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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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    The King’s Arms, Charlton Horethorne

    A charming countryside inn with 10 comfy rooms, great food – and service to match – right on the Somerset/Dorset border

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      The Chequers, Bath

      Relaxed Modern British fine dining and pub classics in a central Bath pub that's been here since the American Declaration of Independence

    • Twinkle twinkle Michelin stars

      The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced. Take a look at the full line-up for the West Country

    • Bistro Lotte, Frome

      Scoff steak-frites, moules-frites, bouillabaisse, galettes, tartes and other French comfort classics – no passport required.

    • Weekend brunch at Hestercombe

      Brunch in The Column Room Restaurant then a perambulation around the glorious grounds, take in an art exhibition, shop for gifts, plants and books ...

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  • 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!

    • Like a break this half term?

      Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out our pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country

    • Exmoor explore

      Wonderful walking, luscious landscapes – hills, valleys, moors, woods – beaches of every kind, a plethora of plants and wildlife, ancient monuments and the fruits of the land all there for the taking

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  • Muddy 💕 hearts 💕 Harvey Nicks!

    Harvey Nichols has certainly come up trumps this season. Here’s my wishlist – all of which is currently a bargainous 15 or 30 percent off. Come on, let’s go shopping!

    • 40 years of fashion

      This season's trends nibble from the Seventies, Eighties, Nineties and Noughties. But how do you to channel the decades but keep your look modern?

    • Ready to wrap up?

      Brrrrrrr! It's got a bit chilly hasn't it? Come warm yourself with these 10 stylish woolies and coats from the ever-brilliant hush.

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      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

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  • Making work, work for you

    Back at your desk after summer fun and not really feeling it? We hear you. Here’s some food for thought from the autumn’s hottest self-help book

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      All Hallows Prep School, Cranmore

      Muddy says: Small co-ed prep school with a family feel, very good results, Famous Five forest school and a cutting edge design studio

    • Your ultimate Autumn Walks guide

      Grab your kids, your besties, your dog and anyone else who is free to join you on our first Autumn Walks initiative with Joules - and win coats and wellies for the whole family!

  • GBBO contestant: Rosie Brandreth-Poynter

    Five things you may not know about the Somerset baker as she whisks into Week Seven of the Great British Bake Off

    • Everyone’s talking about…

      Jude Law, baby! Or should that be his itty bitty very pretty papal white budgie smugglers? Banish your other half for five minutes and ogle the trailer in peace

    • 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.

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