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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

Never mind Clarkson's Farm. If you want to get into the harvest spirit, treat your table to fruit and veg-inspired Portugese pottery.

Gotta have it

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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Culture

  • Feet up! What to watch on TV this week

    Feet up! What to watch on TV this week

    Don’t miss our weekly round-up of the best things on the box. Iconic panel show reboots, big-budget sci-fi, and a cheeky little baking competition… here’s what to watch this week.

    • New TV alert! 6 shiny things dropping this week

      New TV alert! 6 shiny things dropping this week

      We’re getting into prime autumn telly season, with three — count them, three! — hotly-awaited series returns this week. Read all about them (as well as the other shiny new releases) here…

    • 5 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

      5 things you won’t want to miss on TV this week

      Channel 4’s making history, Colin Farrell stars in the BBC’s bleak new period drama, Anya Taylor-Joy comes of age in Ireland, and more. Muddy’s got the inside-line on unmissable telly this week.

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Italy, Mr Bond? 24 hours in Matera

    Make mine a martini, shaken not stirred while we tell you our insider tips on how to best experience the coolest city you’ve probably never heard of.

    • Muddy review: Heasley House, Exmoor

      Muddy review: Heasley House, Exmoor

      Go wild in the country! Pack your walking boots and high expectations – we’re off to a laidback boutique hotel and restaurant on the edge of Exmoor.

    • 65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      65 paw-fect dog-friendly stays

      Have pooch, will travel? Here are 65 stays across the Muddy counties that are all Fido-friendly from stunning stately homes to rural cottage staycations.

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Life

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  • Ah, breakfast - the healthiest meal of my day. Only joshing ya! It’s the amazing work of @bigbakesbakery, just one of the brilliant Devon’s bakeries in this week’s Muddy round-up - in honour of, you guessed it, GBBO being back on the box. Now off to bake an anti-gravity cake, natch. Link in bio.
  • Today was going just dandy - then Mr Muddy Devon aka @tobygardenfest tweeted he just met David Morrissey off Britannia (“I am Rome and where I walk is Rome”…) at Chelsea flower show. Now I’m just sitting here consumed with jealousy. 😩🤩
  • Woohoo! Looks like it’s going to another hot one. Wishing I’d brought the cozzie.,
  • How pretty is the new @exeter_gin Gin School? We’re loving the decor almost as much as we love their award winning Exeter Gin and @grannygarbuttsgin - Muddy Reader Treat coming soon!
  • If you ever get a chance to see Snow Patrol, go! What a show - hits from starts to finish @edensessionsofficial last night. Looks like they’ve still got tickets for The Script tonight and The Idles tomorrow if you fancy a hop over the border to The Eden Project.
  • As promised, finally here are the proper pics from the Muddy Awards Drinks bash @wesup_torquaymarina last week, as snapped by the marvellous @jocunninghamphotography. Big snogs to @kitsons_solicitors for sponsoring the awards this year, @lincombe_hall, @fossilcoastgin and @moonhoneymead for the amazing prizes, and @flapjackery for tickling our taste buds with their delicious bakes. Click the link in bio for loads more pics, plus all the goss - and *warning* much gratuitous gin drinking.

Fashion

  • A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    A new leaf: your 10 autumn wardrobe essentials

    Bright knits, checks, big handbags, even bigger boots. We’ve got your autumn/winter 2021 fashion fix sorted.

    • 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.

People

  • Doing Sober October? Meet Sarah from Sea Arch

    Doing Sober October? Meet Sarah from Sea Arch

    Say salut to the co-founder of Sea Arch Drinks, Devon’s tastiest non-alcoholic gin. Plus, your chance to WIN a Sea Arch bundle worth £101.30!

    • Muddy meets Amanda Keetley

      Muddy meets Amanda Keetley

      We caught up with the coast-loving, director of Devon Environment Foundation for a nosey in her beach bag – and tips on how to be more sustainable, naturally.

    • Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      Muddy talks parenting with Lorraine Candy

      “All teenage girls think their mums are a bit rubbish”. Journalist and mother of four Lorraine Candy talks parenting, moody teens and motherhood with Muddy.

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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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2021

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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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