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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

There's loads of fab new sportswear in the shops and online at the moment. Hop, skip and jump this way for the Muddy edit.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • Happy Veganuary!

    Happy Veganuary!

    Where to eat vegan in Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Dorset: from takeaways and fast food to a Michelin star restaurant

    • Muddy reviews: Burrito Boi, Frome

      Muddy reviews: Burrito Boi, Frome

      Say hola to Burrito Boi! Rumoured to make the best burritos this side of Mexico and winner of Muddy Stilettos Best Covid Start-Up business in Somerset and Dorset earlier this year

    • Muddy reviews: HOLM, South Petherton

      Muddy reviews: HOLM, South Petherton

      We’ve been eagerly awaiting this new opening in south Somerset from the team behind three successful London restaurants but does it live up to expectations?

Culture

  • The 7 best things on TV this week

    The 7 best things on TV this week

    We’ve got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

    • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We’re talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

    • Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Period drama hotties coming in 2022

      Ladies, loosen that corset lest you faint dead away! Here’s a sneak peak at the upcoming period drama men getting us hot under the collar in 2022, plus 11 more historical hotties to drool over.

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

Home

  • House swap – what will £850k get you?

    House swap – what will £850k get you?

    Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

    • Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

      Spinach and ricotta ravioli – revamped!

      Fresh from the new book by gut health expert Dr Megan Rossi is a surprisingly filling and easy-to-make pasta supper – maybe this health kick isn’t going to be so tough after all?

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Life

Instamuddy

  • CULTURE VULTURES! Your cheat sheet to the year's best theatre, comedy, live music, dance and art in Somerset, Dorset & Bristol in 2022. Click the link in the bio for 30+ events coming up...

#whatsonsomerser2022 #whatsondorset2022 @rupaulofficial @rupauldragrace_uk @anythinggoesuk @chattyman 
 @shappikhorsandi @eltonjohn @elviscostello @gregoryportermusic @diversity_official @mrnishkumar @russellbrand @davidsedarisbooks @palomafaith  @alanmeasles @seemonsteruk @simplyredofficial #stormzy @dianaross #10cc #nilerodgers @billieeilish @michaelbuble @balletboyz
  • Maybe 2022 is the year to realise a childhood dream, start a fabulous new career – or possibly both, by finally writing THAT book, the one you KNOW you've got inside you. Somerset author @racheledwardsauthor  shares her 'lucky 7' tips to get you started. Click the link in the bio to read more....
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 #writingretreat #bookstagram  #writingretreats #writingcommunity #readersofig #writinganovel #writersofinstagram #authorsofinstagram #books #creativewriting #creativebreak #writersofig #amwriting #somerset #somersetcreative
  • Happy Veganuary! Where to eat vegan in Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Dorset: from takeaways and fast food to a Michelin star restaurant. Click the link in the bio to see all 15 cafes and restaurants.
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#veganuary #veganuk #dorsetveganfood #somersetvegan
  • Meant to post this the other day. @tlittletreatshop in #Yeovil’s Princes Street. Pretty as a picture. Anyone been in?
  • ✨'Anything you need, Muddy Stilettos has got it!' ✨The fabulous @davinamccall and @mdlondon chat why they LOVE Muddy on this week's @makingthecutpodcast - from the power of the Muddy Awards 💪 to why Davina will be checking out Best Places to Live next time she moves house 🏡 Go listen!

Fashion

People

  • Write on!

    Write on!

    Somerset author Rachel Edwards shares her ‘lucky seven’ tips for writing YOUR book

    • 5 minutes with Emily Atack

      5 minutes with Emily Atack

      Actress/comedian Emily Atack brings her new show to the West Country and squeezes in a quick chat with Muddy

    • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      On tour in Dorset & Somerset this Autumn, Muddy caught up with the comedian to chat jokes, famous friendships and not being a d**k

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2021

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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