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The Fox and Hounds, Englefield Green

Muddy says: A cosy and relaxed 18th century pub at the Bishopsgate entrance to Great Windsor Park, The Fox and Hounds serves quality home-cooked food all day.

Food & Drink

Noel’s Farm Shop

Muddy says: Shopping local doesn't get much better than Noel's Farm Shop at Sutton Green where you'll find fantastic local produce, free range meat, artisan breads and gourmet foods. Ready, steady, scoff!

Artisan producers

Crafty Brewing Company

Muddy says: We love these traditional and innovative craft ales that are handmade in small batches in a Surrey barn using the finest malts and hops from around the world.

Artisan producers

One Forty, Cranleigh

Muddy says: A true family business with the community at its heart, One Forty offers a great selection of fashion, accessories, gifts and home products - and an excellent café.

Cafés

The Bull Inn, Limpsfield

Muddy says: Village pubs don't get much more local than this. After a massive fund-raising campaign The Bull has been bought by local investors, refurbed and is now open for business.

Bars

One One Four, Teddington

Muddy says: Part city slicker, part country bumpkin - you'll find a relaxed and unpretentious vibe, and some amazing food.

Bars

No 97, Surbiton

Muddy says: You'll love this cool gin bar and neighbourhood restaurant Surbiton - where the buzz of the city meets the warmth and friendliness of the country.

Bars

The Percy Arms

Muddy says: An elegant country pub specialising in South African cuisine - think boerewors sausages, biltong and traditional South African bobotie. There are also five luxury bedrooms and a stylish separate function room.

B&B

Albury Organic Vineyard

Muddy says: The finest quality sparkling and rosé wines from vines grown exclusively in the beautiful Surrey Hills. Bottoms up!

Artisan producers

The Merry Harriers

Muddy says: A pretty 16th century inn in the village of Hambledon just out of Godalming with seven boutique B and B rooms, a campsite and llama trekking centre.

B&B

Salt Pig, Dorking

Muddy says: A stylish, cosy and inviting cocktail bar and restaurant with a private dining room right in the heart of Dorking.

Bars

The Hatch, Redhill

Muddy says: A great find - nestled between Redhill and Reigate - this friendly pub offers unpretentious food, a great selection of beers and a cracking wine list.

Food & Drink

Red, White and Rose

Muddy says: Not sure where to start when it comes to choosing wine? Say hello to Red, White and Rose pop-up wine tasting events. Drink, learn, and love wine. Bottoms up!

Food & Drink

The Plough Inn, Coldharbour

Muddy says: A traditional English country inn with stylish accommodation, good food and real ale, set in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

B&B

The Mulberry Inn, Chiddingfold

Muddy says: Owned by Chris Evans and run by food and wine lovers, the Mulberry Inn is a welcoming a relaxed pub that ticks all the boxes.

B&B

Alfajores with Dulce de Leche (think, Latin macaroons filled with smooth, velvety caramel)

Just Because Treats

Muddy says: This kitchen is bringing true happiness to the soul with homemade South American artisan treats.

Artisan producers

Rose and Crown Bar, Godalming

Muddys says: This relaxed and stylish cocktail bar brings a bit of funk to the heart of Godalming offering twisted cocktails, local craft beer and a boutique wine list.

Bars

Dastaan Indian Restaurant, Epsom

Muddy says: A top quality Indian restaurant run by two former head chefs at Mayfair's Michelin-starred Gymkhana serving gourmet signature dishes and classic curries.

Food & Drink

La Barbe, Reigate

Muddy says: A truly French restaurant in the pretty market town of Reigate that's been around since 1982 - so it's clearly doing something right.

Food & Drink

Meejana, Weybridge

Muddy says: If you love a mezze, you're going to love Meejana. This award-winning Lebanese restaurant in swanky Weybrige is said to be the best Surrey.

Cookery schools

Anila’s Indian Vegetarian Cookery Classes

Muddy says: Anila’s Indian Vegetarian cookery classes are designed to provide you with a variety of tasty nutritious meals that you and your family can prepare and enjoy together.

Cookery schools

The Kids’ Table

Muddy says: The perfect way to enjoy a meal out... these guys will entertain the nippers while you take your time over a leisurely weekend brunch or lunch.

Food & Drink

Partisan Cheesemonger and Deli

Muddy says: Love cheese? Oh yes I do!! And that's why Partisan Cheesemonger and Deli in Guildford is a firm Muddy favourite.

Artisan producers

Sands at Bleak House, Woking

Muddy says: Situated on the edge of the beautiful Horsell Common, Sands at Bleak House is a chic and contemporary boutique hotel, restaurant and bar.

