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  • Hilltop Farm: One-stop Christmas shop!

    This Warwickshire family farm, cafe and Home Barn has Christmas covered from Free Range turkeys to Nordmann Firs, local artisan gins, lunches and gifts. Fancy a mooch?

    • Christmas drinkies! What are you having?

      Usually face-down in a vat of Baileys throughout December? You can do better than that! Here's our guide to nailing your Christmas drink choices like a pro. Bottoms up!

    • On the Waterfront

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

    • 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.

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  • Winter boltholes

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

    • Girls’ weekend getaways

      Try these 30 awesome spas, inns, bars and retreats across the Muddy counties and reconnect with your bezzies in style.

    • 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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  • Christmas jumper perfection

    Got a style conscious teen at home? Muddy has snooped out these fab-tastic sweaters for the young (and older) men in your life

    • Savage X Fenty

      Rihanna's brought out a new 'Savage' Fenty underwear range - and given it some serious uplift with a very cool, slightly otherworldly vid. Wanna see?

    • ON THE HUNT FOR COOL CREPS

      Trainers so chic that only a fool would take them near a gym are everywhere this season - including some places you wouldn't expect. Guess where these beauties are from?

    • 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.

  • REVIEW: Over The Top

    Nick Walker’s highly amusing *pun*-packed alternative panto about suffragettes
    and First World War problems is a sure-fire hit! Catch it at Coventry’s Belgrade Theatre in B2 until Sat Dec 29.

    • Revealed! Our top 10 books of the year

      Attention bookworms! Put this little lot on your Christmas list and you can thank us later. Muddy's books editor Kerry Potter choose her top 10 tomes of 2018. Has your favourite made the cut?

    • Review: Sleeping Beauty

      Don't touch the spinning wheel, Princess Belle! Oops too late. Read my review of Coventry Belgrade Theatre's festive show starring writer and director Iain Lauchlan in his 24th panto.

    • The new John Lewis Xmas ad!

      It's here! The John Lewis Christmas ad has launched with the Rocket Man as its secret weapon for 2018 - but has it hit orbit or crash landed? You decide!

    • Christmas in the West End

      Shows, panto, ballet, musicals, even a bit of puppetry ...check out our pick of the best family entertainment this holiday season.

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  • 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.

    • Doggy Style

      Pampered pooches rejoice! Now you can lounge on a your very own mini-sofa that's more stylish than your owners' one. Woof!

    • Meet the author: Frances Trussell

      Muddy meets former broadcast journalist turned mindfulness coach, Frances Trussell, whose first book is out this month.

    • Divine Bliss!

      Muddy's Keya Modessa checks into award-winning spa, Ragdale Hall and finds her zen in the new Rooftop Infinity Pool.

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