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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

Holidays and heatwaves! When the mercury's soaring past 30 degrees keep your cool with Muddy's picks for a stylish summer - all available from local boutiques and brands.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Global feasts in Surrey

    Global feasts in Surrey

    From the authentic Thai to the tiny Japanese eatery, travel via your tastebuds (and skip the airport misery) with these global restaurants on our doorstep. Bon appetit!

    • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

      60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

      It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

    • Raise a toast! The best brunch spots in Surrey

      Raise a toast! The best brunch spots in Surrey

      A bona fide excuse to drink before midday, plus, it’s way easier to get a table booking for a morning slot. What are you waiting for? Bag brunch at one of these Surrey gems.

Culture

  • Summer reading: 50 books to inspire you

    Summer reading: 50 books to inspire you

    From F. Scott Fitzgerald’s decadent parties in the Roaring 20s to Hilary Mantel’s Tudor-set Wolf Hall trilogy, here are 50 books to add to your summer reading list.

    • Alfresco film nights

      Alfresco film nights

      Nothing says summer like an alfresco night out watching fab movies under the stars. From parkland and rooftops to palace pleasure grounds, here’s where to head, popcorn and blanket at the ready.

    • Summer sorted! Things to do in Surrey with kids of all ages

      Summer sorted! Things to do in Surrey with kids of all ages

      Parents, roll up! We’ve found activities for every age, from toddlers to teens. Read on for the best of art, sport, festivals, theatre and days out in Surrey this July and August.

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • This way to the beach: 18 seaside trips from Surrey

    This way to the beach: 18 seaside trips from Surrey

    Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… from splashing in the sea to ice-creams on the beach, we’ve rounded up the best beaches in driving distance of Surrey.

Home

  • Make this! Broad bean tortilla

    Make this! Broad bean tortilla

    This easy and authentic tortilla from Spanish chef José Pizzaro’s new cookbook, The Spanish Home Kitchen, combines eggs, onions and broad beans in one of the best Spanish tortillas you’ll try.

    • Garden bistro sets for sunny weekends outdoors

      Garden bistro sets for sunny weekends outdoors

      The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, sunnies on and chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • What to drink! New World Wines

      What to drink! New World Wines

      Looking to the New World for your next bottle or dozen of wine? Here are six recommendations from Surrey wine experts that we’re sipping on this summer.

  • Wellbeing

    • 8 easy ways to protect yourself against sun ageing

      8 easy ways to protect yourself against sun ageing

      Brace yourselves, heatwave incoming! (yes, again). Here’s the lowdown on everything you need to know about staying safe in the sun, with a little help from the experts at Healthily.

    • How to look after your holiday smile

      How to look after your holiday smile

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

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Life

  • Five ways weddings have changed in summer 2022

    Five ways weddings have changed in summer 2022

    How does the big white wedding look in a post-pandemic world? It’s bigger, more elaborate and more glamorous than ever, of course! The team at Botleys Mansion in Chertsey spill the beans on this summer’s biggest wedding trends.

  • Kids

Instamuddy

  • Oh how I do love an arched doorway - and this one at @guildfordcathedral is spectacular.

The cathedral is open to visitors 
→ Monday to Saturday from 8.30am – 4.30pm 
→ Tuesday from 7.30am – 4.30pm
→ Sunday from 1.30pm – 3.30pm 

#guildford #churches #cathedrals #surrey #surreyuk #guildforduk
  • Summer days are perfect for alfresco pub lunches with the family so naturally we did some digging and came up with the best pub gardens in Surrey to take the family. Your welcome! 😊
Just head to the link in bio.
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#Surrey #surreypubs #eatingout #familypubs #familytime #pubgardens #surreyuk
  • River life. From Weybridge to Shepperton Marina in 90#riverthames 

📸 @weybridgebuzz 

#weybridge #elmbridge #surrey #boat #boatlife #weybridgelife #boating #supportlocal #riverlife #local #shepperton #riverthames
  • he holidays are here! Breathe deep, my friends – we've got your back with 15 fabulously fun days out for families in Surrey - which you can discover via the link in our bio!

#daysout #familydaysout #thingstodowithkids #lavenderfields #surrey #surreyuk #summerfun #summerholidays
  • Calling all cyclists! 🚴‍♀️ Why don’t you try a weekend of cycling at @goodwoodmotorcircuit  on 6 & 7 August 🚴‍♂️
Cycle in a safe and controlled environment away from traffic and uneven road surfaces this weekend from 9am– 5pm head to www.goodwood.com

Fashion

  • Hot specs! Seven sexy sunglasses that shine

    Hot specs! Seven sexy sunglasses that shine

    Hello heatwave! Protect those baby-blues from the rays and look super-chic with our pick of the loveliest sunnies from our favourite Surrey boutiques.

    • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife – we’ve scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

    • Beat the heat! 11 top tips for summer makeup

      Beat the heat! 11 top tips for summer makeup

      Summer is full of wonderful things — but melting foundation, smeared eyeliner and super-sticky lipstick are not among them. So here’s top makeup artist Jimena Lemck with her best summer makeup tips.

People

  • My favourite places: Helen McClure, interior designer

    My favourite places: Helen McClure, interior designer

    Trust an interior designer to have an eye for lovely places both near and far. Godalming-based interior designer Helen McClure from At Home by Design chats under-the-radar gems.

    • 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.

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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Little Black Book

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

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