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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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Gotta Have It

With luxe fabrics, funky designs and cool colours, knits have never been cooler. Here are seven of our favourites from our fave Surrey boutiques.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Review: The Grape Variety

    Review: The Grape Variety

    There are many great reasons to love The Grape Variety, a cool urbane wine bar in Chipstead, and they all start and end with wine.

    • Fizz Friday: A dream night in

      Fizz Friday: A dream night in

      Staying in is the new going out. And when a virtual Prosecco tasting is beamed straight into your living room - it becomes the perfect night in writes Nina Hytner.

    • Pubs with autumn walks

      Pubs with autumn walks

      Get a blast of fresh air, take in the autumn prettiness then cosy up in a pub. Here's our pick of the best 13 walks in Surrey with great pubs nearby.


  • EAT, DRINK, STAY, PLAY! Muddy’s brand new Weekend Escapes has the inside line on the best local foodie outposts, coolest bars, hottest hotels and headline attractions across 25 counties. Ready to plan your trip? Let’s go! 

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#minibreak #staycation #england #surrey #getaway #weekendvibes #weekendinthecountry #countrybreak #holidayinsurrey #visitsurrey #thingstodoinsurrey #stayinsurrey
  • The light, the stag, the bird nature really is stunning - at Bushey Park.

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#surrey #deer #richmondpark #stag #richmondparkdeer #earlymorning #earlymorninglight
  • I’m having an art attack!! And this Monroe Hodder painting has caught my eye. How could it not!? It’s called In The Wake Of Reason - which I also love. It’s available at Surrey art gallery @belgraviagallery - cases in Cranleigh.
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#surrey #art #monroehodder #cranleigh #surreyart #interiordesign #interiordecorating #interiors #colourfullinteriors #colour
  • Abroad holidays are off the cards for a while, but a lovely staycation is just the ticket. Fancy it? Then you’ll be needing Muddy’s brilliant, brand new Weekend Escapes - the ultimate destination for planning your trip, with our inside line on the best hotels, self-catering stays, bars, pubs, inns, restaurants, spas and experiences across 25 Muddy counties. Start your search by heading to our website - link in bio!
  • Ohh la la! Loving this kaleidoscope of colours that are these gorgeous crossbody bags which are available at Surrey online boutique @tarelleuk - mix it up with different straps. Not sure which I’d choose ... maybe one of each. Or is that just greedy?? 
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#surrey #surreybusiness #localbusiness #lovelocal #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal #fashion #fashionboutique #surreyfashion #surreyfashionboutique
  • I have mixed feelings about this time of year - on one hand I feel a bit sad saying goodbye to summer days, but on the other I love the colours of autumn, the crisp sunny days, and of course cosying up in front of the wood burning stove. Yesterday I romped up Leith Hill with an old friend from my Independent newspaper days. A gorgeous catch up and a perfect walk - with Pip the #tibetanterrier in tow.
#sundayvibes #sundaywalk #sundaywalks #surrey #surreywalks #leithhill #surreyhills #ranmorecommon #ranmore #coldharbour #oldfriends #autumnwalks #autumn
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    • Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

      Light it up! 42 cool indie candle brands

      The arrival of autumn means darker evenings snuggled indoors by candlelight. Looking for a new scent? Try one of these gorgeous indie candle brands from across the Muddy counties.

    • Getting to the core of wellbeing

      Getting to the core of wellbeing

      Surrey Hills Physiotherapy Health and Wellbeing based in The Barn at Denbies is a tranquil place to escape the stresses of modern life and invest time in ME ME ME.

    • Find your fitness mojo

      Find your fitness mojo

      If you need help finding your fitness motivation after a long summer and lazy lockdown, here are some top tips from some of our favourite fitness pros.

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  • Video calls – do you love or loathe them?

    Video calls – do you love or loathe them?

    Are you a FaceTime fanatic or a Skype cynic? After months of video call catch-ups, two Muddy editors battle it out over the digital face-to-face.

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    • Downsend School, Leatherhead

      Downsend School, Leatherhead

      Downsend School is an innovative independent co-ed school in Leatherhead with a strong academic offering and a thriving sense of community.

    • Jumping for joy at The Little Gym

      Jumping for joy at The Little Gym

      Your child needn't be the next Max Whitlock to get something out of gymnastics. We caught up with former French national ice skating champion, and owner of The Little Gym in Chiddingfold, Cléa Rosenfeld, to find out more.

  • And now for some fun!
  • And now for some fun!
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  • Muddy meets Lizzie Liebenhals

    Muddy meets Lizzie Liebenhals

    For the crème de la crème of party planners, it has to be Lizzie Liebenhals. Muddy snatched five minutes to pick the brains of this Surrey party queen.

    • Muddy meets Wonderbird Debbie Arnold

      Muddy meets Wonderbird Debbie Arnold

      Actress Debbie Arnold - who is now starring in her own new online show Wonderbirds - shares her favourite hidden gems in Surrey and beyond.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      He's worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS. Tell us about it, Shlo!

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