Food & Drink
Muddy says: Let these experts ply you with their freshly roasted coffee and blended tea in an attractive courtyard setting, or take some home to brew up yourself.
Muddy says: Fabulous gardens and lakes (plus the odd albino wallaby) make for a full day out. Treat yourself to fine dining or afternoon tea with a view in the Interlude Restaurant.
Classic meets modern at this stylish town centre hotel where you can treat yourself to spa treatments, afternoon tea or dinner, or throw a big bash
Muddy says: A charming countryside spa retreat with Elemis treatments, where even day visitors get their own cottage as a relaxing base
Muddy says: this colourful, multi-tasking space is more than an all-day restaurant and bar - it's a perfect shopping pit stop, place to meet friends or colleagues, or graze while you work.
Muddy says: This arts and crafts-focused college has plenty of short courses plus award-winning gardens to explore. There's also a popular annual Chilli Fiesta.
Muddy says: gardens to keep adults and kids happy, a cosy indoors and excellent food make this a great all-rounder in a handy day trip location
Muddy says: Get stuck into top seafood, from casual crispy squid to fish platters and chowders (plus cocktails and takeaway ice-cream) right opposite the beach
Muddy says: indulge in these beautiful small batch chocolates (great for gifting if you can bear to share) and join a workshop to learn how to make your own!
Muddy says: There are plenty of reasons to make a trip to this recently refurbished hotel, pub, tea rooms and charming secret gardens rolled into one
Muddy says: A low calorie, light beer that’s quite unlike any other. With a crisp and clean Prosecco-like taste, this looks set to become Muddy’s favourite tipple.
Muddy says: History has never been such fun! Step into real homes and workplaces of bygone centuries transported to one gorgeous setting - great for family days out, even weddings.
Muddy says: This smart Regency building hosts a contemporary mix of comedy, music, theatre and fringe and is available as a party venue besides.
Muddy says: This striking, colonial-style house hides a smart restaurant and rooms, while its gorgeous lawn and terrace are perfect for relaxed lingering in warm months
Muddy says: Lingfield Park is more than just a racecourse – it is a leisure resort offering racing, a 4* Marriott Hotel and spa and a championship 18-hole golf course.
Muddy says: A Muddy favourite, this hidden gem of a bar has inventive drinks, quirky decor and a table service policy that means it's never rammed.
Muddy says: Inspiring interiors and great locations are the hallmark of the gorgeous handpicked holiday rental properties in this collection
Muddy says: A Sussex-born chain that still turns out pleasingly authentic Thai dishes, with a good value lunchtime 'tapas' concept.
Muddy says: Plan a big family gathering or join a wellness retreat for some restorative ‘me time’ at this perfectly placed property with 10 bedrooms and a pool.
Muddy says: From picnic and dinner party fare to everyday treats plus gifts and seasonal hampers, Pallant is a foodie heaven.
Muddy says: Take some time out in a beautiful haven designed by the 'father of the modern garden' and linger over lunch or a cream tea
Muddy says: A recent refurbishment is among good reasons to check out this village inn serving up pubs classics including vegan options
Muddy says: Locally-sourced food is the key at this village green pub with rooms near Horsham
Muddy Says: Oozing character and with great food and drink, this friendly village pub also has smart bedrooms for a weekend break
Muddy says: Nature’s bounty captured in beautifully-presented bottles and jars - perfect gifts for foodies or to self
Muddy says: Slake produces a truly local gin made from ingredients foraged from beach, woods and Downs
Muddy says: Fine dining in smart yet relaxed surrounds with an additional sunny outdoor terrace, The Curlew is a sure bet for a treat, whether or not you've a special occasion to celebrate.
Muddy says: Wandering around a handsome Grade II-listed building browsing imported Indian furniture and gifts before enjoying coffee and cake on the terrace - shopping heaven!
Muddy says: In Insta-worthy Rye, this family- and dog-friendly pub with rooms is a good choice for dedicated foodies or those seeking a weekend break.
Muddy says: Organically-reared meat and game and a Winnie the Pooh connection are part of the Dorset Arms' appeal. You can also stay over in the pub's cottage.
Muddy says: Humorous decorative touches meet historic charm at this gastro pub with rooms and lodges and a wedding licence.
Muddy says: Find year-round indoor and outdoor family fun at Fishers, with animal encounters, play zones, rides and much more to keep you and yours amused
Muddy says: Is this the most fun place to lay your head in Brighton? Probably. Book into a themed room or drop in for bands, comedy and cocktails.
Muddy says: Vintage Parisian style with a touch of kitsch injects the fun into afternoon teas, cocktails or a loungey lunch in this buzzy Kemptown café.
Muddy says: A brilliant way to discover more about Sussex's vineyards with tours, tastings and lunch in lovely surrounds
Muddy says: Get a tasty behind-the-scenes introduction to Brighton's booming indie food scene with these unique walking tours
Muddy says: A hot tub with a knockout view, a big communal barn and a choice of luxury lodges make this flexible High Weald country retreat perfect for couples, friends and families.
Muddy says: Turn even fussy eaters into mini food explorers with these fun children's recipe kits, available by subscription. They're also a great gift idea.
Muddy Says: This lofty vineyard at Alfriston boasts beautiful views, wildlife walks, pop-up dining and gorgeous accommodation in its Flint Barns.
Muddy says: This compact racecourse backed by the South Downs is a hidden gem. Make a day of it with a meal on site or hire a venue with a view for a big bash.
Muddy says: Bang on the seafront, this stylish hotel has a quirky basement spa and is a top spot for afternoon tea, dinner and cocktails.
Muddy says: An award-winning country retreat where you can learn to bake bread and cakes, walk off your indulgence and stay over in cottages. Or, simply stop in for lunch or tea.
Muddy says: Indulge in spa treatments, fine dining, perhaps even a spot of croquet, at this country house-style retreat in the South Downs.
Muddy Says: Bring a touch of Portuguese design and materials to your home and wardrobe with Lusophile, a stylish online edit created in Battle, East Sussex
Muddy says: A large garden, pizza oven and roasts with proper gravy are highlights of this village pub
Muddy says: carefully-sourced seasonal ingredients are to the fore on the Anglo-French slanted menu at The Black Horse
Muddy Says: A little taste of California right here in Sussex. This restaurant with rooms opposite Camber Sands and near historic Rye is a gem for fine dining or a cheeky getaway.
The Vine is a 17th Century Coaching Inn which has been the social focal point of Goudhurst in Kent for centuries. As the years have rolled past, The Vine has taken on many guises. It was originally a Coaching Inn where, in 1747, the Goudhurst Band of Militia met to plot the downfall of the infamous Hawkhurst […]