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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

We’re swapping holidays abroad for le jardín this summer, so best make it the ultimate destination. Cue the Muddy shopping edit of the coolest accessories to deck out your outdoor space.

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

    • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

    • 5-step Daylesford supper

      5-step Daylesford supper

      Want a quick and easy dish during lockdown? Try this delectable and light supper direct from our favourite Cotswold chefs.

    • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

      Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

      Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

    • 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 by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

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    • House swap: what does £250k get you?

      House swap: what does £250k get you?

      £250k for a house? You betcha! If that mortgage is feeling like a millstone, take a peek at these properties across the Muddy counties and start mentally moving in ASAP. 

    • 20 stunning Spring walks

      20 stunning Spring walks

      It's National Walking Month! Sling on your boots, pack the flask, and get a much needed boost on one of our wonderful walks.

    • 7 steps to better sleep

      7 steps to better sleep

      You've downed a chamomile tea, ignored your phone for an hour and shoved your 900th sheep over a gate - but still can't get to sleep. Sound familiar? Time to pandemic-proof your sleep with our guide to getting some Z's during lockdown.

  • Nettle recipes from The Pig
  • Nettle recipes from The Pig
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  • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    The weather’s perked up – time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don’t sit on them. 

    • The Devil wears joggers!

      The Devil wears joggers!

      Sofa style! Joggers are firmly in vogue - just ask Anna Wintour. Here's our edit of the best to buy now for ultimate cool comfort at home.

    • 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.

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  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He’s worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands – raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like The North Wall. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

    • Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

    • The 4 funniest people on social media

      The 4 funniest people on social media

      Social media can be a depressing place at times but these Instagram and Twitter accounts never fail to make us smile – go funny up your feed with these guys.

    • Exclusive! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      Exclusive! Muddy meets…. Laurence Fox

      The actor-turned-singer has been front page news of late. In this exclusive interview, he talks midlife crises, death threats and groupies with Muddy's Kerry Potter.

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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  • 12 Stunning Self-Catering Escapes

    12 Stunning Self-Catering Escapes

    Who needs to get on a plane when you have these stylish cottages right on your doorstep? If you fancy a self-catering sanctuary close to home when lockdown lifts, read on.

    • 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.

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