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Gotta Have It

Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

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  • Wellbeing
    • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

    • Fitness niggles and injuries, begone!

      Fitness niggles and injuries, begone!

      From knee strains to pelvic floor dysfunction. There are a host of injuries that affect sporty women more than men. Here are the culprits and how best to tackle them

  • Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

    Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

    What better week for the reveal of the country’s best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are the four winners in Berkshire – phones at the ready to bag your table.

    • Pimp your roast this weekend

      Pimp your roast this weekend

      Give your cooking some welly with a zingy springy herb crust. We've twisted the arm of the Wellington Farm Shop butchers to reveal their secret recipe that'll rub your roast up the right way.

    • Try this light but warming spring supper

      Try this light but warming spring supper

      Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

    • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

      48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

      Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

    • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

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  • Who’s ready to hit the high street this weekend? #HelloFreedom 👠👜
  • Blue skies and the Bridge of Sighs, Oxford, snapped by @muddybucksoxon. What are your plans this sunny weekend?☀️💃
  • Oh bouy, what a beautiful view! 🚤⛵️ What are your plans this coming weekend?
  • Dreamy sunsets anyone? Where’s your favourite place to watch the sun go down? 😍

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  • Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    There’s nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too — just in time for Earth Day.

    • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

    • 2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      When high fashion met high street. Here are the new season fashion collabs we're lusting after this month (with surprisingly affordable price tags).

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  • Day at the beach, anyone?

    Day at the beach, anyone?

    The sun’s making an appearance this weekend (at long last) so we’re thinking impromptu, socially-distanced daytrip to the coast. Who’s in?

    • 96 ultimate outdoor meet-ups

      96 ultimate outdoor meet-ups

      Walking is sooo Lockdown 3. Come March 29, we’re ready for some new outdoors activities with friends or family. Try one of these fresh ideas from the Muddy counties.

    • Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

      Grab the sunnies: our 2021 travel bucket list

      It's been so long, holidays have taken on a rather emotional hue. So we asked our editors how they really want to spend their annual leave. Expect cocktails, cities, and plenty of sun.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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