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  • French fancy

    A truly French restaurant – and a well-loved Surrey institution – La Barbe in Reigate is the perfect spot for a family Sunday lunch.

    • Great pubs with gardens in Surrey

      Summer is here! And here's where to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé to hand in Surrey. Cheers!

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The Bridge

      Next time you meet friends in the pub, make it this one. There are cracking views over the Thames, rooms if you fancy an overnighter, and great gastropub food too.

    • The 20 best beachside eats

      Make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

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  • Insider’s Guide to Godalming

    This historic little market town by the River Wey is quintessentially British with its pretty lanes, charming cottages and quaint Shakespearean vibe.

    • Mauritius for families

      Mauritius isn’t just for honeymooners there’s plenty for the whole family to enjoy - from soft white sands and clear blue seas to a rich and vibrant culture.

    • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

      From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Enjoy!

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  • The ultimate guide to wedding dresses

    You’ve found your perfect partner, you’ve got the perfect ring. Now’s the time to find the perfect dress – and here’s the perfect guide to get you started.

    • The super facial

      A super facial that reduces fine lines, wrinkles, scarring and redness? It sounds too good to be true - but the Dermapen Fractional Million Makeover ticks those boxes and more. Here's our review.

    • Going under the knife

      Dermaplaning involves removing dead skin cells and tiny facial hairs - with a scalpel. It may sound scary, but it's not at all says Muddy's Amy Dudgeon. And her skin feels softer, smoother and brighter.

  • Best kids films

    When the British weather is a bit unpredictable, it’s good to plan a cinema trip. It’ll keep ’em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

    • The top 10 books of the summer

      Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy picks the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

    • Summer reads

      This month's best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert's breathtaking new novel.

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    • Dark chocolate whisky cake

      Make your next grown-up dinner party a hit with this dark chocolate whisky cake. And the best part? It's best enjoyed a day or so after you make it, so it's the perfect pud to prep ahead of time.

    • Property Flirt

      Fancy yourself a five-bedder with a balcony overlooking sprawling garden? Of course you do! And lookie here - shall we go take a peek at this one?

    • Acupuncture for stress

      Acupuncture has a growing following for the treatment of everything from chronic pain to stress. But does it work? We visit Reigate Acupuncture to find out.

    • Holiday smile

      Don't go slacking on your dental routine just because you're on holiday. Here Elmsleigh Dental Clinic give us their 5 top tips for maintaining a perfect smile on holiday.

  • Rosie and posies

    Top Surrey florist Rosie Orr has one very impressive CV which includes creating floral arrangements for the Royal Family and some of Britain’s most loved telly shows. We caught up to find out more…

    • The importance of role play

      Role play is a big part of being a kid - but there's a lot more to it than just donning a firefighter's hat and pretending to be the hero. Here are six valuable skills your child learns through role play.

    • All the fun at Polesden Lacey

      There's a lot going on for kids at Polesden Lacey all year round, but during the summer and the school holidays the list ramps up even more - from summer crafts to giant games.

  • All about Gok

    The fashion guru hits the decks at Lingfield Park Racecourse later this month, as well as presenting the Best Dressed award to the most stylish lady of the day. Here’s 10 things you may not have known about Gok.

    • Meet the author: Zahir Akram

      New studio, new book and now a baby on the way - we catch up with the award-winning Surrey yoga instructor Zahir Akram.

    • Secretts

      Hurst Farm, where the famous Secretts produce is grown, is more than just a farm. This is a foodie and lifestyle destination where you can spend a few hours - and eat like royalty. Shall we?

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