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The Wheatsheaf Combe Hay

Muddy says: Bucolic 16th century farmhouse now pub with gardens, views, fabulous fine dining restaurant (and just 10 mins from Bath city centre)

Boutique rooms

The Langford, nr Taunton

Muddy says: Informal fine dining and restful rooms in a beautiful 15th century manor house on the Somerset Levels

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somerset pub

The Lord Poulett Arms, Hinton St George

Muddy says: Trad pub with added comfort and style, excellent grub and its own petanque piste and rare pelota wall (bet you don't know what that is)

Boutique rooms

The Abbey Hotel, Bath

Muddy says: Super central Georgian hotel, with Pierre Koffmann & Marco Pierre White brasserie, ArtBar cocktail bar and a winter ski lodge

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Georgian coaching inn

The Swan, Wedmore

Muddy says: Laid back but stylish, this former Georgian coaching house has an ex-River Cottage chef in the kitchen, pretty gardens and bedrooms.

Food & Drink

No. 15 Great Pulteney, Bath

Muddy says: Elegant Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse turned luxury hotel, stuffed with artworks and quirky decor to amaze and delight

Bars

Kingsdon Inn, Kingsdon

Muddy says: Chocolate box 17th century thatched pub with a menu inspired by English comfort food and southern Italian cuisine – wild boar bolognaise, anyone?

Food & Drink

The Queens Arms, Corton Denham

Muddy says: Classy Georgian inn on the undulating Somerset/Dorset border with fab food, luxury bedrooms and views of them thar hills.

Bars

Kitchen at the Wharf, Langport

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.

Bakery

The Red Lion Inn, Babcary

Muddy says: The best of both worlds: trad thatched pub serving cut above classic pub food and al fresco pizzas plus sleekly chic guest rooms.

Boutique rooms

The White Horse, Haselbury Plucknett

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

Food & Drink

The Litton, Litton

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

Boutique rooms

The White Hart, Somerton

Muddy says: The 16th century meets the 21st in the ancient capital of Wessex, with good food, relaxed ambience, and eight stylish guest rooms.

Bars

dessert

Levant, Castle Cary

Muddy says: A gorgeous Arts and Crafts house in Castle Cary is transformed into a little corner of the eastern Mediterranean – and it's a boutique B&B, too.

B&Bs

duende somerset restaurant

Duende, Wiveliscombe

Muddy says: A super successful pop-up restaurant finds a permanent home in Wiveliscombe.

Food & Drink

The Holcombe Inn, Holcombe

Muddy says: A 17th century inn with Michelin-listed restaurant, 5-star boutique bedrooms and a Tranquilty Garden just for adults ... yes please!

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The Castle Hotel, Taunton

Muddy says: An historic 4-star hotel with a timeless English country hotel atmosphere – and possibly the most spectacular wisteria in the UK.

Bars

The White Post, Rimpton

Muddy says: Unassuming, out of the way and one of the UK's Top 50 Gastropubs with panoramic views and spectacular sunsets over the Somerset and Dorset countryside.

Bars

Converted old hamstone farm building with signs, a wooden porch in somerset village

New Farm Restaurant, Over Stratton

Muddy says: Housed in an old farm building, this rustic restaurant has farm stuff on the walls and very good nosh on the tables.

Catering

Grand bedroom with ornate furniture with Wells Cathedral through the large window

Swan Hotel, Wells

Muddy says: This 4-star independent hotel has been in the Michelin Guide since 1911, has over 100 gins in the bar – and one of the best views in the whole of the West Country.

Bars

The Duck at Burtle

Muddy says: Honest, homemade food in a pub perfectly positioned to explore the spectacular nature reserves on the Somerset Levels.

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Ensemble, Wells

Muddy says: Full monty nosh or coffee and cake in a stylish place close to Wells Cathedral.

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