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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area.

Muddy Awards finalists

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, an uber-motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farmshop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous local Finalists in this years Muddy Awards (sponsored by Healthily and our local partner Tollers), sorted by area so you can narrow down your new local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, attractions… and more. 

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…

CENTRAL NORTHANTS: Northampton and surrounds

  • 78 Derngate, Northampton (Art Space)
  • Northampton Museum and Art Gallery, Northampton (Art Space)
  • The Eccentric Englishman, Northampton (Bar)
  • The Falcon Hotel, Castle Ashby (Boutique Stay)
  • Ella Bella’s Parties, Northampton (Children’s Business)
  • Open Stage, Northampton (Children’s Business)
  • York Cottage, Bozeat (Day Spa)
  • The Four Pears, Little Houghton (Destination Pub)
  • St. Giles Cheese, Northampton (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Gabriella Moriarty, Get Fit Gabby, Northampton (Fitness Instructor)
  • Katie Higgins, KT Training, Northampton (Fitness Instructor)
  • Grace Florals, Northampton (Florist)
  • The Muse Salon, Northampton (Hair Salon)
  • Nakasero, Northampton (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Jellecco Prosecco, Northampton (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • Ant Maxted, Northampton (Photographer)
  • Khandi Photography, Northampton (Photographer)
  • Gavin Wallace, Northampton (Photographer)
  • Hibiscus, Northampton (Restaurant)
  • Oren Pho, Northampton (Restaurant)
  • Lyss and Vay Candle Co., Northampton (Sustainable Business)
  • Royal and Derngate, Northampton (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Filmhouse, Northampton (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Thackeray’s Woman, Northampton (Women’s Fashion Store)
  • 32 The Guild, Northampton (Women’s Fashion Store)
  • The Breathe in Space, Northampton (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Soo Yoga, Northampton (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

NORTH CENTRAL NORTHANTS: Wellingborough, Rushden, Irthlingborough, Brixworth and surrounds

  • Ruby and Claret, Earls Barton (Bar)
  • Manor Farm Spa and Clinic, Lamport (Beauty Salon)
  • Magazine Heaven, Rushden (Bookshop)
  • Harrowden Books, Finedon (Bookshop)
  • The Workhouse, Brixworth (Cafe)
  • Happy Mondays Coffee Co., Rushden (Cafe)
  • Puds and Guds at The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough (Cafe)
  • The Kids’ Shoe Den, Rushden (Children’s Business)
  • Overstone Grange Farm, Overstone (Family Attraction)
  • Beckworth Emporium, Mears Ashby (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Smith’s Farm Shop, Chapel Brampton (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Flowers by Charlotte Davies, Sywell (Florist)
  • Eden Wild, Little Irchester (Florist)
  • Rockabilly Rose, Wellingborough (Florist)
  • Wilder Floral, Brixworth (Florist)
  • Sasha Louise, Higham Ferrers (Hair Salon)
  • B Jewellery, Wellingborough (Jeweller)
  • Infinity Fine Jewellery, Brixworth (Jeweller)
  • Milabert, Wellingborough (Lifestyle Store)
  • Bee’s Cottage, Guilsborough (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • The Courtyard Creperie, Pitsford (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • Food For Thought, Wellingborough (Sustainable Business)
  • S.O.A.P., West Haddon, (Sustainable Business)
  • The Castle Theatre, Wellingborough (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Heidi Boutique, Wellingborough (Women’s Fashion Store)

