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  • Muddy eats: The New Inn, Cerne Abbas

    Eat and drink very well every day of the week, or enjoy a weekend away with wonderful walks in the Dorset countryside – with or without your dog

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    Muddy eats: The Cotley Inn, Wambrook, nr Chard

    A big juicy burger, full three-courser or just a pint at this super friendly pub with plenty of walks around its idyllic valley setting on the Somerset/Devon border

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    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

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    Muddy eats: 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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    The Chequers, Bath

    Relaxed Modern British fine dining and pub classics in a central Bath pub that's been here since the American Declaration of Independence

  • The Barrington Boar, nr Ilminster

    A village pub with rooms which genuinely embraces local produce to create incredible seasonal food

  • Exmoor White Horse Inn

    Fancy a walk on the wild side? Muddy vists Exmoor for a defrazzling countryside stay (and some Beast-spotting) at The White Horse Inn.

  • 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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