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  • The Chaser Inn

    Looking for a charming family-friendly pub, a beer garden to soak up the sun and a wondersome walk? Look no further, than The Chaser Inn, Shipbourne

    • Galapagos at The Old Vine

      A wonderful slice of South American sunshine in the Kent/Sussex countryside that you just won't find anywhere else. Napkins at the ready!

    • 46 stunning summer pubs

      Fancy sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub with friends or fam? Here are the best of the bunch across the Muddy counties.

    • Macknade Fine Foods

      With a new deck area to eat out in the sunshine and a big birthday bash (you're invited by the way) to celebrate 40 years of delicious fine foods in Faversham this award winning restaurant and deli is well worth a visit...

    • Eat out: Draper’s Arms

      Artisan bakery, coffee house and pub in the heart of medieval Canterbury. It's recently changed hands so in the name of research, Muddy went to try it out...

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  • Summer racing!

    Lingfield Park Racecourse has a full-on summer of events that goes way beyond just horseracing, including fun family days out and cool music from chart-topping artists. Race you to the starting line…

    • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

      From yurts to lodges, shepherd's huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Enjoy!

    • St Ives – the dreamiest staycation in the UK

      As I was going to St Ives, I met a man with seven wives. OK, not really. What I did meet with though was a whole lot of FUN! Here's six reasons why you should take a trip to the Cornish coast this summer.

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  • In all your Finery

    Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We’ve got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers – that’s £5k worth of foxy fashion!

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      In our new Muddy regular, we look at both sides of a hot topic that’s currently dividing office opinion. This week: the return of bucket hats.

    • 10 summer style sizzlers

      Chuck this lot in your suitcase and - bingo! - you're ready to go on holiday. Don't forget to send us a postcard.

    • Review: The Chair, Canterbury

      If you’re after luscious locks then you’ll want to know about The Chair in Canterbury’s beautiful sixteenth century salon. Read the Muddy review...

    • Caisters Hair Lounge

      Muddy says: A family-run, friendly salon in Hawkhurst that offers great haircuts without the pretension. Think rural approachability at its best…

  • ArtsBox Festival

    Sorry, Edinburgh, who? Moooove aside oh famous Fringe – a new Arts Festival is coming to town. Our Kent town of Tunbridge Wells to be precise.

    • 11 Open Air Cinemas

      Pass the popcorn, top up the Pimm's and pitch up for a pop-up film night. And now please follow the usher this way to our curated open air cinema list...

    • Review: Wild for Madagascar?

      I like to move it move it! Muddy gives you a sneak peak review ahead of Madagascar The Musical coming to Kent! Read on to see if Matt 'The X Factor' Terry has animal attraction. Go see!

    • Summer MUST reads

      June’s best new books are a corking bunch, including Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert’s breathtaking new novel. Check out Kerry Potter’s reviews...

    • Black Deer Festival

      After the phenomenal success of last year – the UK’s only Americana and country music festival is back. Happenin' this June just outside Tunbridge Wells, book your tickets now!

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    • Property Flirt

      Is there anything more fun than peering around other people's houses, imagining yourself in situ and guessing the price? Er, nope! Let the nosiness commence.

    • Eye Spy

      I've got my eye on this gorgeous graphic cushion, part of Habitat's new collaboration with supercool artist Quentin Jones. Wanna see more?

    • Hever’s Wellness Centre

      Muddy went along to the opening of Hever Castle's Health & Wellbeing Centre - and not just because we heard the words 'next to the Waterside Bar' (honest).

    • Review: The Chair, Canterbury

      If you’re after luscious locks then you’ll want to know about The Chair in Canterbury’s beautiful sixteenth century salon. Read the Muddy review...

  • Sexy Stationery

    Stationery is one of my specialist subjects. And – whoop! – it’s National Stationery Week. Check out this sexy lot. Hubba bubba!

    • Walthamstow Hall Junior School

      Muddy reviews the Junior site of one of the oldest girls’ schools in the country and finds bright young girls in a bright, friendly environment. See for yourself...

    • Radnor House Prep

      This idyllic, rural, co-ed, prep near Sevenoaks is a 'watch this space' kind of place. And I'm excited to tell you about it. Shall we?

  • 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!

    • No, Tom, Noooooo!

      Is this the most excruciatingly cringey celebrity advert ever? Quite possibly Mr Hiddleston, quite possibly!

    • Muddy meets Tom Kerridge…

      ... and talks Pub in the Park (Basement Jaxx, people), his favourite local eateries, and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

    • Claire’s Chrimbo shape up

      TV actress and Sleeping Beauty panto star, Claire Sweeney, tells Muddy how she's going to lose weight by Christmas

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