The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Devon Edition

Category: Restaurants

Tick Tock! Mothering Sunday still need sorting?

12 Mar 2017

I mean, the Mummas among us have a vested interest in this one, don’t we?  Who wants to spend the day at Pizza Hut when everyone else is out there having all the fun?  So whether you need to employ some careful manipulation with your brood (read: shove this post under their noses), or you’re looking for inspiration for your own mum and in-laws, you’ll find the Muddy Mega Mothering Sunday picks here.

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Muddy Checks in to the Horn of Plenty, near Tavistock

8 Mar 2017

Is there a more peaceful, elegant and romantic hotel in this part of the world than the legendary Horn of Plenty?  The late and ridiculously great David Bowie didn’t think so and I must admit I’m scratching my head, too.  This retreat on the Devon and Cornwall border has shown some serious staying power over the years and I recently got the chance to discover exactly why.

It’s not the guarantee of year-round sunshine, that’s for sure.  

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Muddy is first through the door at brand new restaurant Brown & Bean, Plymouth

5 Mar 2017

Well, that was unexpected.  There I am, tottering along the street, minding my own business, nose to the Muddy grindstone wondering where to park myself and my laptop for coffee, when all of a sudden, I remember where I am.  Didn’t I read somewhere about a new restaurant opening on Ebrington Street soon?  I wonder where that is, then?  Oh, hang on.  Right in front of me.  And, oh, hang on.  There seems to be movement inside.  

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Hello Kuku, Pleased to eat you

20 Feb 2017

Cast your minds back to the mayhem of Christmas.  Whilst we were all gorging on stilton and cocktail sausages and tottering out of bars a little bit piddled after the work Christmas do (I saw you), something pretty special happened in Plymouth; a brand new sushi and Japanese restaurant quietly opened its doors, limbering up, ready to do a number on us all come “healthy season”.

Fast forward to Feb and Kuku has elbowed its way to the top of people’s must-visit lists and provided some new energy about town.  

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What’s On: The Muddy Guide (Thurs 19 – Weds 25 Jan)

19 Jan 2017

In the weekly Muddy Guide, I’ll be doing all I can to prise you away from the sofa and give you a gentle shove towards the front door. So let’s kick things off with 9 awesome things happening this weekend and beyond.

Last days of the Clangers, Bagpuss & Co Exhibition, Burton Art Gallery, Bideford, 19 – 22 Jan 

This is your last chance to see this really lovely-sounding touring exhibition, organised by the V&A Museum of Childhood, before Bagpuss takes one final yawn and curls up to sleep.  

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The Urban Guide to the Countryside -
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