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  • Happy Veganuary!

    Where to eat vegan in Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Dorset: from a takeaway, through cafes and fast food to a Michelin star restaurant

    • christmas turkey

      How to ace Christmas lunch

      Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 11 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

    • packhorse

      Somerset’s cosiest winter pubs

      Cosy nooks, roaring fires, locally sourced nosh, craft ales and ciders – and a warm welcome – in our pick of Somerset's countryside pubs

    • henry's dessert

      Henry’s, Bath

      Henry Scott's cooking up a storm in his eponymous, unpretentious, fine dining restaurant in Bath for meat eaters, vegans and veggies alike

    • The Newt in Somerset

      England's swankiest new country house hotel and spa are only for guests but the splendid estate, gardens – and cafe – in Bruton are open to all. Shall we...?

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Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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  • Call me Cupid! 46 romantic stays across the Muddy counties

    In the mood for love? Of course you are, pussy cat! Here, allow us to assist with the rumpy pumpy with 46 romantic boltholes across the Muddy counties.

    • wellbeing stays

      5 West Country wellbeing stays

      Looking for a Devon, Cornwall or Somerset escape? Hell yeah! Check out these stunning self-catering properties, all with on-site extras, from yoga and wine tasting to massage.

    • The 37 coolest party palaces

      Got a big birthday celebration looming? Or fancy a weekend away with your squad? We've sniffed out the 37 dreamiest party palaces across the land, available for exclusive hire. Grab your gang and let's go!

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    Blue is the colour

    Advance warning: the grimmest day of the year is approaching. But here’s how to make Blue Monday blue in a pleasingly different way this year

    • woman in yellow activewear

      Witness the fitness

      New year, new fitness routine? We're with you! Here's the Muddy edit of stylish sportswear that'll have you in tip-top form in no time.

    • Party dressing made easy

      It's so easy to end up looking like a Christmas tree at this time of year. Muddy's fashion expert Kerry Potter shows you how to nail going out style.

    • man with beard movember

      J’adore/ J’abhor

      It's Movember, the month when blokes grow moustaches to raise money for charity. Turns out the Muddy crew have VERY mixed views on men's facial hair. Where do you stand?

    • Green by name, green by nature

      A cut and colour at Salon On The Green, an environmentally-friendly hair salon in the nicest part of Yeovil, and winner of Best Hair Salon in the Muddy Awards 2019

  • 20 for 2020

    Crack out your calendar, folks (and maybe your credit card). Here are the hottest tickets for Somerset and Dorset in 2020 – see you there!

    • January’s best new reads

      What kind of insaniac leaves the house in January? Retire to the sofa pronto and get stuck into one of pro bookworm Kerry Potter's enthralling new literary picks.

    • book of mormon

      Review: The Book of Mormon

      Tamer than expected, despite its South Park credentials, this is still a first class musical with great gags – and, of course, rude words aplenty.

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    • Contemporary country living

      Somerset may be stuffed with characterful period properties but it's these ultra modern, thermo-efficient Cubis houses in Bruton that have caught our eye

    • How to tablescape like a pro

      Tablescaping basically means making your dining table look nice in case some bugger Instagrams it. Here's how to wow your guests this Christmas.

    • this girl can

      This girl can!

      Juggling motherhood, jiggly bits and the barriers to exercising, This Girl Can is back with its brand new campaign and we love it!

    • retirement

      A simpler life

      How to choose a retirement property that ticks all the right boxes

  • josie long

    Muddy meets Josie Long

    We caught up with (we reckon) the most positive comedian in the business about motherhood, MasterChef, making people laugh and her new tour, Tender, coming to Bath in February.

    • The B&B Doctor is IN

      The UK's leading B&B consultant, Caroline Nolder, shares her tips for setting up and running a successful B&B and offers a helping hand if you need it.

    • Incredible, edible art

      Channel 4's Extreme Cake Maker, Wells-based Zoe Burmester, swapped a behind-the-scenes career in TV and film to create showstopping celebration, wedding and event cakes that tell a story

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