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  • Happy Veganuary!

    Where to eat vegan in Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Dorset: from a takeaway, through cafes and fast food to a Michelin star restaurant

  • christmas turkey

    How to ace Christmas lunch

    Worried about your turkey timings? Pondering over your potatoes? 11 Michelin-starred tips to help nail it on the day.

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    Somerset’s cosiest winter pubs

    Cosy nooks, roaring fires, locally sourced nosh, craft ales and ciders – and a warm welcome – in our pick of Somerset's countryside pubs

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    Henry’s, Bath

    Henry Scott's cooking up a storm in his eponymous, unpretentious, fine dining restaurant in Bath for meat eaters, vegans and veggies alike

  • The Newt in Somerset

    England's swankiest new country house hotel and spa are only for guests but the splendid estate, gardens – and cafe – are open to all. Shall we...?

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    The Hare and Hounds, Bath

    Enjoy a winter warming meal followed by a hearty walk – or vice versa – at this spacious, child-friendly gastropub on the edge of Bath

  • Gastro Heaven!

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

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    The Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

    The finest food in Bath – it's official, the restaurant holds the city's only Michelin star – and a stay at the luxe and quirky Georgian townhouse hotel won't break the bank.

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      The King’s Arms, Charlton Horethorne

      A charming countryside inn with 10 comfy rooms, great food – and service to match – right on the Somerset/Dorset border

    • white plate with fillets of mackeral and mussel sauce

      The Chequers, Bath

      Relaxed Modern British fine dining and pub classics in a central Bath pub that's been here since the American Declaration of Independence

      • Twinkle twinkle Michelin stars

        The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced. Take a look at the full line-up for the West Country

      • 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.

      • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

        Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

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