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Woo, hoo, Muddy Awards 2017 winners announced

The votes have been counted and verified. The 2017 Muddy Awards winners are...

CONGRATULATIONS to these beautiful Northants based businesses! They are one of this year’s very (VERY) deserving Muddy Stilettos’ Awards winners, yippeeeeeeeee. Thank you all so much for taking part and tweeting/Facebooking/shouting from the rooftops and generally getting VERY involved. A big up to our deserving finalists too! Competition this year was fierce, everyone involved should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.

The response to the Awards this year has been incredible, with up to 100,000 people per day voting across the Muddy Stilettos sites and over 250,000 votes cast – awareness of the brand has gone bonkers! The ethos of Muddy Stilettos is all about celebrating and supporting the most unique, interesting, brilliant local businesses, and we hope that this award will give businesses a real boost.

I won’t go on, because let’s face it, I’ve been going on for the last few weeks, but winners and details of the spanky celebratory drinks next week are all below *drum roll please…

Super Duper Winners

Best Art Gallery – Rightangle Gallery, Brackley

Best Bar – The Saxon Tavern, Earls Barton

Best Beauty Salon – Pink Rose Beauty, Earls Barton

Best Bookshop – Old Hall Bookshop, Brackley

Best Boutique Stays – Bay Tree Cottage, Towcester

Best Café – The Old Fire Station Café, Brackley

Best Children’s Business – Kids Stop, Northampton

Best Complementary Therapy Centre – The Olive Tree, Brackley

Best Day Spa – Grafton Spa & Wellness, Potterspury

Best Destination Pub – The Tollemarche Arms, Harrington

Best Family Attraction – West Lodge Farm, Desborough

Best Farmshop/Deli – Beckworth Emporium, Mears Ashby

Best Fitness Instructor – Neil Irving, (Chrysalis), Corby

Best Florist – Rockabilly Rose, Wellingborough

Best Glamping – Love 2 Yurt, Farthinghoe

Best Gift Shop – Mooch, Northampton

Best Hair Salon – Barbarella, Northampton

Best Interiors Store – A Bell, Northampton

Best Jewellery Store – St Gyles, Northampton

Best Local Producer (food & drink) – Devine Bettys, Barnwell

Best Men’s Store – Montague Jeffery, Northampton

Best Photographer – Hannah Hall Photography, Corby

Best Restaurant – Nuovo, Northampton

Best Theatre – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Best Wine Merchant – Brackley Wines, Brackley

Best Women’s Store – Binky’s Boutique, Northampton

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio – The Well Retreat, Brackley

For all the lucky winners, the Muddy Awards winner’s drinks are being held at the very beautiful Cranford Hall in Kettering on June 23. In attendance will be the 27 best businesses in Northamptonshire – as voted for by you lovely Muddy readers. Oh, and did I mention, the fizz, the gin, the cider and the song? There will be delicious canapes from last year’s award winners Bread & Pullet alongside fellow winners Friars Farm – who’ll be bringing along their delicious chutneys, sauces and liqueurs. The sweet delights of The Biscuiterie will top off the menu. All of that good food needs to be washed down with some great local drink  (yes it does), and I’m really excited to tell you that the gals at Fizz76 will be bringing their (always) recognisable prosecco van with them to quench our thirst. If fizz isn’t your thing 3Cs Cider and Warner Edwards Distillery are stocking our bar. Combine all this good stuff with the musical talents of Sara, The Ukulele Lady (as seen on Later with Jools Holland), the most awesome Gabriela Sica will be bringing her Smiley Booth to the event and the talented Rachel Cadby, our photographer for the afternoon will be there to capture all the best bits. And if you think it looks great, that’s thanks to our floral friend Rockabilly Rose and the creative crew at Event Buddy (UK), a stylish lot!


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4 comments on “Woo, hoo, Muddy Awards 2017 winners announced”

  • Ann June 16, 2017

    Delighted to see Mooch, Rockabilly Rose and The Tollemarche Arms doing so well. 🙂

    • annaloudearden June 16, 2017

      There are some brilliant businesses in this county aren’t there Ann? Even those who didnt win their category make our life in the county more interesting with their hard work and talents. Well done to all 135 finalists. Thanks for getting in touch, X

  • Caroline June 16, 2017

    What about real ale? What about a brewery catagory? There are over 40 Brewerys in Northamptonshire alone!!!!!

    • annaloudearden June 16, 2017

      Hi Caroline, yep – we’re blessed aren’t we? The 27 categories run across all 18 Muddy counties, but we’re in no doubt that Northamptonshire has got something special going on with regard to brewing, distilling and well, creating a special brew that the whole country can enjoy. The Muddy Award for Best Local producer(Food and drink) was open to all sorts of Northants businesses and this year the live finals were led by food *although there were were plenty of early nominations for our talented brewers. Here’s a link to one of our first Muddy articles on local producers, Hart Family brewers – way back in Feb 2016 – Thanks for getting in touch.


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