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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

When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

Gotta have it

Muddy Awards 2022

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The nominations round is now closed. Finals start on 30 May 2022

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Culture

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

    Pass the remote! What’s on TV this week

    Need something new to watch this week? You’ve come to the right place! From a freshly funny new talk show to an indulgent crime thriller, this is the best of the best.

    • What the authors read: Kerry Gibb

      What the authors read: Kerry Gibb

      Planning your summer reading lists? Who better to consult for inspiration than the authors themselves. Here Surrey author Kerry Gibb shares five of her favourite reads.

    • Your guide to the Hampton Court Palace Festival

      Your guide to the Hampton Court Palace Festival

      The Hampton Court Palace Festival is back with a bang in 2022 bringing with it a stonking music line-up and a hospitality spread worthy of any A-lister. Here are three reasons you should go.

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Packing a pooch: the best local dog walks

    Packing a pooch: the best local dog walks

    Does your four-legged friend need a change of scene? Set the tails wagging with these Surrey walks with woodland, rivers and plenty of off-lead opportunities.

    • Fancy a last-minute beach holiday?

      Fancy a last-minute beach holiday?

      Looking for a last-minute getaway this May half term on some of the most beautiful beaches the UK has to offer? Et voila! Check out these gorgeous properties from Wellies & Windbreaks all still available… but perhaps not for long.

    • Mini break! 23 of the best places to visit in the UK

      Mini break! 23 of the best places to visit in the UK

      Staycationing this summer? Then you’re going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

Home

  • 45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they’re doing.

  • Wellbeing

    • Smile! Six fun facts that will get you grinning

      Smile! Six fun facts that will get you grinning

      National Smile Month – the name itself brings a curve to your lips, doesn’t it?! From 16 May – 16 June and it’s all about promoting a happy & healthy smile. Keen to join in, we’ve found 6 fun facts to make you smile.

    • Review: Yoga and Brunch

      Review: Yoga and Brunch

      When you need to unwind, recharge and take some much needed me-time – a leisurely Sunday morning of yoga and brunch does the trick. Muddy recharged with Yoga and Brunch at Hartsfield Manor.

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Life

  • Back with a bang: how to relaunch your career

    Back with a bang: how to relaunch your career

    Ready to make a career comeback? Author and expert Lisa Unwin lays down the six commandments to obey if you want to kick-start your career after taking time out – whether you want to dive back in or start afresh.

  • Kids

    • Rydes Hill Prep School and Nursery, Guildford

      Rydes Hill Prep School and Nursery, Guildford

      A small close-knit school teaching strong traditional values centred around kindness alongside a broad curriculum.

    • Aldro, Shackleford

      Aldro, Shackleford

      One of the most highly regarded prep and boarding schools in the south-east – pupils go on to the likes of Eton, Harrow and Charterhouse. It’s a small school with a big family feel.

    • Smile! Six fun facts that will get you grinning
    • Smile! Six fun facts that will get you grinning

Instamuddy

  • Fancy a designer handbag collection that's super stylish, super practical and made from Peta-approved vegan leather? Lucky you! We have a set of three worth almost £400 to give away thanks to @Themorphbag. Head to the link in our bio to enter! 
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#competition #win #handbag #ethicalfashion #sustainablefashion #fashion #surreyfashion
  • ⚓️ Ahoy there! ⚓️ Fancy experiencing Italy, Spain, the French Riviera, the Greek islands, Norwegian fjords, Iceland... @disneycruiseline’s new Summer 2023 adventures could be the answer you're looking for - and they're anchored in luxury. Get the inside line, plus eight more hot cruises to book for next year at the link in bio.
  • If you're hankering after a beach holiday, it's not too late! We've got the lowdown on some brilliant last-minute self-catering stays, just a stone's throw from Surrey on the West Sussex coast in the Witterings - thanks to our #MuddyAwards2022 regional sponsor Wellies & Windbreaks.  But don't dally (head to the link in our bio), they won't be available for long!
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#beachlife #beachvibes #mayhalfterm #mayholiday #beachholiday #witterings #sussex #sussexcoast
  • It's National Walking Month - so we're packing the pooch and setting off  to Surrey's most gorgeous walking spots where there's woodland, rivers and plenty of off-lead opportunities four our fave four-legged friend.
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Find out where via the link in our bio! 🐶
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#dogwalks #surreywalks #bestdogwalksinsurrey #dogwalksinsurrey #petpooch #woof #surreyhills #surreyaonb #surreyuk
  • Fancy a Surrey getaway or day trip? Buzzy Dorking should be your number one destination, thanks to its serious foodie creds, beautiful countryside and excellent shopping. Head to the link in our bio to discover 12 things to add to your to-do list.
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📸 @surrey_kate 
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#dorking #dorkingsurrey #thingstodo #guidetodorking #surreyhills #england #englishvillages #englishtowns #travelengland #visitengland
  • Just beautiful! Early morning sunrise over St Lawrence's Church in Seale.

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📸 @martindavepat

#surrey #churchesofinstagram #thisisengalnd #englishchurches #surreychurch #surreylife #surreyliving #surreyroads #sunrise

Fashion

People

  • What’s cooking! José Pizarro at the Swan Inn, Claygate

    What’s cooking! José Pizarro at the Swan Inn, Claygate

    The celebrated Spanish chef spills the beans on the famous faces he’s fed, which food is highly overrated and the three dishes everyone should master.

    • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Ed is heading to Surrey with stops in Guilford, Camberley and Redhill … Muddy caught up to chat jokes, famous friendships and the naughty words his children say.

    • Muddy meets Gok Wan

      Muddy meets Gok Wan

      The fabulous fashionista comes to Woking this festive season to tread the board in Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Muddy caught up to chat flying (yes, he flies), funny rituals and a fancy new TV show.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2022

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2022

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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