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Down Hall Hotel and 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 serving food prepared with home-grown ingredients, and excellent afternoon teas.

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Sopwell House, St Albans

Muddy says: This country house hotel is just 26 miles from London but offers the perfect get-away-from-it-all retreat, with its secluded suites and brand new super-luxe private members' spa.

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The George of Harpenden

This high street pub has been given a new lease of life as a stylish and contemporary all-day dining destination - a one-stop-shop for family brunches to cocktails with the girls and everything in between!

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Copper House, Berkhamsted

This super stylish all-day bar and social dining destination is local and independent, but it has the look and feel of a chi-chi London venue - see you at the bar!

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Paris House, Woburn

Muddy says: Fabulous fine dining in 22 acres of parkland in a curious fake Tudor house with contemporary interiors. Yes please!

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Dylans The Plough, Sleapshyde

Muddy says: This 17th century ale house has been given a new lease of life as a go-to gastropub for bona fide foodies and craft beer connoisseurs

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George IV, Great Amwell

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.

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The Grove, Chandler’s Cross

Muddy says: A stunner of a hotel where you can get the five-star treatment and take the kids along for the ride

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The Fox at Willian

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

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Rhodes Arts Complex

Muddy says: This all-singing, all-dancing arts venue is a one-stop shop for all things cultural in Bishop's Stortford.

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The Wee Vinoteca, Hitchin

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.

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Dylans The Kings Arms, St Albans

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.

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The Full Moon at Hawridge

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.

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Smallford Farm Shop

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

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The Bricklayers Arms, Flaunden

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

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The Alford Arms, Frithsden

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

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Lussmanns, Tring

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

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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