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

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Gotta Have It

It's Christmaaaaas! Treat yourself to some festive glam, and pick up some some gorgeous stocking fillers in one fell swoop at Next Beauty & Home's shopping event (11-12 Dec).

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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  • Where to brunch in Wiltshire

    Where to brunch in Wiltshire

    If your evenings are getting full with dinner reservations, carol concerts and light trails, may we recommend booking in a brunch with your friends instead? Here’s where we recommend for artisan coffees, posh French toast and tasty avocado dishes

    • The Crown & Anchor, Ham

      The Crown & Anchor, Ham

      Is this the best Sunday roast in Wiltshire? We reckon this cosy, foodie pub near Hungerford has it nailed.

    • The Langley Tap

      The Langley Tap

      Looking for the perfect village pub? We’ve only gone and found it. Lovely food and a super-warm welcome await you in this gem near Chippenham.


  • Pass that remote! Six things to watch this week

    Pass that remote! Six things to watch this week

    It’s freezing! Definitely the only excuse you need to catch up on some sofa time. On our watchlist this week: Benedict Cumberbatch’s cowboy “career-best”, on-demand opera, award-winning BBC comedy, and more.

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  • Wreath making workshops in Wiltshire

    Wreath making workshops in Wiltshire

    What could be more festive than sitting down, glass of mulled wine in hand, to craft your very own Christmas wreath? These workshops are selling out fast, so get booking and adorn your door with a handmade wreath

  • Wellbeing

    • Superflashy newsflash!

      Superflashy newsflash!

      Psst….want the word on the street? We’ve got cool co-working, theatre, wellness, openings, and of course, bonnets.

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

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  • Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    Five gripping reads to give your working life a boost

    What better inspo for giving your career a shake-up than the story of a creative genius who defied her generation and became a living legend. We’ve found the best books that embrace the Clarice Cliff spirit…

  • Kids

    • Dauntsey’s


      Looking for a country boarding school? Dauntsey’s is an unpretentious all-rounder with a family atmosphere and adventure on the curriculum.

    • October Half Term: Sorted

      October Half Term: Sorted

      Half term looms, so what to do with the little monsters? Never fear, Muddy to the rescue with the lowdown on things to do – ghoulish or otherwise.

    • Party season essentials to add to your beauty  bag
    • Party season essentials to add to your beauty  bag


  • Wondering where to brunch this weekend? May we recommended @thecrickladeclub? They’ve got the best French toast we’ve ever tried. Tap the link in our bio for the 11 best brunch spots in Wiltshire and make a booking for this weekend ASAP!
  • Do you recognise this gorgeous courtyard?What about the tempting treats? Swipe right to find out which gorgeous Wiltshire village these can all be found in and tap the link in our bio to find out why we named it one of our Best Places to Live in 2022, in association with @struttandparker
  • From festive grottos with alpacas (so much cuddlier than reindeers) to carol concerts to pick your own Christmas trees, here are the 20 best festive activities in Wiltshire. We can’t wait!
  • Ohhh we’ve been waiting for this one! Stock up on the popcorn and tune into @skytv Cinema to watch the hottest British actress on the block, @phoebedynevor, star in the brand new Clarice Cliff biopic #TheColourRoom out TODAY, plus five more new releases to watch this weekend at the link in bio. That’s your Friday night in sorted.



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