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  • 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 …

    • The Barrington Boar, nr Ilminster

      A village pub with rooms which genuinely embraces local produce to create incredible seasonal food

    • Bristol Lido

      Make like you're still on holiday: wine and dine in the glass-fronted poolside restaurant and bar/cafe, enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool, laze in the hot tub and sauna or have a massage in the spa

    • Exmoor White Horse Inn

      Fancy a walk on the wild side? Muddy vists Exmoor for a defrazzling countryside stay (and some Beast-spotting) at The White Horse Inn.

    • The Green Table, Dartington

      Eating your greens just got better! Muddy Devon gets her feet under the table at Dartington's coolest cafe

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

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  • Fancy a £1000 Luxury Family Hotel stay?

    Er, YEAH! Read our review of stunning Fowey Hall (the inspiration for Toad Hall in Kenneth Graham’s ‘Wind in the Willows’) PLUS take your chance to win a long weekender at an Luxury Family Hotel in Cornwall, Suffolk, Hants, Wilts or Dorset. Poop poop!

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  • Win 7 perfect pieces to ease you into Autumn

    Muddy’s fashion fave hush has come up trumps yet again with its trans-seasonal collection – and we have five sets of our fashion edit to give away , worth over £3500. Go, go, go!

    • Fabulous festi gear

      Eye popping Indonesian-style Dutch wax batik dresses, shoes, hats, cushions – and brollies – to get you in the festival mood

    • In all your Finery

      Need a summer party frock? This under-the-radar label majors in cool dresses and jumpsuits. We've got £500 worth of Finery goodies up for grabs for 10 lucky Muddy readers - that's £5k worth of foxy fashion! (Sorry! This competition has closed.)

  • Read THESE this month…

    Curl up into a comfy chair, pour a glass of wine, and dive into a new book with this month’s hottest new reads.

    • Review: Pride & Prejudice* (*sort of)

      There's not a bonnet in sight in this joyfully irreverent, all-female adaptation of the Jane Austen classic at the Bristol Old Vic

    • Review: RE-FORMATION

      A fine art exhibition where contemporary artists and makers contemplate modern religion and today's world within the ancient surroundings of The Bishop's Palace in Wells – inspired

    • Review: Moby Dick

      A swashbuckling adventure onboard Brunel's iconic SS Great Britain in Bristol

    • Best kids’ movies this summer

      With the weather a bit unpredictable, it's a good week for a cinema trip. It'll keep 'em quiet for a couple of hours while you have a sneaky snooze, right?

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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

    • Royal High Prep School GDST, Bath

      Muddy says: A caring, family-based all-girls prep school and nursery in Bath, with its own skills-based holistic curriculum, where every girl will find her niche

    • Wellington School, Wellington

      Muddy says: An academic curriculum, an innovative approach to sport and fitness, ace art and music – all makes for a genuine good all-rounder independent school for 3–18 year olds

  • 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

    • 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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