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  • Meet your Muddy Awards 2022 winners

    21 Jun 2022

    Your votes have been counted and – drumroll please – the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they’re local you know!

  • Dedham Vale Vineyards

    Cheers! Local vineyards you’ll love

    15 Jun 2022

    It’s English Wine Week (18-25 June) and Essex has some corking, fizz-friendly vineyards where you can pick up some local plonk and celebrate!

  • 11 gorgeous pubs with gardens in Essex

    14 Jun 2022

    To celebrate National Beer Day (and the return of the sun – huzzah!), we’ve rounded up some of our favourite beer gardens in the county

  • Al fresco events this summer!

    8 Jun 2022

    Picnic baskets at the ready! What’s better than going to the cinema, theatre or a gig? Going to them outside of course! Here’s my pick of the best places to see an al fresco performance locally, from open-air films and street food to some Shakespeare in the park.

  • Claire Naylor Photography

    7 Jun 2022

    A lovely local lifestyle photographer with a Little Black Book that could rival that of Muddy Essex…

  • Your local gems by location

    Want to know where your Essex Muddy Award Finalists are based? From super-cute cafés and quirky galleries to cool coastal hotels and fab florists, we’ve got the county covered.

  • 5 reasons outside learning is good for your child

    5 Jun 2022

    From better mental and physical health to improving confidence, al fresco learning can be just as rewarding as studying in a classroom according to a local expert. Muddy heads outside to investigate.

  • Saint Nicholas School, Harlow

    31 May 2022

    Impossible to find fault with this small but facility-packed co-ed through school – from its fun family vibe and outstanding pastoral care to its strong academic results and Famous Five grounds

  • Meet your Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists!

    30 May 2022

    Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2022 Finalists in Essex. Vote to crown your local champions now!

  • Finalists

    A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses this year – over 500,000 of you nominated in the first round of the Awards and, frankly, the response has blown our socks off. And, whilst we wish every brilliant business nominated could make it through, there can only be five […]

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