Your votes have been counted and – drumroll please – the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they’re local you know!
Oooh, well that was FUN!
The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheer-leading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 28 Muddy counties, in partnership with our fab national sponsor Healthily and local partner Tollers. This year, an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 765,000 votes cast in 2022. I know, bonkers!
The Muddy Awards are proudly free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – we never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And nine years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant businesses that often go undiscovered and unrecognised.
But these are Awards voted for by Muddy readers, not editors, so it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU from me to all of you who took part or voted in 2022.
And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2022 across Northants. All incredible and worthy of a visit – so print off this list (or save to your favourites on Muddy if you’re signed in) and work your way through them until we go again next year!
THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2022
Say hello to the BEST…
ART SPACE: The Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney
BAR: The Eccentric Englishman, Northampton
BEAUTY SALON: The Beauty Barn, Blisworth
BOOKSHOP: The Reading Tree, Weedon
BRIDAL STORE: Serendipity Brides, Weedon
BOUTIQUE STAY: The Falcon, Castle Ashby
CAFÉ: The Workhouse, Brixworth
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: The Cloud Space, Weedon
DAY SPA: Whittlebury Spa, Whittlebury
DESTINATION PUB: The Red Lion, Evenley
FAMILY ATTRACTION: West Lodge Farm Park, Desborough
FARM SHOP/DELI: Beckworth Emporium, Mears Ashby
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Get Fit Gaby (Gabriella Moriarty), Northampton
FLORIST: Wilder Floral, Brixworth
HAIR SALON: The Muse Salon, Northampton
HOTEL: Fawsley Hall Hotel and Spa, Fawsley
JEWELLER: Infinity Fine Jewellery, Brixworth
LIFESTYLE STORE: Abraxas Cookshop, Weedon
LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza Co., Weedon
NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Muddled Lime, Long Buckby
PHOTOGRAPHER: Leonie Holland, Kettering
RESTAURANT: Oren Pho, Northampton
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: Food For Thought, Wellingborough
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Royal and Derngate, Northampton
WEDDING VENUE: Dodmoor House, Dodford
WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: Heidi Boutique, Wellingborough
YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Soo Yoga, Northampton