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  • The Hut Colwell Bay Slide

    Muddy Eats: The Hut, Colwell Bay

    Fresh grilled lobster, a beautiful sea view and loved by celebs. Why hello, The Hut in Colwell Bay.

  • Phoenix Slide

    Muddy Eats: The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney

    With a historic building, amazing outside space plus food that is as legendary as its name - may we present The Phoenix Inn, Hartley Wintney.

  • Beach Eats Slide Menu

    18 Brilliant Beachside Eats

    Sunny days are a-coming! Make the most of that summer sun with our picks of the best beachside eats in Hants, IoW and slightly beyond.

  • Wellington Arms Slide

    The Wellington Arms

    Muddy heads to the Hampshire/Berkshire border for a country pub stay - with a modern twist.

  • soho, Christchurch

    Gourmet pizzas and fab cocktails? We are ALL over that - Muddy nipped across the border to Dorset to check out super hip soho.

  • 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!

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