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    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.

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    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! The new summer 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? ...

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    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 ...

  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 Finalists!

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2021 Finalists in Glos & Worcs. Vote for your favourites now!

  • 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

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    Muddy reviews: The Bathurst Arms

    With a fairytale riverside setting, a 5-star organic rating and a wildly fabulous circus-themed tipi (you heard us right) outside, the Bathurst Arms is fast establishing itself as a front-runner feast-and-stay destination in Glos. We swung by this candy-coloured Cotswold inn for the afternoon to see what the fuss was about.

  • 12 Private dining rooms for a rocking reunion

    Time to plan that reunion in S.T.Y.L.E! From May 17 we can meet indoors and hug (woah there). Have someone else do the cooking and washing up by booking one of these pubs and restaurants all with private dining rooms (and get planning for June too)

  • Superflashy Newsflash

    It's coming in hot and fast - yes it's your May newsflash! What's going down in Glos & Worcs this month? We have super-cool shop openings, foodie reveals and more. Find out the goss here.

  • 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.

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    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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