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  • The Daneway

    This one-time rural boozer near Cirencester is full of rustic charm and too-good-to-miss gastro-pub inventions.

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      Helen Browning’s Royal Oak

      Homespun charm, yummy, wholesome food and dreamy rooms to overnight in, there is NOTHING not to like here!

    • Fire up your palate

      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!

    • Three Tuns Freehouse

      After a country pub for lunch? We've found just the joint. We came, we ate, and we were WOW-ed!

    • Grey’s Brasserie

      Whatley Manor’s revamped eaterie is cutting quite a swathe with its chic European interiors and innovative menu.

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    Need a seaside fix?

    Feel the sand between your toes within a couple of hours – hurray for Muddy’s ten best beach day trips!

    • Cotswold House Hotel

      This boutique townhouse hotel in Chipping Campden gives its country house cousins a run for their money.

    • Holiday with Poldark!

      Fancy Aiden Turner, er, hanging out in Poldark Land this summer? We've hunted down the best Cornish coastal rentals.

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    Your holiday wardrobe, sorted!

    C’mon, let’s get it nailed before everything sells out and you end up having to wear that crap sarong you bought in 1989. Muddy shows you how.

    • Fash alert!

      Supercool label Colville needs to be on your radar. We talk to founding member Molly Molloy, former designer at Marni no less.

    • Hot off the press!

      Want the superhot goss on a new funky independent boutique selling über-funky, British brands? Here you go then!

    • Youth ahoy!

      Fancy taking ten years off your face? Er, yes please. Well I reckon I may have found just the person to do it. Follow me.

    • Spa bliss

      Need a cheeky spa break? Me too! And if there's a Diamond Life Infusion Facial thrown in, all the better – my face needs it!

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    • Retro heaven

      Roll up, roll up for the greatest antiques fair in town! Shop 'til you drop at the Cotswolds Decorative, Antiques & Arts Fair.

    • Gastro Heaven

      29 of the best cookery courses from across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds (and impress your dinner guests).

  • Wellbeing
    • Zap that pain

      Overdone it on the sports pitch? In absolute agony? Muddy has just the solution – get ready for your massage!

    • The dancing cure

      From treating depression to dementia, how getting in tune with your body through dance can reach the parts other therapies can’t touch.

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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!

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      Careers advisor – help!

      Job driving you mental? We put your work dilemmas to our clever new careers coach. Here's what she had to say.

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      Fancy a job?

      Want to be part of a burgeoning superblog with fun in its DNA? Come and join Muddy Stilettos Glos and Wilts – it'll be a blast!

  • Kids
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      The Uni American Dream

      Lots of sweating happening in the exam halls – but what's the next step? If your offspring is considering uni stateside, read on!

    • Muddy half-term saviour

      Eek, they're off on hols again – but we've got ammunition. Check out these 15 faberoo things to do with the kids this half-term.

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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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      Trudy Simmons

      The Crazy Daisy Clarity coach and founder of the Hampshire Business Women Facebook Group, walks us round her fave places.

    • Gee’s Favourite Places

      Kitchen-whizz Gee Cartwright on Johnny Depp, Moroccan street food, truffle hunting in Italy and sweet pineapples.

    • Wish we were here!

      A one-woman interiors inspiration, Fiona McLeod has created a luxury bolthole full of AMAZING things.

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