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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • The White Horse, Blakeney

    A charming coastal pub with a modern and tasteful uplift. The varied menu will appeal to all ages – making it perfect for mid walk nibbles, a traditional family Sunday lunch or a cosy evening meal with friends.

    • 18 Best Afternoon Teas in Norfolk

      Think we can sqeeze in a few Afternoon Teas - from the traditional to the quirky, check out our guide to the best tea and cake in Norfolk.

    • The Grove Hotel, Cromer

      With its emphasis on fresh local food, the relaxed fine dining experience and its beautiful location and gardens, The Grove Hotel in Cromer has cemented its place in our list of top foodie haunts in Norfolk.

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The Soul Cafè & Restaurant

      The menu is an explosion of taste and colour, mixing up African, Asian, European and Caribbean cuisine. Love the holiday vibe at this relaxed restaurant/cafe - great food and music into the evening.

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  • The Swan Hotel, Southwold

    Cool new interiors, butlers on hand to cater to every whim and Adnams on tap? Sounds like a perfect weekend at The Swan in Southwold for Muddy Cambs & Suffolk Editor – Hollie Bond.

    • Briarfields Hotel, Titchwell

      Cosy snugs, stunning views and fantastic food, it's a great place to eat, sleep and explore the North Norfolk Coast.

    • Muddy reviews: Fowey Hall, Cornwall

      Muddy's Kerry Potter headed to this stunning Cornish corker (and inspo for Toad Hall in The Wind In The Willows) for a weekender with her brood. Here's the brand new Muddy verdict.

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  • Word up

    Too busy to say it yourself? Lacking the vocab to express your feelings after a long day battling spreadsheets or sprogs? Let a classic slogan T do it for you.

    • Cool Carry Ons

      Check out 'Away' - the cult luggage brand that's chic, stylish and has an in built compression device.

    • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

      Muddy's fashion fave hush has triumphed with its new trans-seasonal collection - and we have five - yes FIVE! - sets of our fashion edit to give away, worth over £3500. *This giveaway is now closed*

  • Need a juicy new read?

    Muddy’s bookworm Kerry Potter has glorious celeb gossip, literary big-hitters and a must-read on relationships this month. Read all about her October picks – and then win the lot!

    • The Lovely Bones

      BOOM - bright flashing lights, screams and a sea of writhing body parts. Crikey that got my attention. Don't miss this brilliantly clever stage adaptation.

    • Jane Eyre

      Culture Vultures watch out - the Blackeyed Theatre's brand new adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre is definitely worth a last minute trip to The Playhouse!

    • Kinky Boots

      We love a story that revolves around a stiletto (obvs), throw in a Cyndi Lauper soundtrack and you've got all the ingredients for a fun night out.

    • Culture Vulture

      Head indoors, grab a glass of something red and punchy, then cosy down with our guide to all the best cultural delights across the county.

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  • Gotta Have It

    This brand new interiors styling subscription box is totally genius. It’ll give your house an easy-peasy autumn refresh – and you can pretend it was all your idea. Boom!

    • New season, new home!

      Summer has gone. Deal with it. Embrace Autumn with these 6 breezily cool interior trends of rich colours, retro shapes and pared-back natural materials.

    • Gotta Have It

      I've got my eye on this gorgeous graphic cushion, part of Habitat's new collaboration with supercool artist Quentin Jones.

    • The Miracle Maca Smoothie

      This delicious chocolate smoothie from The Mindful Cook is a menopause miracle. QUICK grab the blender!

    • No More Swipes!

      Phones down - two ladies are on a mission to bring the human element back into the world of dating.

  • Making work work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book by ex Elle journalist turned author Lotte Jeffs.

    • Freelance mum? 

      Muddy spent the evening with author of The Freelance Mum and chatted to five local business women to get all the inside tips on going self employed.

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      Flexible working

      Full-time working mum and Muddy founder Hero Brown on flexible working.

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      Back-to-school essentials

      Summer hols over? Oh, what a *shame*! Sort your kids with our pick of everything they need for the new school term - and then it's a party round at mine.

    • Communication Concerns?

      If your child is off to school for the first time and you're worried about their speech and language development - read on for some great advice from ISLTS Speech Therapist Lorna Bailey.

  • Muddy meets Lisa Angel

    Way ahead of the recent naming trend – Lisa Angel is the queen of personalisation and we got the lowdown on her favourite Norfolk places and tips on how to be a succesful mumtrepreneur!

    • Everyone’s talking about…

      Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace.

    • When Muddy met Shappi

      Comedian Shappi Khorsandi discusses new tour, her tips on how NOT to be funny and why you should do things that scare you (hell yeah!)

    • The Guilty Feminist

      Love the podcast? Good news - its creator is coming to a theatre near you this spring. We grabbed super-talented comedian Deborah Francis-White for a chinwag.

    • Muddy meets Tom …

      to talk his favourite local eateries and work life balance issues - yup, he has them too!

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