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The 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards

24th April - 22nd May 2019

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  • Commoners Walk

    Commoner Tom’s New Forest Walk

    Thought the New Forest was just a forest? Then think again. Muddy strapped on some sensible shoes and discovered all about the culture of 'commoning'.

  • Bistro du Vin, Winchester

    Ooh la la! The Bistro du Vin, Winchester serves up très bon French fare in a relaxed Anglo-Gallic ambience.

  • Cosy Club Slide Menu

    Cosy, quirky, cool

    Super hip chain The Cosy Club has opened its doors in Hants. We popped along to Gunwharf Quays to see what all the fuss is about.

  • Off The Rails Meatloaf pineapple gravy

    All Aboard!

    Tickets, please! We nipped to Off The rails on the IoW to confirm its First Class foodie credentials.

  • afternoon tea slide

    The best afternoon teas in Hants & IoW

    Last minute Mother's Day scramble? Or just really want to scoff some scones? Whatever your reason, here are 13 excellent afternoon teas in our 'hood. Bring out the cake stand, pronto!

  • myers touch supper club

    Spring Supper Clubs

    If you fancy something a little different from your local gastro-pub then take a peek at these awesome supper clubs popping up over Hants and IoW this spring.

  • The Exchequer, Crookham

    This pretty village pub serves up a healthy helping of crowd-pleasing gastrofare, plus a side order of quirky styling. Wanna take a look?

  • cliff house slide

    The Cliff House, Barton on Sea

    The type of spot where you go for lunch and find yourself at 9pm, glass of wine in hand, The Cliff House in Barton on Sea is the perfect place to while away a day.

  • willow tree roast dinner hampshire isle of wight sunday lunch

    Best Roast Round-Up

    The Roast - a British Institution that conjures up a shedload of nostalgia for anybody who partakes. We've got the goods on some of the top roast spots around the counties.

  • Incognito-WInchester-interior-slide

    A cocktail, and make it snappy!

    Dry January is over, and to celebrate, we've collated the best bars across the Muddy counties in which to whet your whistle with your favourite tipple. Ibuprofen at the ready? Then we'll begin!

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