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    More scones, madam?

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week from 14-20 Aug, but we don’t need much encouragement to scoff tiny sandwiches and drink Earl Grey quite frankly. 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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      The Old Thatched Inn

      There's only so many pub Sunday lunches I can wolf down, so I despatched Muddy's Nicky to carb load on my behalf at this pub near Buckingham.

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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.

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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!

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  • Five star freebies

    Three weeks to go this summer and it’s good news for Staycationers – no charge for kids to eat or stay at superluxe Stoke Park this month. Book up and chill out!

    • Gourmet Getaway, The Belfry Hotel & Resort

      Dine and snooze at this 4* top golf, leisure and spa resort in the North Warwickshire countryside. Like we did...

    • Cruising with kids

      Cruising is not only for pensioners - some lines go all out to attract families. It's also a relaxing way to holiday somewhere adventurous with children.

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    Sunday at the Spa

    The Bath Thermae Spa: warm, mineral-rich waters, open air rooftop pool, dreamy views over the city – and that’s just the start of it.

  • Family days out

    Treasure hunt

    Surrey is home to Europe’s biggest and best antiques fair at Kempton Park, and now Sandown Park is joining the fun.

  • 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.

    FashionView more

  • Best foot forward

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

    • Tick tock

      Watch out! All the coolest girls wear men's timepieces, doncha know. Don't know where to start? Read THIS.

    • Your holiday wardrobe, sorted!

      C'mon, let's get it nailed before everything sells out and you end up having to wear that crap sarong you bought in 1989. Muddy shows you how.

    BeautyView more

    • Top 5 nail trends this summer

      Wanna know what's hot and what's not when it comes to nail art this summer? We've rounded up the five hottest talon trends for 2018.

    • 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!

    • 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!

    • Perk up your frazzled garden

      Wilted borders and a lawn resembling the Gobi desert? Yup, us too. But happily we've got all the heatwave-combating garden tips.

  • Wellbeing
    • Muddy visits Ragdale Hall

      The award-winning spa has it all; an open air Rooftop Infinity Pool, a Thermal Spa, beautiful lounges and gardens to relax in, 50 treatment rooms and more. Muddy checks in!

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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

    • stressed businesswoman animation cartoon woman hand on head multiple hands holding out work items

      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
    • 5 reasons kids should do yoga

      From teaching self-acceptance to creating balance and calm, here are five reasons why kids should have yoga in their lives.

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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.

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    The weird world of Craig David

    What do Kestrel Kes, Louboutins and Willy Wonka have in common? Here are 10 things you didn’t know about comeback king, Craig.

    • Love Island – yes or no?

      It's the talking point TV of the summer but the Muddy office is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

    • My Favourite Places: Tim Henman

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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