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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

Feel like upgrading your hand soap? Foam up and step this way! From luxurious formulas and gorgeous bottles to fresh summer scents, here are 12 of the loveliest to buy now.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

Culture

  • TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    Remotes at the ready! From the latest unmissable BBC drama starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, to a gripping Netflix true crime documentary here’s Muddy’s weekly rundown.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Looking for a Cornish escape for the whole crew with serious wow-factor? It doesn’t come much more stylish or slick than this reimagined country house in St Issey.

    • Muddy Review: Beechfield House near Bath

      Muddy Review: Beechfield House near Bath

      Stylish but not stiff, this boutique hotel in Melksham is perfect for gorgeous get-aways with friends, family and even the kids (I mean, have you seen that pool?) Good food, great wine, lots of laughs and lazy days coming up.

    • Muddy review: The Lamb at Hindon

      Muddy review: The Lamb at Hindon

      Escape city stress at this country pub near Salisbury with hearty home-cooked food and over 100 different whiskeys. Hangovers optional.

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Life

  • Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    Time to split? How to do it, from the break-up queen

    She’s got a podcast, comedy show, award-winning books and celeb following – Rosie Wilby is the one to listen to if you’re breaking up

  • Kids

    • Late Summer Fun: 18 ways to keep kids happy

      Late Summer Fun: 18 ways to keep kids happy

      They’ve been having fun in the sun at home for three weeks now..but is inspiration running out? Luckily our list of last minute things to do for kids in Wilts should make them shriek with delight – and help you win at Summer too.

    • Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

      Best new kid’s reads, from picture books to YA

      From Olaf Falafel’s Blob Fish to the pre-teen adventure novel snapped up by Netflix and Julia Walton’s latest YA romance, we’ve got your family summer reads covered.

Instamuddy

  • Looking for ways to keep the kids happy during these final weeks of the Summer hols? Check out the Wilts guide to What’s on for Kids now! #linkinbio 

Includes pick your own sunflowers @pickingpatch in Fordingbridge, making afternoon teas @thefarmcookeryschool and lots of musical fun @wiltshiremusic

📸Joao Perini

#farm #sunflower #whatson #kids #wiltshire #thingstodowiltshire #kidsinwiltshire #music #summerholidays
  • Hop onto Stories to see all the pics from my stay @beechfieldhouse in #Melksham. Review to come because I haven’t even had breakfast yet (this isn’t it).

#wiltshire #melksham #beanacre #weekendescape #weekendescapes😎☀️🍹 #weekendvibes #weekendescapes #boutiquehotel #relax #espressomartini
  • Bradford on Avon has a living wall! Popped by the opening last week to see it in its full glory. A resident’s idea with help from other partners like @boatowncouncil 

What do you think?

#wiltshire #bradfordonavon #livingwall #towncentre #plants #communitycollab
  • Did you know you can win an afternoon tea spa day @bowood_hotel on our website? The prize is for two people (this tea is for one so double that)…who do you love enough to take? Linkinbio

#wiltshire #bowood #win #spaday #afternoontea #calne #spa #library #countryretreat
  • The weekend's nearly here..and it looks like it's going to be sunny in Wilts. If you're planning a fiesta in your back garden, or just planning on some you-time on a sun lounger, you'll probably want to be making the most of your time off and drinking something special without the supermarket-aisle-decision-hell. So we asked lovely wine expert Leanne Oliver from @cru_wines_uk  in Bradford on Avon (pictured here) for her top summer vino choices to buy you more sun time. You're welcome! 
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📸 @cru_wines_uk
#wine #wiltshire #summerwine #sun #saturday #lastofthesummerwine #bradfordonavon #muddystilettos #muddystilettoswilts

Fashion

People

  • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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