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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

Add these feel-good limited edition buys to your basket ASAP to look gorgeous and support breast cancer charities this October. Two birds, one stone - yes please.

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Weekend Escapes

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It’s all about the staycay! Our handpicked selection of the hippest hotels, pubs, restaurants and cottages to help you book that well-deserved break

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Little Black Book

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


  • I sent a plea to the Universe to send coffee and it answered. Or rather, it delivered to my door some zingy Peru beans and smooth, chocolatey Brazil beans ☕️ (thanks Amamus Coffee Club). 

Take a break from your daily grind and check out Muddy’s 40 best independent coffee roasters (link in bio) including Hants-based Moon Roasted and Isle of Wight Coffee Co’s Island Roasted.
  • Fab meal at The Peat Spade Inn, Stockbridge... smoked trout, Laverstoke Park Farm buffalo mozzarella and this yum fillet of halibut. Leave room for pud - there’s chocolate fondant 😋
  • Muddy had fun at Sunnyfields Farm - what a whopper! More pumpkin updates to follow 🎃 - head to the Hants & IoW site for more great half-term outings around the county
  • 😍🍴GIVEAWAY ALERT 😍🍴Ladies that lunch anyone? We’ve got just the thing for you, @raysitalian located in Milford on Sea, is giving away a 2 course set lunch including a glass of house wine or soft drink to one lucky Muddy reader. Italian lovers what are you waiting for!
😍Follow @muddyhantsiow & @raysitalian 
😍Post your favourite emoji in the comments 
😍And don’t forget to tag your go-to friend for lunching and share this post to your story for an added entry!
Comp closes 10 November 2020/ This competition is not associated with Instagram/ Prize cannot be exchanged for cash/ Wednesdays to Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm/ Valid until the end of March 2021/ Once contacted the winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize.
  • Always love Sunday strolls around Emsworth. What’s your favourite place in Hampshire for quick constitutional? 🥾🥾
  • How good do these look?! Morning coffee and treats with loads of attitude in Portsmouth ☕️ 🍩 🙌
  • The Great Half-Term Escape: 10 top day trips
  • The Great Half-Term Escape: 10 top day trips

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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Best Places to Live 2020

The insider’s guide to the Top 200 places to live outside London

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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2019

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2020

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Little Black Book

Our A-Z of the grooviest local businesses to help make your life easier

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