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  • 46 stunning pubs for summer

    Everyone knows that one of summer’s great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here’s the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

    • Wellington Arms Slide

      The Wellington Arms

      Muddy heads to Stratfield Turgis, just on the Berkshire border for a country pub stay - with a modern twist.

    • Bistro du Vin, Winchester

      Bistro du Vin, Winchester serves très bon French fare in a relaxed Anglo-Gallic ambience.

    • Off The Rails Meatloaf pineapple gravy

      All Aboard!

      Tickets, please! We nipped to Off The rails on the IoW to confirm its First Class foodie credentials.

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      Spring Supper Clubs

      Sneak peek at these awesome supper clubs popping up over Hants and IoW this spring.

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Fun Finder

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

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  • Isle of Wight Insiders Guide Slide

    Muddy’s Insider Guide to the Isle of Wight

    This sunny little Island may be small in stature but it’s packed to the brim with amazing things to check out. We’ve got the top tips on how to discover the real Isle of Wight.

    • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

      From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Enjoy!

    • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

      As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

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    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!

    • 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! Here's how to enter.

    • 10 Summer style sizzlers

      Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.

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      Cheap, chic beauty buys

      Quick, raid a teenage girl’s make-up bag! Budget beauty is big news right now. Here are some corkers that’ll only set you back a few quid.

    • Sleep in style

      Finding it hard to sleep when it's light at 4am? Banish insomnia in style with these chic eyemasks. Zzzzzz.

  • June Books Site

    The books you MUST read this summer

    June’s best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert’s breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter’s reviews.

    • Miley Cyrus

      Miley goes mental

      Hello, who's speaking please? This fruity promo for her new album be Miley Cyrus' naughtiest stunt yet. Creative juices flowing or cynical marketing ploy - you decide!

    • Shappi

      When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

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    • Garden Party

      Top Garden Party Tips

      Sun's out, fun's out! Turn your back yard into a party haven with our top tips for an al fresco soirée.

    • Ultimate summer wines

      Summer is here and that can only mean WINE O'CLOCK! We spoke to a top wine expert and got his top 7 picks for a fab summer tipple.

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      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!

    • work life balance books

      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.

  • Flexiworking

    Flexi-time – are you working it out?

    Flexible working is a buzzy phrase, but seriously – how many of us actually live the dream? Read on to find out how it could work for you.

    • petersfield open air pool slide

      The best lidos & splash parks

      Splish splash. Forget going for a dip at the leisure centre and instead get yourself a good side dose of Vitamin D with these fab outdoor swimming/splash spots around Hants & IoW.

    • Cute babywear

      Is there a new little prince or princess in your family too? Click this way for the cutest newborn clothes around. Awwww!

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  • Muddy meets Nik Kershaw

    Nik Kershaw is laconic, laid-back, and *very very* funny – read on for his views on Live Aid, embarrassing his kids, the Let’s Rock the Moor pecking order and (OMG) being a grandfather!

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      Muddy meets Terry

      Eighties skankers The Specials are back with a fab new album and a headline slot at Cornbury festival. We nabbed Terry Hall to talk shopping, selfies and his career as a barber.

    • Liz Earle Slide

      Muddy Meets Liz Earle

      Born and raised in Hampshire, Liz Earle is famous for her quest to improve health and wellbeing. Muddy caught up with her for some top lifestyle tips.

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      No, Tom, Nooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • Michael Slide Menu

      My Favourite Places with Michael Turner

      An aficionado of stainless steel, Hampshire artist Michael Turner shares with Muddy his absolute top spots around the county.

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