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  • 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?

  • Peat Spade Inn, Stockbridge

    Eat, stay – and maybe try your hand at fly fishing – at this country pub in the heart of the Test Valley in Hampshire. Read on for the Muddy verdict.

  • The Devonshire Arms Hotel

    Eat, drink and stay in a fab former hunting lodge on the village green in Long Sutton, Somerset –an ideal London/Cornwall stopover

  • afternoon tea

    The best local afternoon teas

    More scones, madam? Nibble your way through petit fours and finger sandwiches with 10 of the best afternoon teas in Somerset and Dorset - a glass of fizz with ours, please.

  • Eat Out to Help Out – in Somerset and Dorset

    Sick of cooking? Good news - throughout August, you can get a 50% discount on your dinner and drinks when you eat in. Here are the pubs and restaurants to call to make your reservation.

  • Summer Lodge, Evershot

    Indulge yourself at the sumptuous Summer Lodge in Dorset – fine food and wine, luxury rooms, gardens, spa – and where the service and level of comfort are second to none

  • In the pink: the rosé revolution

    Once dismissed as "lady petrol" rosé wine is now officially the drink of the summer. Read on for tips on the best to buy – including local wines – and that all important question: does it give you a hangover?

  • somerset pub gardens

    17 local pubs with gardens and other outdoor spaces

    Our pick of the pubs in Somerset and Dorset with cool outdoor spaces to enjoy a socially-distanced sip. Cheers!

  • eton mess gifford's circus

    Make this! Courtesy of Giffords Circus (really!)

    Roll up, roll up! Put some razzle-dazzle back into mealtime monotony with a double whammy of scrumptious, summery dishes from Giffords Circus' new cookbook

  • Smokin’! Cook THESE for Father’s Day

    The weather's looking promising for Father's Day on Sunday, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up these bad boys for the best blokes in your life. Just add beer.

  • 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).

  • How to make elderflower cordial

    Nothing heralds summer like the scent of elderflowers. Let's gather ye flowerheads while we may and turn them into a delicious elderflower cordial.

  • 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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