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February 2020

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  • Dylans The Kings Arms, St Albans

    There’s far more to this cosy 16th-century St Albans pub than meets the eye, as Muddy’s Jo discovered when she embarked on a culinary jaunt through the menu.

    • Muddy eats: The Bricklayers Arms, Flaunden

      It could be the blueprint for your traditional English country pub, but this family-run 18th-century ale house is also award-winning for its Anglo-French gastro menu. Time to dig in!

    • vegan food

      10 of the best places to eat vegan

      Going vegan for January or just fancy a bit of a health kick? We've rounded up the places across the counties to try plant-based eating for size.

    • Ashridge Estate

      Muddy’s best winter walks

      Wrap up warm, grab your walking boots and go in search of your own winter wonderland! Here's where we'll be striding out over the coming months.

    • 6 best afternoon teas

      Gather your girls, block out the diary and pass the bubbly and cucumber sandwiches

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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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  • 4 new season trends to try (and one to avoid)

    The high street is awash with new spring/summer goodies. Overwhelmed? Here’s our pick of the new trends worth exploring – and how to wear them.

    • Gotta Have It

      Hey sexy pants! We've found 6 chic lingerie brands to spice up your life this Valentine's Day. And - bonus - they're all British.

    • New Year, new you, new wardrobe!

      Need a fashion reboot? Personal stylist, Dania Alzapiedi from Moo Boutique in Tring shares her advice for taking your wardrobe from dreary to dreamy so you can fall back in love with getting dressed.

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      To Ink or not to ink? That is the question that's getting the Muddy office fired up this week. Two editors battle it out (*ducks for cover*).

    • J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?


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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.

    • Half term saviours

      Panic setting in already? Fear not - it's Muddy to the rescue with loads of fun ways to keep the kids entertained over the holiday, so you can reeelaxxx.

    • St Edmund’s College, Ware

      A hidden gem, this Catholic co-ed has got acres of grounds, stunning facilities and puts wellbeing and personal development at the centre of its educational offering.

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