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

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    Wonderful winter walks with pubs

    Five countryside walks, with a cosy pub to fall into afterwards, before (or both). That’s the next few weekends sorted then…

    • xmas wreath with knives and forks

      Festive feast

      Muddy eats the Christmas menu (not literally) up at the gastropub The Swan in Wedmore in the Somerset Levels

    • Fat Radish Frome

      Eat deets

      Rustic gastropub, neighbourhood restaurant or city cafe/bar – three places to meet and eat in Somerset that you might not know about

    • 2018 Michelin stars

      The judge’s scores are in, they’ve held up their Michelin paddleboards and here are the winners in, or within easy reach, of Somerset.

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      The roasts with the most

      One of life's real pleasures: a succulent Sunday roast with all the trimmings. Here's where to go to find Somerset's best Sunday lunches

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    Family fun in France

    Fun for kids + relaxation for parents = everybody happy

    • Cliff Cottage, Suffolk

      Heart-stopping views and an open, airy interior make this secret, Suffolk hideaway very special indeed. Perched high above the River Alde, expect big sunsets and endless, estuary horizons.

    • Thai for beginners

      As the nights draw in and Christmas looms, what's the best thing to do? Book a holiday, of course! Fancy something a bit further afield this time?

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  • Festive fash attack!

    Grab the glitter, it’s time to go OUT out! Here’s the Muddy edit of the best partywear on the high street.

    • Kick-ass KITRI

      Swishy jumpsuits, cool day dresses and shirts with an edge. We'll take everything at KITRI, thanks.

    • 6 hot-to-trot AW17 trends

      An expert decodes the new season's trends - and explains how to work them into your wardrobes. Don't go shopping until you read this!

    • 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

    • Mini Muddy makeover

      With the internet filled with all sorts of dodgy info (charcoal and GLUE facemasks - really?!) it's vital for teens to get the right skincare advice

    • Chalk paint know-how

      It aint what you do (it's the way that you do it) – and that's what gets results: chalk paint workshops at The Emporium Somerset

    • New Year, New Garden

      Your outside space looking less than wonderful? This is the time to come up with a plan - so read our five tips to jazz up that garden!

  • Wellbeing
    • balance pile stones beach

      Healing power

      Put yourself into the capable hands of a massage or holistic therapist who will help you to get to your happy place.

    • Balance is restored

      Home-based holistic massage treatments including deep tissue, Indian head massage, hot stones, hot lava shells and reiki

  • Bruce Munro: My Favourite Places

    Somerset/Wilts based 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, here's the Muddy musn't miss list...

    • Funny girls

      Stand-up comedy may be a male-dominated field but watch out fellas, these 7 hilarious women are coming to Wells

    • Danielle Waterman

      A Somerset Olympian helps Muddy off the sofa: Muddy meets one of the UK's top female rugby players

    • Hiya Toyah

      Muddy Stilettos has been hanging out with the stars (excuse me while I douse myself in a Guinness World Record sized pinch of salt)



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