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3-20 MAY 2022

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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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Gotta Have It

When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

Gotta have it

Muddy Awards 2022

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The Muddy Awards are GO! Show your plucky local indie businesses some love by nominating them now - nominations close 20 May

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  • Aperol al fresco! Wiltshire pubs with gorgeous gardens

    Aperol al fresco! Wiltshire pubs with gorgeous gardens

    Make the most of sunny afternoons in this country county’s glorious pub gardens. Whether they’re by rivers, in remote countryside or in the centre of the city, there’s something for everyone. Now, who’s going to the bar?

    • 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.

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Travel

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn’t enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF – the cruise.

    • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      Staycationing this summer? Then you’re going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

    • Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Tripadvisor has revealed its top ten Travellers’ Choice Hottest New Hotels in the World 2022 – wanna see? From an adult-only Himalayan hideaway to a family favourite in Brazil, it’s all the travel inspo we need for the year ahead.

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  • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

    A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

    This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

    • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

      8 gorgeous new gardening books

      Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

    • Your new go-to chicken supper dish by Ella Risbridger

      Your new go-to chicken supper dish by Ella Risbridger

      This easy recipe for cardamom and cinnamon chicken rice is a one-pot wonder from Ella’s latest cookbook, A Year of Miracles

  • Wellbeing

    • 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!

    • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

      Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

      In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don’t help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

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  • We’re spoilt for choice for fabulous restaurants in our locale - but which one do you love the most?🍴Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz at the link in bio. #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily
  • Beautiful morning walk at Bradford on Avon marina, home of @sally_narrowboats @noahspantryboa @boathouseboa and next door to @widbrook_eq_x . Peaceful break from the craziness of the fabulous Muddy awards!

#wiltshire #bradfordonavon #bradfordonavonlife #canal #narrowboat #narrowboatlife
  • The battle for the best Local Food/Drink Producer is ON! Nominate the dedicated foodies who bring you the 🥚, 🥩, 🍺, 🍾, 🍷, 🧀, 🥕 and more at the link in bio now.  #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily
  • Want to say a big thank you to the Hair Salon that always leaves your locks feeling fresh? 💇‍♀️ Then NOMINATE it for a coveted Muddy Award at the link in bio - and chop chop! - the nominations stage closed on 20 May 2022.  #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily
  • Staycation station! NOMINATE your favourite local boutique stay (with under 30 rooms) for that girly weekender or naughty night away at the link in bio 😘#MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily

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