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I'm Sophie, editor of Muddy Gloucestershire & Worcestershire, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Hands never been cleaner - and more in need of a decent moisturiser? Treat yourself to a small dollop of comfort with these beautiful handcreams.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Eat OutView more

  • The Frogmill, Shipton Oliffe

    The Frogmill, Shipton Oliffe

    A great country gastropub just off the beaten track? The Frogmill is a prince amongst pubs. Read the review here.

    • Mother’s Day

      Mother’s Day

      Mother's Day is around the corner (Sunday 22 March, just saying) so get your ideas flowing with our list of jolly nice things to do.

    • Holy Crepe

      Holy Crepe

      Who doesn’t love a towering stack of pancakes dripping with maple syrup? (Lemon and sugar here please). From races to restaurants we have Pancake Day sorted for you.

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2020

      Top 50 gastropubs 2020

      There's only one question on our lips this week and it's whose roasted loins and perky pavlovas have got them into the gastropub hall of fame.

    • 8 Best Booze-Free Bars

      8 Best Booze-Free Bars

      Check out our edit of the best dry and booze-free bars in Gloucestershire

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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  • TravelView more

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We’ve scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

    • World’s Most Instagrammable Villages

      World’s Most Instagrammable Villages

      The rumours are true - one sleepy little Glos village has made the hotlist. We reveal which one it is and give you 20 reasons to indulge in some cool voyage voyeurism.

    • A boutique masterpiece

      A boutique masterpiece

      The Artist Residence in the hamlet of South Leigh, Oxfordshire with its slick styling and cleverly chosen art, is a welcome antidote to traditional Cotswolds inns. Muddy loves.

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  • FashionView more

  • Make-up for Men: Euw or ooh?

    Make-up for Men: Euw or ooh?

    Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. We tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands – here’s what happened.

    • 5 of the best… trench coats

      5 of the best… trench coats

      It's a style classic for a reason - the trench is probably the most chic, useful piece you can buy (banish all thoughts of Inspector Clouseau). Here are our new season favourites.

    • 5 of the best… French slogan jumpers

      5 of the best… French slogan jumpers

      Bonjour, sexy new knitwear! These chic slogan jumpers are guaranteed to add a little je ne sais quoi to any ensemble - we adore.

  • BeautyView more

    • Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Make-up for men: ooh or eww?

      Turns out more and more blokes are getting handy with bronzer and concealer. So we tried out one leading male make-up brand on some lucky Muddy husbands - here's what happened.

    • 5 of the best … face masks

      5 of the best … face masks

      We love the enforced relaxation that comes with using a face mask - you have no choice but to lie back and take things easy for a while. Plus you emerge with skin peachier than a baby's bottom. Result!

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    • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

      Cook THIS for dinner tonight

      Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block. Yum!

    • Start your engines!

      Start your engines!

      Looking for a new runaround to get you from A to B? We've rounded up 6 of the best new cars to buy in 2020 - go on, treat yourself to new wheels.

    • Can’t get no sleep?

      Can’t get no sleep?

      Forty winks evading you? Desperate for some snooze time? We feel you.Read on for some (sleep) sound advice.

    • Vegan Spa Star

      Vegan Spa Star

      A pamper day that will leave your skin glowing and your conscience clean?  Cowley Manor's Vegan Spa Day ticks all the sexy-sustainability boxes. Read on to see what we thought.

  • WorkView more

  • How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    How to be ambitious (and still be kind)

    It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday so we had a chat with one of our favourite women – author and comedian Viv Groskop – about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Kids

    • Kitebrook Preparatory School

      Kitebrook Preparatory School

      Muddy says: A co-ed day and boarding school with a strong family ethos, that is seriously upping its game in the prep school stakes

    • Best Digital Classes

      Best Digital Classes

      How is your work-meets-homeschool armageddon going? We're busy googling zen breathing classes. Meanwhile, check out these brilliant homeworking heroes - great digital classes to keep their brains engaged.

  • Kitebrook Preparatory School
  • Kitebrook Preparatory School
  • PeopleView more

  • The 4 funniest people on social media

    The 4 funniest people on social media

    Fancy a giggle? These Instagram and Twitter accounts are happy to oblige.

    • Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      Exclusive interview! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      The actor-turned-singer has been front page news since an incendiary appearance on Question Time last week. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

    • Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

      Q&A with writer and performer Francesca Millican-Slater

      Birmingham writer-performer Francesca Millican-Slater has been collecting the stories of visitors, past and present, to Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the childhood home of William Shakespeare’s wife. You too can be part of the story.

    • How to flex your life

      How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but not sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

    • Muddy meets Terry

      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.

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