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I'm Ali, editor of Muddy Kent, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Looking to add that sleek finishing touch to your home? For clean, minimalist lines forget fussy blinds and net curtains - it's all about shutters. Plus they can help reduce your summer allergies...

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  • THE PIG’s sizzling BBQ burger

    THE PIG’s sizzling BBQ burger

    BBQ season is upon us and we have just the recipe (with up to 63% off perfectly paired wines) to get the party started, courtesy of Muddy favourites THE PIG and Naked Wines.

    • KICKSTART: Your summer garden!

      KICKSTART: Your summer garden!

      Aspirations for being a green fingered goddess? Yup, us too! Gardening experts, Gardenscape, lets us know 5 THINGS EVERY GARDENER NEEDS!

    • Let’s All Live Here!

      Let’s All Live Here!

      Thinking about upping sticks? In our regular report, we snoop around one of the hidden property hotspots in the Muddy ‘hood to get the local lowdown. Next up: Plaxtol!

    • Buy these, sleep better

      Buy these, sleep better

      A bit of quality shuteye has never been more important, has it? So spend some time on shoring up our sleep routine. Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets.

    • Green  therapy

      Green therapy

      Has there ever been a better time to give green therapy a go? Here's 5 simple ways to spruce up your garden and boost your mood at the same time.

Little Black Book

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

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  • Brilliant bluebell walks – with pub pitstops!

    Brilliant bluebell walks – with pub pitstops!

    Blooming ‘eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across Kent. Here’s where to find the best of them, plus our pick of nearby pubs for a cheeky pitstop.

    • 36 brill outside dining spots

      36 brill outside dining spots

      It’s been a long time coming, hasn’t it? And while it still has to be outside (puffa jackets at the ready), Kent boasts a fab selection of outside dining spots so make sure you book these pronto!

    • Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Top 50 Gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Whose tripled-cooked chips have got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let's tuck in because FOUR of Kent's pubs made the grade.

  • Clear the schedule! TV worth watching this week
  • Clear the schedule! TV worth watching this week

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  • Have you always wanted to peek into our homes here at Muddy Kent? 👀 Well now you can! In #Kent we are lucky to have a growing art scene and a whole host of gorgeous galleries that are pretension-free 🎨 We've done a round up of the art on our walls, link in bio to take a peek! Let us know your favourite local artists below 👇
  • Get 50% OFF treatments at @spn.fit #Sevenoaks! 😱 Yup we're giving you the ultimate pamper treat! Buy a single class credit to try one of the fab new classes at fitness boutique, SPN Sevenoaks, and get 50% OFF a facial or massage treatment to have in their beautiful treatment room (pictured). What are you waiting for? Go, go go! 🏃🏼‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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💥 Download the SPN booking app (search SPN in your App Store, available on both android and apple)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💥 OR book a class via their website (www.spn.fit/book-a-class)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💥 Email your booking confirmation to the team at sevenoaks@spn.fit who will book your treatment with you and apply the 50% discount.
  • Seen somewhere you like on Muddy’s Weekend Escapes? Of course you have! To create a Favourites list of must-visit venues and experiences simply sign in to your Muddy account and hit the 💗 icon to curate your own personal collection. #HelloFreedom ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#weekendescapes #familyholiday #weekend #hotels #restaurants #cafes #pubs #visitkent #explorekent #kentstaycation #bloomstays
  • We loved looking at (and salivating over) your entries for our #MuddySpringBakes contest this year, and now the judges scores are in. The winner of a £250 voucher to spend on fabulous kitchen gizmos and gadgets at @lakelanduk is…. @kazweedon with this adorable bunny bunt cake! Almost too cute to eat...
  • HOT DISCOUNT! 🌸 You won't wanna miss this! Get 15% OFF workshops in May and June at @the_floweralchemist if you book before 16 May 2021 with the code 'MUDDYSTILETTO15' 😍🌷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Run by the super-friendly Lucinda, these popular, fun workshops take place in her stunning studio, just south of #TunbridgeWells, near #MarkCross.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's a whole variety of classes this May and June from Lucinda's most popular class Just Arrangements where you'll learn how to create your own bespoke floral arrangements - get in touch with her today to book! 😍💐
  • 💙 Brilliant bluebell walks – with pub pitstops! 💙 Blooming ‘eck! Bluebells are popping up in their thousands across #Kent. But hurry cos they don't last long! Link in bio to see where to find the best of them, plus our pick of nearby pubs for a cheeky pitstop 😍
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  • Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    There’s nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too — just in time for Earth Day.

    • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

    • 2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      When high fashion met high street. Here are the new season fashion collabs we're lusting after this month (with surprisingly affordable price tags).

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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