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  • Review: The Dog, Wingham

    A friendly, stylish, foodie pub – ideal for romantic walkers or family fun at Wingham Wildlife Park. Oh and it just scooped Best Food prize at the Great British Pub Awards.

    • 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.

    • 18 best summer dining destinations

      Here's some suggestions for where you can soak up some rays while you sip on your Whispering Angel in the sunshine. Slap on the sunscreen and enjoy the view!

    • 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.

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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

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  • Fancy a £1000 Luxury Family Hotel stay?

    Er, YEAH! Read our review of stunning Fowey Hall (the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Graham’s ‘Wind in the Willows’) PLUS take your chance to win a long weekender at an Luxury Family Hotel in Cornwall, Suffolk, Hants, Wilts or Dorset. Poop poop!

    • 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...

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  • Word Up

    Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

  • Everybody’s talking about…

    Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

    • 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!

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    • Cushion Crazy

      Add some tropical heat with these gorgeous cushions from Interior brand, Petronella Hall. Who is also offering Muddy readers 25% off!

    • 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?

    • Kent’s Best Spas

      To celebrate National Spa Week we've drawn up a list of our fave Kent spas. Make mine a massage, mani and Jacuzzi please.

    • New: Pilates studio

      A new Pilates studio in Tonbridge offering loads of classes from bootybarre to back rehabilitation - oh and there's treatment rooms and a cute café too!

  • Sexy Stationery

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

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

    • 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

  • 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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