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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

Raffia and leather beach bag, designer shades, serious kudos beach towel and luxe sun lotion could all be yours in this fabulous summer bundle

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Muddy Awards 2022

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  • 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.

    • 12 Perfect Picnic Spots in Glos & Worcs

      12 Perfect Picnic Spots in Glos & Worcs

      Pack your scotch eggs and lashings of ginger beer – we’re heading to these 12 outdoor beauty spots across Glos and Worcs to enjoy lunch al fresco. See where to take your bulging wicker basket this month.

    • Insider guide: 11 best indie sipping spots

      Insider guide: 11 best indie sipping spots

      Love a sundowner in the sunshine? Cheltenham and Gloucester have put themselves firmly on the map for top class taprooms, distilleries and artisan tipple-ries. Check out our insider guide to the best places to take your tankard this summer.

Culture

  • Six shiny new things to watch on TV this week

    Six shiny new things to watch on TV this week

    A new series of The Umbrella Academy, how to make the most of Glastonbury from your sofa, feel-good comedy… Here’s this week’s ultimate guide to staying in.

    • Pass the remote! 7 great things to watch this week

      Pass the remote! 7 great things to watch this week

      Fancy something to settle down with? Hey, we all need a bit of me-time. From a sultry new Tudor drama to quirky Netflix comedies, don’t miss Muddy’s pick of the week.

    • Better than socks! 12 Father’s Day experiences

      Better than socks! 12 Father’s Day experiences

      Can’t bear to buy the man in your life yet another aftershave? Pick up one of these days out in Glos & Worcs instead, from husky dog trekking to Michelin-style dining and the Red Devils – you’ll get mega brownie points (and hopefully an invite…)

Little Black Book

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Travel

  • 8 Stunning flower displays near you

    8 Stunning flower displays near you

    Want to wander around a glorious flower field? Head for one of these dazzling floral pop-ups in Glos & Worcs. From luscious lavender and confetti fields to carpets of sunflowers, dahlias and roses, plan one of these trips in.

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  • 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, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      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).

    • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      It’s World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that’ll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T…

  • Wellbeing

    • 8 Stunning flower displays near you

      8 Stunning flower displays near you

      Want to wander around a glorious flower field? Head for one of these dazzling floral pop-ups in Glos & Worcs. From luscious lavender and confetti fields to carpets of sunflowers, dahlias and roses, plan one of these trips in.

    • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise – and orgasms.

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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

    • Has the IB finally overtaken A levels as the smart choice for kids?

      Has the IB finally overtaken A levels as the smart choice for kids?

      The International Baccalaureate is admired by universities, respected by companies and gaining traction in the UK with online school Kings InterHigh offering the first ever fully-virtual IB from Sept 22. What’s the fuss about? We ask Head of Sixth Form Alessandro Capozzi

    • Surf, circus & cinema! At the Costa del Cotswolds

      Surf, circus & cinema! At the Costa del Cotswolds

      Why spend 5 hours on the M5 getting to the coast when you’ve got the UK’s largest inland paddling beach right on your doorstep! The Cotswold Country Park & Beach is summer-ready, so what can you do there? From alfresco cinema to the circus, find out here.

    • 12 Celeb businesses in Glos – go star spotting!
    • 12 Celeb businesses in Glos – go star spotting!

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  • 💜 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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  • 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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Fashion

  • 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.

    • Win a designer beach bundle worth £400!

      Win a designer beach bundle worth £400!

      Raffia and leather beach bag, designer shades, serious kudos beach towel and luxe sun lotion could all be yours in this fabulous summer bundle

    • 5 stylish sleepwear sets for him

      5 stylish sleepwear sets for him

      Threadbare boxers begone! The style gods have spoken (aka Gucci and Harry Styles) and pyjamas for men are in – here are five sets that hit the spot.

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People

  • 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.

    • 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!

    • What’s Cooking? With Susie Whitfield

      What’s Cooking? With Susie Whitfield

      In this Muddy regular, we bring you the best of the counties’ makers and bakers to spill the beans about their work, lives and cooking. DIshing it up this week is passionate baker Susie Whitfield from The Cotswolds Baking Workshop.

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

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 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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