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  • Your Sussex food & drink guide

    Like to eat and drink local? Support small businesses with our pick of the best food and drink in Sussex. Bring on the elasticated trousers!

  • Brighton Rocks!

    Brighton well and truly rocks with these AMAZING Gin & Tonic cocktail cases by Barhaus.

  • Six great wines from Sussex for Xmas

    Guilty of grabbing whatever wine is on offer at the supermarket for Christmas? Make this year a bit more special and shop local with our pick of the best bottles made right here in Sussex.

  • Gotta Have it

    Get all the festive feels every day with Bean Smittens' delicious and sustainable Christmas Blend Coffee, blended with all things merry and bright!

  • Letterbox love: 47 gifts to send to their door

    Choose from these gorgeous artisan present boxes, sent nationwide, from bespoke biscuits to gin and chocolate, and pamper packs to paperbacks. That's Christmas sorted.

  • 5 of the best cake delivery services in Sussex

    Bake Off got you craving cakes? Us too. But why bother faffing about creaming butter when you can order a sugar hit direct to your door, thanks to these best bake deliveries in Sussex.

  • Gotta have it! Zingy, light tipple

    Fancy a sparkling little number to style out your summer drinking? We've found an alternative to wine that makes a gorgeous gift for a friend... or save it just for you!

  • 10 picks for your next cheese & wine night

    The right time for a cheese and wine night? Er, always! For your next one, try these 10 delicious paired local picks from Bluebell Vineyard and High Weald Dairy. Ooh, that Sussex terroir...

  • Glug! New wines to buy and try

    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

  • The best artisan South Coast gins

    To celebrate Official Gin o'Clock - aka World Gin Day on Sat June 12 - get stuck in with Muddy's pick of the the best locally-produced Mother's Ruin. Hic!

  • 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.

  • 7 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 7 alternative Easter eggs.

  • Letterbox cheer: best gifts by post

    Share the love in lockdown (we’re almost there!) with one of these fun letterbox gift ideas, from book bundles and candles, to beauty boxes and wine.

  • Nine of the best Sunday roasts to order in

    This grey weather is begging for a slap-up Sunday roast you haven't had to cook yourself. Tuck in with a takeaway from these Sussex pubs.

  • Flipping good: Four new pancake recipes to try

    Had enough of lemon and sugar? Spice things up a bit this Pancake Day with an Iranian cardamom pancake, shredded duck pancake, or vegan version with blueberry compote.

  • Sussex wine direct to your door

    It's farewell to Dry January and hello to 'don't mind if I do' February. Here's how to get the best bottles delivered to your home.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Bottoms up! The best new indie drinks

    Got a large glass to hand? We’ve rounded up 43 of the best new independent drinks from across the Muddy counties from wine and gin to rum and beer.

  • 6 of the best boxed wines to drink now

    Boxed wine has a bad rep, but forget everything you know - it stays fresh for longer, contains litres of tipple and can actually be really tasty. Here's what we're sipping.

  • Grill power oven gloves

    Reclaim the BBQ! Best outdoor cooking accessories

    Move over Mr M, I'll take it from here. Make the barbecue your own this summer with these super-handy gadgets and accessories.

  • The 35 best local artisan gins

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? The 33 best artisan gins across the Muddy counties - rack them up, throw in some Juniper berries and rosemary, and let's get drinking!

  • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

    Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

  • 7 perfect days of summer – just add gin!

    Ableforth's Bathtub gin looks cool, tastes even better and will rev you up for a summer of fun. Here, win a case (yup, six bottles of it!) and find out for yourself.

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