Bookmark

My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Congratulations to the 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards Winners!

Meet our winners here

Muddy Stilettos Awards logo
Reader Treats Just For You!

Drink

  • The 33 best local artisan gins

    The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Macknade Fine Foods

    With a new deck area to eat out in the sunshine and a big birthday bash (you're invited by the way) to celebrate 40 years of delicious fine foods in Faversham this award winning restaurant and deli is well worth a visit...

  • WIN Gin!

    Longtooth gin a modern twist on an iconic 60s brand, looks almost too gorgeous to drink (I said almost), tastes flippin' fabulous AND we've got 3 bottles to giveaway! World Gin Day is Sat 8 June so go on, celebrate in style.

  • Eat out: Draper’s Arms

    Artisan bakery, coffee house and pub in the heart of medieval Canterbury. It's recently changed hands so in the name of research, Muddy went to try it out...

  • A cocktail, and make it snappy!

    We've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

  • 18 brill beer gardens

    Wowzers, what a summer we're having! Get thee to a pub garden pronto, I say. Pint of lager for me and a small white wine spritzer for the husband, thanks!

  • 7 English Wine Facts

    Keep your Bordeaux, Tuscany & California, you don't need to go far for a fab wine tour - cheers Kent!

  • Muddy eats: The Swan at Chapel Down, Tenterden

    The first time I was invited to ‘try a Wine Flight’ I thought I was signing up to an afternoon in a jumbo jet full of journos knocking back the Chardonnay (wide-eyed young magazine writer that I was). Clearly, as all you more worldly folk know, a Wine Flight doesn’t actually involve travel – it’s more a tasting journey […]

  • 10 Kent places to eat with amazing views

    In this county we are truly blessed – beautiful countryside on the interior and stunning coastline around the edges. So I’d like to start this post with the caveat that I am fully aware that there are many, many wonderful pubs and restaurants in Kent with truly awesome views. In fact I could probably list […]

  • Why tea is the new cocktail

    I discovered two things in quick succession this morning: 1) That is is officially National Afternoon Tea Week (to which my reaction was a bit, meh…) 2) That teatime is cocktail time – because all the best artisan teas work brilliantly in a cocktail blend (to which my reaction was a bit, YEH..!) This piece […]

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

Read the reviews

Little Black Book

Our handpicked selection of best local businesses

View the businesses
Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Kent