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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

Forget colour co-ordination - this year we're dressing our trees with the most bonkers baubles we can find!

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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.


  • It's true, 2020 has been horrific - but we refuse to be beaten! This year the Muddy elves have put together our biggest Christmas Reader Treat ever– a whopping £5000 of gifts to win over 13 days (because why stop at 12?), curated from the brilliant businesses featured on @theindiestoreuk

You can enter as many of the Reader Treats as you like on any of the 13 days, with winners picked on 14 Dec and gifts delivered to your door in time for Christmas morning. First up a beautiful for her bundle worth £652 😍 

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  • Brand new Hoxton Bakehouse opened today in Petersfield with brand new Christmas goodies! Guess who was first in the queue... 😋🎄🥮🙌
  • Oooh - personalised choccie advent calendar from Morse Toad! Chances of it lasting until December with small hands around? Find great pressie ideas from Morse Toad and other fab Hampshire businesses on the Indie Store 🙌🎅🏻🍫😋
  • 🏠 COMPETITION ALERT 🏠 Listen up interior lovers, we’ve teamed up with the amazing @charlotte_stuart_interiors to give one lucky Muddy reader the chance to win a one hour consultation with interiors pro Charlotte Stuart via Zoom or in person at your home (if located in Hampshire). What are you waiting for 😍

🏠 Follow @charlotte_stuart_interiors and @muddyhantsiow
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Competition closes on 13 Dec 2020/ this competition is not associated with Instagram/ Entrants must be 18+/Entrants must reply within 24 hours to claim the prize/ Prize must be used by 30th March 2021
  • Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire
  • Forres Sandle Manor, Fordingbridge, Hampshire

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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The Urban Guide to the Countryside - Hampshire & Isle of Wight

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