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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'.

  • GUILT FREE GOURMET

    Guilt-free Gourmet

    Still on the healthy eating regime? Power to you sister! And with my suggestions across Hants you can eat out AND hit your fighting weight. – is much tighter than your current one which is

  • Cinnamon Buns Bakery Hampshire slide menu

    Six bakeries you knead to visit

    Doughnuts and sourdough boules, a trip to a decent bakery often means you end up with some wonderful carby goodness. Check out our pick of top bakers across the region.

  • Seafood in the Forest

    English fizz, oysters & lobster mac n'cheese? Oh go on then, you've twisted our arm. We'll meet you at Lymington Seafood Festival.

  • Make Mine A Double

    Rich & smooth with a rosemary finish — yes siree, we're liking Hampshire's newest gin.

  • Rick Stein’s Favourite Places

    Brothels, bishops, cold baths at Winchester College and, oh yeah, the odd pub or three. Sorry Cornwall, but you're going to have to share the legend that is Mr Rick Stein.

  • Jigger & twist

    When Hants' masters of mixology — plus one brilliant mistress — muddled, flamed & flaunted their way to glory at Winch Distillery's cocktail competition.

  • Twisted Nose, Winchester

    Artisan Gin, it's a thing. Introducing Hampshire's very own spirit.

  • 7 English Wine Facts

    Château Walthamstow? Come on, it has a ring.

  • Hants Food Fest

    Fasten your napkins: Muddy previews July's bacchanal to all things edible.

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