NORTH NORTHANTS: Kettering, Corby, Thrapston, Oundle and surrounds

  • The Primrose Gallery, Thrapston (Art Space)
  • Sasha Core, Kettering (Beauty Salon)
  • The Hair and Beauty Room, Oundle (Beauty Salon)
  • The Oundle Book Shop, Oundle (Bookshop)
  • Barton Hall, Barton Seagrave (Boutique Stay)
  • Ashton Country Estate, Ashton (Boutique Stay)
  • Icon Bridal, Kettering (Bridal Store)
  • Little Whispers Glamping Parties, Oundle (Children’s Business)
  • Rushton Hall, Rushton (Day Spa and Hotel/Inn)
  • The Swan, Braybrooke (Destination Pub)
  • The Willow and Brook, Apethorpe (Destination Pub)
  • West Lodge Farm Park, Desborough (Family Attraction)
  • Amy West PT, Oundle (Fitness Instructor)
  • Dwayne Paul, Limitless Training, Kettering (Fitness Instructor)
  • Holly Park, HGP Fitness, Gretton (Fitness Instructor)
  • Georgina Turner, Kettering (Hair Salon)
  • John Newman, Rothwell (Hair Salon)
  • The Talbot Hotel, Oundle (Hotel/Inn)
  • Kettering Park Hotel and Spa, Kettering (Hotel/Inn)
  • Zoe Ruth Designs, Desborough (Jeweller)
  • Auburn Fox, Thrapston (Lifestyle Store)
  • The Rounded House, Oundle (Lifestyle Store)
  • Jute Coffee, Thrapston (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Leonie Holland, Kettering (Photographer)
  • Hannah Hall, Corby (Photographer)
  • Chefs Table, Woodford (Restaurant)
  • Refill Revolution, Oundle (Sustainable Business)
  • The Lighthouse Theatre, Kettering (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Core at Corby Cube, Corby (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Cranford Hall, Cranford (Wedding Venue)
  • Kelmarsh Hall, Kelmarsh (Wedding Venue)
  • Ironstone Wellbeing Centre, Kettering (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Restore, Oundle (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

SOUTH NORTHANTS: Towcester, Brackley, Middleton Cheney and surrounds

  • Vitreus Art, Towcester (Art Space)
  • The Heseltine Gallery, Middleton Cheney (Art Space)
  • M on the Square, Brackley (Bar)
  • The Green Room, Brackley (Bar)
  • The Beauty Barn, Blisworth (Beauty Salon)
  • Maria Rylott-Byrd, Farthinghoe (Beauty Salon)
  • The Old Hall Bookshop, Brackley (Bookshop)
  • Bride Like Me, Potterspury (Bridal Store)
  • Silver Sixpence, Towcester (Bridal Store)
  • Forge Coffee, Culworth (Cafe)
  • Clarke and Dean, Towcester (Cafe)
  • Grafton Spa, Potterspury (Day Spa)
  • Whittlebury Park, Whittlebury (Day Spa and Hotel/Inn)
  • The Red Lion, Evenley (Destination Pub)
  • The Plough, Shutlanger (Destination Pub)
  • Rookery Farm, Stoke Bruerne (Family Attraction)
  • Wappenham Farm, Wappenham (Family Attraction)
  • Silverstone Interactive Museum, Silverstone (Family Attraction)
  • Philippa’s Farm Shop, Pattishall (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Ruby at Brown’s, Towcester (Hair Salon)
  • By Emily, Moreton Pinkney (Jeweller)
  • Lucy Jade Sylvester (Kings Sutton)
  • Xachoh, Silverstone (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Wharf Distillery, Towcester (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Murray’s, Whittlebury (Restaurant)
  • Green Machine, Towcester (Sustainable Business)
  • The Great Barn, Aynho (Wedding Venue)
  • Joss and Florence, Towcester (Women’s Fashion Store)

WEST NORTHANTS: Daventry, Weedon, Long Buckby and surrounds)

  • The Antisocial, Daventry, (Bar)
  • The Reading Tree, Weedon (Bookshop)
  • The Barn, Clipston (Boutique Stay)
  • Flore House, Flore (Boutique Stay)
  • Bridal Par Helene, Weedon (Bridal Store)
  • Serendipity, Weedon (Bridal Store)
  • The Cloud Space, Weedon (Children’s Business)
  • Fawsley Hall, Fawsley (Day Spa and Hotel/Inn)
  • Hamm Tun Deli, Long Buckby (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Abraxas, Weedon (Lifestyle Store)
  • The Simple Interior Company, Daventry (Lifestyle Store)
  • Santina’s Wood Fired Pizza Co., Weedon (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Muddled Lime, Long Buckby (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • Antisocial Hogs, Daventry (Restaurant)
  • Dodmoor House, Dodford (Wedding Venue)
  • The Granary, Fawsley (Wedding Venue)
  • Dressage Country Clothing, Weedon (Women’s Fashion Store)
  • Pose Fitness, Weedon (Yoga/Pilates Studio)


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