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BakeHouse24

Muddy says: Bringing the art of sourdough to Ringwood, Bakehouse24 is a relaxed little cafe/eatery where you can enjoy freshly baked goods in a Scandi-vibe setting.

Brunch

BombaySapphireGlassHouse

Bombay Sapphire Distillery

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!

Drink

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Off The Rails, Yarmouth

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.

Brunch

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Greedo, Lymington

Muddy says: This hip little eatery in Lymington brings a bit of that London-metropolitan vibe (and rather fantastic food) to the Hampshire countryside.

Brunch

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Lime Wood Hotel, Lyndhurst

Muddy says: The perfect forest escape that oozes with laid-back luxury, not to mention a kitchen complete with celebrity chefs.

Fun Finder

The Pig Hotel Brockenhurst New Forest

The Pig Hotel, Brockenhurst

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.

Fun Finder

Group paddle-boarding at dusk.

The New Forest Paddle Sports Company

Muddy says: The only way to explore The New Forest's heartbreakingly beautiful coastline.

Courses & workshops

G&T

The Gin Stall, Andover

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.

Bartenders

Royal Oak, Swallowcliffe

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.

Food & Drink

Modern, scandi wine store.

Berry Bros & Rudd Wine, Basingstoke

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. 

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