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October 2018

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • Rathfinny’s new vineyard restaurant

    Enjoy fine seasonal food with a view, and perhaps the diverting antics of ‘Kevin’ the kestrel, at this new Sussex eatery

    • The Curlew, Bodiam

      Muddy visits one of Sussex's best restaurants - a double Muddy Award finalist! - for a real foodie experience

    • Dorset Arms, Withyham

      Find Winnie the Pooh connections on the doorstep and great home-reared food on your plate at this Ashdown Forest pub, renowned for its organic meat.

    • Sussex’s foraged gin

      Muddy takes a peek behind the scenes at a truly local gin made from ingredients gathered from beach, woods and Downs

    • South Downs tea walk

      Walk this circular route from Firle, near Lewes, taking in the Beacon and a lovely hidden tea garden

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  • Best boot forward

    Comfortable, waterproof and stylish too. These everyday boots from new Cornish footwear brand Trailback will see you through Autumn to Spring

    • Hooray for high-waisted bikinis

      Feel at your best on the beach this summer in a flattering high-waisted bikini. Suits you!

    • Gotta Have It!

      Perfect beach or festival accessories, these cheery bracelets in a huge range of colours help empower women in Mexico

  • Blood Brothers visits Sussex

    One of the most diverse audiences I’ve been part of for a long time gave Blood Brothers a standing ovation at The Hawth in Crawley this week. A coach load of teens plus pensioners, and those of us in between, were catching the West End hit on its tour. For many of us it was not […]

    • Rain Man on stage

      We’re going back to the 80s this week in Brighton with well-loved film Rain Man making...

    • October’s best reads

      Clear space on your shelves and Kindle! Muddy's pro bookworm, Kerry Potter, has some literary inspiration for you.

    • Knit Wit

      Want to make your home cosy, inviting and super stylish? Get yourself a REALLY chunky knitted throw.

    • Lusophile Portuguese homewares, Portuguese homewares in Sussex, homewares in Sussex

      Lusophile Portuguese homewares

      Snap up these cheerful rugs and other accessories to give your home a touch of Portugal, via Battle, Sussex

  • Wellbeing
    • Skin Genius

      Tackle breakouts the natural way with these organic products, for teens and older

    • Park House Hotel & Spa, Midhurst

      Super spa - tick... fab food - tick... rooms with a view - tick... check out this country house-style getaway

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