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  • Is this Warwickshire’s quirkiest bar + kitchen?

    At Leamington-based Hart + Co, meals are served school lunch style, then there’s the bottomless cocktail brunch from 5pm-9pm! And why is there a bathtub in the middle of the room? We sent Muddy’s Rhiannon Pursall to investigate…

    • NEW cocktail masterclass

      Christmas is just around the corner...If you're looking to gen up on some new drinks recipes or would like an office do with a difference, get your party started at this Warwickshire artisan distillery!

    • Bluebasil Coffee Bar and Vintage Store, Leamington Spa

      Love coffee? Love vintage? Oh, and how do award-winning gourmet brownies sound? I’ve a feeling this could become your new favourite indie hangout…it’s one of ours.

    • Bon Appétit! The new 2020 Michelin awards

      The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced - with new entries including a "picture-perfect" Warwickshire pub known for its game, wild foraged ingredients and "unfussy" style. Take a look at the full line-up for our region.

    • The Old Coffee Tavern, Warwick

      An East End-style London boozer in the heart of historic Warwick? Yup, indeed! Muddy checks into this authentic Victorian pub with rooms managed by talented 27-year-old India Marsh!

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  • The 37 coolest party palaces

    Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We’ve sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let’s go!

    • Stay here: One Abbey Lane, Southam

      This beautifully renovated Tudor gem in Warwickshire featured on BBC 2's Restoration Home is now a stylish one-bedroom B&B retreat.

    • The Lygon Arms, Worcs

      Broadway in Worcestershire is arguably the most lovely of the Cotswolds villages – and we know exactly where you should be staying.

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  • Ready to wrap up?

    Brrrrrrr! It’s got a bit chilly hasn’t it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush, starting with this elegant ribbed, frill-necked beauty.

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  • 15 Christmas Wreath Workshops

    Selling quicker than hot strudel, Christmas wreath workshops seem to grow in popularity very year. Grab your diary and make a date with a pal, or meet new friends at one of these laid-back, inspiring workshops.

    • 3 party cocktails – ready, steady, shake!

      Step away from the Chablis and try something different! We've got 5 copies of a cool new cocktail book to give away - and here are three autumn liveners from it to whet your whistle.

    • Speedy supper anyone?

      If you're sick to death of your weekday cooking repertoire (yup) then here's some quick and classy culinary inspiration for you.

    • 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.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

    • 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!

    • Nurturing Your Teen’s Career Aspirations

      Many Year 11's are now deliberating over where to study for A levels and what subjects to choose. How can a school best support your teen to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving workplace?

    • The Kingsley School, Leamington Spa

      Muddy says: Originally founded in 1884 by Rose Kingsley, daughter of Victorian author Charles, this is a thriving, academically strong and family-orientated day school for girls aged 3 – 18; and boys from 3 – 11 in Leamington Spa.

  • Q&A with The Gruffalo author Julia Donaldson

    Incredibly Julia Donaldson’s and Axel Scheffler’s bestselling picture book The Gruffalo was first published, 20 years ago! Muddy talks books, performing and buying a post-office with the best-selling writer.

    • Fight Club

      Love a good food fight? Well there's a huge one in the RSC's new autumn production King John. Just don't go in your best garb if you've booked a front row seat! Actor Richard Pryal fills us in.

    • GBBO contestant, Priya O’Shea

      Sadly Leicester's Priya O'Shea was the seventh baker to leave the tent this week. Here's everything you need to know about the Midlands amateur baker.

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