My Faves

Click the bookmark icon to save all the stuff you love.

Be The First To Know

Your inside line on the new, unique and unmissable across Somerset

Sign up to our newsletter

Win four VIP tickets worth £200 to see Boney M at the Bath & West

Reader Treats

The disco blockbusters are strutting their stuff at The Old Skool Xmas Party at the Bath & West Showground on Sat 14 December and we’ve got four VIP dinner packages to give away.

Get ready: think pastel eye shadow, centre partings, feather cuts and afros, hot pants and platforms.

Groove on down to some of the best-selling UK singles of all time – Ma Baker, Daddy Cool (UK number 1 for five weeks), Brown Girl In The Ring/Rivers of Babylon (based on Psalm 137 and 40 weeks in the Top 10),  Mary’s Boy Child and Rasputin (banned by the Russian authorities when they played Moscow in 1978) – with Boney M, featuring Maizie Williams from the original line up, plus disco and house mix from DJ Steve Adams of YouTube fame.

Nosh on trad Christmas dinner (turkey with pigs in blankets, roasted potatoes and veg, shallots, Madeira gravy), chestnut, spinach and blue cheese en croûte or a nut roast. Winter fruit crumble, Christmas pud or lemon tart.

Knock back a prosecco or three.

Christmas party sorted.

Tickets to The Old Skool Xmas Party are £25 (plus booking fee). The Daddy Cool VIP package which includes a welcome drink, two-course dinner, access to the VIP bar on the balcony area and priority parking costs £45 (plus booking fee) per per person.

To win four Daddy Cool VIP packages, all you have to do is answer this simple question…



Sorry! Too late on this one - Try these

More Reader Treats here
Sopwell House Exterior

Win a £550+ spa break at Sopwell House

Have we got a corker of a competition for you this month. How about a luxe night away at the gorgeous Sopwell House Hotel, plus a three-course dinner, brekkie and use of the incredible new Cottonmills Spa? Step right this way to enter…

WIN – The Loxley Shoulder Bag from Fairfax & Favor worth £395

Upmarket, quintessentially British fashion brand Fairfax & Favor have given us a gorgeous Loxley shoulder bag to give away. With five colours to choose from, Christmas is coming early for one lucky reader!

Two readers to win £500 of Cox & Cox festive goodies

Deck the halls… with super-chic online interiors emporium Cox & Cox’s gorgeous new Christmas collections.

Win 6 tickets to Cheddar Gorge & Caves at Christmas

Take the family to Father Christmas’ secret subterranean outpost, deep in Somerset’s Mendip Hills, with a family ticket and gift vouchers worth £164

Win a luxurious spa day at Ragdale Hall

Have we got your attention yet? Yes you and a friend can take a dip in the Rooftop Infinity Pool and enjoy a luxurious day of pampering and treatments at the famous Ragdale Hall in Leicestershire. Pens down, enter now!


We are giving away three gorgeous bundles of gift books, journals and stationery, each worth £100, from local family-run publishing company From You To Me


A family day ticket for two adults and two children to Longleat’s stunning Festival of Light: Myths and Legends, plus £80 of gift vouchers to spend on food, gift shop toys or those massive lollipops kids clamour for could be yours

Get 20% discount at four lovely Exmoor cottages

Snap up a 20% discount on a holiday in three lovely Exmoor cottages and a converted barn, with woodburners, comfy sofas – and outdoor hot tubs!

Home icon Back Home

The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Somerset