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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

Feel like upgrading your hand soap? Foam up and step this way! From luxurious formulas and gorgeous bottles to fresh summer scents, here are 12 of the loveliest to buy now.

Gotta have it

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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  • 60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    60 amazing afternoon teas to book now

    It’s Afternoon Tea Week (8-14 Aug) and we’ve found the 60 best places across the Muddy counties to get your fix. But you’d better book ’em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.


  • TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    TV Time! 6 best new things to watch this week

    Remotes at the ready! From the latest unmissable BBC drama starring Nicola Walker and Sean Bean, to a gripping Netflix true crime documentary here’s Muddy’s weekly rundown.

Little Black Book

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


  • Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Review: Luxe holiday rental at ARC Padstow

    Looking for a Cornish escape for the whole crew with serious wow-factor? It doesn’t come much more stylish or slick than this reimagined country house in St Issey.


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  • No-fault divorce – what’s changed?

    No-fault divorce – what’s changed?

    Long called-for changes to the divorce laws have finally come into effect in England and Wales. We asked top local solicitor Paris Smith for all the need-to-knows.

  • Kids


  • Gorgeous sun drenched summer evening @thehutcolwell, tasty fish tacos, cold rose and gorgeous sunsets ☀️#feelinghut #yarmouth #lovetheisleofwight
  • I absolutely love #summer #pickyourown (and it’s fair to say the mudlet does too!), so we had a lovely time packing our punnets here @durleighmarshfarm near #petersfield. Fancy it? Head to the link in bio for where to find the last of the summer strawbs at PYO places around #hampshire 🍓- and plan ahead for gorgeous PYO sunflowers, coming soon! 🌻


  • 10 things to do at the Goodwood Revival

    10 things to do at the Goodwood Revival

    Dress up to the nines at the glamourous Goodwood Revival, a three-day celebration of the halcyon days of motor racing and vintage fashion

    • Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

      Road trip: From Bicester Village with love

      Muddy’s teamed up with luxury open-air shopping destination Bicester Village to explore Oxfordshire’s most gorgeous fashion, eating and shopping destinations. Let’s go!

    • 12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      12 sizzling sustainable swimwear brands

      Want your bikini with full eco credibility but also 100% watertight on style? Make a splash with these brilliant swimwear brands. Just add SPF and a cold drink.

  • Beauty

    • Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Freshen up! 40 best ‘tweakment’ salons

      Fancy glowing skin, a sculpted jawline or a tighter bum? No need to go under the knife – we’ve scoured the Muddy counties for the best non-invasive treatments in top-rated salons.

    • Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Pretty pop-ups! New beauty to shop this summer

      Fancy a new lippie, liner or luxe shampoo? Ready your makeup bags (and your credit card) – we’ve scoured the country for the best new beauty shops and pop-ups this summer


  • What’s Cooking? Jack Stein

    What’s Cooking? Jack Stein

    Top chefs spill all about their work, lives and top culinary tips. Dishing it this time, Jack Stein, chef director at Rick Stein Winchester

    • Sarah Parish’s Favourite Places

      Sarah Parish’s Favourite Places

      Celebrating the fundraising Hares of Hampshire installation around Southampton and Winchester, the actress, co-founder of the Murray Parish Trust and Hampshire local shares her favourite hotspots.

    • Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      Can these 7 celebs pull off a moustache?

      It takes a certain kind of man to pull off a moustache, and Miles Teller’s Rooster in the new Top Gun has got our surprised seal of approval. Time for a game: TO ‘TACHE, OR NOT TO ‘TACHE? Let us know if you agree in the comments!

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.

Find your escape
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 2022

Be part of the UK’s most prestigious local lifestyle Awards in 2022

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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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