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  • Foodies rejoice! The Free Food Festival is go

    Foodies - perk up your ears! The most popular food festival in the South West is back to cook up a storm at Gloucester Quays. If you love cooking or just watching TV chefs whipping up delicious dishes, check out the lineup at this delectable diary fixture.

  • The Insider guide to Cheltenham & Gloucester

    Think you know Chelt and Glos? Take another look. We've scoured Gloucestershire's hotspots for the best eateries, tucked away bars, boutique shopping and things to do. Don't set out without this indispensable guide.

  • Best beaches in the South & South West

    Heading south for the summer? Then you'll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches, including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

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    The Roman craze taking Glos by storm

    An amphitheatre in the Cotswolds? Yep, you heard us right. Perfect for a region that rocks Roman heritage deep in its DNA, this modern day alfresco auditorium is a fabulous place to see theatre, comedy or live music. What's it all about? Find out here.

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    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

    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.

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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…)

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    The Greenhouse Effect: Scenic Supper review

    Shaking up the food firmament, the coolest way to eat out in the Cotswolds is back for the summer at Todenham Farm. Rustic, revolutionary and epically scenic, Muddy couldn't wait to try out one of its famous glasshouses. Here's what we thought.

  • Think you know your local gems? Try our hitlist…

    Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area. See who's in your area.

  • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

    Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We've found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you'd better book 'em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

  • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

    A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun - Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 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. 

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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