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  • On the waterfront

    Take advantage of the warm weather by scoffing and quaffing by the water's edge at one of these chill places in Somerset and Dorset

  • Local bakeries we love, in honour of GBBO

    Bake Off is back, so time to drag out the food mixer. Can't be bothered? Fair enough! Put down that spatula and support these local drool-worthy bakeries instead.

  • Review: The King’s Arms, Dorchester

    Thomas Hardy was a regular. Queen Victoria stayed here. So did The Beatles. But would any of them recognise the place in its £5m reincarnation as laid-back hotel and foodie pub?

  • Pinkies poised for afternoon tea

    Get your fix of diddy sandwiches, cakes and scones with our pinkies out pick of the best afternoon teas in Somerset & Dorset

  • Eat and drink your way around eat:Festivals

    Street food, ice cream, cakes and cocktails – it's all on the menu at the popular West Country food and drink fests

  • Best beaches in the South West and beyond

    Heading beach-wise over the summer? Then check out our guide to 18 of the best, including the inside line on what to do, where to eat and where to go for that all important sundowner

  • 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

    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.

  • seaside boarding

    20+ places to eat out(side)

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

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • 11 Somerset & Dorset delis and cafes for grub on the go

    Where to go to get top notch nosh to take away and where to go to eat it – now Boris says we can.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • 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.

  • 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

    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!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • 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 best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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