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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! There’s delicious, homemade ice cream being made in the county and with a little help from our readers, we choose 12 of the best places to enjoy a scoop in Somerset

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The Somerset Life Food & Drink Awards are back and we want to nominate your local heroes

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If anyone knows how to make cider, it’s Somerset. We pick 9 places you need to visit if you’re a true lover of the county’s favourite tipple

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The sun is finally shining, and its time to enjoy dinner and drinks al fresco at one of Somerset’s charming pubs. With a little help from our readers, we pick 15 great pubs with beer gardens in the county

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Andrea Cowan spends an afternoon in the Bristol Channel, checking out an innovative, community- focused company

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Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White chose Somerset as the place in which to relaunch his first cookbook, so while he was around we asked him to share a recipe with our readers

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Somerset is home to some of the country’s most breathtaking coastlines, and the landscape is a simply stunning place to enjoy a ramble. We pick seven stretches of coastline ideal for a walk (and the charming cafes to stop off at on the way)

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Boasting a diverse landscape of beautiful coastline, iconic landmarks and rolling countryside, there are plenty of gorgeous views to soak up while in Somerset. We pick 10 charming pubs where you can gaze out upon the county’s beauty

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From lovely courtyards to riverside terraces, Bath’s bevy of glorious pubs are perfect for drinks and dinner alfresco in the warmer months. We pick 11 charming beer gardens to soak up the sunshine when you visit the city

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Gather family and friends, a selection of tasty treats, a gingham blanket and a bottle of something refreshing and head off to some of Somerset’s top picnicking spots. We pick 10 picture-perfect spots to enjoy a good old fashioned picnic!

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Freshly baked scones with jam and clotted cream all washed down with a cuppa – a cream tea is a wonderful way to indulge. After a spot of garden shopping, why not visit these garden centre cafes and restaurants to enjoy the quintessential British treat

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Catherine Courtenay meets a chef whose passion for her craft is there for all to see

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Somerset is home to some of the best cream teas and afternoon teas in the country so indulge in a tier of sandwiches, scones and cakes at one of these charming spots to enjoy the quintessential English treat. In no particular order, we pick 14 of our favourites in the county

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Award-winning chef Olivier Certain, formerly of Clavelshay Barn, shares his favourite Easter recipes with us

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Back by popular demand, Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest celebration of food and drink, returns to The Downs Bristol on the May 11, 12 and 13 with a mouth-watering summer event, which this year includes the launch of a brand new Musicians Against Homelessness music stage and extended opening times.

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Somerset is home to some of the best cream teas in the country so indulge in a tier of sandwiches, scones and cakes at one of these charming spots to enjoy the quintessential English treat. We pick ten of our favourite in the county

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Exuding charm, and retaining much of the character they always have done, there’s something special about a visit to a pub steeped in history. We pick 10 of the best to visit in Somerset

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