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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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Gotta Have It

Splash about as much as you like. These super cool cowboy boots are actually wellies. Yee-haw!

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

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

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  • Caffeine boost! 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Caffeine boost! 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can’t function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

    • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Comforting classics from The Pie Room

      Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two warming recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room will take you into autumn and beyond.

    • Recipe: Roast Hake with Salsa Verde

      Recipe: Roast Hake with Salsa Verde

      Even a total non-cook like me loves an easy-peasy (and delicious) recipe. The Cooking School shares one of their summer faves - lucky us!

    • 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!


  • 🌶 Ready to spice up your summer? 🌶 Hell yeah! We have a whopping 50 sets of Zimbabwe-made @drtroublesauce (it’s artisan, 100% natural and totally delicious) PLUS a star 🌟 prize of a groovy @thehestonblumenthalteam Everdure Furnace BBQ, worth £699, up for grabs in our hottest Reader Treat to date 🔥 Enter at the link in bio if you can handle the heat 🔥(and in the meantime grab 15% off Dr. Trouble with the code MUDDYSTILETTOS).
  • Say hello to the very first Early Early Christmas Virtual Fair! Join them for a fabulous Virtual Pinksyer Gin tasting evening on 25 September- WIN a free @pinkstergin pack on us ready for the event! @eecfair Go to our READER TREATS now
  • Thinking of making a move? Check out our Top 200 Best Places To Live
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Muddy’s Lockdown Gardens in Bloom comp is in full swing and we’re absolutely loving your entires (scope out your competition for that £1,000 @olivesage prize fund, in the @muddystilettos Gardens highlight!). The Top 10 most ‘liked’ pictures in each category will be shortlisted and then judged by our expert panel

🌸Author of The Five Minute Garden @laetitiamaklouf 
🌸BBC gardener @tobygardenfest 
🌸 Muddy’s Ed-in-chief, Hero Brown 

The winner of each category will receive £100, plus a STAR PRIZE of an extra £500 for the overall winning photograph. The sun’s coming out this weekend so it’s the perfect opportunity to get snapping before the competition closes on 31 Jul.
  • Forget the urban myths - the sticks is where it’s at! Our Top 200 Best Places to Live, curated by Muddy editors across 25 counties, launches next week. Keep your eyes peeled to see if your area has made the cut 🥰
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    • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

      Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

      The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

    • 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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  • Wiltshire must sees

    Wiltshire must sees

    From the big-beast tourist destinations to our cool insider alternatives, read on for our pick of unmissable attractions in Wilts

    • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

    • Into London: the capital reopens

      Into London: the capital reopens

      With the tourist count at an all-time low, now is the time to swerve the endless queues and enjoy London's cultural bounty - oh, and bag a *£5000 stay at Brown's Hotel* while you're at it!

  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids
  • 10 of the best subscription boxes for kids
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  • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

    Sustainable fashion gets sexy

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      With luxe fabrics, funky designs and cool silhouettes, cardigans have never been cooler. Here are seven of our favourite online buys to add to your autumn wardrobe.

    • The shacket: your new sartorial hero

      The shacket: your new sartorial hero

      What do you get when you cross a jacket with a shirt? A shacket, of course! Here's our pick of the best lightweight and affordable options to take you into autumn.

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    • Best beauty advent calendars

      Best beauty advent calendars

      It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

    • The essential no make-up kit

      The essential no make-up kit

      It’s a trend that’s not going away anytime soon; make-up so subtle that it just makes you look like a brighter and better version of yourself. Here’s the Muddy guide.

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

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

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Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 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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