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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

Forget subtle sparkle and colour co-ordination - this year we're embracing kitsch and dressing our Christmas trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find! Which is your favourite?

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

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


  • Fir real! We’ve rounded up the best Christmas tree farms 🎄 across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including the farm where this 60ft beauty in London's Covent Garden was grown! 
#sustainable #Britishgrown #christmastrees #christmastreefarms #xmastrees #christmastime #muddywarks #muddystilettos
  • 😍We’re super-excited to welcome Shrophshire-based furniture restorer and presenter of @jay_n_co on to our @theindiestoreuk where you can see more of his gorgeous designs available to purchase - we want one of these beauties in every colour! And you're in luck the Muddy Madness Flash Sale has landed TODAY on participating stores.
  • It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for - @thecrownnetflix 👑 Season 4, aka ‘The Diana Years’. The brilliant @emmalouisecorrin plays the People’s Princess, with @gilliana coming in as Maggie Thatcher. It premiers on @netflixuk tonight but in the meantime, here are 13 other shows to keep you busy at the link in bio.
#thecrown #netflix #thecrownnetflix #princessdiana #royal #royals #royalfamily #royalwedding #tv #newrelease
  • Mmmm PIZZA 😍🍕 Restaurants, cafés and bars may be closed, but you can still support our brilliant local businesses by ordering a takeaway. Oh go on, if we must! Check out who’s serving at the link in bio and let us know if we’ve missed anyone off the list in the comments 👇
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  • Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    Ready, steady… SHOP INDIE!

    You want to ‘shop small’ but lockdown is making it tricky. Not on my watch! Our latest launch, The Indie Store, is all about supporting brilliant local retail, and here’s how you can help too.

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  • Muddy meets Meg Mathews

    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!

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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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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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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