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May 2017

  • Giggling Squid

    This small restaurant chain claims to produce staggeringly good Thai food. But does Giggling Squid live up to its own hype?

    • Tapas at the top bar

      A mix of urban cool and relaxed piano bar, the new tapas bar at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is perfect for a pre-show supper

    • The Onlsow Arms

      We’re whoppingly blessed with pubs around here and here’s another corker – we’re hard-pushed to fault this place at all!

    • Two Many Cooks, Dorking

      If it's healthy, homemade food you're after, this small cafe is just the spot. And they do some pretty tasty cakes too

    • Cock a doodle do

      There's plenty to crow about at the Cock Inn at Headley (hey, you at the back, no laughing)

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  • Holiday Glamping

    This bijou glamping site on the Surrey-Sussex border is the perfect place enjoy the natural charms of the English countryside and satisfy your kids with a cool camping fix

    • The Plough Inn

      The perfect getaway for frazzled parents - you'll feel like you're miles away, and yet it's right here in the heart of Surrey

    • Superluxe stays

      Thirty blow-the-budget beauties, from castles and follies to estate manor houses. Yes Jeeves, you may serve the tea

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  • Interviews

    Chat with Mr Rockefeller

    Jonathan Rockefeller is the writer, director, and the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, coming to the Rose Theatre. Muddy caught up to, er, chew things over

  • Most read

    WIN: A relaxing break

    Oh glory be, I have a delicious competition to tempt all you frazzled and knackered people with – a night away including dinner at a pretty country inn. You’re going to love it

  • Fitness

    Shape up

    If you want to get fit for summer, now’s the time to start. Dan Oliver from Field of Fitness in Guildford tells us how to get healthier (and bag a bikini bod while we’re at it)

  • Bags of style

    Fancy some new spring arm candy? You can’t add Ryan Gosling to the online basket, but you can get your mitts on this brilliant tote that comes with a clutch and a purse too. Taking you from daytime to playtime.

    • Superluxe trainers

      Practical, cool and stylish, these Rose Rankin trainers are top of my SS17 shopping list. Now which to choose?

    • Summer style sorted

      Surrey's top fashion boutiques give their top picks of what to wear this coming season, from the hyper-feminine to the no-nonsense utilitarian

    • Seeing scents

      These stylish candles from new Sussex brand SevenSeventeen smell heavenly. And they cost much less than Diptyque

    • We’ve got it nailed

      If you love painted nails but never seem to find time to get to a nail bar, you're going to love Surrey-based Vivienne Nails

  • Bring on the Bollywood

    This Bollywood extravaganza at the Rose Theatre in Kingston is bursting with colour, energy and fun. It’s on until Sunday so catch it if you can

    • Muddy book club: May

      Want to get lost in a good book? Here's our pick of the new releases for the merry month of May

    • Fresh air and film

      Classic films, picnics, fizzy wine. What's not to love? Muddy kicks off the open-air film season with 'Mamma Mia' at Guildford Cathedral

    • London calling! The hottest new exhibitions

      You can’t beat London’s museums for a culture fix. So unleash your inner Brian Sewell and check out these must-see Spring exhibitions – featuring Grayson Perry, Hockney and, um, Arnie’s Terminator suit.

    • Muddy reviews: Junkyard

      Junkyard isn't your traditional all-singing, all-dancing musical, but this production from some of the hottest names in London theatre is a joy to watch

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    • Property Flirt: Oxted

      Take a peek inside this brand spanking new beauty sitting at the foot of the North Downs in Oxted, and see if you can guess the price tag

    • Speedy suppers

      For those too busy, tired or lazy to cook a fancy mid-week supper, Thomasina Miers, Wahaca big cheese, clears one thing off your massive to-do list. Dinner is served

  • Wellbeing
    • Shape up

      Want to get fit? Start now with this advice from Field of Fitness in Guildford and you'll be healthier (and bikini-body ready) by the summer

    • This girl can spin

      Indoor cycling: it's all the rage these days. Here's what to expect at your first spin class — killer workout guaranteed

  • Work-life ‘blending’

    Apparently it’s the end of the road for the ‘work life balance’ (or lack of). In its place, the buzz word is about ‘blending’. Muddy founder Hero Brown asks, do you have what it takes to fully mix business with pleasure?

    • Be happier at work

      We spend a third of our lives working, so it's important to enjoy it. This feature might just change your life!

  • Kids
    • May half-term guide

      Looky looky, here comes the May 2017 half-term, and we’re meeting it head on with the biggest, most searingly useful Muddy Guide. Like, ever

    • Muddy reviews: Mud Kids

      Mud Kids recently hosted its obstacle course race near Dorking, and Muddy was right there getting, er, muddy

  • Here come’s the bride

    If your invite got lost in the post, grab your hat because we’re going. Here’s the gawpers guide to James and Pippa’s big day

    • Chat with Mr Rockefeller

      Jonathan Rockefeller is the writer, director, and the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, coming to the Rose Theatre. Muddy caught up to, er, chew things over

    • The boys who created ‘Junkyard’

      The writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child teamed up with top London director and award-winning composer to produce a play that's very personal

    • Muddy meets Mr and Mrs Twit

      When Mr and Mrs Twit came to Kingston, Muddy was first in line to meet them and fire a few questions their way

    • Surrey’s rock n roll chef

      Stu Henshall’s 'The Alternative Kitchen' is bringing street food from around the world into your kitchen. Here Surrey's super cook shares his favourite places

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