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The Old Ale and Coffee House, Salisbury

Muddy says: Looking for the best brunch in Salisbury? A beach hut in the garden? A fun place to just, hey, hang out? We've found the joint, and you're gonna love it!

Bars

Cowley Manor in front of lake

Cowley Manor

Muddy says: A contemporary take on the Cotswold country house hotel where chic modern interiors plus cool bar, amazing spa and stupendous surroundings equals 21st-century nirvana.

Bars

The Garden at Miserden

Muddy says: A huge green thumbs up to this stunning, timeless garden, with tip-top events including outdoor theatre and a pop-up restaurant. Oh, and there's camping too!

Cafes

Silver Fox Gin

Muddy says: Hats off to this divine, bespoke gin from the heart of the Wiltshire countryside. It's gonna be a good Christmas!

Food & Drink

Pure Punjabi

Muddy says: We love this amazing mother and daughter team, whose fab company offers Indian cookery courses, home meal kits and wedding event catering

Caterers

THE LOOKING GLASS

Muddy says: Like the idea of a restaurant that showcases the very best of the Cotswolds? The Looking Glass is for you

Cafes

The Little Pickle

Muddy says: We love this young, funky, and utterly delicious local catering duo

Caterers

The Bath Arms, Horningsham

Muddy says: We love this cosy hideaway tucked in the shadow of Longleat. It's the perfect place to relax, unwind and explore...

B&B

Rollestone Manor

Muddy says: A gorgeously affordable, cosy and relaxed B&B a mere stone's throw from Stonehenge - we love it!

B&B

The Bell, Ramsbury

Muddy says: The Bell at Ramsbury has been awarded the coveted AA Best Pub in England Award for 2017/18! What more do you need to know?

B&B

Flying Monk Brewery

Muddy says: A fabulous local boozer, The Flying Monk (named after Malmesbury’s legendary Flying Monk, no less) is a real find.

Bars

Bowood Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort

Muddy says: Snooze, spa, fine dine and positively chillax in one of the finest luxury hotels in Wiltshire. It's a huge Muddy tick from us!

Food & Drink

The Cookery School at Daylesford

Muddy says: Want to up your dinner party game, bond with your kids Great British Bake-Off style or just enjoy cooking in the most sublime place ever? Hello Daylesford!

Cookery Courses

The Frogmill, near Cheltenham

Muddy says: A superlative country pub near Cheltenham with grill-tastic food, home-from-home rooms and an events space to die for.

Food & Drink

Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

Muddy says: Any hotel that collects the Mudlets from my room for brekkie and lets me sleep in is top notch in my book. A massive thumbs up to Family Luxury Hotel Woolley Grange.

Food & Drink

The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury

Muddy says: Bed down for the night in this newly restored hotel in the heart of charming Malmesbury. It's Britain's oldest hotel, y'know. And it's got a gin bar. Right, I'm moving in...

Food & Drink

Averys Wine Merchant

Muddy says: Bored of supermarket plonk and feel like you’re grown-up enough to get a bit more knowledgeable about what you’re filling your wine o’clock with? Follow us…

Food & Drink

Visit Hillbrush, Mere

Muddy says: Vintage brush machines, a fab sun terrace and artisan coffee bar – can you get more cool and quirky? This is Muddy to a tee.

Cafes

Marlborough College Summer School

Muddy says: Got a long summer holiday ahead of you to fill? No worries, Mudsters - we've got you covered

Camps & Courses

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Cookery at Winston House

Muddy says: Looking for something a bit different to do with your bezzies? This home-grown cookery establishment delivers fun culinary inspiration, fab fodder and a stunning, ‘I’m on holiday’ setting.

Cookery

The Daneway

Muddy says: We almost don’t want to share this hidden treasure with you – but hey, that would be bad karma and we don’t want any of that! So here you go – fill your boots with this superb country pub near Cirencester.

Food & Drink

The Lamb, Hindon

Muddy says: What are you waiting for? Check in to this gorgeous country pub deep in the West Wiltshire Downs with boutique-style bedrooms, great food and a seriously impressive wine list.

B&B

Helen Browning’s Royal Oak, Bishopstone

Muddy says: A dining pub with rooms on a lush farm in Wiltshire. If you want great tasting organic food, the farm is where it starts!

Food & Drink

Splash of Colour

Muddy says: Get creative at this little gem in the heart of Salisbury. Kids' parties, rainy day sessions, baby's footprints (too cute)...it's all here.

