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  • 8 best vegetarian eateries

    Searching for sustainable sustenance? We’ve got you covered with these great veggie and vegan eateries around Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  • Muddy reviews: Tea at Chewton Glen

    The Grand Dame of the New Forest has a unveiled a new format for its afternoon tea. Will it cut the (English) mustard with discerning diners? Muddy’s Robyn hightailed it over to find out.

  • 10 Insta-worthy Hampshire cafes

    Scandi skater vibes, hanging plants, neon signs – these ultra instagrammable Hampshire cafes are sure to bring creds to your feed.

  • Review: Wild Thyme & Honey, Ampney Crucis

    Cotswolds corker! Brand new for this year and showing all the honey-stoned charms you'd expect of an historic 16th century inn (with some multi-million pound mod-cons), read on and book in. You'll love it.

  • 51 brilliant afternoon teas to book now

    Celebrate spring with clotted cream and dainty sarnies! We've found 51 of the best afternoon teas across the Muddy counties. But you'd better book 'em fast — here today, scone tomorrow.

  • Review: The Hare & Hounds, nr Newbury

    A little bit of country, a little bit of rock 'n' roll. The Hare and Hounds is a boutique inn with 30 stylish rooms, fuss-free food and a focus on fun - Muddy Berkshire editor Rachel checks in.

  • 52 roasts with the most across the Muddy counties

    Why bother basting potatoes with goose fat when this lot do it so much better? Grab your gang and head to one of these gorgeous gastropubs across the Muddy counties.

  • The Pig in the wall dining

    Review: The Pig in the Wall, Southampton

    A decade on from when it opened, Southampton's boutique little Piggie in the Wall is as popular as ever - with all the charm of its big PIG siblings

  • Fork fine dining

    Best bib and tucker: Michelin Hants & Isle of Wight

    Hot off the press! All the Michelin-approved fine dining tables in Hampshire & Isle of Wight, as rated in the latest guide. Is your local listed?

  • Thomas Lord West Meon Cosy Autumn Pub

    Top Gastropubs 2022 revealed

    The Oscars of the pub world have been announced. Hungry? Find out which of our Hampshire locals made the cut.

  • Muddy eats: The Filly Inn, Brockenhurst

    To the New Forest! Cosy rooms, hearty dishes and stunning walks right on the doorstep - pull up a chair and join us at the £1m newly refurbed Filly Inn...

  • Flipping Fabulous! Where to eat this Pancake Day

    Can’t be bothered with the faff of Pancake Day? Drop the spatula and make a reservation at one of these eateries instead.

  • Sunday roast chicken

    15 of the best local Sunday roasts

    Slap-up lunch with all the cheffy trimmings? Treat the family to a rated Sunday roast at these top Hampshire and Isle of Wight pubs and restaurants

  • Twisted Nose gin Red Lion Odiham Hampshire

    5 of the best local gins

    Time to talk tipples. Our specialised subject, the fabulous assortment of artisan gins distilled right here in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Bottoms up!

  • Your festive guide to the big smoke this Christmas

    Eat, drink, and be merry in the capital this festive season with our holly jolly hitlist. From glam pop-ups and glittering fairgrounds to cocktails and carols, here's the best of the best.

  • Try this light but warming spring supper

    Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's healthy take on this Scottish fish soup makes for a quick and hearty but healthy supper that's perfect for cool spring evenings.

  • Comforting classics from The Pie Room

    Ooh, is there anything more satisfying than good flaky pastry? These two tasty recipes from Calum Franklin's new cookbook The Pie Room are just the ticket.

  • Asian-inspired healthy dinners for reboot February

    January didn't quite live up to your healthy living expectations? Cosy food doesn't have to come at the cost of health. Try these tasty plant-based recipes made with warming ginger and miso.

  • 48 Mother’s Day afternoon teas that deliver

    Can't give mum a hug? This is a close second: tiny sandwiches, a lot of clotted cream, and an optional bottle of fizz. Here are the 48 best afternoon teas for delivery and takeaway around the country.

  • Fast and filling recipes for Feb

    No time/energy to cook (let alone make it healthy)? Don't worry, we've got you. Here are two low-effort, speedy suppers under 500 calories to feel good about.

  • Eat Better Forever, Hugh? Oh, OK then.

    Spent December scoffing mince pies? Whip up a veg-packed soup or hot pot from Hugh's new cookbook and feel the smug glow of a healthy New Year.

  • Cookbooks 2020

    The best cookbooks to buy now

    Sick of making the same seven dinners, week in, week out? Or just a sucker for tempting pictures of food? If any of the above apply, we’ve got you covered.

  • 40 of the best indie coffee roasters

    Can't function without your morning brew? Try one of these delicious artisan blends, from indie coffee roasters across the Muddy counties, to kickstart your day with a caffeine boost. 

  • Launch review: The Pig, Harlyn Bay, Cornwall

    On its opening day, Muddy's ed-in-chief Hero Brown was the first to eat lunch at the brand new Pig hotel in Harlyn Bay (what a trooper!). So what was the verdict - and is it worth a trip to North Cornwall?

  • Smokin’! The perfect summer burger recipe

    The weather's pulling a blinder this week, so fire up the BBQ and rustle up this bad boy with homemade ketchup (fancy!) from Muddy favourite The Pig group.

  • Quarantini time! Heston’s Gold Rush

    Looking to up your cocktail creds during lockdown? We've rifled through Heston Blumenthal’s cocktail bible, so perk yourself up with a Gold Rush.

  • Provençal fougasse with green and black olives

    Lockdown is the perfect time to get to grips with our favourite chewy loaf: sourdough. Ready, set, bake with this savoury share-and-tear number (you can skip the sharing bit if you like).

  • Speedy supper, anyone? Make THIS tonight

    Looking for healthy dinner ideas - take inspiration from Olympic gymnast Max Whitlock for a meal that's quick, tasty and packed with protein.

  • Ready, set, cook! 8 new cookbooks for spring

    Looking to up your cooking creds whilst in quarantine? Then you'll be needing our curated guide to the most useful and inspiring cookbooks for spring. Yes, chef!

  • Cook THIS for dinner tonight

    Running out of ideas for midweek meals? Yup, us too. Take inspiration from the hottest new cookbook on the block by pop star Jessie Ware. Yum!

  • Asparagus tart with quails egg and prosciutto ham

    This super-simple tart recipe, from Cotswolds based Gluts & Gluttony, makes the most of seasonal ingredients and takes a mere 30 minutes. Count us in!

  • Recipe: A salad for sunny days

    This peach and lentil salad with warm pork tenderloin by renowned chefs Kate & Giancarlo Caldesi, is easy peasy, looks amazing and tastes delicious.

  • Restaurants with rooms

    Dreaming of a foodie getaway? We've scoured the Muddy counties for hotel stays with serious culinary credentials for when lock-down lifts. Tuck in.

  • The best brunch in town

    The most lipsmackingly indulgent meal of the day and we have 47 of the best ones to tempt you with, from vegan to full English, flat white to green detox. Just add friends and a hangover.

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