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

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Gotta Have It

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!

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • EatView more

  • Insta-worthy places to eat in Northants

    Insta-worthy places to eat in Northants

    Now we’re all going out out, naturally we want to shout about it. Be the envy of your followers at these photogenic local hotspots where the backdrop is as good as the food.

    • The finest afternoon teas in Northants

      The finest afternoon teas in Northants

      Here at Muddy Manor we are very particular about our afternoon teas (FYI its jam first, then cream), so we've picked out the most spiffing local spots for a cucumber sandwich and a proper cuppa cha.

    • Muddy review: Fox and Hounds, Charwelton

      Muddy review: Fox and Hounds, Charwelton

      Searching for that elusive welcoming village pub that just happens to dish up bold and exciting gastro fare? Fox and Hounds in Charwelton is nailing it with true foodie passion and friendly vibes.

Little Black Book

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

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  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you’ve probably never heard of.

    • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      Have pooch, will travel? Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

    • The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

      The Muddy insider guide to Norfolk

      Stunning beaches, beautiful broads and bijou boltholes plus a vibrant capital city – Norfolk is one of our favourite year-round staycation destinations. Ready to 'Do Different'?

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  • Our kinda school review: gin school. Yippeee!
  • Our kinda school review: gin school. Yippeee!

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  • Art connoisseur or total newb? Whatevs, you need to get yourself down to some of the gorgeous open studios and exhibitions on this month as part of @northantsos - who knew we had so many talented and accomplished artists in the shire? You can have a browse, get cultured, watch demos, do a workshop and even nab yourself some gorgeous local art for your walls. Click the 👉LINK IN BIO👈 for our pick of what’s on 🎨 #artlife #localartist #openstudios #northants #northamptonshire #northantsopenstudios
  • There isn’t much we love more than a beautiful cocktail, but show us smashing cocktails served up alongside incredible food and we’re anyone’s! Dream combo @muddledlimecocktails and @pohutukawacoffee have teamed up for #pohutukawanights, dishing up drool-worthy cocktails and tapas every Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening from 6pm ‘til midnight and 6-7 is #HappyHour with 2-4-1 cocktails! YIPPEEEE! Book your table pronto before I scoff the lot! #northants #northamptonshire #longbuckby #pohutukawa #kiwivibes #smallbiz #supportlocal #cocktailhour #tapas
  • Calling all Supermums! (If you’re a mum, that’s you, BTW). Fancy a fitness class where you can take the tot along too? @posefitnessstudios in #Weedon are kickstarting their 6 week MumFit courses on Monday 13th Sept and you can get the first session for FREE - just message them on Insta to book! If you haven’t been before their studio at Weedon Depot is an absolute dream and perfect for little munchkins to play while you get cracking.🤩💪🏋️‍♀️#mumfit #supermum #northants #northamptonshire #strikeapose #fitfam #mumswholift
  • What a spectacular afternoon celebrating the 2021 Muddy Northants Awards Winners at @boughton_house_official. So many amazing people came together to make this gorgeous event but huge shout out to @thecopperkitchennorthampton @xachohdrinks @muddledlimecocktails @studio_ransome @antonialanyiova and the coolest, loveliest local businesses. Congratulations to everyone who came along today to celebrate with us! Cheers! 🎉🍸💫
  • We can’t decide what’s more fun: snooping around other people’s houses or snooping around artist’s studios, fantasising about life as a sculptor and buying new art to adorn our walls. I’m drooling over all the open studios happening in #Northants this month with @northantsos - have you been to any yet? Head to their Insta to find out more about where’s open near you. #northantsos #northamptonshire #thingstodoinnorthants #artistsoninstagram #openstudios #openstudio #artistsofinstagram
  • Neon pink bodysuit on and nowhere to go? Not on your nelly! Hit the LINK IN BIO for Muddy’s indispensable guide to all the best happenings in #Northants this #September from button popping comedy to theatre, food fairs and festivals. 💫👠 #northamptonshire #northampton #thingstodoinnorthants #muddynorthants #scummymummies #outout
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  • A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We’ve got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted.

    • 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.

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 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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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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