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FRI 21–SUN 22 APRIL 2018

MON 16–SUN 22 APRIL 2018

APRIL 2018

  • Muddy puts her nose into The Trough

    Yeovil’s a bit of a desert when it comes to good places to eat. But newly opened The Trough, down a lane on the outskirts of town, is a little oasis (and has a fab shop too).

    • afternoon tea cakes

      Shall I be mum?

      Another macaroon? Don't mind if I do! The 33 best afternoon teas – as chosen by our 17 rather-full-now editors.

    • fine dining

      Top gastropubs near you

      The pubs that made it into the UK's Top Gastropubs – and there are SIX in, or within a crisp packet's throw of, Somerset

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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  • Muddy Insider Guides

    On your travels? Pack our in-the-know local guides to the cool, quirky and unmissable towns and cities across the Muddy counties

    • singapore

      Singapore fling

      Join me for cocktails at the rooftop bar at the top of a Singaporean Supertree?

    • Chewton Glen

      The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire's fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

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  • It’s a hold up

    Heist Studios are the coolest new name in hosiery, with yoga-stretch technology,celeb endorsements galore and a #FirstPairPromise

    • Rain, Rain, Come and Play

      Perk up dull days with Insane In The Rain's oversized, waterproof, fun-all-over jackets - made entirely of recycled plastics.

    • Splish splosh boots

      These boots were definitely made for walking. And splashing and stomping. Plus - bonus! - they look pretty cool too.

    • Moisture boost

      Parched, peaky, partied out skin? Worry not, here are our top 3 face-saving beauty picks to see you through January, February and beyond

    • Muddy loves Essie

      New season, new nails - check out Essie's new muted autumnal hues which are thick enough to get away with one coat

  • Muddy goes to the opera

    Whether you believe in free will or fate, there’s nothing fair in love or war in the Welsh National Opera’s production of Verdi’s La Forza del Destino

    • Awful Auntie: live on stage

      David Walliams’ number one children’s best-seller is coming to the West Country – but will it meet fans’ expectations?

    • Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella

      No pumpkin coaches or magic wands in this version of the famous fairy tale now on at the Bristol Hippodrome

    • Seeking new book inspo?

      Do yourself a favour and make it one of Muddy's March picks. Clear space on your Kindle – or even buy or borrow an actual book!

    • Street art

      Paintings, prints, photography and more from the cream of British art students around the UK on show (and for sale) at the Atkinson Gallery in Street

    • A penchant for Portugal?

      Snap up these colourful geometric coasters and other homewares to give your home a touch of...

    • somerset house property sale

      Property flirt

      Through the keyhole of a magnificent Somerset farmhouse with acres of land and ringside views of a wildlife phenomenon

  • Wellbeing
    • Yoga: a beginner’s guide

      Looking for a little mindfulness in your life but not sure where to begin your yoga journey? Read on to start releasing your inner yogi (or yogini!).

    • The midweek skive

      Yes, weekends are often frenetic but it's possible to carve out a little free time elsewhere. Inspiration incoming!

  • beautiful south pink hair band

    A little time with Alison Wheeler

    Lead singer with British pop band The Beautiful South is on tour with new line-up The South – and the first stop is Yeovil

    • Levison Wood would

      He trudged the length of the Nile, dodged Honduran gangsters but the burning question is... would explorer & TV presenter, Levison Wood, brave Weston-super-Mare?

    • Bruce Munro: My Favourite Places

      Somerset/Wilts installation artist whose work has been shown at the V&A, the Guggenheim and the Eden Project talks family, food and living the simple life with Muddy

    • Yeovil Lit Fest top picks

      With over 40 writers, comedians and assorted celebs on the bill at this year's festival, here are Muddy's favourite five

    • Funny girls

      Stand-up comedy may be a male-dominated field but watch out fellas, these funny women are coming...



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