Muddy says: A stunner of a hotel where you can get the five-star treatment and take the kids along for the ride
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!
Known for golf, Centurion Club offers stylish dining, Sunday lunches and afternoon teas and non-members are most welcome.
Muddy says: Lussmanns Tring offers sustainable and delicious food in a stylish art deco interior.
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: 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: 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: 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.