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    The Old Dairy cafe, Bower Hinton

    Oh goodie! A brand new farm-based cafe in Somerset with great coffee and laid back nosh, all homemade using (very) locally produced ingredients.

  • top 50 gastropubs

    Top 50 Gastropubs 2020

    Whose tripled-cooked chips got them into the gastropub hall of fame? Roomy pants on, let's tuck in – NINE of the West Country's foodie pubs made the grade

  • marlborough tavern

    The Marlborough Tavern, Bath

    Great food and drink in a central Bath pub where you feel like a local and far from the madding crowd

  • Happy Veganuary!

    Where to eat vegan in Somerset, Bath, Bristol and Dorset: from a takeaway, through cafes and fast food to a Michelin star restaurant

  • packhorse

    Somerset’s cosiest winter pubs

    Cosy nooks, roaring fires, locally sourced nosh, craft ales and ciders – and a warm welcome – in our pick of Somerset's countryside pubs

  • henry's dessert

    Henry’s, Bath

    Henry Scott's cooking up a storm in his eponymous, unpretentious, fine dining restaurant in Bath for meat eaters, vegans and veggies alike

  • The Newt in Somerset

    England's swankiest new country house hotel and spa are only for guests but the splendid estate, gardens – and cafe – are open to all. Shall we...?

  • hare hounds cow picture

    The Hare and Hounds, Bath

    Enjoy a winter warming meal followed by a hearty walk – or vice versa – at this spacious, child-friendly gastropub on the edge of Bath

  • Gastro Heaven

    30 of the best cookery courses across the Muddy counties to tantalise your tastebuds, and impress even the fussiest dinner guest.

  • olive tree smoked eel

    The Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

    The finest food in Bath – it's official, the restaurant holds the city's only Michelin star – and a stay at the luxe and quirky Georgian townhouse hotel won't break the bank.

    • black plate with pannacotta and fruit dusted with icing sugar

      The King’s Arms, Charlton Horethorne

      A charming countryside inn with 10 comfy rooms, great food – and service to match – right on the Somerset/Dorset border

    • 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.

    • 46 stunning pubs for sunny days

      Everyone knows that one of summer's great pleasures is sipping a cold one in a pub garden. So here's the best of the bunch across all the Muddy counties. Cheers!

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