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And the winners are…

Well that was fun. That’s it, the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018 are officially over!

Blimey! It’s been a fast and furious 5 days of voting.  The response to the Awards this year has been incredible, with thousands and thousands of you voting for the local shops, businesses and people you love.

If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. Over 10,000 of you voted in the Berkshire Awards across 24 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

From yours truly – a gibbering wreck of an editor, crossed eyed with checking spreadsheets  – it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU to everyone who took part or voted.

The battle was fierce and I’m sure you’ll agree that all the Finalists deserve massive praise for making the shortlist. Do checkout out our winners and our finalists in person. They clearly have a lot of fans already so chances are you’ll soon become one yourself! Right, enough blah blah blah from me… WHO FLIPPIN’ WON?!

Drum roll please… Raise your glasses as you read please!



BEST ART GALLERY: Pineapple Palace (Thatcham)

BEST BAR: West Berkshire Brewery Taproom (Yattendon)

BEST BEAUTY SALON: Beautiful Escape Retreat (Reading)

BEST BOOKSHOP: The Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAYS: The Royal Oak (Yattendon)

BEST CAFE: Nomad Bakery (Caversham)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Concertini (Maidenhead)

BEST DAY SPA: Nirvana Spa (Wokingham)

BEST DELI/ FARM SHOP: Windsor Farm Shop (Windsor)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Newbury (Newbury)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Wellington Country Park (Riseley)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Zoe Richardson, Zest Fitness (Ascot)

BEST FLORIST: Willow & Blooms (Newbury)

BEST GIFT SHOP: Tinkers Gifts (Bracknell)

BEST HAIR SALON: Gilded Hair (Wokingham)

BEST INTERIORS: Turtle Dove Living (Newbury)

BEST JEWELLERY STORE: Thomas William Jewellery (Wokingham)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): West Berkshire Brewery (Yattendon)

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: And Then She Clicked (Bracknell)

BEST RESTAURANT: The Woodspeen (Newbury)

BEST THEATRE: Norden Farm (Maidenhead)

BEST WINE SHOP: Grape Smith (Hungerford)

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE: B The Lifestyle Shop (Newbury)

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Inspire Hot Yoga (Maidenhead)

That’s it until next year. Thank you, I love you all (*sob*). I have a a fridge full of prosecco to inhale and will be back with my miserable hangover tomorrow.

Rachel x

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