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    The Hollow Bottom

    With its gee-gees pedigree, idyllic setting and standout pub fare, we’re backing this front runner in the ace country inns race.

    • Old Ale and Coffee House

      A cool city pub bang in the centre of Salisbury, with eclectic design and really, really good food. What's not to love?

    • 2019’s Michelin Stars

      It's the accolade that all chefs want – so who's reached for the stars in Glos, Wilts and surrounding counties this year?

    • The Looking Glass

      Our new fave The Looking Glass introduces “Farm to Fork” cooking with an emphasis on local produce from the Cotswolds

    • Hot goss on the foodie front!

      Psst! The latest, greatest and super-new pop-up foodie nights you'll want to know about. Don't book anything till you read this!

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  • Witness the fitness! The best new sports gear for 2019

    Finding it hard to kickstart that hardcore new exercise regime? Buy some slinky new kit and you’ll be sprinting around the park faster than Mo Farah (possibly).

    • Jumper perfection

      Got a style conscious teen at home? Muddy has snooped out these fab-tastic sweaters for the young (and older) men in your life

    • New season, new shoes

      Do you need any encouragement to buy new shoes? Does anyone?! Clear some space on the shoe rack - I've rounded up my Top 15 footwear favourites for autumn, from elegant ankle boots to sneakers.

    • Skincare Saviours

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • Spa Heaven

      Need a cheeky spa break? Uh, yes please. So it's a good job Bowood Hotel and Spa is here with the ultimate in pre-Christmas pampering

  • Your unmissable 2019 culture planner

    Want to make the most of 2019? Muddy’s culture vulture Kerry Potter has curated the best new TV, music, theatre, film, books and art of the year. Get yer diary out!

    • Review: Motown the musical

      The story of Motown, from single label biz to mega-label empire (the Supremes, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and all), is funkier than fiction

    • The best books of 2018

      Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your list and you can thank us later. We've chosen our top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

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    • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laksa

      Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019's first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laksa, anyone?

    • Retro heaven

      Ready for some serious shopping? Nope, I'm not talking Christmas. Find your antiques heaven at the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Arts Fair.

    • Is a private doctor for you?

      Ever wished you had a private doctor? God bless the NHS, but sometimes it can be, er, frustrating… Which is why more and more people are choosing to register with a private GP

    • Are you sober curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now after too much December carousing (and some pretty dodgy photos to be honest). Could "sober curious" be for you?

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    Hello coworking!

    Calling all freelancers, startup founders and digital nomads – if you want to boost your success, productivity and social life, find yourself a coworking space!

    • Sloping off

      We've snooped around for the perfect way to have a family ski holiday with pre-teens, teens and other big kids!

    • The future of education

      Progressive Knighton House School in Durweston announced the changes in their CE programme earlier this year. We at Muddy are pleased to have been asked back to explore a little bit more...

  • Meet the author: Frances Trussell

    Muddy meets former broadcast journalist turned mindfulness coach, Frances Trussell, whose first book is out on Fri 30 Nov.

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      World Cup Wonders

      Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup's hottest footballers. Instead we've found you the smartest. Seriously!

    • On the lash with Tim

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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