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Muddy Awards – meet your finalists

Only five days to vote for your local faves in the Muddy Awards! Who will be crowned winners of 2018? Go, go, go!

Whoa! Well, that was fun!

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses – thousands and thousands of you nominated in the first round of the Awards which is just incredible.

I always feel really conflicted when it’s the Muddy Awards Finals week because I’m thrilled for the businesses who go through, but also really sad for those who don’t (what can I say, I’m a big softy). But whether your favourite has made it or not this year, please do spare a second to have a gander at the finalists below –  it’s agreat opportunity to find out about brilliant businesses you didn’t know about before.

The Finals are live from 11.30am TODAY (Mon 14 May). This year it’s just 5 days of voting for your faves – the Awards close at 5.30pm on Friday – so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you super-vote here.

OK, you want to see who made it through? Course you do! Meet your worthy Finalists. Congratulations to them all!


Art Gallery Vitreus Art (Potterspury)
The Rose Gallery (Kingsthorpe)
Sir Alfred East Art Gallery (Kettering)
Evergreen Art Café (Daventry)
Rightangle Artists & Artisans (Brackley)
Bar Wig and Pen (Northampton)
The Wayfarers (Kettering)
The Saxon Tavern (Earls Barton)
185 Watling St. (Towcester)
Number 76 (Desborough)
Beauty Salon Pink Rose Beauty (Earls Barton)
Brow Wow (Kettering)
Belle Beautique (Northampton)
Defern (Brackley)
Beauty by Gemma (Northampton)
Bookshop The Old Hall Bookshop (Brackley)
Magazine Heaven (Rushden Lakes)
The Booksmith (Weedon Bec)
Harrowden Books of Finedon
The Book Cabin (Northampton)
Boutique Stay The Stanwick Hotel (Stanwick)
Barton Hall Hotel (Barton Seagrave)
The Swallows Rest (Brigstock)
The Hopping Hare (Northampton)
Paulerspury House
Café Harley Equestrian Café (Daventry)
The Sandwich Bar (Northampton)
Brewbabu (Oundle)
Manville Farm Tearoom (Walgrave)
Granny’s Café (Weedon)
Children’s Business Little Learners Childcare (Corby & Northampton)
Tutu Teddies (Northamptonshire)
Turtle Tots (Northamptonshire)
Tots Play (Kettering)
Hire a Princess (Northamptonshire)
Day Spa Fong Day Spa (Northampton)
Grafton Spa and Wellness (Potterspury)
The Lilypad Spa (Corby)
Whittlebury Hall (Northampton)
Rushton Hall (Kettering)
Destination Pub The White Horse (Silverstone)
The Wheatsheaf (Dallington)
The Red Lion (Yardley Hastings)
The Overstone Arms (Pytchley)
The Tollemarche Arms (Harrington)
Family Attraction West Lodge Rural Centre (Desborough)
Mini Meadows Farm (Welford)
Boost Trampoline Park (Northampton)
Wickstead Park (Kettering)
Delapre Abbey (Northampton)
Farmshop/Deli Dovecote Farm (Nr Kettering)
Beckworth Emporium (Sywell)
Smiths Farm Shop (Chapel Brampton and Great Billing)
The Deli at Castle Ashby
The Italian Shop (Northampton)
Fitness Instructor Shonagh Fullarton
Tim Reid
Taylor Wilson
Richard Phillips
Maxine Barratt
Florist Wild Indigo Flowers (Northampton)
The Garden of Weedon (Dodford)
Flowers from Eden (Thrapston)
Pinks Florists (Irthlingborough)
By Arrangement (Barton Seagrave)
Gift Shop Wollaston Home & Crafts
Wax and Melt (Wollaston)
Bee’s Cottage
Mooch (Northampton)
Mrs Lupin Creates (Desborough)
Hair Salon Opus Artistic Hair Design (Earls Barton)
Lockes Hair Salon Ltd (Northampton)
Luke Williams Luxury Hair Design (Thrapston)
John Newman Hairdressing (Rothwell)
Chelsea McGregor Hair and Beauty (Corby)
Interiors Store Abraxus Cookshop (Weedon)
A Bell (Northampton)
First4 Blinds and Interiors (Northampton)
Willow & Grey (Higham Ferrers)
Much Loved (Corby)
Jewellery Store Steffans (Northampton
St Gyles (Northampton)
Dainty Rocks Jewellery (Northampton)
Carry My Heart Keepsakes (Northampton)
B Jewellery (Wellingborough)
Local Food/Drink Producer Weezy’sCakes (Kettering)
Warner Edwards (Harrington)
Green Kitchen Preserves (Northamptonshire)
E Lee & Sons (Earls Barton)
Brackley Butchers
Photographer Corrine West
The Artisan Hound
Amy Woodham
Daisy Dots
Ania Ames
Restaurant Nuovo (Northampton)
Italian Market Kitchen (Rothwell)
Hops & Chops (Northampton)
Foodies Rocks (Northampton)
Bread & Pullet (Northampton)
Theatre/Arts Venue Royal & Derngate (Northampton)
The Castle (Wellingborough)
Errol Flynn Filmhouse (Northampton)
The Lighthouse (Kettering)
The Core (Corby)
Wine Merchant Amps (Oundle)
The Wine Connection (Northampton)
New Lodge Vineyard (Earls Barton)
Brackley Wines
Trelawney Wines (Potterspury)
Women’s Store Beautifully Different (Brackley)
Mink (The Yards,Kettering)
Stephanie Jaynes (Mawsley)
STORY Boutique (Northampton)
Berties (Northampton)
Yoga/Pilates Studio Aligned Pilates (Northampton)
Feel good studios (Northampton)
The Core Zone (Middleton Cheney)
Oundle Yoga
Ripple Effect Yoga (Northampton)

Winers will receive a unique Muddy Stilettos certificate, Awards window rosette and LOADS of help gaining coverage in regional and social media. And the Awards Ceremony on May 24 will be held at the beautiful Brampton Grange. In attendance providing some delicious food, drinkies, ambiance and camera action will be Devine Betty’s, Saxby’s Cider, The Hopmaster General, The Prosecco Van Gin & Fizz, Event Buddy UK and Hannah Hall Photography

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5 comments on “Muddy Awards – meet your finalists”

  • linda kyle May 15, 2018

    I do my shopping on line as I live to far away but hopefully will vist soon always sends them gift wrapped which is an extra surprise good response to messages and always a pleasure to shop with know and In the future the gifts and crafts are well priced and when you recieve it looks the same as photos not like some large retailers I could mention wollastonhomeandcraft

  • Dawn Smith May 14, 2018

    I love Anne and her amaxing craft shop. She is a lovely friendly local lady and her shop is to high standards at all times.

  • Pamela McCloud May 14, 2018

    It has to be Wollaston Home and Gifts! It’s such an Aladdin’s Cave to find a unique gift of star quality and value – Anne Green is so committed to helping her customers on any of their purchases she is attentive and will try and help you no matter what and the fabulous workshops of such wonderful creativity – all I can say is She has helped me out of some very tricky spots on the gift front and her individual wrapping service as that finishing touch to any gift – I am so glad that I have found this gold mine – the shop gets my vote everytime!!

  • Jean Stanley May 14, 2018

    I vote for Fong Day Spa. For there friendly staff .

  • Margaret Wilkinson May 14, 2018

    I’d like to vote for Wollaston Home and Crafts wonderful little gift shop


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