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  • Downside School

    Muddy says: This Catholic day and boarding school with Benedictine values may be steeped in history and tradition but is keeping ahead of the game

  • Bruton School for Girls, Bruton

    Muddy says: A progressive outlook combined with core values of co-operation and kindness, allows girls to reach their potential without ruthless competition or pushing

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    The Olive Tree at The Queensberry Hotel, Bath

    The finest food in Bath – it's official, the restaurant holds the city's only Michelin star – and a stay at the luxe and quirky Georgian townhouse hotel won't break the bank.

  • Twinkle twinkle Michelin stars

    The list of Michelin star winners, that is. The prestigious 2020 awards have just been announced. Take a look at the full line-up for the West Country

  • Exmoor explore

    Wonderful walking, luscious landscapes – hills, valleys, moors, woods – beaches of every kind, a plethora of plants and wildlife, ancient monuments and the fruits of the land all there for the taking

  • Are you rustic or refined?

    Interiors-wise, that is! Whatever your style, Somerset's annual design hub, the Bruton Decorative Antiques Fair has you covered

  • Are you a cocoa-nut?

    Make 70 delicious handcrafted chocs on a chocolate-making course with Somerset chocolatier Jane Swayne of Gilbert & Swayne. Yum yum yum.

  • Muddy Winners’ Drinks Do

    This year's Muddy Awards winners celebrate their success and knock back the gin at the Jacobean mansion Newton House in Newton Surmaville near Yeovil

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