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DEC 2019

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Kingshed Pizza

    You know we love The King’s Head in Wye, a gastro pub which has been pioneering the trend for championing local produce since it opened in 2013, and now we have started a not so illicit affair with its new food venue next door – KingShed.

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Pig & Sty

      Oink Oink, listen up - The Pig & Sty, part of the Elite Pub group has just opened its doors and so we took our trotters down there to check it out...

    • The Red Lion, Stodmarsh

      The Red Lion in Stodmarsh encapsulates everything that we are about at Muddy – quality, cool and quirky. As well as being easy on the eye. Shall we?

    • The Milk House

      This stylish eatery offers mouth-watering roasts and fab boutique summer festival. Stay in one of its beautiful bedrooms and explore Sissinghurst Castle.

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  • Stay here: The Salutation

    Very rare that I gush, but The Salutation is about to get it with two barrels for its fantastic offering for grown-ups in a stunning Sandwich setting.

    • The 37 coolest party palaces

      Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

    • South Africa: your next family holiday destination

      Dreaming of your next sunshine break as the nights close in and the temperatures drop? Here's 8 reasons why we're thinking of swapping our sofa for South Africa over the next few months - and your own EXCLUSIVE MUDDY discount!

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  • How to do sofa chic

    Never mind all the parties, the thing we’re most looking forward to this Christmas is hunkering down at home. Here’s what we’ll be wearing – just accessorize with a book and mince pie.

    • Shake up your style

      Throw out the rule book, become a fashion rebel and ring the changes this festive season - voilà, our top style tips for rebooting your wardrobe.

    • Party like you mean it

      Harvey Nichols has come up trumps this season so here's my wishlist to whet your whistle. Plus win £500 worth of party clobber!

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

    • NEW: Brow & Nail bar

      A new hidden gem of a Nail & Brow bar off the beaten track - with HALF PRICE manicures for Muddy readers!

  • Muddy’s 10 best books of 2019

    So many rip-roaring reads, so little time. But Muddy’s books editor Kerry Potter has made it easy for you – here’s her definitive list of the year’s best books. Get stuck in!

    • WIN TICKETS! The Snow Queen

      Fancy a great family alternative to panto? Here's a brilliant festive show to take the family to without a boo, hiss or ‘he’s behind you!’ in sight – and you can WIN family tickets (worth £84 right here!)

    • It’s panto time!

      Here are 14 of the perkiest pantos in Kent and beyond. AND the chance to WIN some family tickets! You ready, Widow Twanky?

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  • Remember this face – watch this space!

    Meet 18-year-old Katie K – a homegrown, hard-working, young, music star-in-the-making. If you like her story and sound as much as we do then, go spread the word! She’s going to be BIG news!

    • All about Gok

      The fashion guru hits the decks at Lingfield Park Racecourse later this month, as well as presenting the Best Dressed award to the most stylish lady of the day. Here's 10 things you may not have known about Gok...

    • How to flex your life

      Is life an exhausting loop of sleep, work, chores, repeat? Yep. Need to make a change but now sure what or how? Er, yes. Read our interview with hot new self-help author Annie Auerbach. She has the answers!

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