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DEC 2017

  • The Cream of Norfolk

    Heading to the wilds of East Anglia over Christmas & NYE? You’ll need this guide to the county’s fine dining then. Our woman in Norwich, Muddy Ed: Jo Gardner, tells all.

    • Jigger & twist

      Hants' masters — & mistress — of mixology flame their way to glory.

    • The Best Pub in England

      Into the winner's enclosure! A lovely village inn just across the Wiltshire border.

    • The Red Lion, Odiham

      Love this fam-friendly rural Hants pub: local produce, off-road cycling & boating, close to the M3 PLUS 25% off for Muddies.

    • The Maytime Inn

      Looking for a romantic escape? The Cotswolds’ Maytime Inn has your back.

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  • Cliff Cottage, Suffolk

    Heart-stopping views and an open, airy interior make this secret, Suffolk hideaway very special indeed. Perched high above the River Alde, expect big sunsets and endless, estuary horizons.

    • Thai for Beginners

      As the nights draw in & Christmas busy-ness beckons, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something a bit further afield this time? Muddy Wilts Ed, Joanna Parry-George, gives us the low-down.

    • ST Hotel of the Year

      The Pointer in Brill is hoovering up awards right now but what's the Muddy verdict on its new B&B rooms?

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  • All that glitters…

    We’ve gone mad for metallics this autumn – but the classic appeal of Jon Dibben jewellery means it’ll last a lifetime.

    • Danish cool

      Think sheepskin coat, think seventies, Match of the Day dad. No more. I give you Celtic & Co's pared back, wrap jacket. Channel your inner rock n' roll goddess Muddies, and stay warm in the process.

    • Jewellery Moves

      Gather your gals to make professional pieces that will tell their story for years, nay generations to come. Fiona Dowling shows us how.

    • Gotta Have It

      Troublesome skin? We have two words words for you: Paula's Choice. This little-known Canadian skincare range is about to become your new buffed and glowing BFF.

    • Face Matters

      Organic, natural, scientific: all boxes ticked by Fenwicks facialist, Sally Curson.

  • Hetty Feather

    A joyful romp in full technicolour — if you like Gifford’s circus, you’ll love NST Southampton’s Christmas production of the Olivier Award nominated, West End hit.

    • Woman dressed in retro twenties clothes.

      Private Lives

      You hate him… but, oh, you still love him… Sparks rekindle and – oops – you’ve eloped.

    • October’s best reads

      Muddy bookclub ahoy! Don't read anything until you've read our latest, greatest picks for October.


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  • Intern Ahoy!

    Muddy Hants is looking for a brilliant intern & self-confessed culture vulture. Preferably an arts/media student or graduate, the most important thing is that you can write light, tight, grammatically correct copy.

  • Kids
    • Twyford Prep School

      Muddy says: A cosy, traditional, prep-school with an impressive, cutting-edge curriculum that encourages creative and independent thinking.


      Muddy says: A small, high-achieving rural prep with a friendly, family-oriented vibe and welcome emphasis on 'joining in' and good manners.

  • Say hello to Shaun Leane

    Meet the man who combines fashion with craftsmanship. Sean Leane talks to Muddy about bringing the bling to McQueen and his own Jewellery collection at Strange The Jeweller.

    • Pass the legwarmers…

      Muddy donned it's skimpiest leotard to interview ex Strictly champ Joanne Clifton who brings...

    • Peak Insta?

      Less hottie, more hot mess? You'll need this feed then.

    • Hey Midge, nice ‘tash!

      Never mind the deep stuff, Muddy talks music, mullets and more with the little Ultravox front man. "OOOHHH VIENNAAA!"

    • My Favourite Places

      From a lady who knows her grapes: Wine Utopia's Rachel Gibson.



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