B&B

Breech Lane Curry House

Muddy says: A home based Indian cookery school where curry lovers can learn to make authentic Indian vegetarian and non vegetarian food that is healthy, honest and homemade.

Cookery schools

Anila’s Authentic Sauces

Muddy says: Authentic award-winning FODMAP friendly sauces made using traditional family recipes - and they're free from sugar, dairy, gluten, onion, garlic and preservatives. Ready steady cook.

Artisan producers

How to Cook Good Food

Muddy says: If you love food, step this way and say a big hello to former London chef Laura Scott.

Caterers

The Art of Curry

Muddy says: Always wanted to make your own authentic Indian curry? Say hello to Sameena Thompson who will not only teach you all her cooking secrets, but also produces a range of curry sauces for when you just don't have time to do it yourself.

Artisan producers

Greener Greens

Muddy says: Organic locally-produced fruit, vegetables and herbs delivered direct to your door - your carbon footprint doesn't get any lower than this. And you'll be super healthy to boot!

Artisan producers

Urban Village Chocolates

Muddy says: Small artisan chocolate makers creating luxury chocolate that tastes as good as it looks.

Artisan producers

Naomi’s Bakehouse

Muddy says: More than just cakes, these are edible works of art for very special occasions.

Artisan producers

Simply Scones cafe, Great Bookham

Muddy says: The fresh scones come with a big dollop of homemade jam and cream, and a proper pot of tea in this café run by people with disabilities at The Grange. Perfect!

Cafés

Banstead Vintners

Muddy says: This independent wine merchant in Banstead offers an exceptional range of wines from around the world as well as local craft beers, ciders and boutique spirits.

Food & Drink

The White Horse, Hascombe

Muddy says: This 16th century village pub in Hascombe has its fair share of locals tumbling in for a pint but is also a foodie destination in its own right.

Food & Drink

The Running Horses, Mickleham

Muddy says: Historic and characterful rural coaching inn with traditional wood-panelled bar with open log fire, an award-winning restaurant and five bedrooms.

B&B

Seasons Café and Kitchen, Guildford

Muddy says: A cafe by day and a unique event space by night from the team who behind Seasons at The Lightbox in Woking and The Tipsy Pigs private catering company.

Cafés

Wine Confidence

Muddy says: This wine school offers fun and accessible wine tasting events and classes for wine buffs and lushes as well as serious wine industry professionals.

Food & Drink

De Vere Wotton House Hotel, Dorking

Muddy says: This prestigious country house hotel and garden has the wow factor for a wedding, but also offers stylish rooms and a top-quality restaurant.

Food & Drink

The Red Lion, Odiham

Muddy says: A convivial, relaxed, family-friendly pub with rooms and impeccably sourced, local comfort food.

B&B

The Talbot Inn, Ripley

Muddy says: This 500-year-old coaching house in the pretty village of Ripley offers ample history and charm with a stylist 21st century twist.

B&B

Hawkins Bros Fine English Wines

Muddy says: If you're looking for the best wine England has to offer, it's all here in one place at Hawkins Bros.

Food & Drink

High Clandon Estate Vineyard

Muddy says: If you haven't tried High Clandon's elegant English sparkling wines, you're missing out. But these multi-award winning wines sell out fast - so you'll have to be quick.

Food & Drink

The Gallery Restaurant at Denbies, Dorking

Muddy says: We've hit the jackpot here - fine food and fine wine with a view to die for over the estate's 265 acres of vineyards and across to Box Hill and the South Downs. Gorgeous!

Food & Drink

Sweet Dreams of Surrey

Muddy says: No matter what your age, this IS what dreams are made of - sweets and confectionery presented beautifully for any occasion.

Artisan producers

The Retreat, Staines-upon-Thames

Muddy says: A stylish neighbourhood pub with a large dining room and quality food - great for a Sunday pub lunch with the family or for an after-work drink with the girls.

Food & Drink

The Clock House, Ripley

Muddy says: This Michelin-starred restaurant is fine dining without the fusty formality, and a brilliant choice for special occasion dining.

Food & Drink

The Stag on the River, Lower Eashing

Muddy says: A stunning riverside pub with a great outdoor area, lovely food and stylish rooms.

B&B

The Inn, West End

The West End is renowned locally and beyond for its exceptional food, beautiful boutique bedrooms, exquisite wines and warm hospitality. Located three miles from Junction 3 of the M3 and convenient for Ascot racecourse, Bisley and Heathrow (20 minutes), we are ideally placed to accommodate business guests, shooters, diners and all those who appreciate good […]

B&B

Mullins Coffee Shop, Dorking

Muddy says: A friendly smile, delicious food and quality tea and coffee are waiting for you at Mullins Coffee Shop in Dorking's charming old quarter.

