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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

Enough with cosy interiors and soft greys - here’s our edit of the fabrics, paints and tiles to lift your spirits and inject some spring into your step, hallway, walls, sofas...

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

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

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  • Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    Ideas to get your finances into shape for 2021

    The beginning of the year is always about renewal, resolutions and healthy regimes. But the fallout from Covid has shown how financial wellbeing is also vital – and too often overlooked. Muddy limbers up for a money MOT.

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    • Wells Cathedral School, Wells

      Wells Cathedral School, Wells

      Wells has been educating cathedral choristers for over 1000 years. Today it does that and much more: excelling in sport, the arts and academics as well as giving career musicians one of the best musical educations in the world.

    • Downside School

      Downside School

      This Catholic day and boarding school with Benedictine values may be steeped in history and tradition but is keeping ahead of the game

  • And the Best Place to Live in Dorset is…
  • And the Best Place to Live in Dorset is…


  • It’s not just about the shopping (though we reckon we’ve nailed it with @theindiestoreuk  Spring Edit!). Head to the link in bio to meet the plucky owners of some of Somerset & Dorset's coolest shops, brands and producers – @juliadaveyltd @allotmentsomerset  @thehambledongallery @josiemitchell.jewellery – amazing people doing amazing things. Go say hi, they’re local you know.
  • First round on you? (I’ll have three Margaritas, two G&Ts and a bottle of celebratory Champers, naturally). June 21, let’s be ‘aving you!🍸💃👠
  • Get kitted out with a set of Taunton-based Eskeez super cosy, long-sleeved thermal top and leggings – ON US. (Except that they'll be on you.) Enter our latest Reader Treat via the link in the bio
  • The best takeaway Sunday roasts in Somerset and Dorset - click the bio link and book now for the weekend
#sundayroast #takeawaysundayroast #dorset #somerset #sundaylunch #roastdinner #roastpotatoes #roastbeef #nutroast #roastpork #roastlamb #allthetrimmings
  • Tra la la!! Choristers at Wells Cathedral School can get 50% discount on boarding fees and 25% discount on tuition . New boarding house for Years 4-9 from September 2021. Email for more info 
#choir #choristers #wellscathedralchoir #wellscathedral @wellscathedralschool #indepedentschools #singing

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 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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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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The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Dorset & Somerset

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