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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Review: The Potting Shed

    This pub boasts a bit of everything – stylish interiors, large beer garden, rooms to stay and decent, down-to-earth food. Muddy just had to dig it out for you (boom)…

    • The Three Chimneys

      As a longstanding Muddy favourite, we thought that it was high time that we revisited one of our well-loved haunts in Kent. Recently voted as winner of The Good Pub Guide County Dining Pub 2019, we soon discovered that it is still is a jewel in Kent’s crown.

    • Kingshed Pizza

      You know we love The King’s Head in Wye, a gastro pub which has been pioneering the trend for championing local produce since it opened in 2013, and now we have started a not so illicit affair with its new food venue next door – KingShed.

    • Gastro Heaven!

      30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

    • Pig & Sty

      Oink Oink, listen up - The Pig & Sty, part of the Elite Pub group has just opened its doors and so we took our trotters down there to check it out...

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  • Slope style

    Heading on a skiing holiday this winter? Here’s our shopping checklist for looking stylish on the slopes and in the bar for aprés ski.

    • Blue Monday blitzes

      The grimmest day of the year is here. But here's how to make Blue Monday blue in a pleasingly different way this year (not like that, you pervs!)

    • Witness the fitness

      New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Review: 3D Body Contouring

      Never one to shy away from testing out procedures you often quiz us about we hot-footed it to Celeste Savage to try her 3D Body Contouring ourselves.

    • Annnd relax!

      Need a reboot after all that festive excess? Try our top faves from Apotheca, a centre for natural health with over-the-counter advice, treatments and beauty products in Faversham. 

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  • Win £2000 to kickstart your business dreams

    Have a brilliant business that needs a helping hand? We’ve teamed up with business banking alternative, Tide, to offer a whopping two grand (yes, you read it right) to give you the boost you need. Win it here.

    • Sexy Stationery

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

    • 5 killer tips for better work/life balance

      The juggle is real - and not going anywhere - so how the hell can we to get it right?! Let's ask the work/life balance experts for some help.

    • Kent College, Canterbury

      Steeped in history yet with a very modern and innovative attitude to education, Kent College in Canterbury is a strong contender for the next generation.

    • Ashford Prep School

      Those looking for endless space and opportunities, and a large emphasis on mental health and wellbeing, Ashford Prep School in the rural village of Great Chart should be on your list. 

  • 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!

    • 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!

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