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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

Want to supercharge your Dry Jan with a super-tasty alcohol-free tipple? Muddy has just the thing to gird your willpower, and it's zero-calorie too!

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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

  • Best cheap eats in Devon

    Best cheap eats in Devon

    Caned the credit card but still hungry for a fancy dinner date? What you need is a Muddy-approved cheap but chic dining spot. All the best deals this way!

    • Hello, Veganuary! 10 places to eat meat-free

      Hello, Veganuary! 10 places to eat meat-free

      Searching for a plant-based brunch or a vegan boba tea? We’ve got the month of meatlessness covered with these great venues and deliveries around the county.

    • 12 Winter roasts with the most

      12 Winter roasts with the most

      Can’t be bothered to baste potatoes with goose fat? I hear you. Instead grab your gang and head to one of these local gastropubs and let the experts do the hard work

Culture

  • Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Culture’s calling! What to see in London in 2022

    Thrilling theatre, exhilarating art, fantastic festivals – these are the tickets you need to book now. Settle in for a capital city culture hitlist, and a jam-packed 2022.

    • The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      The 7 best things to watch on TV this week

      From the winner of the 2021 Cannes Film Festival to Stanley Tucci’s new series about the legal fallout of sunken gold, we’ve got a stonking good line-up of shiny TV to watch this week.

    • 20 things to do in Devon – for FREE!

      20 things to do in Devon – for FREE!

      Whether you’re watching the pennies or doing #nospendjanuary, we’ve found all the fun around the county where you won’t be splashing the cash.

    • The 7 best things on TV this week

      The 7 best things on TV this week

      We’ve got highbrow; lowbrow; cutting-edge starts; triumphant returns. All the TV worth watching — from the final series of Ricky Gervais’ After Life to a sweeping Shakespeare adaptation — is right here.

    • 9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      9 unmissable things to watch on TV this week

      Banish any back-to-work blues with a tip-top week of brand new telly. We’re talking the return of The Apprentice, sizzling new dramas, critically acclaimed films to stream, and more!

Little Black Book

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

Travel

  • Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Hotting up! Best new hotels for 2022

    Introducing the hottest new hotel openings around the world. Warning: contains images of sexy bedrooms, turquoise seas and infinity pools.

    • Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Green for go! 10 sustainable holidays

      Want to do your bit for the environment while enjoying your hols? Check out these eco-friendly hot spots which are clean, green and keen on a bit of luxury too.

    • The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      The must-read Muddy skiing guide

      Want to book a ski holiday this year but not sure where to go? Snow problem! Whether you’re a family with beginners, hitting the après ski with friends or want an extreme mountain peak adventure, read on.

Home

  • Property flirt! A 4-bed with eco cred

    Property flirt! A 4-bed with eco cred

    Fancy yourself in a brand-new sustainable home with a swimming pond? Let’s dive right in at New Buildings in Sandford, then see if you can guess the price!

    • House swap – what will £850k get you?

      House swap – what will £850k get you?

      Considering a move or just need a bit of escapism from the same four walls? We’ve popped £850k in the fantasy property pot, but what does that buy you across the Muddy counties?

    • 5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      5 hottest interiors trends for 2022

      January means spending a lot of time hunkering down at home and with all that hunkering comes some hankering – and this month, we’re after a little interiors update. Here’s what’s hot for 2022.

  • Wellbeing

    • 6 of the best… candle subscriptions

      6 of the best… candle subscriptions

      Ooooh, something smells lovely! These clever candle subscriptions make a thoughtful winter gift (even if it’s for yourself – shhhhh, we won’t tell).

    • Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      Megan Rossi’s Prebiotic Rocky Road

      A traybake that’s actually good for your gut and tastes like a treat? Look no further than this clever recipe from the gut health expert’s new book

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Life

Instamuddy

  • What’s missing in this pic? Yep, Haytor! It was so misty on Dartmoor you’d never find it even from the nearby car park unless you knew it was there. We also had sun and rain but that’s Dartmoor for you! Swipe for the big reveal…
  • Caned the credit card but still hungry for a fancy dinner date? Here’s my pick of cheap but chic eateries sure to tickle your taste buds without upsetting the bank manager, including the new @opop_oneplateoneprice in #ashburton, who have the laudable focus of community-focussed, affordable food not profit. And it all looks delish. Link in bio 🍽
  • Here’s a great walk to shake off #bluemonday - along the beach to the dunes of Dawlish Warren, where the Exe Estuary meets the sea, and Exmouth is so close you practically smell the fish and chips. What’s your favourite walk? Tell me in the comments. Let’s share the love 💙
  • Want to know where all the best stuff is happening around Devon in 2022? Get yer diary out! From daredevil air shows, to unmissable gigs, art, exhibitions and long awaited openings, it’s all here. Check out my guide to 40 fab things to look forward to in our month-by-month culture guide to the year. Link in bio 💃🏽 and dooooo let me know in the comments if there’s anything brilliant I’ve missed.
  • Check out this gorgeous little grocer @farmtofolk.devon - just off Exeter quayside (opposite @thebishopblaizeexeter) selling local produce, @crediton_coffee, bread and pantry bits. What a fab find.
  • ✨'Anything you need, Muddy Stilettos has got it!' ✨The fabulous @davinamccall and @mdlondon chat why they LOVE Muddy on this week's @makingthecutpodcast - from the power of the Muddy Awards 💪 to why Davina will be checking out Best Places to Live next time she moves house 🏡 Go listen!

Fashion

People

  • Tara Vaughan-Hughes: What’s cooking?

    Tara Vaughan-Hughes: What’s cooking?

    Binning the burgers to help save the planet? Here are five tips from Dartington Estate’s Food Lead on how to be eco-conscious and still please the carnivores in the family.

    • Muddy Meets: Helen Lofts, Founder of Davy J

      Muddy Meets: Helen Lofts, Founder of Davy J

      Ethical, sustainable, local, founded and run by women who actually swim (all year round!) – what more could you want from your swimwear? We caught up with Davy J founder Helen Lofts.

    • Favourite places: Geetie Singh-Watson MBE

      Favourite places: Geetie Singh-Watson MBE

      Sustainable places to shop gorgeous jewellery, scoff pastries and fondle beautiful bedding? Sounds good to me! Multi-award winning organic restauranteur Geetie tells us where to go in Devon.

School Reviews

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