Driving across the Levels this week I saw a sign to a village called Burtle and the name rang a bell. A quick Google (in a lay by, of course) revealed the reason why – it’s where you’ll find one of Somerset’s newest gastropubs. Now I’m always looking for an excuse to stop and fill my face, so I went to investigate…Read more
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Here at Muddy, we're full of the joys of Spring. Why, you ask? We've spritzed ourselves all over with this zingy, sunshiny, delicious new fragrance from natural beauty brand Neom.Read more
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One of the big benefits of Muddy tottering its way into so many counties (er, 17 since you asked!) is that we have a raft of on-the-ground experts, squirrelling out the coolest, most useful stuff for the rest of us to plunder. Case in point – beach cottages. Thought about renting one this summer? Yeah me too. So allow me to lay before you a sandy smorgasbord from the Muddy regional editors – 14 beautiful beach properties for the bucket and spade (or fossil collecting) brigade.Read more
Films, exhibitions and theatre: where it’s at this week in SomersetRead more
Need a new book to get stuck into? Muddy, as ever, is here to help. Taking being a bookworm to a whole new level is Muddy’s Kerry Potter. She gets 300 – yes, THREE HUNDRED shiny new tomes delivered to her house every month as she’s also books editor at a glossy mag (won’t somebody think of her postman and his lumbago?). So who better to do a monthly round-up of her favourite new releases?Read more
This show will be at the Bristol Hippodrome in a couple of weeks. Is it worth seeing? Find out in our review…Read more
I asked personal trainer Zita Alves, a self-confessed former couch potato who now runs the award-winning Zest Bootcamps in Bath and 1-to-1 personal training sessions around Bath and Wells – she was Juliette Binoche’s personal trainer when she was filming Chocolat – for some advice on keeping it up (so to speak)…Read more
Lots of ideas for kids in the Muddy Half Term Guide Guide but for adults only (not like that!) read on…Read more
Did you know that not one but three Somerset pubs made it into this year’s Top 50 Gastropubs Awards? Organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, these are the pubs that industry insiders have voted as having the best food in the UK, food cooked by chefs whose skills wouldn’t be out of place in the world’s best restaurants…Read more
Tropical plants and ‘Greenery’, Pantone’s colour of 2017 will be all over the nation’s coolest wallpapers and fabrics this year. Here’s how to extend the look out into the garden, with some easy-to-grow exotics – and some unique vintage planters and other garden stuff to go with.Read more
Now Somerset, with its mellow, rainy, mild climate is famous (and justly so) for its cider orchards, and it may be that, like me, you’ve been too busy knocking back prosecco to explore the vibrant crop of hand-made, small-batch, craft beers that our breweries are producing. So over the past week, I decided to discover just what I’ve been missing out on (hic)…Read more