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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

Quit fighting over the last bottle of hand sanitiser in the supermarket and opt for one of these trendy, in-stock options instead (oh yeah, and we have a bunch to give away!)

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Our curated A-Z of the grooviest local businesses

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The latest handpicked businesses we think you’ll love

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  • Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Nettle recipes from The Pig

    Why hit the supermarket queue when you can forage in the hedgerows? We consulted kitchen garden experts The Pig for two simple nettle recipes you can make at home.

    • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

      Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

    • 10 idiot-proof veg to grow now

      10 idiot-proof veg to grow now

      (Or how not to get scurvy during lockdown). Here's how to go self-sufficient with 10 veg you don't need a greenhouse and two acres to grow, with TV gardener Toby Buckland.

    • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

      Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

      Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

    • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

      Cook THIS for dinner tonight

      Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

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  • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    Sunglasses to suit your face shape

    The weather’s perked up – time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don’t sit on them. 

    • The Devil wears joggers!

      The Devil wears joggers!

      Sofa style! Joggers are firmly in vogue - just ask Anna Wintour. Here's our edit of the best to buy now for ultimate cool comfort at home.

    • 6 of the best: the classic white shirt

      6 of the best: the classic white shirt

      A style classic, we all need at least one crisp white shirt in our wardrobe. Here are six local and high street beauties to buy online right now.

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  • Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    Muddy meets: Shlomo, beatboxer

    He’s worked with Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, and Rudimental, and now record-breaking beatboxer Shlomo has a new project on his hands – raising money for the NHS in association with theatres like The North Wall. 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 busy writers and presenters, juggling careers, babies and even a tumour, to tell all.

    • Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      Muddy meets… Olivia Burt

      We catch up with the 'Masterchef: The Professionals' finalist to find out her backstage goss, favourite dishes and top spots to eat in London.

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Fun Finder

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

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  • Restaurants with rooms

    Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We’ve scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

    • The Eastbury Hotel & Spa, Sherborne

      The Eastbury Hotel & Spa, Sherborne

      This classic English hotel has a 2 AA rosette restaurant and luxury rooms, with a quirky spherical dining pod and a woodland spa in its pretty walled gardens

    • 10 European-style staycations

      10 European-style staycations

      Love a continental jaunt but staying in Blighty this year? These 10 UK holiday spots have a distinctly European feel - can you guess where this is?

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