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Pubs & Inns

  • 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?

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    20+ places to eat out(side)

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

  • The 2021 Michelin Star winners in Somerset, Dorset and beyond

    Hot off the press, the winners have just been announced (and some are offering takeaway!). Take a look at the full line-up for the West Country. PS There's a brand new one in Somerset

  • 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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