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  • Sneak preview – The Ivy in the Lanes

    Booking is now open for the Brighton outpost of the famous London favourite and here's an artist's impression and early deets.

  • London’s arty Harcourt

    This hidden London hangout is a Grade 2-listed, five-storey Georgian townhouse combining bar, restaurant, meeting and private dining space.

  • Framptons, Tunbridge Wells

    When a new cafe bar opened in Tunbridge Wells, launched by some ex-army guys no less, Ali over at Muddy Kent needed little excuse to march on over and check it out. If you live in North East Sussex, looks like you may want to do the same. Over to Ali… Next time you’re in […]

  • Muddy Eats: Boxpark, Croydon

    If your forays up to Croydon, like mine, generally revolve around Ikea then feast your eyes on the new draw on the block. Heard of Boxpark in Shoreditch? I visited a while back and it’s a total hipster hangout (not why I was there!) full of pop-up shops and eateries. Well Boxpark 2 had just […]

  • Muddy Eats: Skyfall, Hove

    NOTE: SKYFALL HAS NOW SADLY CLOSED AS OF SUMMER 2017 Nope, not a chance of seeing Daniel Craig here – at least not until he reads my review and finds out how good it is. Nothing at all to do with 007 except a little homage in the phone number but it does give you […]

  • Muddy Eats: 1847, Brighton

    Brighton has more veggie cafes than you can shake a breadstick at but when it comes to restaurants for a full evening meal, old favourites Terre a Terre (a Muddy Awards finalist) and Food for Friends have pretty much got things sewn up. So when 1847 opened a few months back, very centrally in North […]

    • Black Dove, Kemptown: cocktails & DJs meet Victoriana

      When my husband said he wanted to take a dusk picture of the Brighton Wheel before it was dismantled, I made preparations. I knew from experience this would be no selfie with a smart phone but at least an hour of experimenting with different tripod positions and shutter speeds. So, I brought along some reading […]

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