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AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2019

AUGUST 2019

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • 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

    • The best brunch in town

      The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

    • The Bull Inn, nr Bruton

      From the people behind international art gallery Hauser & Wirth and the Roth Bar & Grill, this trad Somerset pub is family and dog friendly with top notch pub classics on the menu and a plethora of games and activities in the sunny gardens

    • 46 stunning summer pubs

      Fancy sipping a cold one in a pretty al fresco pub with friends or fam? Here are the best of the bunch across the Muddy counties.

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  • 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.)

    • Fabulous festi gear

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

    • First time fashion

      Ready for an adventure? Us too! At Muddy we’ve committed to new experiences this summer (both cultural and clothes related, natch).

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    • Summer cocktails, anyone?

      Evoke a glorious English summer's day even if it's raining, with four cocktails made with Fordington Gin's new English Rose gin

    • Waitrose gin tasting? We’re in!

      Brand new, this service from Waitrose combines our favourite things - gin, friends and hanging out at home. See how Muddy's Ed-in-Chief, Hero Brown, got on and book up pronto this summer, it's a blast!

    • Exotic shells rubbed over your bod…

      Annie from Team Muddy visited award-winning Elements Boutique Spa on the Somerset Levels for a lava shell relax massage. Lucky devil.

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      Fragrant home

      Limelight® Bath's evocative, hand-poured scented candles, diffusers and more – definitely to be sniffed at!

  • We’ve got mail!

    What have we got here then? The 50 most inspirational women in the UK – including Keeley Hawes, Dina Asher-Smith, Jaqueline Wilson, Thomasina Miers, and *splutter* Muddy’s high priestess Hero Brown

    • 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?

    • If you go down to the woods today…

      You really are in for a big surprise. At the Hidden Woods outdoor activity centre there's 80 acres of forest to explore, with rope swings, dens, mud kitchens, bushcraft, campfires – and a Treebog loo

  • 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.

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