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I'm Catherine, editor of Muddy Warwickshire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Halloween approaches and, quite frankly, this year, we'll take any excuse for a party. Invite five friends over (if restrictions allow) and dress up your house with these interiors trinkets.

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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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  • IT’S GBBO BISCUIT WEEK! ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, BAKE!

    IT’S GBBO BISCUIT WEEK! ON YOUR MARKS, GET SET, BAKE!

    Ditch the HobNobs and get your bake on making these gluten-free Italian almond biscuits by Giancarlo and Katie Caldesi. They’re made for dunking.

    • Apple Day: Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, Sun Oct 11

      Apple Day: Hill Close Gardens, Warwick, Sun Oct 11

      Every year Hill Close Gardens in Warwick celebrates the produce grown in its ancient apple orchard. This year's event will be a socially distanced affair.

    • Burning Barn Rum

      Burning Barn Rum

      On the back of our recent best UK indie drinks feature, we have some more exciting local news about a West Midlands based craft rum celebrating its first major supermarket listing.

    • Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

      Pear & Blackberry Tarte Tatin

      Feeling fruity? You will be with this sumptuous September dish. With foragable fruits on every corner we don't blame you for not being able to resist this sexy rustic French dish from Daylesford. Try it now.

    • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

      On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict?

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  • You’re probably ready for a change from your well-trodden local walk, right? We have the inside line on the most brilliant dog-friendly joints across the 25 Muddy counties from hotels and inns to dining destinations and experiences, all wrapped up in a neat little bow in Muddy’s Weekend Escapes. Fido would approve.
  • Half Term is on the horizon and your family deserves a break! Head over to Muddy’s brand new Weekend Escapes for our curated selection of self-catering cottages, child-friendly hotels, pubs, restaurants and activities across the Muddy counties for a family getaway. A staycation is where it’s at, people!
  • 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 including this lovely #Warwickshire one by @twiningshomefragrance
#candles #home #interiors  #aromas #essence
  • 🎃 🍁OCTOBER FUN INCOMING! On the roster this month we have lit fests galore, the very first performance since lockdown @belgradetheatre - a deliciously dark outdoor show in collaboration with @imitatingthedog & leedsplayhouse - plus
castles, Halloween antics and a string of excellent exhibitions including #WorkonWindows @the_herbert_cov and @lindsayseers1 Extramission 2 (The Trilogy) at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum (pictured). You ready? Let's go!
#warwickshire #coventry #whatson #arts #culture #thingstodo
  • To celebrate the launch of Muddy’s Weekend Escapes, we’ve snaffled a #superluxe £1800 weekend away at the 5*Lime Wood in New Forest, #Hampshire for you and your plus one (I know, aren’t we nice?)
  • 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 here: 
#weekendescapes #weekend #getaway #staycay #staycation #escape #trip #love #holidays
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  • “I want to be Goop, but for normal women!”: Muddy meets Meg Mathews

    “I want to be Goop, but for normal women!”: Muddy meets Meg Mathews

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, self-care and, er, vagina facials.

    • Stephen Fry’s favourite places

      Stephen Fry’s favourite places

      Recalling his favourite places from sea and sky views to antique bookshops and country pubs, the legendary Mr Stephen Fry says Norfolk is home, in an interview with my Muddy Norfolk colleague.

    • Hillers Farm Shop, Alcester: Our lockdown experience

      Hillers Farm Shop, Alcester: Our lockdown experience

      Sisters Sally Haines and Emma Taylor Hillers and Emma share their lockdown experiences and what's happening to the farming family's centenary celebrations.

    • 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 in association with theatres like Warwick's Playbox. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      We caught up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist for all the backstage goss from the show, her must-eat spots for post-lockdown, and her run-in with police in Paris. Blimey!

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