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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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

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What's On

FRI 19 – MON 22 APRIL

MON 15 – MON 22 APRIL

APRIL 2019

Little Black Book

The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

  • table set for lunch overlooking tulips and gardens beyond

    Little Barwick House, Barwick

    Michelin-listed country house fine dining restaurant – with gorgeous rooms and gardens – in south Somerset

    • Hot day? Cool pub gardens

      The Muddy pick of the best Somerset pubs with groovy gardens and other cool outside spaces. Is your favourite here?

    • The Beckford Bottle Shop, Bath

      Linger over British charcuterie, cheese and tapas, with good wines from around the world (they stock over 250) at this cool new wine shop with tasting rooms

    • Kitchen at Kimbers’

      A new farm shop cafe between Bruton and Wincanton with super, super local food and South American colour

    • Top 10 Mother’s Day lunches

      From a Michelin star restaurant in the city to a laid back pub and cafe in the sticks; with jazz, with free fizz, free gifts – or just you and your mum

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Little Black Book

Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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  • bluebell woods with path

    Somerset’s bluebell hotspots

    Our local woodlands will soon be carpeted in brilliant blue blooms (if they’re not already), so here’s where to catch them, with nearby pit stops thrown in too.

    • Family-friendly rentals

      Want to reconnect with your fam and have a relaxing break? We have just the thing to help: 30 gorgeous self-catering cottages across the 21 Muddy counties!

    • Scilly isles with sea and sky

      Getting Scilly with the kids

      Cornwall meets the Caribbean on this unspoilt archipelago just 28 miles from Land's End. Here are our top tips for visiting with the family in 2019.

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    • Tidy home, tidy mind

      The KonMari method not only leads to a tidier home but a happier, healthier life: it's the...

    • Property flirt

      Eyes down and look in: a supersized Victorian vicarage with spec-tac-ular kitchen, 7 beds, gym, hot tub and separate coach house in a Somerset village south of Bath

  • Wonder women

    On International Women’s Day, 22 inspirational female entrepreneurs from Somerset and Dorset share their tips for setting up on your own

    • max westall

      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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