Food & Drink
Muddy says: Looking for a great country pub which doesn't disappoint in the food department? This one has atmosphere and dining down to a tee.
Muddy says: A stunner of a hotel where you can get the five-star treatment and take the kids along for the ride
With it's gorgeous rooms and mouthwatering menus, this gastropub on the village green is just the spot for whiling away a sunny afternoon... or a whole weekend
This all-singing, all-dancing arts venue is a one-stop shop for all things cultural in Bishop's Stortford.
Whether you fancy swotting up on wine, (or just drinking it!), head to this relaxed and sociable shop-cum-bar to try a selection of hand-picked varieties and some tasty dishes to match.
This award-winning pub in the heart of St Albans serves fine fare with a side helping of quirkiness and a cracking list of craft beers, too.
Muddy says: Within The Woburn hotel, Olivier's has undergone a recent style spruce but some things don't change - it's had 2AA rosettes for the last decade!
Muddy says: Priding itself on the freshness of its food, with Chagyu beef a speciality, this historic country pub ticks all the boxes for cosy nights by the fire, and alfresco dining in the summer.
The industrial-chic shelves of this stylish new farm shop are bursting with local treats while freshly made delights are being served up in the café
Known for golf, Centurion Club offers stylish dining, Sunday lunches and afternoon teas and non-members are most welcome.
Muddy says: This cosy and traditional 18th century pub packs a punch in the dining department too, with its award-winning fine dining menu courtesy of Michelin-trained chef
Gin lovers listen up! You can try before you buy at this local artisan distillery and shop – the first in Hertfordshire and the home of Campfire Gin
Muddy says: This hidden gem, on the edge of Ashridge Forest, is a favourite with walkers and connoisseurs of fine food alike, with its friendly country pub atmosphere and seasonally changing menu
Muddy says: Lussmanns Tring offers sustainable and delicious food in a stylish art deco interior.
Muddy says: A friendly deli with a focus on cheese, wine, excellent coffee and cake. After only one year, it has become a popular community hub that hosts brilliant evening events!
Muddy says: A luxurious country house hotel near Bishop's Stortford set in 110 acres of gardens, with ESPA spa, restaurant, and excellent afternoon teas.
Muddy says: Sopwell House is the perfect luxury country house hotel - fab cocktails, award winning spa, and indulgent, comfy rooms. Delicious food too.
Muddy says: Nelson + Pops is the perfect prosecco van that will add va va voom to weddings and parties in Hertfordshire and beyond.
Muddy says: New to the Cathedral Quarter in St Albans, Loft on George Street is beautifully stylish, and Nick Male's food is artistic, seasonal and delicious.
Muddy says: Looking for a friendly village pub with great food, warm hospitality and hearty country walks? How about a pub with its very own pizza oven? Owzat, The Cricketers!
Muddy says: Carpenter's Nursery and its charming new café and restaurant The Potting Shed make a trip to Sandridge on the edge of Heartwood Forest a must.
Muddy says: I absolutely love this Letchworth gallery. The space itself is uplifting: light and bright, the exhibitions continue to be different and interesting, and of course I have to mention the café for coffee, cake or a glass of wine. I love Broadway Gallery!
Muddy says: The Tilbury is a much awarded British-inspired restaurant with a large terrace and garden. There's also more casual dining available serving pub classics.
Muddy says: Friendly pub with 13 boutique bedrooms, 1AA rosette restaurant and function space in Welwyn village offering breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week.
Muddy says: This hidden gem won Best Café in the Muddy Awards 2017. It's family and also dog friendly, cosy inside and Mediterranean (on a good day) outside.
The Bell offers a spacious yet cosy environment with more than a nod to the traditions of the Great British pub. Serving fresh, uncomplicated and seasonal food complemented by a simple ‘something for everyone’ wine list, proper bar snacks, light bites and a selection of quality real ales. Our aim is simple: To provide top […]
Frithsden Vineyard, near Berkhamsted, grows unusual varieties of vines that are specially developed to grow in our cooler climate. All the grapes are grown in the vineyard — then pressed and bottled in the onsite winery. Simon and Natalie Tooley have owned the vineyard since 2006, and have developed it from an unused site into […]
Since 1992 Tring Brewery has built a solid reputation for consistently producing cask ales of great quality. The brewery prides itself on variety, often offering up to 25 different styles throughout any given year. Their core range offers the customer great diversity, so if you fancy a rich, smooth, dark pint, then Tea Kettle Stout […]