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NOVEMBER 2019

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Cliveden-view

    Is this the UK’s sexiest restaurant?

    If it’s good enough for Meghan (we’re on first name terms), it’s good enough for Muddy. The Cliveden Dining Room is Deco fabulous has the swagger of Harry Styles on heat.

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      Is your favourite local restaurant on the list?

      The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced - did your fave make the grade? Take a look at the full line-up for our region.

    • Secret Supper Club

      Autumn Supperclubs

      Forks at the ready? It's time to get eating with our round-up of Autumn supper clubs. Greek, vegan and covert text messages, there's something for every taste.

    • Kings Arms Slide

      Muddy Eats: The Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch

      After practising her royal wave we sent Muddy's Robyn over to Dorset to check out The Kings Arms Hotel, Christchurch.

    • 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.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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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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  • Southampton Harbour Hotel

    Southampton Harbour Hotel

    With a super chic aesthetic that has dashes of the Hamptons, here’s what you need to know about Southampton Harbour Hotel – the city’s only 5* spot.

    • 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!

    • Fancy a break this half term?

      Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out my pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country.

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    #Cashmeregoals

    I officially declare it cashmere jumper season so time for a toasty treat? Just don’t put it in the washing machine like a certain idiot I know who never learns (ahem).

    • 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.

    • Pyjama time!

      It's suddenly dark, cold and wet outside - let's hunker down and cheer ourselves up with some chic new pyjamas (yes, such things do actually exist).

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  • Are you an imposter too?

    Self doubt, anxiety and an inability to believe in your own success. I’ve just been there and it’s not pretty. Here’s how to stop it happening to you.

    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

    • Princes Mead School

      Prince’s Mead, Winchester

      Muddy says: British traditionalism meets Scandi modernity at this friendly, inclusive day school. Along with excellent academics, there's a big emphasis here on green living, outdoor learning and a total abundance of bucolic charm.

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    Muddy Meets Julia Donaldson

    Muddy’s Sussex editor Debbie had a chat with the legendary kids’ author Julia Donaldson about books, performing, fave local attractions and buying a post office.

    • Shappi Khorsandi live in Winchester

      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!)

    • John Challis

      Muddy meets Boycie

      Muddy caught up with actor John Challis aka Boycie to talk alter egos, brandy vs. gin, wheeling, dealing and what it was like to hang out with Oliver Reed.

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