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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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Gotta Have It

Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear and repair your clothes in style.

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • Muddy Reviews: 81 Beach Street, Deal

    Muddy Reviews: 81 Beach Street, Deal

    We’ve found a foodie hot-spot in one of Kent’s most fashionable seaside towns, introducing 81 Beach Street, a fine-dining restaurant in Deal…

    • Ahoy there! Tuck in at The Coastguard

      Ahoy there! Tuck in at The Coastguard

      Searching for holiday vibes in Kent this year? We may have found just the answer for a sun-filled day right on the seafront - with heaps of family fun and good food - just outside Dover.

    • Where to eat in Whitstable

      Where to eat in Whitstable

      One of Kent’s most celebrated and stylish seaside towns is starring in TV show, Whitstable Pearl, but where can you REALLY eat out? Here's where!

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

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  • 15 luxury glamping spots

    15 luxury glamping spots

    Well, if you go down to the woods, you’ll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury glamping options anyone? Let’s go!

    • Kent’s Coolest stay? North Vat, Dungeness

      Kent’s Coolest stay? North Vat, Dungeness

      Where do you go when you want to stay local but need a TOTAL change of scene? Muddy has the answer! Britain’s only desert was the perfect family getaway with buckets of coastal cool...

    • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

      Summer's here - finally! So we've got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

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  • Property Flirt

    Property Flirt

    Brand spanking new to the Tunbridge Wells market, here’s a family-friendly and fresh-faced hottie – perfectly located too. But how much is she worth?

    • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London - the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

    • New wines to try this summer

      New wines to try this summer

      Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers.

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

    • 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.

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  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners!
  • Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners!

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  • Luxury Glamping options in #Kent that you NEED to know about! 😍 If you go down to the woods, you'll be sure of a big surprise. In a good way, mind. Luxury glamping options anyone? Link in bio! ☁️

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  • Three cheers to the brilliant Muddy Awards 2021 winners who keep us fit, healthy and gorgeous! Swipe to say hello. #MuddyAwards2021 #InLoveWithLocal

Best Beauty Salon: @skinandbeautyclinic_ (Tenterden)
Best Hair Salon: @thechaircanterbury (Canterbury)
Best Day Spa: @thegranaryspa (Great Chart)
Best Yoga / Pilates Studio: @flowtwells (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Fitness Instructor: Sarah Gorman, @sarahblendfit (Tunbridge Wells)
  • WIN a Family Ticket for one of the most beautiful castles in the world - @leedscastleuk ! Which gives you access to unlimited use for 12 months! Four tickets are up for grabs so enter now, link in bio 😍
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  • Best swimwear for 2021

    Best swimwear for 2021

    Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it’s the Med or the back garden, it’s time to splash out. Whether it’s eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we’ve found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer. Just don't sit on them.

    • The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

      The ultimate Father’s Day gift guide

      Instead of panicking and ordering a weird novelty t-shirt (we've all been there), take our advice and purchase something he won't try to hide at the back of a drawer.

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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