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  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • 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.

  • Mini break anyone? The best hotel deals to book now

    If you're hankering for a few days away from your own four walls, then you'll need these mini break deals from hotels across the Muddy counties. Race you to check in.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • Muddy eats: The Pig-near Bath

    Pig out in a good way! Smart but super relaxed, fine dining – and nights away – at the lusciously laid back hotel and restaurant The Pig-near Bath

  • Dog-friendly stays

    Have pooch, will travel? Here are 43 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly to bookmark for a later date.

  • Special Muddy hotel deal!

    January getting you down? Hey, book a holiday! We've snaffled some brilliant Muddy extras for stays at Luxury Family Hotels if you book before 31 Jan. Read on for three reasons to be very cheerful.

  • Like a break this half term?

    Need to make a fast getaway? Don’t move a muscle till you’ve checked out our pick of 8 last-minute family breaks in the West Country

  • A cool Cornish hotel – without the crowds

    The Polurrian on the Lizard has had a style makeover - and then some. Fancy winning a 3 night £1800 stay at Cornwall's best kept secret?

  • The Red Lion Inn, Babcary

    The village of Babcary's only got a church and a pub. Can't vouch for the church but oh, what a pub: great atmos and food in the restaurant and some rather swanky rooms...

  • The Castle Inn, West Lulworth

    Rustic luxe pub with rooms, food by a Blumenthal protégé and just two minutes walk away from the stunning Jurassic coast. I'd say the dream combo for a weekend away...

  • Chewton Glen

    The countryside idyll with a smattering of Soho; Muddy makes like rockstar-royalty at Hampshire's fanciest-pantsiest five star hotel.

  • Stay at the Stag

    A relaxed country inn with seven charming rooms for an appealing 30 second stagger to bed after dinner. Shall we?

  • Paschoe House Perfection

    Glam, stylish and fun: Devon's shiny new country house experience delivers on detail - and zzzzzzzs. Fancy a nose around?

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    Room with a view

    Lavishly decorated, a spectacular view and a whopping great big brass bath at The Swan Hotel in Wells – why wouldn't you?

  • Muddy goes down the rabbit hole: Glazebrook House in Devon

    Our brand new Muddy Devon editor Sharon just spent a night away at a unique boutique hotel on the edge of Dartmoor (poor thing). Luxurious, fantastically decorated and a child-free zone, it's got Valentine written all over it. Here's her review...

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