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November 2019

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Muddy eats: The Maytime Inn, Asthall

    Wine tasting and a slap-up three-course dinner, you say? Muddy’s Anna Brech is in there like swimwear at this gorgeous Cotswolds village gastropub. Like what you see? We’ve got a gorgeous Reader Treat overnight stay for two up for grabs.

    • Muddy eats: The Crown, Granborough

      Attention sugar fiends! This rural mid Bucks gastro pub does killer desserts. Best-selling crime novelist Sharon Bolton gets stuck in.

    • The Chequers, Churchill

      The Chequers in Churchill is one of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds' loveliest pubs - now with new owners, an interiors makeover and a brand new Muddy review!

    • The poshest curry ever?

      Sindhu by Atul Kochhar is a curry restaurant but not as we know it. Muddy reviewer Jessica Jonzen whizzed off to Marlow to eat her way through the menu.

    • The UK’s sexiest eaterie?

      We couldn't resist the opportunity of a seven-course tasting menu at Meghan Markle's favourite hangout, Cliveden House. Muddy's Rachel got heroically stuck in.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

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  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We’ve sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let’s go!

    • Fancy a break this half term?

      Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out my pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country.

    • Jewel in the Crown

      Broadway in Worcestershire is arguably the most lovely of the Cotswolds villages - and we know exactly where you should be staying.

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  • Ready to wrap up?

    Brrrrrrr! It’s got a bit chilly hasn’t it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush, starting with this elegant ribbed, frill-necked beauty.

    • Forty years of fashion

      This season's trends nibble from the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties and Noughties. But how do you to channel the decades but keep your look modern.

    • Pyjama time!

      It's suddenly dark, cold and wet outside - let's hunker down and cheer ourselves up with some chic new pyjamas (yes, such things do actually exist).

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

    • Skin deep beauty

      Sunbathing, boozing and general profligacy has left my face in tatters. But Aylesbury's Hartwell House offers a way to reverse the damage *and* measure progress.

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  • Meet the woman who’s declared war on plastic

    We like her style (in every sense). Beth Noy, the founder of Plastic Freedom, runs an online shop collating the coolest plastic-free brands around. She’s got some brilliant- and achievable – advice for us all.

    • Muddy meets… The Oxfordshire Gardener

      What would you ask an award-winning garden designer? What hand cream he uses, if his own garden ever looks rubbish and who's his favourite green-fingered celeb, obviously!

    • Yup, stage school works!

      Another year and another surge of nascent stars of the stage and screen graduate from Tring Park School for the Performing Arts. Want to meet them?

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