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I'm Katrina, editor of Muddy Herts & Beds, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Out with the scratched melamine, in with stylish cups, cocktail shakers, candelabra, and cutlery. Here's our guide to the wow accessories that will make your alfresco meal sparkle

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

  • Kids

    • The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

      The 7 questions everyone asks about online schools

      Where does the social side, sport and extra-curricular come in to virtual education, and what about a timetable and exams? We tackle the big questions about online schools

    • St Margaret’s School, Bushey

      St Margaret’s School, Bushey

      Muddy says: A history-rich independent co-ed day and boarding school for pupils aged two to 18. Excels in the arts, empathy, diversity and sport, in addition to its strong academic results.

  • Tom Cruise touches down in town
  • Tom Cruise touches down in town


  • One step closer… who’s ready to have some fun?! #HelloFreedom
  • 👋 Hello dining indoors, cinema trips, theatre jaunts and hugs!
  • Indoor dining is GO from next week so let’s do it with finesse, shall we? Head to Weekend Escapes’ curated Foodie collection for Muddy’s pick of the best gastronomic pubs, restaurants, hotels and unique dining experiences to book now (elasticated trousers recommended). #HelloFreedom
  • We loved looking at (and salivating over) your entries for our #MuddySpringBakes contest this year, and now the judges scores are in. The winner of a £250 voucher to spend on fabulous kitchen gizmos and gadgets at @lakelanduk is…. @kazweedon with this adorable bunny bunt cake! Almost too cute to eat...
  • Seen somewhere you like on Muddy’s Weekend Escapes? Of course you have! To create a Favourites lists of must-visit venues and experiences simply sign in to your Muddy account and hit the heart icon to curate your own personal collection. #HelloFreedom!
  • Jo and I (aka team @muddyhertsbeds - scroll 👉 to see us looking just a bit excited to be out!) enjoyed a fabulous afternoon tea @sopwellhouse today in their new covered al fresco area. Lucky us! Watch this space for the review, coming on Muddy soon! 🥂🍰🫖 

#afternoontea #alfrescodining #sopwellhouse #stalbans #hertshotel #hellofreedom #muddystilettos #muddyhertsbeds

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

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Little Black Book

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

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