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I'm Amy, editor of Muddy Norfolk, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Picnic season is GO! Get ready for a summer of meals on the move with these stylish and practical picnic must-haves - plus the chance to win £500 to spend at Ocado.

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Muddy Awards 2022

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MEET THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS 2022 WINNERS!

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Eat

  • The Best Picnic Spots in Norfolk

    The Best Picnic Spots in Norfolk

    Pack your scotch eggs and the obligatory lashings of ginger beer – let’s head to these outdoor beauty spots across Norfolk to enjoy lunch al fresco!

    • 16 of the best pub gardens in Norfolk

      16 of the best pub gardens in Norfolk

      The sun is out, the sky is blue, it’s time to pour a rose or two! From snazzy gastro pubs to rustic seaside inns, we’ve got your Norfolk summer hit list right here…

    • Lunch with a view: 6 fab riverside eateries in Norfolk

      Lunch with a view: 6 fab riverside eateries in Norfolk

      Ahh, is there anything better than a stroll along the riverside? Actually, yes – a waterside outing that includes a long lazy lunch and some stonking views across the water. Because we’re not JUST about the coastline in Norfolk…

Culture

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • 27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    27 of the best beaches in East Anglia

    Summer’s here so we’ve got the inside scoop on the best East Anglian beaches for all tastes. Buckets at the ready, sandwiches packed, bring on the sun!

    • Best beaches in the South & South West

      Best beaches in the South & South West

      Heading south for the summer? Then you’ll be needing our guide to the 18 best beaches, including the inside line on the best activities, foodie joints and sundowner spots.

    • Muddy review: Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett

      Muddy review: Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett

      With fab food and a sleek spa, Park Farm Hotel is a great country base for exploring Norwich or Wymondham – or just a wonderful place to get away from it all.

Home

  • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

    The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • How to nail the perfect picnic

      How to nail the perfect picnic

      The sun’s out – quick, grab the wicker basket! If you’re partial to a picnic (I mean, who isn’t?) here’s some inspo on how to pimp up your al fresco feast – including £500 of free Ocado deliveries (well hello M&S Deli range).

    • 10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      10 of the prettiest gin bottles to add to your shelf

      It’s World Gin Day on 11 June, so what better way to celebrate than by picking up a bottle of the good stuff? Here are some that’ll look as good on your shelf as they taste in your G&T…

  • Wellbeing

    • 6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      6 ways to get the best sleep you’ve ever had

      Do you struggle to snooze? We’ve nobbled the pros at Healthily for the latest scientific thinking on how to conquer insomnia. Cue, walnuts, pink noise – and orgasms.

    • WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      WIN £3,000 cash for your business!

      To celebrate this year’s Muddy Awards, our national sponsor Healthily is giving away a life-changing £3k cash injection to boost one company’s health & wellbeing. Click to enter now!

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Life

Instamuddy

  • Looking for the tastiest produce Norfolk has to offer and where to stock up? Look no further! Here are your wonderful #MuddyAwards2022 winners #InLoveWithLocal
Best Local Food/Drink Producer: @lifetimeofchocolate 
Best Farmshop/ Deli: @fieldingcottage
  • From cutting-edge art and inventive theatre to the beating heart of the high street - our lovely local bookshops - where would be without our amazing #MuddyAwards2022 winners who up the cultural creds of Norfolk and keep us entertained? #InLoveWithLocal

BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: @norwichtheatreroyal 
BEST ART SPACE: @norwichartshop 
BEST BOOKSHOP: @bookbugsdragontales 
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: @scene_by_me
  • Ding dong! Planning a wedding? Then say a big ‘I Do ’to the best in the biz in Norfolk, your winners in this year’s #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal

BEST WEDDING VENUE: @huntershallnorfolk 
BEST FLORIST: @daniellewyattflowers 
BEST BRIDAL STORE: @citybridesnorwich
  • The kids are alright - and these brilliant local businesses are even better! Here’s who YOU voted for to win a Muddy Award this year. #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: @pensthorpeuk 
BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: @waterbabiesnorfolk
  • BEAUT shots of Elm Hill shot recently by our Commercial Manager @bubblecrewofficial 🌞(Oh, and a lovely one of the river thrown in for good Friday measure) 

Have a great weekend everyone 😎
  • Ready to shop ’til you drop? Always! Meet your gorgeous local #MuddyAwards2022 winners that are the places to go. We think you’ll love them (but your credit card probably won’t…) #InLoveWithLocal

BEST WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: @ladybloves 
BEST LIFESTYLE STORE: @thewateringcanplants 
BEST SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: @ernieszerowasteshop 
BEST JEWELLERS: @sonkaijewellers

Fashion

People

  • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

    It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

    • Muddy meets… Ray Mears

      Muddy meets… Ray Mears

      He’s the guy you’d want by your side if you ever, erm, got lost in the wilderness… Yep, it’s Ray Mears, aka the Father of British bushcraft and he’s coming to our ‘hood with his new show, We Are Nature. We caught up with him to find out more.

    • Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

      Lorraine Candy: “Put your oxygen mask on first.”

      Ex Elle editor, parenting author and mum of four Lorraine Candy talks hormones (yours!), pot-plant parenting, and how adults need to look after their own mental health

    • Cheers! It’s the Muddy Awards shindig!

      Cheers! It’s the Muddy Awards shindig!

      You did it, they did it, we all did it! We all voted in the Muddy Awards 2021 and what an amazing year it’s been – so pour the gin and let the celebrations commence!

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

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

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Best Places to Live 2020

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2022

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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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