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I'm Sue, editor of Muddy Dorset & Somerset, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

It's beginning to look a lot like advent calendar season! We've rounded up the top makeup, skincare and fragrance picks to get your hands on before they sell out.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.


  • The local pub has been fab, but now it’s time to indulge and try out some tasty new seasonal menus a bit further afield (until 10pm, of course!). Head to Muddy’s Weekend Escapes for the top foodie destinations across all 25 Muddy counties from Michelin-starred gaffs to gastronomical hotels and unique dining experiences. Elasticated trousers on? Let’s go!
  • Want a bod like a dancer? Win a year’s worth of #Barrecorre & #Cardiobarre - the ballet-inspired fitness discipline – online video sessions with Anna Bucknall, worth £180 (no previous dance experience required). To win this Muddy Reader Treats, just jete over to the link in the bio.
  • 10 Autumn walks - with pitstops - in Somerset and Dorset. Link in bio 
#autumn #autumnwalks #dorset #dorsetwalks #somerset #somersetwalks #jurassiccoast
  • Dessert of the day! @thekingsarmscharltonhorethorne are continuing with 25% off the main course when you have two courses, Mon-Thurs, lunch or dinner throughout Oct.
#dessert #dessertsofinstagram #somerset #dorset #supportlocal #eatlocal #eatouttohelpout #dessertporn #desserts
  • Woof! Somerset designer-maker Emily of @darngoodstuff makes gorgeous cushions out of vintage fabrics including classic Sanderson patterns. Not sure if this boy is from a Sanderson fabric or not but I love him.
#cushion  #sandersonfabric #vintagefabric #vintagesanderson #handmade #somersetmakers #textiles #dog
  • Who needs to go abroad when this is on our doorstep? Lyme Regis in Dorset by super talented @jamesloveridgephotography - just, WOW !
#regram #dorset #lymeregis #thecobb #aerialphotography #jurassiccoast 
  • Trend alert!  White-hot boots to buy now
  • Trend alert!  White-hot boots to buy now
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  • Trend alert!  White-hot boots to buy now

    Trend alert! White-hot boots to buy now

    Forget your usual black and brown, there’s a new colour on the block when it comes to winter boots and we’re loving it. Here are eight white pairs to add to basket.

    • Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Sustainable fashion gets sexy

      Ethical, eco and everywhere - with the likes of Selfridges now pushing a new sustainable outlook, here's where you can rewear, repair and renew your wardrobe in style.

    • Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      Autumn’s comfiest fashion trend

      With luxe fabrics, funky designs and cool silhouettes, cardigans have never been cooler. Here are eight of our favourites to add to your autumn wardrobe.

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  • Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Yes, people, this is Meg Mathews!

    Primrose Hill party queen turned wellness guru? Stranger things have happened! Muddy chats to the always glamorous Meg Mathews about her new book, the menopause and, er, vagina facials.

    • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

      Record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands - raising money for the NHS in association with UK theatres. Tell us about it, Shlo!

    • What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      What I’ve learnt in lockdown

      Love it or loathe it, lockdown has given us time to learn new skills but has it taught us something deeper? Muddy tapped five women juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

School Reviews

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Weekend Escapes

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