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Lussmanns, Tring

Muddy says: Lussmanns Tring offers sustainable and delicious food in a stylish art deco interior.

Cocktails

Fleetville Larder, St Albans

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!

Beer

Down Hall Hotel & Spa, Bishop’s Stortford

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.

Cocktails

Sopwell House, St Albans

Muddy says: Sopwell House is the perfect luxury country house hotel - fab cocktails, award winning spa, and indulgent, comfy rooms. Delicious food too.

Cocktails

Nelson + Pops

Muddy says: Nelson + Pops is the perfect prosecco van that will add va va voom to weddings and parties in Hertfordshire and beyond.

Bars

Loft, St Albans

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.

Cocktails

The Cricketers, Weston

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!

Eating Out

Carpenter’s Nursery, Sandridge

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.

Beer

The Grove, Chandler’s Cross

Muddy says: 'Groovy grand' 5 star hotel and spa in a stunning 18th Century building, surrounded by over 300 hundred acres of stunning grounds.

Cocktails

Broadway Studio + Gallery

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!

Art Galleries

Flagship Wines, St Albans

Muddy says: a wonderfully friendly and independent wine merchant, packed to the rafters with labels you're unlikely to find in a supermarket.

Events

The Tilbury, Datchworth

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.

Eating Out

The White Hart, Welwyn

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.

Beer

Courtyard with doors opening to courtyard garden and cafe with George Street Canteen sign painted doors and a warm welcome for families and children and dogs

George Street Canteen, St Albans

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.

Cafés

The Bell, Stoke Mandeville

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 […]

Eating Out

Frithsden Vineyard

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 […]

Eating Out

Tring Brewery

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 […]

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