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

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Gotta Have It

Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • EatView more

  • Superflashy Newsflash!

    Superflashy Newsflash!

    Hot new news in Warwickshire! New gins and delis, festivals and markets – read on to find out the latest gossip in our county.

    • 18 brilliant pub gardens in Warwickshire

      18 brilliant pub gardens in Warwickshire

      Summer is still here - just - so make the most of it by enjoying a tipple outside. Here are the best pub gardens in Warwickshire to enjoy a sundowner.

    • Superflashy newsflash!

      Superflashy newsflash!

      Daring high wires, restaurant reopenings and gigs galore, it’s all going on in Coventry and Warwickshire over the next few weeks. Read on for more.

Little Black Book

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

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  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you’ve probably never heard of.

    • Review: The Hideaway Retreat

      Review: The Hideaway Retreat

      Uninterrupted views from a luxury shepherds hut in its own private field in Hunningham – but does Hilltop Hideaway’s latest venture pass the Muddy test?

    • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      Have pooch, will travel? Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

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  • LifeView more

  • Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Back in the office? We’re here to help!

    Feeling unprepared to head back to the office after a year WFH? Muddy to the rescue with eight essential Do’s and Don’ts (and yes, you will have to change out of sweatpants).

  • Kids

    • Warwick Senior School, Warwickshire

      Warwick Senior School, Warwickshire

      A top selective independent senior day and boarding school for boys aged 11-18 in the lovely historic market town of Warwick.

    • Warwick Junior School, Warwick

      Warwick Junior School, Warwick

      Set on the 50-acre site of one of Britain's oldest surviving grammar schools, there's nothing stuck in the past about this warm, nurturing and creative day school for boys aged 7 to 11 in beautiful Warwick.

  • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve
  • Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve

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  • 📣 Hot new gins, festivals, delis and markets - read all about it in our latest superflashy newsflash 📣 link in bio
  • 🎉 We had the best night @mallory_court celebrating our amazing Muddy Award 2021 winners. Thank you to everyone who made it such a great evening including @stevenfaulkner for the music (incomparable as always 👌) @mingbeardphoto for the snaps and @veuveclicquot for the champers 🥂. Huge thanks also to @chrissies_cateringnew @warwickshiregincompany @victoriasspongehenley @experimentalesc for the goodie bag treats 😍
  • Pinch, punch, first of the month! Here’s all the coolest things you should check out in Warwickshire this September 🥂 - link in bio
  • Sundown Spectacular is on at @warwickcastleofficial until Mon 30th Aug. If you’re looking for something to do this weekend we can recommend 🏰 @theopenarms.warwick
  • Summer is just about still here 👀 so check out these 18 brilliant pub gardens across Warwickshire (have a drink for us too 🙊🥂) link in bio.
  • Last chance alert! Hotfoot it to the link in bio to nab one of THREE VIP SHOPPING DAYS at @bicestervillage in Oxfordshire, worth a whopping £1000 each. 
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YOU’LL WIN:
• A shopping gift card to the value of £800
• Lunch or dinner for 2 (to the value of £150)
• A 10% off VIP voucher
• Reserved parking
• Hands-free shopping
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Enter in seconds (you have until midnight Sun) and get ready to ransack those rails, sister!
  • PeopleView more

  • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

    “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

    • Muddy meets actor Zoe Lambert

      Muddy meets actor Zoe Lambert

      Zoe Lambert is making her RSC debut in The Winter’s Tale which never opened on stage due to Covid but has been adapted for telly on Sunday April 25, as part of BBC Lights Up.

    • Five lockdown heroines to celebrate IWD

      Five lockdown heroines to celebrate IWD

      It’s been a bit of a year so to mark International Women’s Day 2021, we thought we’d big up five women who have impressed, delighted and inspired us over the past 12 months.

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 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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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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