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3-20 MAY 2022

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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

When one destination isn't enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF - the cruise.

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Muddy Awards 2022

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Eat

  • 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…

    • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

      51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

      Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We’ve found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

Culture

  • Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

    Feet up! 6 things to watch on TV this week

    Need something new to watch this week? You’ve come to the right place! From a freshly funny new talk show to an indulgent crime thriller, this is the best of the best.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      Sure, the sun might be shining, but the calibre of TV this week is even brighter. From Tom Hiddleston in The Essex Serpent to BBC3’s new Sally Rooney adaptation, here’s what to stay in for.

    • Hot Five: this week’s not-to-miss TV

      Hot Five: this week’s not-to-miss TV

      Colin Firth’s true crime gripper, Mike Myers witty return to screen and a shock-doc on a familiar high street fashion chain

    • Yes you MAY! What’s on in Norfolk this month.

      Yes you MAY! What’s on in Norfolk this month.

      Mayday, mayday! It’s a bumper month in Norfolk this May. From the 250th edition of the Norfolk and Norwich festival to blossom fairs and West End theatre, here’s what you won’t want to miss.

    • 7 shows you don’t want to miss on TV this week

      7 shows you don’t want to miss on TV this week

      Need something to curl up with? We’ve got seven sumptuous picks for you, from a brilliant British remake of Call My Agent! to the second stunningly styled series of Noughts + Crosses.

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Travel

  • The best cruise holidays for 2023

    The best cruise holidays for 2023

    When one destination isn’t enough, try several! Now throw in luxury accommodation, spa, gym, restaurants and activities for the whole gang, and raise a cocktail to your new travel BFF – the cruise.

    • 23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      23 of the best places to holiday in the UK

      Staycationing this summer? Then you’re going to want to check out our bang-up-to-date insider guides to these top towns and cities across the Muddy counties.

    • Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Incoming: 10 hot new hotels you need to know!

      Tripadvisor has revealed its top ten Travellers’ Choice Hottest New Hotels in the World 2022 – wanna see? From an adult-only Himalayan hideaway to a family favourite in Brazil, it’s all the travel inspo we need for the year ahead.

Home

  • 45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    45+ cool kitchen design companies we trust

    Thinking of a redesign? From classic Shaker styles to sleek contemporary cabinets, these kitchen design companies across the Muddy counties know just what they’re doing.

    • A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      A quick veggie supper dish from Georgina Hayden

      This Mediterranean twist on roast potatoes, with coriander and olives, makes a perfect side dish, or the main event for lunch alongside a crisp green salad.

    • 8 gorgeous new gardening books

      8 gorgeous new gardening books

      Bountiful borders, striped lawn and artfully placed sculptures here we come, but first, sit down, grab a coffee and get lost in the sublime pages of these beauties (those weeds can wait another hour or so)

  • Wellbeing

    • 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!

    • Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

      Ready for bed? 7 top buys for a restful sleep

      In celebration of World Sleep Day, here are our top shopping picks, from pillows and candles to sheets to sliders. If these don’t help you reach the land of nod, nothing will!!

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Life

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  • We’re spoilt for choice for fabulous restaurants in our locale - but which one do you love the most?🍴Cast your gastronomic NOMINATION for your favourite fine dining spot or informal restaurant with a great buzz at the link in bio. #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily
  • It’s May which means the pinks are out on the clifftops 🌸 💖🌸
Thoroughly recommend a stomp from Weybourne or Salthouse to Sheringham and you might just see a steam train on the horizon. Very important to get an icecream at the end, however.
  • The battle for the best Local Food/Drink Producer is ON! Nominate the dedicated foodies who bring you the 🥚, 🥩, 🍺, 🍾, 🍷, 🧀, 🥕 and more at the link in bio now.  #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily
  • Swim and seafood Saturday 🤗Bit too wholesome, so now gathering frozen margarita ingredients pre Eurovision. 💃🍸

Enjoy the sunshine everyone 😎
  • Want to say a big thank you to the Hair Salon that always leaves your locks feeling fresh? 💇‍♀️ Then NOMINATE it for a coveted Muddy Award at the link in bio - and chop chop! - the nominations stage closed on 20 May 2022.  #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal @wearehealthily

Fashion

People

  • 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.

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