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

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Raffia and leather beach bag, designer shades, serious kudos beach towel and luxe sun lotion could all be yours in this fabulous summer bundle

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  • Review: The Georgian Coppa Club

    Review: The Georgian Coppa Club

    The Georgian House Hotel in Haslemere has reincarnated as The Georgian Coppa Club – a large and loungey all-day venue that’s perfect for long lingerings over coffee, cocktails or long lunches. And, there are rooms too!

    • 15 perfect picnic spots in Surrey

      15 perfect picnic spots in Surrey

      Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer – we’re heading to these 15 outdoor beauty spots across Surrey to enjoy lunch al fresco.

    • Review: Stag on the River, near Godalming

      Review: Stag on the River, near Godalming

      With a fairy tale riverside setting and a reassuringly rustic vibe, the Stag on the River near Godalming is becoming a popular feast-and-stay destination in Surrey. We packed our bags for the night.

Culture

  • Pass the remote! What’s on TV this week

    Pass the remote! What’s on TV this week

    From Channel 4’s dark and twisty vision of Britain in 2024 to the next dose of Stranger Things and a new series of Only Murders in the Building, you won’t want to miss these seven new shows.

    • Smell the roses: 10 gorgeous summer gardens to visit

      Smell the roses: 10 gorgeous summer gardens to visit

      Need some glorious garden inspo or just an indulgent day out? Here’s your check list of must-see National Trust rose gardens, with art, photography, poetry and plenty of cake along the way.

    • Alfresco film nights

      Alfresco film nights

      Pack the Pimms, a picnic rug and a brolly and prepare for a summer of fun. Three of our favourite activities – watching a film, lounging outside and getting tipsy – are all available in one delicious bundle. Don’t miss your summer 2022 movie marathon, with a steady stream of outdoor cinema nights in Surrey. […]

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Travel

  • Driving us wild! The world’s best roadtrips

    Driving us wild! The world’s best roadtrips

    There’s nothing like hitting the open road to give you a sense of freedom and adventure on holiday, whether it’s a 24-hour jaunt or a week-long epic escape.

    • 13 lovely local vineyards to visit

      13 lovely local vineyards to visit

      Sunshine, glorious countryside and home-grown tipples – now that’s what we call a Muddy outing! Taste and explore this English Wine Week (18 – 26 June) at these brilliant vineyards around Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Berkshire.

    • Bilbao, Mykonos or Naples? Disney cruises into Europe

      Bilbao, Mykonos or Naples? Disney cruises into Europe

      Thought Disney Cruise Line was all about Miami, Florida and the Bahamas? Here are the coolest destinations for 2023 – and our insider tips on how to maximise the fun while you’re in port.

Home

  • What to drink: The best English wine

    What to drink: The best English wine

    It’s English Wine Week so we’ve tapped up a couple of wine experts to find out which local wines are in their cabinets. Here are six English wines to try.

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

    • Property flirt

      Property flirt

      We love a good snoop around a posh gaff – and this Victorian beauty in the pretty village of Woldingham is among the most stunning we’ve seen for a while.

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Life

  • Meet your Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists!

    Meet your Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists!

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists in Surrey. Vote to crown your local champions now!

  • Kids

    • Halstead Preparatory School for Girls, Woking

      Halstead Preparatory School for Girls, Woking

      This small girls’ school tucked away in a leafy part of Woking is warm and nurturing and for an academically non-selective school, the girls do particularly well. It’s a good all-rounder, but maths is particularly strong.

    • Caterham School, Caterham

      Caterham School, Caterham

      An all-through day and boarding school set on an impressive 200 acre site with strong academics and great pastoral care.

    • Get the goss! Superflashy newsflash
    • Get the goss! Superflashy newsflash

Instamuddy

  • I spy with my little eye.... the winner of Muddy's Best Art Space in Surrey! @katetulettart Yahoo!
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#muddyawards2022 #muddyawards2022winners #surrey #muddysurreyawards #lovelocal
  • Oh fabulous Festival of Speed. If you are one of the 200,000 + due to attend over the next few days, it’s electric! As always so much fun for all the family - Muddy highlights included electric avenue, off-roading with @landrover_uk , the infamous hill climb spots and always an opportunity for a celeb spot with a glass of veuve in hand, a Muddy must 🥂. Photo highlights above. @fosgoodwood - proud to be part of it 🏁👠
  • Oh la la - a treat for fans of Strictly! 

❤️ The sizzling South African dancer and two-time Strictly champion, @otimabuse  brings her first ever touring show, I Am Here, to the @newvictoriatheatrewoking  on Thurs 30 June. 

💃 The show is a celebration of the influences and inspirations throughout Oti's dance journey - from growing up in South Africa to becoming a national dance champion. She'll be joined onstage by some of the world’s greatest dancers as well as singers and musicians from the West End. 

🎟 Tickets are on sale now.
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#dance #strictlycomedancing #latindancer #ballroomdancing #strictly #westenddancers
  • Choosing a family holiday is never easy – you want culture and great food, your other half wants to sunbathe, the kids demand a waterslide, and your teens want to ignore you! The good news is that @disneycruiseline will tick all of those boxes, and then some. Even better, it’s introducing brand new European travel routes for 2023 and Muddy has the inside track. Link in bio.
  • 🌹 Smell the roses! 🌹 Need some glorious garden inspo or just an indulgent day out? I’ve rounded up a checklist of 10 must-see @nationaltrust rose gardens (including @polesdenlaceynt right here in Surrey), with art, photography, poetry and plenty of cake along the way. Link in bio.

Fashion

  • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

    Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

    • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

    • Review: The CACI non-surgical facelift

      Review: The CACI non-surgical facelift

      Muddy tries the CACI facial toning – the non-invasive alternative to filler and botox that’s adored by the A-listers – at the Mayflower Spa in Dorking.

People

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