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FRI 21 – SUN 23 JULY 2018

MON 16 – SUN 23 JULY 2018

JULY 2018

  • Superflashy newsflash!

    If it’s going down in Somerset – or ever so slightly beyond – we’re going to know about it. Now you are too!

    • On the Brook

      Bruton's newest cafe serves excellent coffee, quirky breakfasts, lunches and brunches with a French twist – and has views to sigh for

    • Cafe on a farm

      The Irish chef who said goodbye to Gordon and Jamie and left London for the good life in rural Somerset and set up Silver's Pantry

    • Scoffin’ at The Trough

      Yeovil's a bit of a desert when it comes to good places to eat. But newly opened The Trough 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

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  • Make a splash!

    Where to cool off when the heat is on: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

    • The Castle Inn, West Lulworth

      Rustic luxe pub with rooms, food by a Blumenthal protégé and just two minutes walk away from the stunning Jurassic coast. I'd say the dream combo for a weekend away...

    • 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!

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

    • Gotta Have It

      Cult beauty brand alert! We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

    • Feeling Buffed

      A langourous wallow under a warm waterfall in Taunton. Seriously. In the Vichy water treatment room of the Buff Urban Day Spa, that is

  • West End Kids

    Heading to the big smoke this summer hols? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids’ theatre in London

    • Love Island – yes or no?

      It's the talking point TV of the summer but Muddy HQ is divided on Love Island. What about you? Time for a heated debate!

    • La Fille mal Gardee is on point

      Things are hotting up on the farm: the sun is rising, insects are buzzing, chickens are dancing, and love is in the air – and not just amongst the birds and bees

    • WW1 world war soldiers

      Birdsong

      Can the First World War tearjerker's stage offensive pack the same emotional punch as Sebastian Faulk's knockout novel? Read on to find out.

    • Seeking literary inspiration?

      Well, you're in the right place. Muddy's pro bookworm Kerry Potter picks the best June reads for you. So read on and take your pick.

    • Buffalo grill

      Aren't you just loving this hot summer weather? Before rain sets in again, let's fire up that barbie – but this time, with a difference...

    • Supper sorted!

      This week's Speedy Supper comes from Muddy favourite, Donna Hay. It's fast, it's healthy and it's such a cinch even a child can make it.

  • Wellbeing
    • Going underground

      As the good people of Bath go about their business, you could be chilling in a bubbling hot tub beneath their feet in the super Spa 15

    • Sunday at the Spa

      The Bath Thermae Spa: warm, mineral-rich waters, open air rooftop pool, dreamy views over the city – and that's just the start of it.

  • Workplace stress hacks

    Try these seven simple suggestions to help reduce your stress at work…

  • Kids
    • West End Kids

      Heading to the big smoke this summer hols? Keep the Mudlets entertained with our pick of the best kids' theatre in London

    • Make a splash!

      Where to cool off when the heat is on: the Muddy pick of the best lidos, water parks and wild swimming near you

  • World Cup Wonders

    Far be it from us to objectify the World Cup’s hottest footballers. Instead we’ve found you the smartest. Seriously!

    • My favourite places: Tim Henman

      Tim Henman, party animal - who'd have thought it? Ahead of Wimbledon, the British tennis legend talks wine, his local hangouts and, er, more wine with Muddy

    • 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

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