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  • virgin mary

    The Scenic Supper Virgin Mary

    Let's face it, in the brutal light of New Year's Day that 3rd bottle of Sancerre does not feel like your finest hour. If you're nursing the hangover from hell (or just for fun) try this easy-to-make Virgin Mary, it's the ultimate cure for Xmas x-cess (or at least a good start).

  • hot gin

    Make this: Scenic Supper Hot Mulled Gin

    Want to know the winter warmer we're necking at Muddy this Christmas? This spicy delight direct from the gourmands at Scenic Supper is utterly delicious. Go cocktail or mocktail, and make a massive batch of it this Christmas. Warning: one will not (I repeat not) be enough.

  • mince pie

    I s-pie! The 8 best local mince pies

    Snow is falling, Bublé's playing... time for the mince pie chow down! There's nothing like the first mince pie of the season, but which ones should be on your shopping list? Go local with these belters, all from our very own farm shops, cafes and makers. Which is your fave?

  • gin box

    Box of delights: 9 Wine & Dine gifts

    Need a gorgeous gift? These crackers from BoxTree Gifts come with next day UK delivery. Go ready-made or personalise your own pressie. Every box gives something back to a good cause too. Let's shop!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • garden

    How to have an (e)cotswolds adventure

    Want a getaway with serious eco-cred? If anyone knows how to nail an eco-themed Cotswold adventure it's Chris Burton, owner of the aptly-named Eco Chic Cottages. From amazing farm-to-fork organic pubs and arboretums to eco-aware parks and palaces, see her go-to guide here.

  • pumpkin

    Raymond Blanc’s Ironbark Pumpkin Soup

    Wondering what to do with those mountains of leftover pumpkin flesh? Ta da! Whip up this wickedly warming recipe by two-star Michelin chef Raymond Blanc, served up with a hunk of sourdough, it's just what autumn ordered.

  • cinema

    Superflashy Newsflash

    If it's new, exciting and happening in the Glos & Worcs 'hood, it's right here. Cue the trumpeter, all hail the Muddy newsflash with some delicious gossip - from a brand new boutique cinema to foodie news that will have you drooling.

  • woman with birds

    What’s on September guide – updated!

    Strap in and don the stilettos, we've got a scintillating September line up of fun for you. Find your happy place this month with our curated pick of 18 brilliant things going on near you.

  • Gotta have it! Zingy, light tipple

    Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

  • 10 Awesome Afternoon Teas

    More scones, madam? Nibble your way through petit fours and finger sandwiches with our round up of Glos & Worc's awesome afternoon teas. Now which first, brew or bubbles? ...

  • woman

    No passport required: Go globe-trotting in Stroud

    How much have you missed travel? Scratch that wanderlust itch at Five Valleys, the newest and coolest 'shop and scoff' destination that takes you around the world without even having to step foot outside the shires. Buckle up and come with us ...

  • Glug! New wines to buy and try

    Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers

  • The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    Socialising is back (and so are the hangovers). From gravy granules to cold lager, we asked some Muddy hell-raisers for their emergency remedies.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • 6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • Grill power oven gloves

    Reclaim the BBQ! Best outdoor cooking accessories

    Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

  • The 35 best local artisan gins

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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