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  • Review: The Five Dials, Horton

    A Somerset country pub with sunny food, a warm welcome and a Mediterranean suntrap patio garden. It’s beginning to feel a lot like summer.

    • The Old Crown Inn, Kelston

      Cracking pub classics in an atmospheric 400-year-old inn on the edge of Bath, with a large garden, outdoor bar, fire pit, lodge – and bee house

    • The Griffin Inn, Bath

      It may not be a phoenix but the 300-year-old pub in the centre of Bath, now under new management, has been beautifully reborn with fab food, cool decor and rooms

    • The White Hart, Dartington

      Hey, culture vultures, it's time to eat! Muddy Devon's editor, Lisa, feasts more than just her eyes on The White Hart's new Devon o'clock menu

    • table set for lunch overlooking tulips and gardens beyond

      Little Barwick House, Barwick

      Michelin-listed country house fine dining restaurant – with gorgeous rooms and gardens – in south Somerset

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  • 40 Quirky Stays for Summer

    Fancy an escape that’s a leetle bit different? From yurts to lodges, shepherd’s huts to helicopters (not even joking!), the Muddy editors have pulled together the most charming, unusual escapes across 21 counties. Book in once you’ve taken your jaw off the floor.

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    • In the artist’s studio: Emma Rose

      Emma Rose had a career in London – in the theatre, film, dance and photography – before she discovered her true vocation: in front of an easel

    • Through the keyhole

      A sprawling quirky property bursting with character ready to be transformed into the home of your dreams – with your own business too if you wish – in Somerset's most fashionable town

  • We’ve got mail!

    What have we got here then? The 50 most inspirational women in the UK – including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jaqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers, and *splutter* Muddy’s high priestess Hero Brown

    • Outdoors adventures at the Mill on the Brue

      One of the best outdoor activity centres in the UK offering super fun adventure days and summer camps for kids is in Somerset – lucky us !

    • The Paragon School, Bath

      Muddy says: A family-orientated, nurturing Prep, Pre-prep and Pre-school with wonderful woodland activities and excellent art, music and sports

  • Wonder women

    On International Women’s Day, 22 inspirational female entrepreneurs from Somerset and Dorset share their tips for setting up on your own

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      Max Westall, dancer

      *The* iconic modern male dancing role is the Swan in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake - so what does it take to make it? Max Westwell reveals all.

    • A day in the life: Kate Forbes

      From artisan gin to refillable milk from Belinda the Retired Cow – just an average day in the life of Kate Forbes of the Trading Post Farm Shop in Lopenhead

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