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I'm Lisa, editor of Muddy Devon, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

Did someone say gin on tap? Here's a great new reason to hotfoot it to Dartmouth - Salcombe Gin's new store and sustainable refill scheme.

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The results are in! Meet your Muddy Awards 2021 winners

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Thanks to everyone who took part this year, and helped celebrate the most awesome indie businesses across 25 counties.

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  • Top TV: what to watch this week

    Top TV: what to watch this week

    Looks like we’re back to nonstop rain — but with telly this good, who cares? Catch a star-studded who-dunnit, a big-budget adventure film, and more out this week.

    • Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Escape the heat: this week’s best TV

      Sometimes, when the mercury is pushing 30 degrees, the only thing to do is open all the windows, shut the curtains, draw yourself a long, cool drink and shelter in-living room. Here’s what to watch while you do it.

    • No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      No sport here! What’s on telly this week

      The football is over so - finally - you can push your menfolk off the sofa and reclaim the television. Set them to work on the garden, pour yourself a glass and settle down for the evening.

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Want to support local? Our curated pick of the most creative, unique and brilliant businesses near you.

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  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2021 winners
  • Meet the Muddy Awards 2021 winners


  • It’s behind you! One year late but here we are at last at the newly Muddy award-winning @theatreroyalplymouth for a much-needed culture fix. Six of us (the kids refused to be in the pic) for @sixthemusical at 6pm! Just a bit excited (and wishing the bar was open). 🎉🎭
  • Three cheers to the brilliant Muddy Awards 2021 winners who keep us fit, healthy and gorgeous! Swipe to say hello.

Best Hair Salon: @stevenandlaurenthair (Bideford)
Best Beauty Salon: @lashnorthdevon (Barnstaple)
Best Day Spa: @gaiaboringdon (Plymouth)
Best Yoga/Pilates Studio: @quaymovement (Bideford)
Best Fitness Instructor: @chantallawfitnessandpilates (Bideford)

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  • Ooh exciting!  The winners of the Muddy Awards 2021 are announced midday today but first a word from our fabulous sponsor @kitsons_solicitors and it’s a very timely word - some brilliant legal advice on how best to protect your business through Covid, from setting up the right legal structure, to safeguarding your assets and managing absences created by pinged staff. A must read for anyone who’s running a biz right now - link in bio.
  • Love a coast walk, maybe with a ‘secret’ beach or hidden rock pool only the locals know as your reward? Muddy tapped mountain guide Jon of @peaks_and_trails for the lowdown on his faves - despite my arm twisting he wouldn’t tell me all of them (for that you’ll need to book a walk with him) but here are four total beauties in north Devon.  Link in bio.
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  • Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Rent your clothes like Carrie!

    Ethical, eco and everywhere – with Carrie Symonds showing us how to work a sustainable wardrobe, here’s where you can rewear, repair and renew your clothes in style.

    • Best swimwear for 2021

      Best swimwear for 2021

      Nothing says summer like new swimwear. Who cares if it's the Med or the back garden, it's time to splash out. Whether it's eco, floral, striped, shaping, nautical or sporty, we've found your perfect bikini or swimsuit.

    • Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      Sunglasses to suit your face shape

      The weather's perked up - time for new sunnies! We have you covered with our guide to the hottest frames to suit your face shape this summer.  Just don't sit on them. 

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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