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I'm Rachel, editor of Muddy Cornwall, 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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  • The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    The Muddy Stilettos guide to hangover cures

    Socialising is back (and so are the hangovers). From gravy granules to cold lager, we asked some Muddy hell-raisers for their emergency remedies.

    • Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

      Waffles for breakfast? Yes please!

      What do you get when you cross a chocolate brownie, a waffle maker and a handful of strawberries? Heaven on a plate! Sate your sweet tooth with this delicious recipe.

    • Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

      Easy slow-cooked lamb for a spring feast

      Looking for a low-effort crowd pleaser for a post lockdown get-together? This melt-in-the-mouth lamb recipe with polenta chips is just the ticket, slow-cooked for five hours.

    • Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Easy! Buy these, and sleep better

      Having trouble sleeping? Us and half the world right now! Here's what the Muddy team have in their shopping baskets to help with some much-needed shut-eye.

    • 7 Steps to beat insomnia

      7 Steps to beat insomnia

      Can't get no sleep? You're not alone. On World Sleep Day we chatted to a sleep expert about how to pandemic-proof our Z-time. Want to beat those bleary-eyed starts? Read on.

Little Black Book

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

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  • Where to eat outside in Cornwall

    Where to eat outside in Cornwall

    Pop the cork! Here’s to alfresco meet-ups come 12 April. These are the best pub gardens in Cornwall from snazzy pods to our favourite local beer gardens. Cheers!

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are the pubs in Cornwall that made the grade - phones at the ready to bag your table.

    • 8 Easter Eggcentrics to eat on the big day

      8 Easter Eggcentrics to eat on the big day

      Plain eggs are out, novelty chocolate is in. We're after a bit more pizazz. Popping candy? Shaped like a sandwich? Take your pick with these 8 alternative Easter eggs.

  • Books to escape on a virtual holiday
  • Books to escape on a virtual holiday

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  • Cornish rush hour in full swing earlier...
  • Summer 2021 is set to be the summer of the great stay-cation. To preserve these special memories, @thefamilypostcard is on hand to document these momentous times, to capture those pivotal first holidays and meeting up with family and friends again. Plus, he turns round the images super quickly ready for sending to loved ones or posting on social media, not forgetting ones for framing when you get home.
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We’ve a super exciting #giveaway for one lucky Muddy reader – a family photoshoot at a location of their choice in Cornwall.
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Will you choose the beach, like these ones above in Rock, or perhaps you’ll head for a walk around a harbour, or woodland. Feeling adventurous? Head out on your bikes or bodyboards, or go for a swim. What about a sunset BBQ?
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Head to the link in bio to enter and #win
  • Who’s ready to hit the high street this weekend? #HelloFreedom 👠👜
  • Thrilled to be back doing what we love at Muddy - sniffing out and then reviewing the best that #Cornwall has to offer, which today was the spa at @scarlethotel where I tried one of their new treatments, swam in the natural outside pool (8c!) - and then ate lunch in the sunshine, where the food is under the direction of new head chef Craig Davies. Full review coming soon, but it definitely isn’t a spoiler to say this isn’t Muddy award-winning for nothing...
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#weekendescapes #inlovewithlocal #spa #ecospa #kernow #cornishcoast #mawganporth @masseytravel
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  • Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    Green age kicks! 8 eco-cool trainers

    There’s nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too — just in time for Earth Day.

    • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

    • 2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      When high fashion met high street. Here are the new season fashion collabs we're lusting after this month (with surprisingly affordable price tags).

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

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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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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