Food & Drink
Muddy says: This beautiful Georgian manor makes the perfect pied-à-terre to discover the delights of Christchurch and even has its very own award-winning restaurant.
Muddy says: Introducing the most brilliantly bonkers spirit we've ever had the chance to quaff, we LOVE Mad Hatter's Gin Rummy.
Muddy says: This isn't just any old tin van... this is an old tin van with added GIN! Woohoo!
Muddy says: Ahoy there! Set sail out to sea for possibly the most unusual hotels in the UK... if not the world!
Muddy says: Like gin? Like ethical products? Then check out the fantastic range of spirits from small-batch producer Gorilla Spirits. Here you can pick up a bottle of award-winning tipple AND save the world at the same time. Hoorah!
Muddy says: Can't decide between a seaside break and a city escape? Well you don't have to with a stay at the fabulous Southampton Harbour Hotel.
Muddy says: Sustainably produced and from the purest of Hampshire waters, ChalkStream™ Trout is a fillet above the rest.
Muddy says: Put down that boring old bar of choc and eat some of the fabulous hand-crafted chocolate and confectionery from Alton based Thorpe Confectionery. And, no, you don't have to share.
Muddy says: Big party or intimate picnic, Muddy award winner The Little Kitchen Company will create delicious food for ANY occasion.
Muddy says: With its gorgeous Bistro and opulent rooms, the original Hotel Du Vin in Winchester, ticks all the boxes for understated luxe.
Muddy says: A truly special producer that produces excellent Hampshire-pedigree sparkling wine.
Muddy says: This 18th-century village gastropub is synonymous with locally sourced food, top roasts and awesome classic cars in the car park.
Muddy says: Roccbox by Gozney is a portable wood and gas pizza oven that looks plucked straight from the pages of a design magazine. Slice anybody?
Muddy says: Taking you from day to night, one of the hippest spots in Christchurch serves up a gorgeous breakfast, gourmet pizzas and will keep you dancing till the small hours.
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: 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.