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3-20 MAY 2022

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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

Palm Springs calling! Mega-chic fash brand KITRI has launched its first homeware collection, and it's giving us major retro vibes. We love.

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Muddy Awards 2022

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Eat

  • 16 Best veggie eats in Glos & Worcs

    16 Best veggie eats in Glos & Worcs

    It’s National Vegetarian Week! Whether you’re a veggie, vegan or just v-curious? Get your local healthy fix at one of these foodie joints that put the plant-based front and centre and pack a punch on flavour.

    • Jubi-glee! 20 brilliant Jubilee events near you

      Jubi-glee! 20 brilliant Jubilee events near you

      It’s the knees-up of the century. The Queen’s Platinum celebrations are taking place across a four day Bank Holiday from 02 – 05 June. Want to know where to take your tiara? Try these. From garden parties and parades to a Royal Variety Show and regatta. Spiffing!

    • Fabulous foodie trail in the Forest of Dean

      Fabulous foodie trail in the Forest of Dean

      Foodies rejoice! We have something that will really get you drooling. The Delicious Dean Tastebuds Trail is a culinary itinerary which takes you on a gastro-fabulous ride through the Forest of Dean. Who knew it was a hotbed of artisan produce? Here’s the secret map.

Culture

  • 30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

    30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

    Half term incoming! But how to keep the kids entertained and from climbing the walls you ask? Your bespoke Muddy Guide of course. Read on for the coolest stuff for them to do across Glos & Worcs, from toddlers to teens.

    • Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

      Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

      Need something new to watch this week? You’ve come to the right place! From a freshly funny new talk show to an indulgent crime thriller, this is the best of the best.

    • Jubi-glee! 20 brilliant Jubilee events near you

      Jubi-glee! 20 brilliant Jubilee events near you

      It’s the knees-up of the century. The Queen’s Platinum celebrations are taking place across a four day Bank Holiday from 02 – 05 June. Want to know where to take your tiara? Try these. From garden parties and parades to a Royal Variety Show and regatta. Spiffing!

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Food for thought: the best gourmet getaways

    Eat, sleep, repeat! Food and travel go together like, err, gin and tonic (cheers!) and if you find top nosh plays a key part in making your holiday a success, perhaps it’s time to take things a step further and make it the central focus?

    • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      Staycationing this summer? Then you’re going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

    • Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Tripadvisor has revealed its top ten Travellers’ Choice Hottest New Hotels in the World 2022 – wanna see? From an adult-only Himalayan hideaway to a family favourite in Brazil, it’s all the travel inspo we need for the year ahead.

Home

  • 45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they’re doing.

    • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

    • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

      8 gorgeous new gardening books

      Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Wellbeing

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

    • 12 Beautiful local bluebell walks

      12 Beautiful local bluebell walks

      Blooming ‘eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Glos and Worcs. Here’s where to find the best of them on your sprightly springtime walk.Trip the light (blue) fantastic with these 12 bluebell stunners.

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Life

  • Secrets to success: 10 tips for getting that dream job

    Secrets to success: 10 tips for getting that dream job

    Bored of the same old 9 to 5 or reckon you deserve a high-flying role of dreams? Don’t hit send until you’ve read this. We talk to ethical Cheltenham recruitment experts Hooray about how to nail that seriously sexy job.

  • Kids

    • 30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

      30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

      Half term incoming! But how to keep the kids entertained and from climbing the walls you ask? Your bespoke Muddy Guide of course. Read on for the coolest stuff for them to do across Glos & Worcs, from toddlers to teens.

    • 30 Egg-cellent things to do this Easter

      30 Egg-cellent things to do this Easter

      Looking for ideas to keep the cherubs entertained this Easter? You’re in luck – here are 30 brilliant things to do as a family over the holidays. The lowdown on what’s on, what’s fun and where to go. Easter cabin fever – begone!

    • 30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term
    • 30 Ways to entertain the kids this half term

Instamuddy

  • Calling all foodies … 💚 It’s National Vegetarian Week. Whether you’re veggie or just v-curious we’ve searched out the 16 Best Veggie Restaurants. Hit link in bio to see and pick one to visit this weekend 🌱.
  • 💐 BLOOMIN’ HECK! 💐 Who will be crowned the best local Florist? You decide! NOMINATE now at the link in bio - and quick! - the nominations round closes in two days. #MuddyAwards2022  #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily @gloucesterquays
  • We’re spoilt for choice for fabulous restaurants in our locale - but which one do you love the most?🍴Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz at the link in bio. #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily @gloucesterquays
  • Some midweek cow content for you direct from the Cotswolds 🐄 These beef cows live on the farm next door, they are incredibly curious creatures and every morning without fail come and stand at the wall to have a stare off with the dog.
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Fashion

  • 10 buys for World Bee Day

    10 buys for World Bee Day

    Hey, if it’s for the little black and yellow fellas, then who are we to argue with a shopping spree to celebrate World Bee Day (20 May)? Here are 10 on-trend buys we’re totally buzzing about

    • Spotted! The window causing a storm in the Cotswolds

      Spotted! The window causing a storm in the Cotswolds

      Have you seen the shop window that has been compared to Liberty in London?! Check out the fantastical designs in the coolest shop window in the Cotswolds and find out where it is here.

    • Fresh air, fresh fashion!

      Fresh air, fresh fashion!

      Seven compelling reasons to head to Bicester Village including up to 20 per cent off prices in April’s renowned Private Sale and the Do-Good pop up boutique. Trust us, no-show is not an option.

  • Beauty

People

  • 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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Best Places to Live 2020

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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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