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The Little Black Book: Restaurants

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    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.

  • duende somerset restaurant


    Muddy says – a super successful pop-up restaurant finds a permanent home in Wiveliscombe

  • The Holcombe Inn

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

  • 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

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    The White Post, Rimpton

    Muddy says: relaxed dining at one of the UK's Top 50 Gastropubs, with panoramic views over the beautiful Somerset and Dorset countryside

  • Georgian coaching inn

    The Swan, Wedmore

    Muddy says : a Georgian coaching house turned village pub, with a fab restaurant (led by ex-River Cottage head chef) and boutique bedrooms in the heart of Wedmore.

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

    New Farm Restaurant, Over Stratton

    Muddy says: once part of a farm run by the chef's family since the 1880s, this converted old hamstone building in south Somerset now houses a rather good restaurant

  • 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

  • The Duck at Burtle

    Muddy says: award-winning pub and free house in the village of Burtle on the Somerset Levels and its unique nature reserves

  • Ensemble

    Muddy says – stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner or just coffee and cake in this stylish little restaurant/cafe so, so close to Wells Cathedral

  • The Red Lion, Babcary

    A charming, traditional thatched pub in the heart of the unspoilt village of Babcary, The Red Lion is owned by Charlie and Clare Garrard who have run the pub for 15 years.  Conveniently close to the A303 and A37 for stopovers on the way to the deepest West Country or day trips to visit schoolchildren […]

  • The Queens Arms, Corton Denham

    Nestled within the glorious rural setting of the Dorset and Somerset borders, The Queens Arms in Corton Denham is an award-winning destination pub offering the finest local and seasonal produce, along with plenty of character and rustic charm. With eight elegant rooms complete with stunning countryside views, as well as two new holiday hideaways in […]

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