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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

Gorgeous getaways are coming back! Pack a (suitably stylish) weekend bag with these lustworthy accessories and boutique fashion buys and head out on long-overdue adventures.

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The Spring Edit

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The UK’s most creative and unique independent shops, makers and producers local to you.

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Little Black Book

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

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  • Hampshire vineyards: Exton Park

    Hampshire vineyards: Exton Park

    In this new series, we head for the cellar door of the county’s fabulous wineries, starting at Exton Park, a proper sparkler in the beautiful Meon Valley

    • 12 top terraces for outdoor dining

      12 top terraces for outdoor dining

      They’re going fast! Snag at table at one of these Hampshire & Isle of Wight pub and restaurant outdoor dining terraces and gardens.

    • Lymington Seafood Festival

      Lymington Seafood Festival

      English fizz & lobster mac n'cheese? Oh go on then, you've twisted our arm. Muddy checks out the fantastic Lymington Seafood Festival.

  • Muddy’s weekend bag lust-list
  • Muddy’s weekend bag lust-list


  • Hands up for #englishwine! 🙌Our #hampshirevineyards are some of the best in the country and I’ve made it my mission this year to sniff out some top drops, starting with @extonparkvineyard in the Meon Valley. Head to the site [link in bio] to find out how I got on... 🥂
  • Points to the lunchtime crowd dodging showers at @artysmarina in Gosport today. Great views overlooking @thespinnakertower. Roll on indoor hospitality coming back! 🌦☔️🍹
  • Watch this space..... they’re coming soon!! 27 categories!
  • How good does this gorgeous afternoon tea look? Find out where to get it and all the other brilliant things to do in #hampshire and #isleofwight this month in our unmissable what’s on guide - on the site now! [link in bio]. 🫖🧁😋
  • Looking for a dead cert crowd-pleaser for dinner? This delicious Spanish casserole from Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton should do the trick PLUS save up to 63% on @nakedwines to pair with it from our Muddy-curated cases (nab 12 bottles of the good stuff from just £50) Check the link in bio 🍷
  • Happy #nationalgardeningweek!Muddy’s enjoying beautiful apple tree #blossom on a sunny #hampshire day 🌞. Head to the site [link in bio] for great ways to get a few wellbeing boosts from our #gardens and #outdoorspaces. 🍏🌸🌳
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  • Green age kicks!  eco-cool trainers

    Green age kicks! eco-cool trainers

    There’s nothing like box fresh white trainers to put a spring in your step. The good news for the planet is that this lot tick the stylish and sustainable box too — just in time for Earth Day.

    • Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Word up! Slogan sweats to buy now

      Can't find the words to say it yourself? Say it with a sweater! Here are eight cool slogan jumpers we're coveting right now, all from indie shops and brands.

    • 2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      2021 fashion collabs you need to know

      When high fashion met high street. Here are the new season fashion collabs we're lusting after this month (with surprisingly affordable price tags).

School Reviews

Our honest reviews of the UK’s best schools

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Weekend Escapes

Making plans? Find your perfect Pub, Inn, Hotel, Café, Restaurant or Bar across the Muddy counties.

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