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  • The Black Horse

    The newly refurbished Black Horse in Reigate is creating quite a stir locally, not least because of its Michelin starred ties. Muddy has the lowdown

    • The March Hare

      Like Alice's adventure down the rabbit hole, The March Hare in central Guildford is a delight. I can't recommend it enough

    • London eats… with kids

      Heading to the big smoke this half-term? Check out our top places to chow down with the kids

    • Giggling Squid

      This small restaurant chain claims to produce staggeringly good Thai food. But does Giggling Squid live up to its own hype?

    • Tapas at the top bar

      A mix of urban cool and relaxed piano bar, the new tapas bar at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is perfect for a pre-show supper

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  • In the name of love

    Looking to rekindle the fires? Or, er, just sleep for 14 hours solid? Here are the most romantic stays across 16 counties

    • Holiday Glamping

      This bijou glamping site on the Surrey-Sussex border is the perfect place enjoy the natural charms of the English countryside

    • Shepherd’s delight

      Glamping just got more glamorous for Mary, our Muddy Hampshire editor, in the North Wessex Downs

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  • The joy of the jumpsuit

    It’s been about five years since jumpsuits boinged back onto fashion’s radar. So why the hell should you invest?

    • Bags of style

      This brilliant tote comes with a clutch and a purse too, taking you from daytime to playtime.

    • Superluxe trainers

      Practical, cool and stylish, these Rose Rankin trainers are top of my SS17 shopping list. Now which to choose?

    • Review: The Luxury Touch

      Facialist Cindy King counts Jennifer Lopez among her clients, so it's A-list facials all the way at this treatment room in Godalming

    • Seeing scents

      These stylish candles from new Sussex brand SevenSeventeen smell heavenly. And they cost much less than Diptyque

  • Muddy books club! Beach reads bonanza

    Sunglasses on, sunlounger primed, children gagged – it’s Muddy’s best holiday books!

    • Fun at the Fringe

      Guilford Fringe Festival is celebrating its fifth birthday loud and proud with 130 events at 12 venues throughout July. Festival director, Nick Wyschna, joins us for a chat

    • Let’s stick together

      The Hampton Court Palace Festival is in full swing after an opening night with British icon Bryan Ferry... Philippa Hennessy was there

    • Muddy book club

      Feel the need, the need to read? You’re in luck – walk this way for the Muddy Book Club, featuring June’s best literary offerings. Fire up the Kindle!

    • This woman rocks!

      Muddy meets Jo Bartlett, founder of the mega successful Green Man Festival and the woman in charge of the Camberley International Festival


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  • Pillow talk

    Join the sleep revolution! The best night’s sleep is a click away. Draper London’s a stylish bedlinen brand bringing you super-soft couture for your bed

    • Goat’s cheese frittata

      Step away from that tin of baked beans lady, here's a Speedy Supper for tonight courtesy of The Food Medic

    • Clerkenwell Design Week

      We've just returned from the hottest interior design show in London, and we've got you covered with all the latest looks

  • Wellbeing
    • 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

    • Shape up

      Want to get fit? Start now with this advice from Field of Fitness in Guildford and you'll be healthier (and bikini-bod ready) by summer

  • 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

    • Work-life ‘blending’

      The 'work life balance' (or lack of) is over. It's all about 'blending' – but can you mix business with pleasure?

    • Be happier at work

      We spend a third of our lives working, so it's important to enjoy it. This feature might just change your life!

  • Kids
    • 50 things to do with kids

      Don’t panic, stay strong, the summer holidays will be a doddle with your must-read Muddy Guide

    • Surviving the summer

      If the thought of six long weeks with the nippers has you reaching for the gin at 10am, don't worry. Children's life coach Lisa Parkes is here to help

  • Completely pickled

    From her first sale at a local fair to the shelves of Harrods and John Lewis, 25 years on, curry sauce queen Anila Vaghela has every reason to celebrate, writes Philippa Hennessy

    • Here come’s the bride

      If your invite got lost in the post, grab your hat because we're going. Here's the gawpers guide to James and Pippa's big day

    • Chat with Mr Rockefeller

      Jonathan Rockefeller is the writer, director, and the creator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, coming to the Rose Theatre. Muddy caught up to, er, chew things over

    • The boys who created ‘Junkyard’

      The writer of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child teamed up with top London director and award-winning composer to produce a play that's very personal

    • Muddy meets Mr and Mrs Twit

      When Mr and Mrs Twit came to Kingston, Muddy was first in line to meet them and fire a few questions their way



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