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  • The Woolpack

    A Hampshire institution, The Woolie nods to its rural huntin’, shootin’ roots with a cheeky measure of English eccentricity and a modern menu with impressive cultural breadth.

    • Sheep on Sheep Street

      Nothing woolly about this stylish Stow hotel, restaurant and baaaar (oh come on, that's brilliant). Read the Muddy verdict.

    • Swim. Eat. Spa.

      The Bristol Lido: the closest you'll get to the Med in the city.

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  • Art & Culture

    Sussex outdoor cinemas

    Get under the stars, with the stars at these alfresco big screens popping up in Sussex and nearby over the summer. Find one near you on my handy list – roughly in order of appearance.

  • Media

    Pippa’s big fat wedding

    Invite got lost in the post? Grab your hat we’re going. Here’s the gawpers guide to James and Pippa’s big day.

  • camping


    This baby’s got everything you need to be pretty much self-contained. It’s fab to drive and when you park up you can be cooking up dinner, knocking back wine and/or be cosy in bed within minutes.

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  • Super sweaters

    We have a spot as soft as the finest Italian merino wool for hotshot new label, Hades. Already counting Alexa Chung as a fan, watch it go stratospheric in 2017.

    • The joy of jumpsuits

      Jumpsuits are still on the fashion radar, so what is it about them that quickens the pulse - and why the hell should you invest in one?

    • Cashmere cheer

      May, and it's still flipping freezing, but this fab jumper from White Coco comes with added zingy yellow stripes. Hello sunshine!

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    • Holy fat-blasters!

      Muddy tries Sculpsure, a fat-busting treatment that promises 24% less fat in 25 minutes. Yup, seriously.


      Thought M&S was just for undies? These chic, Chanel-inspired nail polishes are worth a detour to the beauty hall.

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  • West End Kids

    Heading to the big smoke this summer? Need a few hours to snooze in the dark? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids’ theatre in town

    • Salome, The Swan, Stratford

      Owen Horsley directs a sexually ambiguous version of Oscar Wilde’s Salome with Matthew Tennyson playing the female lead.

    • It’s Just an Illusion

      Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception, Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park, Warwickshire opens on July 8.

    • Property Flirt

      Release your inner estate agent and guess the price of this period town house with contemporary features, glorious walled garden– and studio annex

    • Fancy a Speedy Supper?

      Step away from that tin of baked beans lady, here's a goats cheese & greens frittata, courtesy of The Food Medic.

  • Wellbeing
    • Spread Eagle, Midhurst

      Prepare for layer removal with a spa day, or, hole up, fine dining in cosy surrounds in an inn hotel visited by Elizabeth I!

    • Whatley Manor Spa

      Another day, another awesome Cotswold spa - but this one comes with added oxygen tent. Breathe it in!

    • Work driving you nuts?

      Whatever your career dilemma, there's a book for that! Here's our pick of the most super-useful new tomes.

    • How to be a workplace warrior

      With a third of our lives taken up by work, figuring out how to enjoy the ride has never been more important. Here's how to do it.

  • Kids
    • War of the Roses Live! Warwick Castle

      Looking for something exciting to do with the kids over the summer holidays that brings history to life in a fun way that's not 'booooring'? Catch War of the Roses Live! from Sat July 22 - Sun Sept 3.

    • Anyone for tennis?

      Wimbledon stars are coming to Eastbourne - book now!

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