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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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The Muddy Stilettos 2021 awards are go!

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The most coveted awards for indie businesses across 25 counties. Nominate your plucky local Indies now.

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

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  • Brilliant brunches and breakfasts

    Brilliant brunches and breakfasts

    Bag brunch or breakfast out – pancake stacks, avo on toast, flat whites, maybe a Bloody Mary – at one of these Somerset & Dorset gems.

    • Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      Top 50 gastropubs 2021 revealed

      What better week for the reveal of the country's best gastropubs than the start of lockdown easing? Here are the 15 West Country winners - phones at the ready to bag your table.

    • 20+ places to eat out(side)

      20+ places to eat out(side)

      The Muddy pick of the pubs, restaurants and other eateries around Somerset and Dorset with cool outside spaces.

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  • Our lovely local indie bookshops are the heart of the high street so show them you care by NOMINATING them for a coveted Muddy Stilettos Award by clicking the link in bio 📚 #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Perfect nails, luscious lashes, age-defying facials - what Beauty Salon in your area makes you feel drop-dead gorgeous? 💆 NOMINATE by clicking the link in bio. #InLoveWithLocal #MuddyAwards2021
  • Competition time! Fancy a weekend at Somerset’s tastiest music festival, @valleyfest valleyfest - on us ? Texas, Deacon Blue  and Sophie Ellis-Bextor headlining on the music front, chefs Josh Eggleton and Rob Howell (Root Bristol) on the food and loads more . We’re giving away a pair of adult weekend tickets with camping worth £350. Hit the link to enter. - and we’d love it if you followed @muddydorsetsomerset and @valleyfest on Instagram. Competition is not associated with Instagram.
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  • Killer cocktails, a buzzy vibe and bartenders who know their Mojito from their Margarita - where do you go to sink your favourite tipple? NOMINATE your favourite local bar 🍸

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