Food & Drink
Muddy says: This garden centre packs in a lot more than flowers and ferns. With an extensive food hall and restaurant, it's an unexpected day out.
Muddy says: All the fun of gin but with none of that pesky headache inducing alcohol. Sea Arch is the perfect alternative with excellent flavours.
Muddy says: There are hidden gems and then there are HIDDEN GEMS. You'll need to jump on a boat for lunch or dinner at this exclusive beachside eatery.
Muddy says: This destination pub with rooms is the ideal place to get away from it all, in the quiet and calm of the Test Valley.
Muddy says: A fantastic restaurant and bar boasting 7-bedroom bijou rooms overlooking the Solent, packed with homemade touches and nautical vibes.
Muddy says: Hampshire's kitchen-demo-dynamo runs sell-out sessions in Stockbridge and Wandsworth teaching everything from cooking with spices to filling the freezer.
Muddy says: Is it a kitchen designer? A supperclub? A super cool event space? Yes, yes, yes - The Myers Touch is so much more than a kitchen designer.
Muddy says: This little taste of Italy on the south coast is a welcome addition to the New Forest's foodie scene, specialising in small plates that are big on flavour.
Muddy says: This unassuming gastropub is a little hint of countryside dining that's not too far from the beaten track.
Muddy says: This Georgian mansion is located on the Hampshire/Berkshire border and offers relaxing rooms and a brand new spa on its 121 acres.
Muddy says: Get all the best of a traditional British inn while getting all the mod-cons at the newly refurbed, Wellington Arms.
Muddy says: Life's too short for bad wine and author, journalist and wine expert Helen McGinn of the Knackered Mother's Wine Club is here to make sure you drink well.
Muddy says: Rhona Everard is the saviour for many a weekend dinner party and mid-week freezer. Think uber-scrumptious home cooked meals with zero hassle — and yes, that does mean no washing-up.
Muddy says: This country inn comes with bags of character, a fantastic gastro offering and oodles of countryside and pursuits to partake in nearby.
Muddy says: Step into the kitchen and cook up a storm as Flora imparts her gourmet know-how in her specialist cooking school, taking you from cooking zero to foodie hero.
Muddy says: A convivial, relaxed, family-friendly pub with rooms and impeccably sourced, local comfort food in the buzzy village of Odiham.
Muddy Says: Home to one of the most famous gins in the world. Not only do they make the legendary drink here, but you can take a fascinating tour and even hire it out as a venue. Cheers!
Muddy Says: The epitome of Isle of Wight eccentricity and foodie fun, Off The Rails is an award-winning restaurant situated in a converted railway station.
Muddy says: This hip little eatery in Lymington brings a bit of that London-metropolitan vibe (and rather fantastic food) to the Hampshire countryside.
Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.
Muddy says: A spot of rustic glamour in the New Forest, The Pig is known for their amazing culinary repetoire and sumptuous, but relaxing, rooms.
Muddy says: The only way to explore The New Forest's heartbreakingly beautiful coastline.
Muddy says: With 150 artisan gins in its online store and a pop-up presence at weddings, markets & fêtes across Hampshire, we like The Gin Stall's style. Muchos.
Muddy says: Fancy a snuggle in this award-winning pub? It’s a perfectly cosy blend of traditional 18th century architecture and stylish, modern interior design.
Muddy says: Our award-winning wine merchant is a grape-lover's dream; all Champagne, fine wines, spirits and the very best, phew-the-kids-are-in-bed, easy-drinking bottles.
Muddy says: Beautifully crafted Japanese cuisine, a genuine love for local produce & THE freshest seafood; our Muddy Award winning restaurant is fast becoming a Hampshire institution.
Muddy says: Super whizzy training kitchen combined with a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and zero high-octane, hell’s kitchen faff. Want to polish up your wooden spoon skills? Then this is the place to do it.
Muddy says: Park that prosecco, we're English Sparkling Wine girls all the way. Curious? Hattingley Valley produces some of the world's finest fizz... from grapes grown on Hampshire chalk. #proud
Muddy says: A real character feel to this stylish pub with rooms. Expect flagstone floors, beams and mismatched furniture, plus a fab outdoor terrace and garden overlooking the River Wey.
Muddy says: A truly family-friendly pub serving proper comfort food with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce.
Muddy says: You'll love this quirky city-centre pub with its glorious, knowing interior: part Rovers Return gorblimey boozer, part eccentric Country House, and its focus on Hampshire food.
Muddy says: A rural Hampshire institution which nods to its traditional roots but offers a modern menu plus super-comfy rooms and glorious walks through Jane Austen country.
Muddy says: A joyous, soaring event space. Holding The Muddy Hants Awards Drinks here for fifty people worked perfectly, although there is room for many more. The acoustics are a dream, no need for a microphone, and the clean background creates striking images.