Cafés

The Anchor, Ripley

Muddy says: With 2 AA rosettes and a Bib Gourmand awarded by Michelin, The Anchor on Ripley High Street offers truly creative British fare, carefully selected wines, and real ales from local breweries and beyond.

Food & Drink

Seasons Cafe & Kitchen, Woking

Muddy says: Seasons cafe is in the pretty canal-side café space at The Lightbox in Woking, offering exciting seasonal specials.

Cafés

The Black Horse, Reigate

Muddy says: Beautifully restored historic coaching inn in the pretty market town of Reigate, serving British pub favourites alongside French brasserie classics.

Food & Drink

British Fine Foods

Muddy says: A gourmet food company set up to help support the best British artisan producers and make them available to customers throughout the UK.

Artisan producers

The Grantley Arms, Wonersh

Muddy says: A stunning, historic pub that has been an active part of Wonersh Village for nearly 500 years.

Food & Drink

Oxney Organic Estate

Oxney Organic Estate sits at Beckley just North of picturesque Rye in East Sussex. One of the county’s younger vineyards, it was planted between 2012 and 2014 by Kristin Syltevik who, with her partner, has established a 850 acre organic farming estate. Besides the vineyard, the site includes livestock, arable production and even holiday cottages. Oxney is […]

Artisan producers

Bolney Wine Estate

Bolney Wine Estate, the vision of Janet and Rodney Pratt, is situated on a hill which was part of the Butting Hill One Hundred, listed in the Doomsday Book. Among the pioneers of English wine production, we started back in 1972 as Bookers Vineyard, with three acres of vines and have since grown to 39 […]

Artisan producers

The Onslow Arms, West Clandon

The Onlsow Arms is a smart community pub with a great range of beers and fresh food, where drinkers and eaters are looked after with the same friendly and professional service. We serve delicious freshly prepared food all day every day, with quality, seasonal, well sourced ingredients freshly prepared for great flavour.  Great for a […]

Food & Drink

The Cricketers, Cobham

Muddy says: Set on idyllic Downside Common, The Cricketers has inglenook fireplaces, cosy nooks and comfy armchairs aplenty - plus a beautiful garden overlooking the Common.

Food & Drink

The March Hare, Guildford

Muddy says: With it's central Guildford location overlooking the historic castle and gardens, The March Hare is a buzzing pub offering good food and service.

Food & Drink

The Sun Inn, Chobham

Muddy says: A stylish French brasserie in an historic old pub with a lovely garden outside and cosy nooks inside, serving classic French-influenced food and British favourites.

Food & Drink

The Queen’s Head, Weybridge

Muddy says: This stylish 1700s coach house just off the high street in well-heeled Weybridge offers quality French fare with a British twist.

Food & Drink

The Victoria, Oxshott

Muddy says: The jewel in the crown of the Whites Brasserie group, this pub has a cosy bar for drinks, a stylish restaurant for dining, lovely garden and a super-cool tipi.

Food & Drink

The Barley Mow, Englefield Green

Muddy says: A charming family-friendly pub overlooking Englefield Green and within a stone's throw of Great Windsor park makes this the perfect spot for a post walk pint or nosh up.

Food & Drink

Blooming Crafts, Redhill

Do you love doing craft with your kids but don’t have time to buy all the bits? Maybe you’re looking for that unique party for a child that no-one else has thought of yet?  Or would you just like to keep them occupied long enough to have a cuppa? Blooming Crafts is a delightful arts and […]

Cafés

Caldesi

Inspired by Giancarlo’s rural upbringing in Tuscany, Katie and Giancarlo opened Caldesi in Campagna, meaning Caldesi in the Country, in 2007. The Caldesi’s are passionate about seasonal and sustainable ingredients and use local produce such as game, meat and eggs where possible. They are proud of their authentic Italian cooking and herb garden where diners […]

Food & Drink

Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons

Dining at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons is an experience that will stay with you forever. The hotel opened in 1984, with the restaurant quickly gaining two Michelin stars, an accolade that has since been repeated for an astonishing 30 years. Described as “a twist of imaginative genius”, Raymond Blanc’s dishes utilise the freshest, best […]

Food & Drink

The Milkhouse

VILLAGE PUB Situated in Sissinghurst, one of the most picturesque corners of Kent, The Milk House is a village pub at the heart of the community. A former 16th century hall house, with timber beams and a Tudor fireplace, the bar is popular with loyal locals, along with visitors from further afield, offering cask ales […]

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