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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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FRI 25 – SUN 27 MAY 2018

MON 21 – SUN 27 MAY 2018

MAY 2018

  • Cafe on a farm: Silver’s Pantry

    The Irish chef who said goodbye to Gordon and Jamie and left London for the good life in rural Somerset

    • Scoffin’ at 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).

    • The Ivy Bath Brasserie

      Super relaxed all-day dining with a large helping of Art Deco glamour in the middle of Bath – you may want to stay all day

    • crab lobster tian starter somerset food

      Guess who’s coming to dinner?

      ...someone to cook it! Transform your dinner party hosting experience with a private chef

    • 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.

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  • Somerset’s bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands are carpeted in brilliant blue blooms, so here’s where to catch them – while they last – with nearby pit stops thrown in too!

    • 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

    • Let’s go to Bath

      The insider's guide to scoffing, quaffing, shopping and just hanging out. Plus a light sprinkling...

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  • Fashion exclusive

    Not invited to the last big Windsor bash? Come along to the next one – Winser London, that is. We’re hosting an invitation-only, exclusive private shopping event with the luxe fashion brand, with 12 personal invites to give away…

    • 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

    • Cook THIS for dinner

      Would madame care to try our new meat-free Moroccan special? It is National Vegetarian Week, after all.

    • What to do in the garden in May

      Aside from sip a large G&T? Garden expert Jane Follis shares her list of gardening jobs for the merry month of May

  • 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's trudged the length of the Nile, dodged Honduran gangsters – and then the explorer and TV presenter braved Weston-super-Mare...

    • Artist hangouts

      Somerset/Wilts installation artist Bruce Munroe, 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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