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Pubs & Inns

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

    A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun - Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

  • Muddy review: The Acorn Inn, Evershot

    A traditional village pub with award-winning food, lovely rooms and super warm welcome in one of Dorset's prettiest villages.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • Top 100 gastropubs 2022 revealed

    Where are the best gastropubs in the UK? Discover who nabbed the top spot and where you should be booking. Spoiler: there are two Somerset pubs on the list and 16 in the West Country overall!

  • Eat, drink and be merry

    Where to go for festive dining in Somerset & Dorset this December

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 10 of Somerset & Dorset’s prettiest walks

    Discover a lighthouse, wetlands, a harbour and panoramic views aplenty on these 10 easy walks

  • Top takeaways to take you through lockdown

    Pubs, restaurants and cafes may be closed but you can still support our brilliant local businesses – and eat fab food – by ordering a takeaway. Oh go on, if we must...

  • The Grosvenor Arms, Shaftesbury

    Come for the location but stay for the food: Tom Blake's locally-sourced, changing seasonal menus bring an inventive, fresh spirit to brasserie classics.

  • 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.

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