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  • Best English wines for Christmas 2021

    Make merry this festive season with Muddy's guide to the best English wines. Plus, get your mitts on an exclusive case from The English Wine Collection for free!

  • Christmas shopping at eat:Festivals

    Shopping bags at the ready! Stock up with treats at the Christmas editions of the locally focused food and drink markets

  • Super flashy newsflash

    New in Somerset and Dorset: an affordable boutique hotel, a low intervention wine bar, a Michelin star run gourmet grocery/deli/cafe – and Mary Shelley's House of Frankenstein (eek).

  • Gin gin!

    Was there ever a time of greater national need? Here's our guide to the best artisan gins in Somerset, Dorset and Bristol. Rack 'em up and let's get drinking!

  • Street food heaven

    Chewy churros, sensational seafood, delicious dim sum, perfect paella and more: the UK's touring collective of scrumptious street food comes to Somerset and Dorset

  • Incredible, edible art

    Channel 4's Extreme Cake Maker, Wells-based Zoe Burmester, swapped a behind-the-scenes career in TV and film to create showstopping celebration, wedding and event cakes that tell a story

  • Mistletoe and WINE

    Christmas wine pairing: what do three South West wine buffs suggest we uncork on Christmas day?

  • Crack open the Cava !

    Fizzier and drier than Prosecco, Cava's more like Champagne. Want to quaff some on us? We've got SIX bottles to give away!

  • Bottoms up!

    To do list: start working your way through these local craft distilled gins from Somerset, Bath and Bristol.

  • Cook *this* at the weekend!

    Here's a scrumptious Donna Hay weekend lunch recipe for you - and a chat with the super-chef herself. If we ask nicely, will she cook it too?

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