The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Northamptonshire Edition

Category: Awards

Muddy teams up with Althorp food & drink festival 2017

12 Apr 2017

This year Muddy Stilettos Northants is teaming up with Althorp Food and Drink Festival, May 6 & 7​ to find out who is the people’s favourite exhibitor at the weekend event. From sausages to sauces, wine to water buffalo, if you’re at the event, pick out your winner – with over 40 to choose from.

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Saddle up…The Muddy Awards 2017 are back

10 Apr 2017

Roll that drum, my Mudsters!

Dig out your Dior, polish that crystal and put the champers on ice, because the Muddy Awards are rolling into town. We want to shout from the rooftops (hard in heels, but we’ll give it our best shot) about Northamptonshire’s indy businesses in all their quirky, unmissable, glorious erm, glory – from food producers to destination pubs, fabulous theatres to fashion boutiques .

The awards are the bees knees, the dogs… ahem, you get my drift, previous winners include Best interiors shop,  A.Bell of Northampton, Best wine distributor, Hart Family Brewers, and Best hairdresser, Salonista of Corby.

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Great News: Muddy a finalist in UK Blog Awards!

11 Dec 2016

Hi Mudsters, I’m really excited to announce that Muddy Stilettos has made the finals for the UK Blog Awards 2017!!!

Muddy Stilettos first tottered into the world in Summer 2011 as a bit of fun for the founder, Hero Brown. The idea was a simple one: to write a witty but indispensable local guide to the very best restaurants, walks, boutiques, day trips, hotels, interiors and events (whilst also perking up her social life).

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Congrats, you only went and won it #MuddyAwards16

14 Jun 2016

CONGRATULATIONS you wonderful Northants based businesses! You are one of this year’s very deserving Muddy Stilettos’ Awards winners, yippeeeeeeeee. Thank you so much for taking part and tweeting/Facebooking/shouting from the rooftops and getting all of your lovely customers involved too.

 So what now? Well we think you deserve a little tipple and a huge pat on the back, so please join us for the winner’s drinks this Thursday which are being held at the very beautiful New Lodge Vineyard in Earls Barton from 3.30pm. 

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8 Jun 2016


OMG! It has been a massive task of bean-counting to work out who the Finalists in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards are but we have our shortlist – 150 businesses in 30 categories, all vying for your love!


There are loads of BRILLIANT Northamptonshire businesses to vote for and they are already throwing everything at it, which makes it so exciting!


Thank you to those of you who voted already today – we totally broke the Internet earlier, woo hoo!

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#MuddyAwards16 finalists

7 Jun 2016

I’m really excited (*high pitched squeal), to let you know that your customers have voted your company through to the final of The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 (

 The Finals of the Awards are all to play for as we start the voting again from scratch.

It’s for one week only so don’t leave it too late to let your customers know that you’re on the cusp of being the WINNER in your Category. 

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The Muddy Awards are go!

5 May 2016

Well that was an experience, getting the awards ready while still travelling the county AND writing reviews! Yup, it has left left me quite literally crawling for the bottle…(ah, that’s better, I’ve just found it, excuse me while I float in some ethanol for a while).

Right… to business! OK mes amis, The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2016 have started – started I tell you! –  and though I say it myself, they’re looking well foxy.

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