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  • 5 of the best Mother’s Day gifts

    11 Mar 2020

    The countdown to Mother’s Day is on. Breathe deep, we’ve got gorgeous gifts for cool mamas. Or call it inspiration for your other half. Hint hint

  • Muddy eats: The New Inn, Cerne Abbas

    10 Mar 2020

    Eat and drink very well every day of the week, or enjoy a weekend away with wonderful walks in the Dorset countryside – with or without your dog

  • The Red Lion, Babcary

    Muddy says: The best of both worlds: trad thatched pub serving cut above classic pub food and al fresco pizzas plus sleekly chic guest rooms, down a country lane just minutes from the A303

  • Read THESE this month

    9 Mar 2020

    Reasons to be cheerful: spring has sprung and a brilliant new batch of March books has arrived. Gather around, and let Muddy’s pro-bookworm Kerry Potter tell you a story.

  • book ahead

    What’s on this week

    MON 9 – SUN 15 MARCH

  • What’s on this weekend

    FRI 13 – SUN 15 MARCH

  • Nosh-stalgia, Wells

    8 Mar 2020

    Muddy says: An AA-rosetted chef cooks up inventive breakfasts, lunch, cakes, snacks and dinner, at this quirkily decorated cafe-bistro-bar in Wells.

  • Escape to the country

    6 Mar 2020

    Townies who are thinking of making the move out into the sticks, read on for our top tips on finding the right rural property in the West Country.

  • viv groskop

    How to be ambitious (without being a bitch)

    It’s International Women’s Day on Sunday so we had a chat with one of our favourite women – author and comedian Viv Groskop (who grew up in Bruton, Somerset) – about redefining female ambition for 2020. Need a life reboot? Viv can help with that.

  • Little Barwick House

    5 Mar 2020

    Michelin-listed fine dining and rooms in a Georgian country house amidst verdant gardens just south of Yeovil – an eminently civilised experience.

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