s made a few), art inspo, and how to nail your personal style.

    • Gotta have it

      Don't miss this print-tastic collaboration between high street hero, & Other Stories, and cool interiors designers House Of Hackney.

    • Update your wardrobe

      Don't worry, we're not going to tell you to chuck it all out and start again. You just need Muddy's super-duper style tweaks.

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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.

    • The elixir of youth

      This supercool beauty brand is adored by millennials. But there's also a lot to love here when you have more (*cough*) mature skin.

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  • Seeking literary inspiration?

    Well, you’re in the right place. Muddy’s pro bookworm Kerry Potter picks the best June reads for you. And you can win the lot!

    • Popcorn + Pop-up

      The best outdoor cinemas in our 'hood this summer. Just add popcorn, a hot date and that all-important brolly.

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      Muddy meets Bill Bailey

      The cerebral veteran comedian is marking 20 years of stand-up, so how better to celebrate than...

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      Need a new book?

      Well, you're in the right place. Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter has a bumper selection of May's rave reads - and you can win the lot!

    • Meet the RSC’s new Juliet

      Super-modest and down-to-earth Glaswegian actress Karen Fishwick is a girl after our own hearts here at Muddy – “passionate” about drinking and good food!

    • Tonight’s dinner, sorted

      This week's Speedy Supper comes from Muddy favourite, Donna Hay. It's fast, it's healthy and it's such a cinch even a child can make it.

    • Review: Range Rover Evoque

      Revving up on stage left, please find a brand new Muddy car review. And the star of the show? The Range Rover Evoque. Encore! Encore!

  • Wellbeing
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      Help! Career MOT needed

      Job driving you mental? We put your work dilemmas to our clever new careers coach. Here's what she had to say.

    • The future’s AllBright

      Want to start your own business? Need funding to get to the next stage? Female entrepreneurs, breathe deep, smile wide and meet your new best friends.

  • Kids
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      Thorpe House School

      A small, friendly day school for boys aged 3-16 between Gerrard's Cross and Chalfont St Peter, set in 7 acres and high on inclusivity.

    • How to grow happy kids

      How can you help your kids find the holy grail of happiness? We’ve found an expert who has previous in the matter…

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