Pubs & Inns
Muddy says: Fancy a wifi-free walk where the wild things are? Grab your walking boots, hide the phone and take the first exit to Exmoor.
Muddy says: A five star country pub and hotel in the village of Charlton Horethorne, right on the Dorset/Somerset border and ideally positioned for all the two counties have to offer
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.
Muddy says: Stylishly revamped Georgian inn with eclectic menu, 300 spirits and liqueurs and eight comfy bedrooms in the centre of the city
Muddy says: Sister to the Roth Bar & Grill, this is a good ol' traditional Somerset pub through and through, with beams, brasses, cut-above pub grub – right down to the highly patterned carpet.
Muddy says: Wholesome and family-friendly farm-to-fork food served up in a medieval Games of Thronesy hall. And a head chef with Jamie Oliver cred to boot.
Muddy says: Come for the great food, drink, cosy rooms and warm welcome at this family-owned village pub on the slopes of the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, near Ilminster
Muddy says: A 400-year-old pub within striking distance of Bath with award-winning food (and garden) and walks into the Cotswold hills on the doorstep – bring your dog
Muddy says: 17th century inn nestled in the beautiful Blackdown Hills, with cosy atmos, good food – and their very own artisan gin
Muddy says: Bucolic 16th century farmhouse now pub with gardens, views, fabulous fine dining restaurant (and just 10 mins from Bath city centre)
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)
Muddy says: Laid back but stylish, this former Georgian coaching house has an ex-River Cottage chef in the kitchen, pretty gardens and bedrooms.
Muddy says: Chocolate box 17th century thatched pub with a menu inspired by English comfort food and southern Italian cuisine – wild boar bolognaise, anyone?
Muddy says: Classy Georgian inn on the undulating Somerset/Dorset border with fab food, luxury bedrooms and views of them thar hills.
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.
Muddy says: The 16th century meets the 21st in the ancient capital of Wessex, with good food, relaxed ambience, and eight stylish guest rooms.
Muddy says: A 17th century inn with Michelin-listed restaurant, 5-star boutique bedrooms and a Tranquilty Garden just for adults ... yes please!
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.