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  • Afternoon teas? Yes please

    Another macaroon? Don’t mind if I do! The 33 best afternoon teas around the Muddy counties including Surrey, Sussex, Kent and Hampshire.

    • The Gallery Restaurant

      For fine dining with a possibly the best views in Surrey, The Gallery Restaurant at Denbies Wine Estate is the one. And the wine's pretty good too.

    • The Queen’s Head

      Just off Weybridge High Street, The Queen's Head is a friendly gastro pub with stylish touches.

    • 9 romantic eats in Surrey

      Planning an intimate dinner for two? Here are 9 of the most romantic spots for dining out in Surrey.

    • The Talbot Inn, Ripley, vine covered historic red brick building

      The Talbot Inn

      With bucketloads of charm, this stylishly rustic inn in Ripley offers above average gastropub food at sensible prices. Shall we?

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  • 2018 long-haul travel planner

    We’re all going on a summer holiday! Or is it actually a spring, autumn or winter one? Whatever your season, we have a destination for you.

    • Ski luxury for less

      Hankering after the holiday but don't want to donate a kidney to afford the lift pass? Check out our top tips on how to save while you ski.

    • Chasing the winter sun

      With all the fun of the festive season behind us, it must be time to book a holiday and enjoy some winter sun.

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  • Heist up your hosiery!

    Heist Studios are the coolest new name in hosiery, with yoga-stretch technology, celeb endorsements, AND a 25% Muddy discount!

    • Style saviour!

      A fancy three day wedding and nothing to wear. Who do I call? It has to be personal stylist Beaubaileyrose.

    • Gold standard

      Surrey jeweller Jon Dibben was among the first in the UK licensed to use Fairtrade gold - and he's holding an exhibit of his designs.

    • Super-special spa breaks

      Feeling a bit meh? Get yourself to one of these stunning spas, as chosen by the in-the-know (and well buffed) Muddy editors.

    • Winter skin saviours

      Parched, peaky, partied out skin? Worry not, here are our top 3 face-saving beauty picks to see you through the next few months.

  • Real-life reads

    Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter is all about real-life stories this month. Well, the truth is often stranger than fiction, after all.

    • Review: Curtains

      Intriguing and powerful, the Rose Theatre's production of Curtains still brings smiles and laughter – despite the dark subject matter, writes Muddy theatre buff John Clarke.

    • Review: Awful Auntie

      David Walliams’ number one children’s best-seller comes to Woking - but how awful can one aunt be?


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    • Escape to Somerset

      If your head has been turned by the pretty countryside, quirky towns and good schools of Somerset, you'll love this fab property.

    • What’s cooking?

      Struggle to get excited by pasta? Try our new midweek Speedy Supper dish - you'll be wowed by these delicious diddy pasta balls.

  • Wellbeing
    • Strong is the new skinny

      Forget bulging biceps and thunderous thighs, we're talking weight loss, lean muscle mass and healthy bones - er, yes please!

    • The midweek skive

      Yes, weekends are often mental but it is possible to carve out a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

  • To-do list fatigue?

    Need someone in your life to help sort out those pesky chores? Introducing the lifestyle concierge – a modern day fairy godmother.

  • Kids
    • Eagle House School, Crowthorne

      Looking for a non-selective co-ed day and boarding school with a strong all-rounder reputation? Well, whaddya know!

    • Chinthurst School, Tadworth

      Muddy says: A small high-achieving prep school set in a rural location with a strong family-friendly vibe and a big emphasis on community.

  • Dancing girl

    Surrey-based choreographer Didy Veldman is a big deal in the world of dance. Here we chat about her new show The Knot.

    • Meet the author

      Reigate author Kerry Fisher has her fifth novel out now - and it sounds like the perfect Christmas read.

    • Meet the author

      Surrey writer Fliss Chester spills the beans on the first of three hot and steamy novels published this week.



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