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August 2019

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  • 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!

    • The 20 best beachside eats

      Warwickshire is somewhat land-locked...If you're heading to the seaside, make the most of the British summer at one of our Muddy-recommended coastal eateries. Napkin at the ready? Let's do this!

    • Tom Kerridge’s Pub in the Park rocks up in Warwick!

      Get those tastebuds tingling and stomachs rumbling this weekend (Fri July 5 - Sun July 7) with top nosh served up by Michelin-starred chefs, mixed with beers and bands including Top Odell, Razorlight, Will Young and Toploader.

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Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • 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!

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

  • 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.

    • The top 10 summer reads

      Don't pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you've read this! Muddy's books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

    • The best open air theatres this summer

      Pack your picnic basket and breathe in the culture! More than 40 shows of the Bard, Emily Bronte, Jane Austen, Noel Coward and, erm Gangsta Granny, in our definitive Warwickshire guide to al fresco theatre.

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    • 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.

  • 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!

    • 5 killer tips for better work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

    • Best kids’ movies this summer

      With the weather a bit unpredictable, it's a good week for a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

    • Win a Jump In Warwick Annual Pass Worth £1,000

      School’s out for summer! Stuck on what to do with your children for SIX whole weeks? Don’t panic, Muddy has you covered. Check out our Reader Treats exclusive to Warwickshire.

  • 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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