Cafes

The Farm Cookery School

Muddy says: Kids' holiday clubs, children's parties, plus classes for us grown-up lot in everything from making soup to baking bread at The Farm. Love it!

Activities

Harts Barn Cookery School

Muddy says: A one-stop shop for all things culinary, this cookery school in the Forest of Dean aces every base.

Cookery Courses

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Natural Cookery School

Muddy says: If you follow this cookery school on Instagram, you’ll know that its food looks AMAZING. Well, you can learn how to make it, you know!

Cookery Courses

Craft Bar, Salisbury

Muddy says: Craft beer, craft cider and a cool street food kitchen serving knock-out burgers and fries, welcome to your local Salisbury haunt.

Food & Drink

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Three Tuns Freehouse, Great Bedwyn

Muddy says: We love The Three Tuns for its year-round curb appeal. Roaring fires, fabulous beer garden and top notch grub - what's not to like?

Food & Drink

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Vaughan’s Cookery School

Muddy says: Need a hand sharpening those culinary skills? We love Vaughan's cool, calm and inventive approach to getting your cooking back on track

Catering and Freezer Filling

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The Socialight

Muddy says: We love, love, love this Stroud café for its super smooth Cornish coffee, full English platefuls of deliciousness and über sociable vibe.

Cafes

Georgian Cotswold stone entrance plant on steps

Cotswold House Hotel & Spa

Muddy says: A quintessential English boutique hotel in gorgeous surroundings that’s big on intimacy, style and quirky details. 

Bars

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Lowden Garden Centre, Melksham

Fancy a garden centre with a difference? Better come with us and have a snoop around this gaff then.

Cafes

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Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe

Muddy says: Fancy a snuggle in this award-winning pub? It's a perfectly cosy blend of traditional 18th century architecture and stylish, modern interior design - just what we love at Muddy.

Food & Drink

The Wheatsheaf

Muddy says: Sooooo much more than a pub, The Wheatsheaf has an art gallery, music studios, great grub...and did I mention it's all local, organic and sustainable? Right up our Muddy street. You comin' too?

Food & Drink

interior of dining area Sheep on Sheep Street

Sheep on Sheep Street

Muddy says: A stylish new refurb of this Stow-on-the-Wold Inn takes it into must-try territory for pizza lovers and Cotwolds explorers.

Food & Drink

The Porch House

Muddy says: England’s self-proclaimed ‘oldest inn’ also happens to be one of the classiest I’ve stayed at, with stylish interiors, excellent gastrofare and luxe bedrooms. A big yes.

Food & Drink

Lawns with table and parasol in the garden of The Greenway Hotel & Spa

The Greenway Hotel & Spa

Here at Muddy we've fallen head over heels for the charms of this handsome country manor house hotel, with its knockout looks and luxury trappings.

Food & Drink

The Weighbridge Inn

Muddy says: An historic Cotswold inn with rustic charms aplenty, local real ales on tap and knockout 2in1 Pies.

Food & Drink

The Cricklade Club, Cricklade

Muddy says: This quirky independent café, bar and events space serves such great food and is so relaxed you’ll be wanting to make it your home from home.

Bars

Stroud Brewery

Muddy says: So much more than just a producer of fine ale, Stroud Brewery is a one-stop brewing, drinking, eating and partying destination. Right up our street then!

Bars

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Timbrell’s Yard, Bradford-on-Avon

Muddy says: Thumbs up for this cool Bradford-on-Avon gaff, serving fresh West Country meals and snacks, and all absolutely delish.

Bars

The Woolpack Inn

Muddy says: It’s impossible to resist the bohemian charms of this cool, old-school, independent pub hanging out in the stunning Slad Valley.

Food & Drink

The Hollow Bottom

Muddy says: We love this award-winning, 17th-century country pub in the Cotswold heartland for its fab food, chilled-out atmosphere and quirky touches.

B&B

Tudor Farmhouse

Muddy says: A snug, des-res in the middle of the Forest, we can’t get enough of this boutique hotel’s super-comfy interiors and superlative food.

Food & Drink

Malmaison Cheltenham

Muddy says: We love this chichi hotel in Cheltenham for its chic Montpellier location and grande dame exterior that segues into cool, eclectic interiors.

