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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

Feel like upgrading your hand soap? Foam up and step this way! From luxurious formulas and gorgeous bottles to fresh summer scents, here are 12 of the loveliest to buy now.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

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Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

    • Keep it cool! £500 to spend on the best iced drinks

      Keep it cool! £500 to spend on the best iced drinks

      It’s hotting up again, but we know how to help with the commute or family day out – an iced chocolate, mocha or chai latte from one of GAIL’s cafés in London and the South East.

    • Muddy reviews: Yoku & No.131

      Muddy reviews: Yoku & No.131

      Strap on the stilettos, a decadent dining experience like no other has arrived in Cheltenham. YOKU at No.131 is billed as the most ‘coveted seat in town’, so does it live up to the hype? Muddy tossed on the glad rags, booked in and headed over to find out.

Culture

  • TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    Remotes at the ready! From the latest unmissable BBC drama starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, to a gripping Netflix true crime documentary here’s Muddy’s weekly rundown.

Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

Travel

  • Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    The Commonwealth Games has shone a spotlight on Birmingham but there’s far more to the West Midlands than its prime city. Read on for everything you need for a stay in the beating heart of England.

    • Dive in! 16 incredible swimming pools world-wide

      Dive in! 16 incredible swimming pools world-wide

      Make a splash on Instagram in one of these amazing swimming pools, from infinity-edged stunners to private plunge pools with a view.

    • Muddy Reviews: The Frogmill, Cheltenham

      Muddy Reviews: The Frogmill, Cheltenham

      Looking for a good all-rounder pub with a huge rustic heart? The award-winning Frogmill is just a stone’s throw from the bright lights of Cheltenham but has max country charm appeal. We checked in for lunch and a stay to see what it was like.

Home

  • How to fill your home with summer scents

    How to fill your home with summer scents

    You don’t need to step into a garden to enjoy summer’s heady fragrances – here are 15 ways to enjoy your favourite flower and herb aromas in your living spaces. Breathe it in!

    • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, sunnies on and chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic this summer

      How to nail the perfect picnic this summer

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

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Life

  • Meet the Muddy Awards Finalists 2022!

    Meet the Muddy Awards Finalists 2022!

    Drum roll please! … meet your Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists! Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in. Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists in Gloucestershire & Worcestershire. Vote to crown your local champions now!

  • Kids

    • 15 Best Things to do in Worcs

      15 Best Things to do in Worcs

      Run out of ideas for keeping everyone happy this summer? Then see this ultimate guide to the BEST family-friendly things to do in Worcs, from alfresco theatre and alpaca walks to zip wires and safaris! Check them all out here.

    • 15 Best things to do in Gloucestershire

      15 Best things to do in Gloucestershire

      Want some fresh inspo for where to go in Glos this summer? We’ve handpicked the 15 BEST family-friendly things to do in the county, make a beeline for these, from cool castles and caves to fantastic farm parks, water fun and wave machines.

Instamuddy

  • 💜 Fancy wandering around a beautiful  flower field? 💜 Hit link in bio now to see these 8 STUNNING Flower Displays! but be quick, some of them are only popping up for a few weeks, including the famous confetti fields above, @realflowerpetalconfetti, which tickets go on sale for today at midday! 🌸
  • ♥️ Under a blood red sky. ♥️ Captured this spellbinding scene outside the house tonight, absolutely no filter… just the most amazing ruby light reflecting on the rain soaked road, an incredible sky tonight over the Cotswolds. A red sun or a yellow sky? A sprinkling of the Sahara in the Cotswolds maybe 🐪
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#cotswolds #cotswoldsky #uksunsets #glos #gloucestershire #saharandust #painswick #nailsworth #cheltenham #stroud #visitcotswolds #beautifulcotswolds
  • Begone socks and aftershave! Father’s Day incoming so why not give him something he really wants this year! Hit link in bio now for 12 Cool Experiences, from husky dog trekking across the Cotswold tundra, to seeing the Red Devils this weekend, man-tastic workshops and free beer at a certain brewery- cheers to that. 🍻 
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#gloucestershire #glos #worcs #worcestershire #cotswolds #cotswold #discovergloucestershire #discoverworcestershire #discovercotswolds #fathersdaygift #coolexperience #cheltenham #gloucester #cirencester #worcester
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Fashion

  • Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Muddy’s teamed up with luxury open-air shopping destination Bicester Village to explore Oxfordshire’s most gorgeous fashion, eating and shopping destinations. Let’s go!

    • 12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      Want your bikini with full eco credibility but also 100% watertight on style? Make a splash with these brilliant swimwear brands. Just add SPF and a cold drink.

    • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Beauty

    • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife – we’ve scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) – we’ve scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups this summer

People

  • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

    • The Muddy Awards 2022 Winners Drinks!

      The Muddy Awards 2022 Winners Drinks!

      The Muddy Awards 2022 reached their fabulous finale with the glittering Winners’ Drinks. You all voted (in your squillions!) for your fave local businesses and after a hotly fought battle it was time to pop the corks. See what happened and keep scrolling for the Oscar-winning video!

    • 12 Celeb businesses in Glos – go star spotting!

      12 Celeb businesses in Glos – go star spotting!

      Ever wondered what celebs get up to in their spare time? Well, as it happens, several run successful businesses in Cheltenham and Gloucester. We’ve scouted out the cream of the crop, check out these entrepreneurial stars on your doorstep.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2022

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2022

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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