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New restaurant, bakery and wine shop

Soho Farmhouse flair and expertise comes to Somerton! The only-just-opened 28 Market Place is the new venture from Soho Farmhouse and Babington House director Ben and wife, Vanessa Crofton. Set within restored Grade II* listed 17th century and 18th century buildings on the town’s picturesque – guess where – market place, lies a restaurant where chef Dan Fletcher (Michelin-starred The Square in Mayfair, Fenchurch at Sky Garden and Great British Menu finalist) cooks up a modern European menu using the best of the West Country produce, an artisan bakery (eat in or take away) headed up by ex-Soho Farmhouse Alba Lage and a wine shop.  Come Tues to Sun for coffee, lunch (sharing roasts on Sunday), dinner, to shop and to sup.

28 Market Place, Somerton, Somerset TA11 7NB. Tel 01458 333 444 or


New interiors shop

homewares shop

Another new biz with the address as a name (it’s obvs a thing), is Fifty High St. in Bruton, a collab between iconic British brand Labour and Wait (timeless, functional products for everyday life) and lifestyle mag Hole & Corner. The shop is all about simply designed home wares, or as they put it  ‘purposeful craft for the home, the useful and the beautiful’ – William Morris would be delighted. Expect practical stuff from established and upcoming makers, all celebrating creativity, craftsmanship, and heritage. Nice. Open Weds to Sat, 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Fifty High Street, 50 High St, Bruton BA10 0AN.


New county

Muddy goes into Dorset! As from Sat 1 Feb Muddy Somerset will become Muddy Somerset & Dorset, bring you the insider gen on Dorset’s best places to scoff, sup, stroll, shop and generally have the most fun over the border as well as here in Somerset – so watch this space!  To celebrate the launch, we’ve teamed up with dorset cereals to give away 10 huge bundles of their delicious mueslis to 10 lucky Muddy readers. Just click here to swap breakfast on the go for breakfast on the slow.



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2 comments on “Superflashy newsflash!”

  • john bruce merritt January 15, 2020

    Between Somerset and Dorset there is a border, not a boarder! Just to prove that I read the articles.

    Happy New Year – Chinese New Year is almost upon us!

    • suetucker January 15, 2020

      Oops! Thanks for spotting the typo – and a Happy Chinese New Year to you, too!


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