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  • Perfect eats in town for Mudlets

    Heading to the big smoke this half term? Check out our top places to feed the Mudlets

    • The Queens Head, Marlow

      The Queen's Head describes itself as 'Marlow's Little Secret', a fitting description for this 17th century pub hidden in a leafy lane.

    • The Red Lion, Blewbury

      With new owners & a recent refurb, The Red Lion in lovely Blewbury has quite the local rep - but what's the Muddy verdict?

    • All hail The Crown

      The newly refurbished The Crown in Chilterns hamlet of Radnage has created a stir with its keenly priced gastro offering.

    • The Fat Duck, Bray

      The waiting list just got longer. Heston Blumenthal's Berkshire restaurant is named 10th best in the world.

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  • Romantic getaway

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Stoke the iron of hot-rod passion? Er, get away from the kids and sleep for 14 hours solid? Then this is the feature for you. The most romantic stays across 16 counties, and all in the name of love.

    • Muddy’s ultimate travel guide: New Zealand

      Two islands, four million people, one incredible destination. I used to live in New Zealand and Mr Muddy is a Kiwi, so this is a proper Insider's Guide!

    • 24 Hours at Stonehenge

      24 hours bang slap in the centre of Wilts with a bunch of ancient stones and uh...not much else. Can you really spend a whole 24 hours there? 'Course you can!

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  • Education

    Elstree, Woolhampton

    If you are looking for a school where boys can be boys, have a nose at this bucolic prep in Berks.

  • Media

    WATCH THIS!

    A compassionate beer ad? Really?! You’ll be truly moved by Heineken’s brilliant new ‘Worlds Apart’ campaign.

  • Hotels

    POETS HOUSE HOTEL

    This boutique hotel in the historic city of Ely provides a perfect escape for a night or two.

    Poets House, Ely

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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.

    • NAIL THAT POLISH

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

    • Jazz up your jardin

      You ready to al fresco? Meet Rosara, your new Bicester BFF for outdoor style that knocks John Lewis into touch.

    • Property Flirt – it’s back!

      Here we are in sunny Amersham and a Grade II listed, 3-bed modernist classic. The question is: can you guess the price?!

  • 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!

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