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  • On the Waterfront

    The Encore overlooking the River Avon in historic Stratford-upon-Avon has just reopened after a swish complete makeover. Shall we?

    • Bye bye gin, we have a new favourite drink!

      Yes, it's hard to believe but we've benched the G&Ts for a super-cool exciting new tipple. Wanna know what it is? 'Course you do.

    • The Castle at Edgehill

      Muddy goes all 'Rapunzel' and checks into an impressive 15th Century folly for the night with panoramic views over a famous Civil War battlefield.

    • 2019’s Michelin winners

      The best places to eat in Warwickshire and the Midlands from swanky restaurants to country pubs.

    • The loveliest pubs with rooms

      Fancy a weekend away in the countryside? The Muddy editors across 19 counties know all the best spots for a relaxed overnighter.

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  • Your 2019 holiday inspo

    Going anywhere nice on your holidays? Don’t answer that until you’ve read Muddy’s guide to the coolest travel trends for the year ahead.

    • WIN A £1050 BREAK AT THE PINE CLIFFS IN PORTUGAL

      Pining for a holiday? Go snaffle yourself this luxe 3-night break for a family of four in one of Portugal's most gorgeous resorts with our brand new Reader Treat

    • Winter boltholes

      Pack that overnighter and give yourself the break you deserve, with 37 curated cosy breaks across the Muddy counties.

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    • 5 hangover hiders

      There's nothing Muddy doesn't know about surviving a hangover. So in the interests of not being mistaken for a dug-up corpse this festive season, behold our five favourite morning after skincare saviours.

    • Review: HydraFacial, Hampton Clinic

      Muddy tries the non-invasive alternative to filler and botox that's adored by the A-listers.

  • Close Shave

    Thought Brexit was divisive? You’d better take a look at this controversial new Gillettte ad…

    • REVIEW: Wilde Creatures, Warwick Arts Centre

      This inventive adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairytales about a selfless statue, a stroppy princess and a lovesick student is delightful, quirky family Christmas entertainment.

    • REVIEW: A Christmas Carol

      This joyous festive smash-hit at the RST, Stratford-upon-Avon, gets a reboot and a new cast, including Aden Gillett as Scrooge.

    • SEE THIS! Mimbre’s Fierce Sisters

      Five of Shakespeare's most feisty female characters, including a transgender Rosalind, are brought to life in this provocative and witty after-dark acrobatic promenade piece at the Bard's former family home.

    • Top Coffee Table Tomes

      From fashion to flora to fragrant Frida, we've found the Top 10 most gorgeous new coffee table tomes for you.

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  • Speedy Supper: Prawn Laska

    Healthy, hearty and faster than Dina Asher Smith with jet propellers, welcome to 2019’s first Speedy Supper. Prawn Laska, anyone?

    • Alternative advent calendars

      Counting the days until Christmas? Here, we can help with that! Open the door to the best alternative advent calendars.

    • 10 Christmas Wreath Workshops

      Deck your door with boughs of holly! These local festive craft classes are hugely popular (wonder if the mulled wine has anything to do with that?) so, quick, book now.

    • Are you sober curious?

      Whether you're doing Dry January or merely cutting down, we're all re-examining our relationship with alcohol right now after too much December carousing. Could "sober curious" be for you?

    • How to be happy in 2019

      New Year, new chance to give yourself a great big shot of positive energy with one of these 28 inspirational ideas.

  • Co-working: 5 reasons to do it

    Are you tired of working from home? Sick of setting up in coffee shops? Maybe you’re over the rigidity of long-term office leases? Then it’s time to consider co-working.

    • Half-term Ahoy!

      There's lots more for families to do in Birmingham these days with the launch of the new Legoland Discovery Centre and the National SEA LIFE Centre's £1.1 refurb. We went on a little day-trip to explore.

    • Review: Emily Brown and the Thing

      A really lovely funny, seasonal show for very young children at Birmingham Hippodrome’s Patrick Studio until Sun Jan 6.

  • Christmas Survival Guide

    How do you survive it? We’ve asked four wise women from our ‘hood to share their seasonal guide…

    • We Got Mail!

      The 50 most inspirational women in the UK - including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jacqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers and Muddy's very own *digital pioneer* Hero Brown.

    • Muddy Meets…a local RSC star

      Kathryn Hunter is about to lead Simon Godwin's gender-bending Timon of Athens in the Swan. The charming former Warwick School pupil and RADA graduate Ralph Davis, gives us the lowdown.

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