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  • Kent’s best ice cream

    Cool off with our sweet picks! Refresh with the best ice cream made here in our fair county.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • Deal Pier Kitchen

      This fab new eaterie at the end of Deal’s iconic pier is one of THE best spots to eat in town this summer. With a seaside view plus it’s dog-friendly.

    • 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!

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  • Review: Eastwell Manor

    I mean, we Kent folk need a cheeky spa break as much as the next person, right? Eastwell Manor has a gorgeous Outdoor Pool (with bar can I just add!) that’s perfect for those scorching summer days.

    • 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!

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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! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

    • 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.

    • 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...

    • The Top 10 Books of The Summer

      Don’t pack your suitcase or load up your Kindle until you’ve read this! Muddy’s books editor Kerry has picked the 10 best books to get stuck into on holiday.

    • 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!

    • June’s Juiciest 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...

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    • Property Flirt

      She's sitting pretty in the heart of the Ashdown Forest. Time for you and me to start crushing big-time on this lovely part of the Sussex / Kent borders. But how much is this property worth?

    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • 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).

    • Celeb body anyone?

      Stede Court is the luxury, countryside fitness & wellbeing retreat run by celebrity trainer Kathryn Freeland. Go for the day and take a friend for FREE with this Muddy exclusive offer!

  • Sexy Stationery

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

    • Sutton Valence Prep School Nursery

      A friendly, caring Nursery that sits literally at the heart of the Sutton Valence prep school benefitting from all the facilities but with its own identity too

    • The importance of role play

      Role play is a big part of being a kid - but there's a lot more to it than just donning a firefighter's hat and pretending to be the hero. Here are six valuable skills your child learns through role play.

  • 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!

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