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I'm Cath, editor of Muddy Wiltshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Muddy Awards 2022

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  • Say salut to summer! 15 of the best Wiltshire pub gardens

    Say salut to summer! 15 of the best Wiltshire pub gardens

    Top up your tan and mute the work Whats App group in one of the Wilts’ best pub gardens, from quirky to the country-cool. Good time guaranteed!

    • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

      51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

      Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We’ve found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

    • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

      Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

      A little bit of country, a little bit of rock ‘n’ roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun – Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

Culture

  • Six shiny new things to watch on TV this week

    Six shiny new things to watch on TV this week

    A new series of The Umbrella Academy, how to make the most of Glastonbury from your sofa, feel-good comedy… Here’s this week’s ultimate guide to staying in.

    • The 7 most unmissable shows on TV this week

      The 7 most unmissable shows on TV this week

      Love Island’s returning with a sunscreen-slicked vengeance, Dolly Alderton’s Everything I Know About Love finally makes it to the screen, and more unmissable picks this week.

    • Your summer reading list – sorted!

      Your summer reading list – sorted!

      Need a new read to bring to the beach (or, y’know, to keep on the bedside table)? The literary brains at Muddy have rounded up the best new and upcoming novels to add to your TBR pile.

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  • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

    • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      It’s World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that’ll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T…

  • Wellbeing

    • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise – and orgasms.

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

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  • Choosing a family holiday is never easy – you want culture and great food, your other half wants to sunbathe, the kids demand a waterslide, and your teens want to ignore you! The good news is that @disneycruiseline will tick all of those boxes, and then some. Even better, it’s introducing brand new European travel routes for 2023 and Muddy has the inside track. Link in bio.
  • GIVEAWAY It's Glasto season! But if your idea of festivals is more downward dog than pogoing in the dance tent, check out @vervefestival  near Tisbury in Wiltshire on Saturday 17th September. Dedicated to feeling good, this one day wellness festival is packed full of yoga classes, pilates sessions, massages and yummy foods. And what's more we have two pairs of tickets to giveaway! To enter use the linkinbio 

#wellness #festival #freetickets #yoga #pilates #feelgood #wiltshire #tisbury #massage #wellnessfestivals #wellnessfestival
  • Crowds waiting for the Summer Solstice sun to rise this morning @stonehenge - but sadly it was too cloudy to capture the iconic sunlight-through-the-stones shot. Still, Wiltshire is the proud home of the UK’s most iconic stone circle, so it’s only right Muddy visited on one of the two most important days of the year for this monument - Summer Solstice (21st June- the other is Winter Solstice). On these days @englishheritage lets the public celebrate right up at the stones, free of charge. 

#wiltshire #stonehenge #solstice #summersolstice #midsummer #pagan #celebrate #morning #sunrise
  • Morning walk to Westbury White Horse. The actual chalk horse is looking a bit shabby, apparently locals have asked @englishheritage to clean it up but budgets are tight. It’s still impressive though 

#wiltshire #westbury #whitehorse #whitehorsewestbury #hills #morning #englishsummer 

#wiltshire #westbury #summermorning

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School Reviews

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