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

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Gotta Have It

What's the one thing that could make cottagecore more Muddy? Why, a folksy rustic interiors vibe produced entirely by local indies, of course. Get the local look with these Sussex woodsmiths.

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

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

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  • Designing the dream motor

    Designing the dream motor

    Home and wardrobe looking mighty fine? Well now you can extend your styling skills to your car. Muddy roadtests Bentley’s customisation service at Harwoods, the independent Sussex dealership specialising in lustworthy, oh, and practical, family motors.

    • 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.

    • The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      The Muddy insider guide to The Cotswolds

      Plotting a UK staycay this year? Head to the Cotswolds - the honey-tinged heart of England. Curate your summer holiday in this glorious AONB with our bang-up-to-date, in-the-know guide on where to head.

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  • Wood interiors from local makers

    Wood interiors from local makers

    What’s the one thing that could make cottagecore more Muddy? Why, a folksy rustic interiors vibe produced entirely by local indies, of course. Get the local look with these Sussex woodsmiths.

    • Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Buffalo Mozzarella with Clementine Salad

      Need a new speedy lunch? Try this 15 minute fab mozzarella salad from Tart London - the super-cool caterers of choice for the fashion set (plus Naked Wines at 63% off).

    • New wines to try this summer

      New wines to try this summer

      Naked Wine sommelier and Gordon Ramsay alumnus Ray O'Connor spills the grapes on why he won't pay thousands for wine, what's in his cellar - and how to dodge hangovers.

    • Your health questions answered!

      Your health questions answered!

      Don’t understand why the weight won’t shift? Have a back that’s reminiscent of Quasimodo? Muddy puts your questions to Healthily’s chief medical officer, Professor Maureen Baker

    • Review: The Float Spa, Hove

      Review: The Float Spa, Hove

      Muddy tries out a unique form of relaxation therapy at this hidden gem of a spa in Hove's trendy Third Avenue.

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  • Rabbit Patch Day Nursery, Plummers Plain, Horsham
  • Rabbit Patch Day Nursery, Plummers Plain, Horsham

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  • The Mudlets and I spent the weekend at @elderflowerfields family festival enjoying circus skills, music, amazing food, performances, activities, dance-offs, picnics, making new friends and heaps more.

It’s held in the gorgeous Pippingford Park in the Ashdown Forest, the perfect venue for giving the kids a taste of independence safely.

This being a festival, mud was a feature, as is only right and proper.

Thanks to the festival team for a fantastic event - complete with minimal toilet roll issues! 

#muddysussex #lovesussex #elderflowerfields #familyfestival #muddytourofsussex #festivals2021
  • We're drooling over this delicious-looking feast from our faves over at The Curlew @the_curlew. 

Muddy adores this relaxed, warm and sociable slice of foodie heaven in pretty Bodiam, from Chef to Watch Will Devlin and co. All the dishes are designed to be shared, like this scrumptious stuffed sea bass, hash browns and hispi cabbage.

Plus, those gorgeous-looking tomatoes you can see in the corner are from @nutbournetomato in West Sussex. Fresh, seasonal and local - and all washed down with a range of great beers, wines and spirits. Perfection. Book a table now!
  • Which brilliant local business launched during the pandemic will you be voting for to win a prestigious Muddy Award? Take your pick from our fab finalists, link in bio to vote 😍 
#InLoveWithLocal
@gwyns_bakery
@buytheweigh.ticehurst
@garterandveil
@wearelittlewildco
@oeuf.cafe
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  • Your summer holiday essentials sorted in ONE shopping trip

    Your summer holiday essentials sorted in ONE shopping trip

    The summer hols are looming, the kids have outgrown everything and time is running out to grab your essentials. Panic over! We’ve found everything you need and it’s all in stock at County Mall.

    • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

      Rent your clothes like Carrie!

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

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Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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