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I'm Heidi, editor of Muddy Hampshire & Isle of Wight, here to bring you the quirky, cool and downright unmissable in the area.

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Gotta Have It

It's Christmaaaaas! Treat yourself to some festive glam, and pick up some some gorgeous stocking fillers in one fell swoop at Next Beauty & Home's shopping event (11-12 Dec).

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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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  • 15 of the best local Sunday roasts

    15 of the best local Sunday roasts

    Slap-up lunch with all the cheffy trimmings? Treat the family to a rated Sunday roast at these top Hampshire and Isle of Wight pubs and restaurants

    • AA Guide 2022 – local restaurants ranked

      AA Guide 2022 – local restaurants ranked

      Planning a posh meal? Hot off the press, the AA Rosettes have been dished out to 47 brilliant local restaurants around Hampshire and Isle of Wight

    • Review: The Red Lion, Odiham

      Review: The Red Lion, Odiham

      A family-friendly pub with old world charm and plenty of grown-up perks? Sounds right up our street! Make way, Muddy’s checking in at The Red Lion, Odiham.


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  • Stockbridge High Street’s fantastic indie shops, pubs and restaurants always look gorgeously festive at this time of year! Holding firm as one of our eight #Hampshire #muddybestplacestolive2022, in association with @struttandparker, head to the link in bio for the inside line on life in this fantastic little Test Valley town 🎄
  • Stilettos-worthy Friday night cocktails and meal @harbaron6th 🍸👠
  • Beautiful wintery walks, fab independent shops, the best Christmas market for miles, and glorious singing in the magnificent cathedral. #winchester is such a special place, especially at this time of year. Find out about property, schools, the best indie shops and more at the link in bio and at our Muddy Best Places to Live 2022 guide, in association with @struttandparker. 👑#winchesteruk #welovewinchester #kingalfred #muddybestplacestolive2022
  • Muddy’s been shopping! (No surprise there!). Brilliant event in #lymington supporting a few of our favourite local brands and @oakhavenhospice. Scroll through the pics for some inspiration and look out for more great local gift ideas coming soon on the site. 🛍🎁@christmasshoppingatdelawarr #supportsmallbusiness #supportlocal



  • Foodie green queen, Romilla Arber

    Foodie green queen, Romilla Arber

    Deliciously sustainable: food writer and Honesty Group founder Romilla Arber tells us all about her mission to be green.

    • My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      My Favourite Places – Gyles Brandreth

      The author and TV personality takes us on a literary tour of his favourite Hampshire places and reminisces about childhood holidays on the Isle of Wight

    • Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy meets: Ed Byrne

      Muddy caught up with the Essex-based Irish funnyman to chat jokes, family, famous friendships and not being a d**k.

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