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  • Meet your Michelin stars

    The judge’s scores are in, they’ve held up their Michelin paddleboards and here are the winners in Surrey and surrounds.

    • The Clock House

      For Michelin-starred fine dining without the fusty formality, The Clock House in Ripley has it nailed.

    • Afternoon tea at Foxhills Resort, Surrey

      Let’s eat cake

      Pass the scones and cream, loosen your belts, it's time to eat cake. Here are six top tea spots in Surrey.

    • The Winterton Arms

      We sure get around on Muddy. In the nicest way, of course. But it means we stumble across many a lovely pub.

    • Stag on the River

      This relaxed country inn has 7 charming rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

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  • The Red Lion, Odiham

    You can still smell the paint at this convivial, family-friendly pub with rooms. Bonus points for the menu’s love of local produce.

    • Paschoe House perfection

      Glam, stylish and fun: this new country house in Devon delivers on detail - and zzzzzzz's - writes our lovely Devon editor Sharon.

    • The Inn @ West End

      Take an award-winning pub in a pretty village, add stylish rooms and fab food. Add gin and book up.

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  • Kick-ass KITRI

    Swishy jumpsuits, cool day dresses and shirts with an edge. We’ll take everything at KITRI, thanks.

    • High street comeback kids

      You know those shops you never bother with on the high street? You might be missing out. Here are four to revisit.

    • pretty young girl modelling surrey fashion label in tropical garden

      The inbetweeners

      If your daughter is in fashion limbo - neither little girl nor fully-fledged teenager - you'll love this Surrey brand aimed at tweens

  • London calling

    Need a culture fix? Here’s our edit of the capital’s best art exhibitions this autumn. Embrace your inner Brian Sewell and go.

    • Review: The Real Thing

      Laurence Fox's new play The Real Thing is showing in Kingston and Guildford. Here's what Muddy writer Josh Clarke made of it.

    • Take aim… shoot!

      Siân Tyrrell focuses her lens on the tiny details of everyday life, and the results are stunning. Here she shares her secrets.

    • Best of the fest

      With more than 50 events on the Guildford Book Festival bill, how do you choose? Here's our guide to the hot festival picks.

    • Dirty Dancing in Woking

      If it's feel good escapism you're after - and a hefty dose of eye candy - you can't go wrong with Dirty Dancing.


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    • Lapsang truffles

      It's chocolate week, and head chef at The Clock House is spreading the cocoa love with his recipe for these fabulous truffles.

    • Property Flirt

      It's mahoosive, magnifcent and a stunning mix of old and new but aha my little snoops: can you guess the price?

  • Wellbeing
    • Body Harmonies Massage

      How do you like your massage treatments? I'll take my kicks any which way I can get them, but I am partial to a home-based treatment.

    • Magic hands & yoga glow

      At Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Salon and Spa in Guildford, you can book for a massage then truly recharge your batteries at a yoga class.

  • Fix your career crisis

    Work driving you nuts? Stop sitting at your desk dreaming of greener grass. We’re here to help with five ace new self-help books

  • Kids
    • Downsend Pre-Prep Schools, Surrey

      Muddy says: For a small pre-prep with a strong family feel, the three Downsend schools are hard to fault.

    • West End kids

      Heading to the big smoke this half term? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in town.

  • Dancing queen

    Former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips, reveals the goss ahead of her new show Arlene: The Glitz, The Glamour, The Gossip.

    • Queen of the kids’ stories

      Miranda Larson, writer and directer of 'The Night Pirates', shares some secrets about writing for kids.

    • This woman rocks!

      Meet Jo Bartlett, founder of the Green Man Festival and the woman in charge of the Camberley International Festival.



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