Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners
Your votes have been counted and - drumroll please - the results are in! Here are your Muddy Awards 2021 winners. Go say hi, they're local you know.
Oooh, well that was FUN!
The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 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 25 Muddy counties.
After our 2020 Awards had been curtailed by something called – um, Carvid? Covim? – I think we all yearned this year to really celebrate the creativity, uniqueness and sheer stick-it-out bravery of our best local businesses. Cue an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 750,000 votes cast in 2021s. I know, bonkers!
We’ve always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being 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 eight 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 us to all of you who took part or voted in 2021.
So without further ado, allow us to introduce your winners for 2021 across Northants. All doing exciting things 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 in June 2022!
THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2021
Say hello to the BEST…
ART GALLERY: The Heseltine Gallery (Middleton Cheney)
BAR: Ruby and Claret (Earls Barton)
BEAUTY SALON: Sasha Core (Kettering)
BOOKSHOP: The Reading Tree (Weedon)
BOUTIQUE STAY: The Falcon Hotel (Castle Ashby)
BRIDAL STORE: Serendipity (Weedon)
CAFE: Clarke and Dean (Towcester)
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: The Toy Box (Kettering)
DAY SPA: Whittlebury Park (Whittlebury)
DESTINATION PUB: Red Lion (Yardley Hastings)
FAMILY ATTRACTION: West Lodge Farm Park (Desborough)
FARM SHOP/DELI: Smiths Farm Shop (Chapel Brampton)
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Kelly McAlinden, Gaia SUP (Earls Barton)
FLORIST: Wilder Floral (Brixworth)
GARDEN DESIGNER: HP Garden Design (Nassington)
GIFT SHOP: The Bean Hive (Kettering)
HAIR SALON: John Newman (Rothwell)
INTERIORS STORE: The Simple Interiors Company (Daventry)
JEWELLERY STORE: Anna Calvert (Desborough)
LOCAL FOOD/DRINK PRODUCER: Silverstone Distillery (Silverstone)
NEW COVID BIZ: Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza Co. (Weedon)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Leonie Holland (Kettering)
RESTAURANT: Nuovo (Northampton)
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Royal and Derngate (Northampton)
WEDDING VENUE: Dodmoor House (Weedon)
WOMEN’S STORE: The Rounded House (Oundle)
YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Soo Yoga (Northampton)