Oooh, well that was FUN!
The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheerLeading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 28 Muddy counties. 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 Berkshire. 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 Base (Greenham)
BAR: The Leafy Elephant (Wokingham)
BEAUTY SALON: Just Brows Inc. (Ashampstead)
BOOKSHOP: Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford)
BOUTIQUE STAY: The Market House (Reading)
BRIDAL STORE: The Bridal Dress Company (Newbury)
CAFÉ: The Collective, Caversham
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Brickies Club (Wokingham)
DAY SPA: Thames Lido (Reading)
DESTINATION PUB: The Greyhound (Finchampstead)
FAMILY ATTRACTION: Beale Wildlife Park (Lower Basildon)
FARM SHOP/ DELI: Cobbs Farm Shop (Hungerford)
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Johnny Stokes, JWS Fitness & Wellbeing (Newbury)
FLORIST: MidRib Plants (Caversham)
HOTEL/ INN: Coworth Park, Ascot
LIFESTYLE SHOP: The Live Well (Caversham)
HAIR SALON: Figoli (Sunninghill)
JEWELLER: Jack & Freda (Wokingham)
LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/ DRINK): Cocolico Patisserie (Reading)
NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Blue Collar Corner (Reading)
PHOTOGRAPHER: JS-Little Photography (Mortimer)
RESTAURANT: Hamlet (Wokingham)
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: My Little Green Wardrobe (Maidenhead)
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Reading Biscuit Factory (Reading)
WOMEN’S FASHION: Fiona Parry Boutique (Wokingham)
WEDDING VENUE: The Post Barn (Newbury)
YOGA/ PILATES STUDIO: Yoginah (Reading)