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The Enchanted Manor, Niton

Muddy says: This historic B&B has won fame for its fairytale appearance and super quirky decor

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The Exchequer, Fleet

Muddy says: This unassuming gastropub is a little hint of countryside dining that's not too far from the beaten track.

Food & Drink

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Warbrook House Hotel, Eversley

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.

Food & Drink

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The Wellington Arms, Stratfield Turgis

Muddy says: Get all the best of a traditional British inn while getting all the mod-cons at the newly refurbed, Wellington Arms.

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Chewton Glen Hotel, The New Forest

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.

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Bel and the Dragon, Kingsclere

Muddy says: This country inn comes with bags of character, a fantastic gastro offering and oodles of countryside and pursuits to partake in nearby.

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Flora’s Kitchen

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.

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The Red Lion, Odiham

Muddy says: A convivial, relaxed, family-friendly pub with rooms and impeccably sourced, local comfort food in the buzzy village of Odiham.

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The Point, Eastleigh

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.

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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.

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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!

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Coastal Gallery

Muddy says: This colourful spot in the New Forest exhibits exclusive contemporary art and sculpture from local and London-based artists, while also selling high-quality, unique gifts.

Art Galleries

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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New Forest Escapes

Muddy says: From family-friendly stays to chic celebration venues, the energetic women behind New Forest Escapes have gathered the very best properties in this magical pocket of Hampshire where ancient woodland meets the Solent.

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Kyoto Kitchen, Winchester

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.

Food & Drink

The Royal Exchange, Lindford

Muddy says: A truly family-friendly pub serving proper comfort food with an emphasis on local, seasonal produce.

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The Green Man, Winchester

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.

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The Woolpack, Totford

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.

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The Crown Inn, Upton

Muddy says: An understated, modern yet thoroughly British pub with a special menu that emphasises nose-to-tail eating and local food.

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