Muddy says: Want all the fabulous countryside charm but in a cool cosmopolitan location? Hello, The Pig in the wall! The Southampton arm of the legendary hotel group, The Pig, oozes with cool and serves up fabulous rustic charm - city-style.
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: Bringing a bit of that showbiz sparkle to Eastleigh, The Point opens its doors on a regular basis to amazing theatre shows, dance performances and other cultural pursuits.
Muddy says: A Pompey institution. Nowhere is more legendary for a slab of cake and good company than The Tenth Hole. Forks at the ready!
Muddy says: Perfectly placed for some waterfront views and crafty browsing, this eatery located at the Hotwalls Arts Quarter is THE place to go in Old Portsmouth.
Muddy says: This glorious Edwardian theatre located in the trendiest part of Portsmouth brings epic shows, side-splitting comedy and musical extravaganzas to all who enter through its doors.
Muddy says: A charming old pub nestled in the Meon Valley, with a hearty British menu, 5 en-suite log cabins and plenty of culture on its doorstep. Howzat!
Muddy says: Food, family and fabulous surroundings, The Running Horse in Littleton will cover all your country inn dreams.
Muddy says: This Sussex/Hants border pub is stacked to the roof with original features, delicious food and the South Downs to explore on its doorstep.
Muddy says: Pretty view, excellent homemade food and a building that's full of character and whimsy. Say hello to The Mill Inn in Gordleton.
Muddy says: Often tipped as one of Hampshire's best pubs, The Peat Spade is as quintessentially British complete with outdoor pursuits and the beautiful Test Valley mere minutes from the bar.
Muddy says: Not just any average country pub, this is a country pub with MAJOR foodie kudos. This Bib Gourmand toting location is run by Dave Watts an alum of Raymond Blanc's Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons and Hampshire native.
Muddy says: Your one-stop-shop for farmy fun, lunch and the best produce the Island has to offer.
Muddy says: The literal definition of a 'hidden gem', The Yard is a quirky little space in Lymington that serves awesome food and great drinks, with a heavy dose of cool-factor for good measure.
Muddy says: Countryside side charm with added glamour, The Montagu Arms Hotel in Beaulieu offers guests top-quality foodie kudos along with its picture-postcard location.
Muddy says: Quick! Pack your bags and escape from life's hectic pace for just a bit. The Retreat, located in the beautiful New Forest will recharge your batteries and you soul all in one go.
Muddy says: It's hard to decide which is better at The Haven in Lymington, the fab food and drink or the gorgeous views over the Solent. Best check it out and decide for yourself.
Muddy says: Can't decide between a seaside break and a forest retreat? Well at Careys Manor you don't have to. This luxury hotel is tucked in-between the two for the ultimate countryside getaway.
Muddy says: Spa break, anybody? Then best get yourself checked in for a good old dose of rest, relaxation and lots of fabulous Thai food at the Muddy Award-winning SenSpa in Brockenhurst.
Muddy says: Following a change of ownership and big plans to follow this gorgeous Georgian hotel is tipped to be THE next hot spot in Hampshire.
Muddy says: Throw off the cares of the everyday world with a fabulously nature-filled glamping escape to the Isle of Wight.
Muddy says: If you’re horsey mad, trot along to Wellington Riding for first class facilities, fresh air and fun in 300 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside.
Muddy says: Wellington Farm Shop & Cafe is a food lover’s haven. Expect high quality produce, with low food miles, and a cafe that’ll bust the waistband. The homemade dishes are to die for.
Muddy says: There's glamping and then there is GLAMping. Tucked in one of the Island's most beautiful locations, here you can enjoy the great outdoors (with an added touch of luxe).
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: 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: The legendary ship of King Henry VIII still provides adventure and intrigue to those who seek it 500 years later.
Muddy says: The perfect spot for exploring the New Forest, this Art and Craft house is filled with beautiful architecture and plenty of local character.
Muddy says: Situated in a leafy part of the south coast, this Grade I listed hotel comes complete with a croquet lawn, family rooms eisure facilities and 32 acres of woodland to explore.
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: Since first opening its doors as a theatre in 1856, New Theatre Royal has hosted a wealth of top calibre talent and is a community hub of culture and entertainment.
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: This self-catered hideaway in Winchester has garnered much fame for its swoon-worthy interior and relaxed atmosphere.
Muddy says: A spot of urban glamour in the Hampshire capital, Winchester's Two Bare Feet is the ideal place to spend some time unwinding.
Muddy says: Embrace your inner adventurer, year-round, while also hanging out in the beautiful New Forest. Offering everything from archery to kayaking, a top choice for intrepid families.
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: 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: Find the perfect New Forest getaway, whatever your preferences, with over 100 cottages to choose from.
Muddy says: Add some retro vibes to your glamping experience with one of the gorgeous VW campers from New Forest Safari Campers.
Muddy says: A beautiful holiday let in the Hampshire countryside that also offers yoga, painting and their own homespun products for visitors.
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: 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 historic B&B has won fame for its super romantic vibes and excellent location.
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: We love this super-luxe yet family-friendly hotel where tradition meets 21st century edge — a hard balance to maintain, but this New Forest institution manages it with aplomb.
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: 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.