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The Little Black Book: Restaurants

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    The Fig Tree @ 36

    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, minutes from Plymouth's super-handsome Royal William Yard.

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    Harry’s

    Muddy Says: It's a winning combo! Casual dining in a great atmosphere, cracking seasonal menus, huge variety and a naughty cocktail list to boot. Open all day, every day, this is a super, buzzy spot, whether for lunch, brunch, or dinner. It's a true Exeter indie and we've a lot of love for Harry's.

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    Thurlestone Hotel

    Muddy says: Looking for a super-pretty playground where you can kick back on your family hols? Thurlestone Hotel has that kind of timeless charm and appeal that'll have you yearning for a stay here, year after year (not least because of *that* spa).

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    Southernhay House

    Muddy Says: In a city where big, bland chain hotels seem to dominate, we're breathing a huge sigh of relief to discover a small, indie, boutique hotel that should be on everyone's 'must-stay' list. Yes, we've a lot of love for Southernhay House, Exeter's best-kept secret. 

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    Home Farm Cafe

    Muddy says: Every country walk needs a friendly, cosy cafe at the end of it; every town needs a twinkly restaurant to retreat to; and every county needs a hidden culinary gem just waiting to be discovered. Home Farm Cafe, on the National Trust's Parke estate, at the edge of Dartmoor, is Devon's little delight.

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    The Thatched Inn, Ilfracombe

    Muddy says: Everyone needs a pub like the Thatched Inn in their lives. Cosy, traditional at heart and with the warmest welcome in town, there's a reason (well, hundreds actually) why these guys are your Muddy Award-winning Pub.

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    Whitehouse

    Muddy says: O.M.G. Where's this little beaut of a bolthole been all my life? We're completely bowled over by this boutique B&B near the south Devon coast, brought to you by the people behind two of the area's most stylish and talked-about foodie destinations. It was always going to be a winner, wasn't it?

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    Paschoe House

    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. Read on for the lowdown, plus some rather tantalising deals for March!

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    Turtley Corn Mill

    Muddy says: As destination pubs go, this one, in the heart of the South Hams is one of Devon's prettiest places to hang out. Gorgeous gardens where peacocks wander and cosy corners for delicious dinners, plus six stylish bedrooms for when you want to make a night of it. The Turtley Corn Mill can do no wrong.

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