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The Pig at Combe

Muddy says: Laid-back, classy, glamorous, likes kids (most of the time) - not me, silly! I'm talking about The Pig at Combe! You know a hotel is gonna be good when a cocktail bar is the first thing you clock as you walk in the door.

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Broomhill Art Hotel

Muddy says: Like Tracey Emin's My Bed? You'll love bedding down at Devon's unique art hotel and waking up surrounded by sculpture, paintings and chic objet d'art. And that delicious slow food menu deserves a Turner Prize too.

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Ilsington Country House Hotel & Spa

Muddy says: You heard it from Taylor: you need to calm down! And here's a chilled-out country house hotel on Dartmoor with a spa, sauna, steam room, hydrotherapy pool and two treatment rooms to do it in. Go get pampered!

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Riverford Field Kitchen

Muddy says: Love your food miles to be SMALL and your flavours to be BIG? You'll love Riverford's award-winning sharing menu, served up in the bucolic setting of their flower and herb-filled Field Kitchen near Buckfastleigh.

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The Duck at Yeoford

Muddy says: Cor love a duck! You will this one. Yeoford's village pub has a new name, new owners and a fab new seasonal menu - with a great vegan range and ooh, 200 wines by the glass. Shall we have a gander?

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Old Walls Vineyard

Muddy says: In vino veritas! The Romans quaffed wine on this very spot, 2000 years ago - now you can take a tour, tuck into tapas on the terrace and go home with a top-notch wine raised on the steepest vineyard in the UK.

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The Flat

Muddy says: Love a veggie pizza? Love the planet? Looking for gluten-free? Then you've come to the right place! Hot-foot it to this Fore Street pizzeria for a guilt-free night out.

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The Lamb Inn, Sandford

Muddy says: I'm planning to steal this wonderful village pub with rooms - or start a campaign to bring it my manor as every village should have one! In the meantime you'll just have to go Sandford.

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The Farmers Arms

Muddy says: It's far too fantabulous to leave to the farmers - get yourself to Woolsery for gastronomic delights pronto!

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The White Hart, Dartington

Muddy says: Wholesome and family-friendly farm-to-fork food served up in a medieval Games of Thronesy hall. And a head chef with Jamie Oliver cred to boot.

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Rockfish, Exeter Quay

MUDDY SAYS: If you like a better class of fishy on your dishy, come to Rockfish. The canal and riverside setting feel like you're eating outdoors on the quay all year-round and the fresh, flavourful seafood is to die for.

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Beyond Escapes, Berry Pomeroy

Muddy Says: A gorgeously secluded selection of luxury lodges, suites and apartments just outside Totnes, close to Torbay coastline, with a rather spanky spa and gym on-site, plus a relaxed restaurant, with views.

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The Fig Tree @ 36, Plymouth

Muddy says: Like your meals cosy, intimate and more than a bit delicious? You'll love the Fig Tree @ 36 then, an every-occasion restaurant located in a quiet backwater.

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Harry’s, Exeter

Muddy Says: We've a lot of love for this Exeter indie. Open all day, every day for casual dining in a buzzy atmosphere, with seasonal menus, huge variety and a naughty cocktail list to boot.

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Thurlestone Hotel, Kingsbridge

Muddy says: A super-pretty playground with a timeless charm, this family-friendly hotel will have you yearning for a staycation (not least because of *that* spa).

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Southernhay House, Exeter

Muddy Says: In a city where bland chain hotels dominate, what a relief to discover a small, indie, boutique hotel that should be on everyone's 'must-stay' list. Exeter's best-kept secret. 

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Home Farm Cafe, Bovey Tracey

Muddy says: Every Dartmoor walk needs a cosy cafe at the end of it; every town needs a twinkly restaurant; Home Farm Cafe, on the National Trust's Parke estate, is Devon's little delight.

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Thatched Inn Ilfracombe

The Thatched Inn, Ilfracombe

Muddy says: You voted, we totally agree! Cosy and with the warmest welcome in town, everyone needs a pub like 2017's Muddy Award-winning Thatched Inn in their lives.

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Paschoe House, Bow

Muddy says: Romantic, relaxed, super-stylish and the ultimate in fun and luxury. As Devon's destination hotels go, Paschoe House, the newest bolthole on the block, takes some beating.

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