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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

Summer sunshine giving you a thirst for something local? Take a peek in Muddy's fridge and drinks cabinet for what we like to quaff when the mercury rises.

Gotta have it

What’s on this month

Fancy doing something fun? Er, always! Read on for our curated picks of the best things happening near you right now

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Eat

  • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

Culture

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    Muddy Insider Guide to the West Midlands

    The Commonwealth Games has shone a spotlight on Birmingham but there’s far more to the West Midlands than its prime city. Read on for everything you need for a stay in the beating heart of England.

Home

  • How to fill your home with summer scents

    How to fill your home with summer scents

    You don’t need to step into a garden to enjoy summer’s heady fragrances – here are 15 ways to enjoy your favourite flower and herb aromas in your living spaces. Breathe it in!

    • 7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      7 of the best bistro sets to buy now

      The faintest whiff of summer sun and you’ll find us out in the garden, sunnies on and chilled spritz in hand. And to sit at? One of these seven totally chic bistro sets, darling!

    • Dream home? How to win at the property-buying game

      Dream home? How to win at the property-buying game

      See off-market properties before anyone else, beat the competition and secure your dream home for the price you want to pay. Top tips from a Devon property finder.

  • Wellbeing

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Life

  • Stressed out? How to switch off on holiday

    Stressed out? How to switch off on holiday

    Desperate for a break but struggle to unwind and relax once you get there? Try these 10 tips from local life coach Tracey Duke to help press the stop button while you’re away.

  • Kids

    • Splash! Top waterparks, flumes and ringo rides

      Splash! Top waterparks, flumes and ringo rides

      Where to cool off when the heat is on, from wonderful water parks with flume rides, water-coasters and bumper boats, to super-safe splash zones for for toddlers.

    • 16 family-friendly things to do in Devon

      16 family-friendly things to do in Devon

      School’s out and right on time, here’s our pick of the fun stuff to do over the summer for you and the fam, from meeting the Exeter Chiefs, to dolphin spotting and fireworks.

Instamuddy

  • It’s the perfect day for a #devon boat trip, or how about a spot of rock-pooling?
  • Desperate for your holiday but struggle to unwind and relax once you get there? Yup! If you find it hard to stop your busy brain when you should be lolling on a lounger, try these 10 tips from local life coach @mstraceyduke to help press the stop button while you're away. Link to the feature in the bio.
  • Self indulgent birthday post warning! But then a girl isn’t, erm, 29, every day…🎁🍰🎂
  • Heading anywhere fab this weekend? I’m off to Exeter for some brilliant outdoor theatre - @sunandmoontheatre Much Ado about Nothing in Rougemont Gardens - and then a post-Bard snifter in this city centre bar. But can you guess where? It’s one of 8 newbies in my latest round-up of eateries that should be on you radar. If your taste buds are in need of a tickle, check em out via the link in bio 🍽🍸
  • Just sea, sky and a coffee, please! My latest review is a new contemporary coastal cafe, tucked away above the upmarket village of Shaldon. You could drive right by and not even realise it’s there but it’s worth stopping in for brunch, lunch or dinner as it has an open air terrace with incredible 180 degree views across Lyme Bay. And you can book in for a swim, steam room and sauna too. Like the sound of it? Get all the goss on @bucketandspadeshaldon via the link in bio.

Fashion

  • Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

    Muddy’s teamed up with luxury open-air shopping destination Bicester Village to explore Oxfordshire’s most gorgeous fashion, eating and shopping destinations. Let’s go!

    • 12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      Want your bikini with full eco credibility but also 100% watertight on style? Make a splash with these brilliant swimwear brands. Just add SPF and a cold drink.

    • The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      The Muddy edit: 30 hottest summer pieces from Next

      Whether you’re heading to the beach, on a chic city break or sipping Pimm’s at a garden party – here’s how to do it in style with Muddy ed-in-chief Hero Brown’s picks, all new-in at Next.

  • Beauty

    • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife – we’ve scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) – we’ve scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups this summer

People

  • Muddy meets Bird Eyewear’s founder, Ed Bird

    Muddy meets Bird Eyewear’s founder, Ed Bird

    Trust a guy who makes award-winning specs to have a good eye for lovely local places! The founder of the UK’s first B-corp eyewear brand shares his favourite places for a West Country adventure.

    • Muddy meets Sarah Pearse

      Muddy meets Sarah Pearse

      The bestselling Torbay author on her brand-new book for summer 2022, The Retreat, favourite beaches and eateries, and Zoom chats with Reese Witherspoon.

    • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

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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Little Black Book

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

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