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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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  • Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Chicken and mango salad with chilli lime dressing

    Balmy summer days call for quick, easy and light lunches like this chicken and mango salad, ready in just 20 minutes. Pair with Naked Wines at 63% off.

    • June: Garden goddess!

      June: Garden goddess!

      Gardenscape provides our latest monthly lowdown on what we should be doing in the garden to make it picture-perfect this summer.

    • Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

      Wild mushroom and artichoke tagliatelle

      Veggies, pasta, wine: all the food groups represented. Rustle up this earthy, vegan dish in under an hour and enjoy in the sunshine with a glass of wine (at 63% off from Naked Wines).

    • 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.

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  • Quirky afternoon tea: Alice and The Hatter

    Quirky afternoon tea: Alice and The Hatter

    We jumped through the rabbit hole and discovered a Wonderland of treats at Alice and the Hatter in Herne Bay – afternoon tea fun at its best!

    • Review: Frasers of Egerton

      Review: Frasers of Egerton

      We have unearthed another foodie favourite, nestled within 300 acres of Kentish countryside, PLUS there's the option to stay the night should you want to drink and dine at your leisure...

    • Review: Macknade Food Village

      Review: Macknade Food Village

      Get this on your radar! Macknade has just opened a Food Village at its Faversham flagship store, we took one for the team and did a gastro-tour on your behalf...

  • Pass the remote: here’s what to watch this week
  • Pass the remote: here’s what to watch this week


  • Ohhh we love a good Restaurant - and we’re spoilt for choice in our locale. Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz 🍽️ #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Want to say a big thank you to the Hair Salon that transformed your lockdown tresses? Then NOMINATE them for a coveted Muddy Award this year. Click the link in bio 💇 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • 📺 Muddy's on the telly! 📺 Our Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, filmed an episode of The Hotel Inspector with Alex Polizzi before Covid and it's just popped up on the box this week on Channel 5 (head to My5 to watch it on demand: 
Think you can give Alex a run for her money? Show us you know your stuff by nominating your best local Boutique Stay (with under 30 rooms) for a Muddy Award at the link in bio - and pronto - the nominations stage closes 22 Jun! 💋 #MuddyAwards2021 #InLoveWithLocal
  • Know anyone fit enough to bag a Muddy Award? If you can’t do without your Mr or Ms Motivator, NOMINATE them as the best Fitness Instructor in your locale. Just click the link in bio 🏋️ 💪  #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021

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