Food & Drink

Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal

Muddy says: We love the breezy, open air vibe at Larmer Tree. With ornate gardens, pavilions, halls and secret spaces, it's perfect for the quintessential English country wedding

Cafes

The Old Lodge

Muddy says: We’re blown away by this elemental wedding venue on top of the world on Minchinhampton Common.

B&B

The Crown at Woodstock

Muddy says: A modern Scandi reinvention of the traditional inn in pretty Woodstock – a super-stylish addition to the town with great food and 5 luxe bedrooms.

B&B

The Riverbarn

Muddy says: All hail the winner of Best Restaurant in Wiltshire in the Muddy Stilettos Awards, The Riverbarn in Fonthill Bishop! It's worth travelling to from far and wide

B&B

Fisherton Mill, Salisbury

Muddy says: A gallery, a cafe and artists' studios, Fisherton Mill is a wonderful haven in the heart of Salisbury.

Cafes

Twisted Brewing Company

Twisted Brewing are an authentic micro-brewery, overlooked by the White Horse of Westbury in West Wiltshire. As an award winning craft brewery, we only use quality ingredients and traditional processes to produce hand-crafted ales.  Our aim is to create small batches of quality session beers that showcase our ingredients and skills. The passion is evident in all […]

Drinks

Wiltshire Chilli Farm

Based a short distance from Melksham, The Wiltshire Chilli Farm consists of a group of culinary and horticulture enthusiasts who share a love of all things spicy. Our chillies put the fire in our bellies that drives us to do what we love best – and that’s sauces and seasonings that encourage people to discover […]

Food

The Wiltshire Liqueur Co

Our Story It’s short and sweet; we love liqueurs and after being involved in the initial concept of the Wiltshire Liqueur Company in 1993, we jumped at the chance to take over the company in 2012 and haven’t looked back since. We are a small family run company with exciting plans and ideas. Working from […]

Drinks

Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, Malmesbury

Muddy says: Looking for a Cotswold retreat where you can leave the world behind? Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa aces every base.

Food & Drink

Monty and Mabel’s, Wilton

Muddy says: Think cool London club meets yummy local bakery meets everything-you-could-think-of-to-buy-for-your-pup and you’ve got Monty and Mabel’s.

Cafes

Rumsey’s Chocolaterie

Master chocolatier Nigel Rumsey has been creating his exquisite range of award winning handmade chocolates since 1991. Thirty years’ experience as a Chef and Patissier has provided the inspiration and depth of knowledge needed to become a Master Chocolatier of distinction. Nigel and his wife, Mary, now have coffee shops in Wendover and Thame. Inspired […]

Cafes

The Vine Tree, Norton

Muddy says: Formerly an old mill serving beer through the front windows to travellers in carriages, The Vine Tree nestles in the tiny hamlet of Norton on the edge of The Cotswolds.

Food

Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat’Saisons

Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The hotel opened in 1984, with the restaurant quickly gaining two Michelin stars, an accolade that has since been repeated for an astonishing 30 years. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best […]

Hotels

The Chef’s Dozen, Chipping Camden

The Chef’s Dozen is proudly located in Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds. 2015 Winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ at the Cotswold Life Food and Drink Awards and awarded Chipping Campden’s High Street Business of the Year 2014, we are committed to working closely with a small core of quality producers who are dedicated to […]

Food & Drink

The Maytime Inn

The Maytime Inn is a luxurious, 4 star gold rating hideaway, tucked into the historic village of Asthall, Oxfordshire. Dating back to the 17th century, it was bought by now-owner Dominic Wood in 2012 and has since been extensively renovated and remodelled. There is now a bar and restaurant for visitors to enjoy, as well […]

Bars

The Sheep on Sheep St

The Sheep on Sheep Street lies in the heart of the picturesque Cotswolds market town of Stow-on-the-Wold. Following a meticulous refurbishment by new owners, Brakspear, this boutique Inn with 22 rooms re-opened in July 2016. Featuring light, bright, contemporary spaces including an open-plan restaurant, a full-length bar top that flows into counter dining space facing […]

Hotels

The Porch House

A handsome, Grade II* listed, Cotswold building with parts dating from 947AD, The Porch House, in the heart of historic Stow-on-the-Wold, claims to be ‘England’s oldest Inn’. It is also a stylish boutique retreat with restaurant, inn and 13 stylish rooms from £99 a night on a B&B basis. A light and airy bar with […]

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