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  • Kent’s top gastropubs

    Foodies rejoice! 5 of Kent’s fabulous pubs made the cut in the national Top 50 Gastropub Awards. Meaning that outside London Kent has the highest number listed – woo-hoo! Book your table now!

    • Review: The Potting Shed

      This pub boasts a bit of everything - stylish interiors, large beer garden, rooms to stay and decent, down-to-earth food. Muddy just had to dig it out for you (boom)...

    • The Three Chimneys

      As a longstanding Muddy favourite, we thought that it was high time that we revisited one of our well-loved haunts in Kent. Recently voted as winner of The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub 2019, we soon discovered that it is still is a jewel in Kent’s crown.

    • 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.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • Review: Spa Stay

    How to best nourish the soul and stomach at this time of year? Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Eastwell Manor of course! Sitting pretty in the middle of Kent this Champneys Hotel & Spa makes a perfect destination for an overnight escape.

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    • Review: 3D Body Contouring

      Never one to shy away from testing out procedures you often quiz us about we hot-footed it to Celeste Savage to try her 3D Body Contouring ourselves.

    • Annnd relax!

      Need a reboot after all that festive excess? Try our top faves from Apotheca, a centre for natural health with over-the-counter advice, treatments and beauty products in Faversham. 

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    • Property Flirt

      It's a stunning mix of old and new and perfectly positioned betwixt Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge. But aha my little snoops: can you guess the price?

    • Let’s all live here!

      Where are Kent's secret property hot spots? Once again we spotlight a tempting town or vivacious village with exceptional shops, restaurants, schools, transport links and community spirit. So where will we go today...?

    • Try this: Samsara Retreat & Yoga

      Looking for a way to recharge your boots this January? Well let us help you out and introduce you to Samsara - a magical and peaceful retreat, located deep in the Kentish countryside, built with your relaxation at the forefront of their minds.

    • Pamper day? Four luxe London wellbeing destinations

      Feeling frazzled? London day trips aren't just for shopping/drinking/sightseeing - get thee to the city for a turbo-charged wellbeing fix.

  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer a whopping two grand (yes, you read it right) to give you the boost you need. Win it here.

    • School review: Somerhill

      Want the best of both worlds? Co-education and single-sex schooling meets in harmony here under one community. Somerhill is the latest school to go under the Muddy microscope...

    • Half Term fun sorted!

      Harassed parents, breathe! The hols are here and we know exactly to keep the kids entertained across Kent - from workshops and days out to the best theatre and air rifle shooting.

  • 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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