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

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Pubs with gorgeous gardens in Wilts

    Pubs with gorgeous gardens in Wilts

    Praise be, the pubs are opening – and just in time for summer weather! Here are some of the best pub gardens to enjoy a socially-distanced sip in across Wilts. Cheers!

    • Speedy supper: Beef and basil bites

      Speedy supper: Beef and basil bites

      A recipe that's perfect as a party snack for those socially distanced back garden get-togethers or serve it up to the family for lunch or a light dinner. Ready, steady, nosh!

    • In the pink: the rosé revolution

      In the pink: the rosé revolution

      Welcome to the rosé renaissance. Once dismissed as "lady petrol" (ugh), it's now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for top tips on buying the best bottles and that all important question - does it give you a hangover?

    • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

      Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

      Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with everyone's favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Test your baking with this share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

    • Delicious nettle recipes from The Pig

      Delicious nettle recipes from The Pig

      Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

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    • Lockdown garden stunners

      Lockdown garden stunners

      Entered Muddy’s Lockdown Gardens in Bloom yet? Stake out your competition here and snap your space to win part of our £1000 prize pot to spend at Olive & Sage.

    • Aaargh, I can’t stop eating

      Aaargh, I can’t stop eating

      None of my summer shorts fit and I still can't stop stuffing my face. Thankfully Muddy Norfolk editor Helen consulted the experts for these three easy emotional eating tips.

    • 7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

      7 steps to better sleep in lockdown

      You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and mentally shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Read on for our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

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  • Add to basket! 10 bags to buy now

    Add to basket! 10 bags to buy now

    Light to carry, and gorgeously artisan, perfect your summer picnic style with one of these lovely wicker and woven totes.

  • Kids

    • Sandroyd Prep School

      Sandroyd Prep School

      We were blown away by this co-ed prep school on the stunning Rushmore Estate - acres of bucolic grounds, impressive results and lots of old-fashioned fun

    • Leehurst Swan School

      Leehurst Swan School

      Muddy says: Want a one-stop, pastoral education for your family? This friendly, co-ed, all...

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  • Christmas shopping, eek!
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  • Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Kids’ summer clothing edit

    Anyone else’s kids shot up a few inches during lockdown? We’ve got you covered with our pick of the coolest, colourful childrenswear to style out the summer.

    • Trend alert! Artisanal style

      Trend alert! Artisanal style

      Delicate embroidery, expert craftsmanship and dreamy fabrics - we're coveting artisanal chic for summer. Here are 14 items to add to your (handwoven) basket.

    • Hot new swimwear for summer

      Hot new swimwear for summer

      Sunbathing is my specialist subject and the weather's hotting up. Check out the Muddy edit of must have swimwear to suit every shape and size.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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  • J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    J’adore/j’abhor: camping

    Does the sight of a sleeping bag pique your sense of adventure, or break you out in a cold sweat? Two Muddy behemoths duke it out over camping – let’s hope it doesn’t get too tents (sorry).

    • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

      Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

      If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

    • This way to the beach!

      This way to the beach!

      The sun's making an appearance this weekend (at long last) so we're thinking impromptu, socially-distanced day trip to the coast. Who's in?

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

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