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  • The Clarendon Arms, Kenilworth

    Muddy pops into this unpretentious family-run traditional pub opposite Kenilworth Castle for Sunday lunch. Here’s the verdict…

    • Is this the best pizza in England?

      To Warwick, for award-winning wood-fired sourdough pizzas, craft beers, waffles and decadent oozy milkshakes at hipster hangout, Dough and Brew.

    • 46 stunning summer pubs

      Fancy sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub with friends or fam? Here are the best of the bunch across the Muddy counties.

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The Red Lion Hunningham

      Here comes the sun  - and an award-winning destination pub with a lovely riverside beer garden to soak up some rays with a chilled glass of rosé in hand. Cheers!

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  • Fancy a £1000 Luxury Family Hotel stay?

    Er, YEAH! Read our review of stunning Fowey Hall (the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Graham’s ‘Wind in the Willows’) PLUS take your chance to win a long weekender at an Luxury Family Hotel in Cornwall, Suffolk, Hants, Wilts or Dorset. Poop poop!

    • Fit for a queen?

      Muddy's Georgina Forsythe escapes to the country in the school holidays for some overnight R&R in the Warwickshire countryside.

    • Glamping at Ettie’s Field, Atherstone

      Muddy's first over-nighter glamping experience in an Airstream or should I say 'glamper-vanning'. Find out if it was as fun as it sounds.

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  • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

    Muddy’s fashion fave hush has come up trumps yet again with its trans-seasonal collection – and we have five sets of our fashion edit to give away , worth over £3500. Go, go, go!

    • Word up

      Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      So, what's the hot topic currently creating emotional fracking by the office water cooler? This week - velcro sandals!

  • Kenilworth Arts Fest

    Our top picks among 10 days of amazing arts, one-off gigs, performance and spoken word in Warwickshire’s historic town of Kenilworth from Thurs Sept 19 to Sat Sep 28.

    • Read THESE this month…

      Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new fab book with September's hottest new reads.

    • Fight Club

      Love a good food fight? Well there's a huge one in the RSC's new autumn production King John. Just don't go in your best garb if you've booked a front row seat! Actor Richard Pryal fills us in.

    • Everyone’s talking about…

      Jude Law! Or should that be his itty bitty papal white speedos which sent social media into meltdown?

    • Muddy Book Club Live is BACK!

      We're hosting an author event at Henley Literary Festival on Sat 5 Oct and you're all invited! Want to meet our brilliant speakers? Plus our top 5 festival picks.

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  • New season, new home!

    Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • Gotta Have It

      Planning a romantic weekender with no time to unpack (naughty!)? HeyChesto travel chests combine a romantic vintage style with modern practicality. Seriously, no more rummaging for knickers!

    • How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • Run for the hills!

      Actually don't just yet - let me tell about these brilliantly inspiring running books first.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

    • Flexi-time – are you working it out?

      Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously - how many of us actually live the dream? Our ed-in-chief was at the launch of The Women’s Business Council's #100waystoworkflexibly project.

    • Sexy Stationery

      Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And - whoop! - it's National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • Back-to-school essentials

      Holidays nearly over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

    • Spratton Hall, Northamptonshire

      Muddy says: Just across the border from us Spratton Hall is a beautiful co-educational day prep school for children aged 4-13, based in 50 acres of Northamptonshire’s, beautiful countryside.

  • Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

    Birmingham writer-performer Francesca Millican-Slater has been collecting the stories of visitors, past and present, to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife. You too can be part of the story.

    • Everyone’s talking about… The Guilty Feminist

      Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, this Friday (May 24). We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

    • 8 Wedding Bouquet Trends

      Planning a wedding and curious about the latest bouquet and floral trends? We spoke to in-the-know Warwick florist Hannah Bosbury at Green and Wild.

    • Muddy Meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a brilliant new album, sell-out gigs and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Diary of a Showgirl

      Muddy meets Melissa James, who stars as sultry showgirl Dora Chance, in Emma Rice's racy, "life-enhancing" adaptation of Angela Carter's Wise Children.

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