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  • Buff Urban Day Spa

    Muddy says – three floors of luxury hair, beauty and spa treatments with a roof top hot tub and fizz to boot. Well, that's me booked in, then.

  • West Country Water Buffalo

    Muddy says – Yeovil's the last place you'd expect to find water buffalo but their meat, milk, mozzarella and ice cream (yes!) are delicious and healthy

  • Kitchen Bakery & Kitchen at the Wharf cafe

    Muddy says – from freshly baked sourdough and croissants to scrummy breakfasts, lunches and weekend brunches, the riverside Kitchen has upped the food ante in Langport

  • Emma Rose Art Works

    Muddy says – vibrant, colourful contemporary, semi-abstract and impressionistic paintings inspired by nature, memory and the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi (read on to find out what that is)

  • Vine Wine

    Muddy says – high quality, new and exciting wines from around the world on a constantly changing, well-priced wine list ... hic!

  • Red Lion Inn, Babcary

    Muddy says – best of both worlds at this traditional thatched pub combining country style and classic pub food with chic guest rooms and an elegant marquee for weddings and parties

  • The White Horse, Haselbury Plucknett

    Muddy says – village pub outside, Michelin Guide restaurant inside, with a chef from The Oxo Tower and Racine cooking up superb British/Mediterranean food

  • The Litton, near Wells

    Muddy says – 15th century village pub (with suit of armour in the corner) reborn as a cool country destination with Modern British food and boutique rooms

  • Secret Valley

    Muddy says – yurts, tipis, wigwams, lodges, tents and shepherd's huts ... take your pick at this friendly family-run glamping site in the beautiful Quantock Hills

  • Andelli Art

    Muddy says – browse and buy Modern British 20th century, European and contemporary art in this intimate gallery close to Wells

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