Woohoo! Your Muddy Awards 2017 winners
The votes have been counted and verified. Drum roll please… here are your Muddy Awards 2017 winners.
That’s it, the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 are officially over!
Phew! You’ll find me in a Champagne-induced coma. 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! Thank you to you lovely, loyal Berkshire folk for voting for our favourite local shops, businesses and people, but the Muddy’s have come to a glorious close after a nail biting finish.
Thank you all so much for taking part, the battle was fierce but it’s pretty obvious that you all care deeply about your local shops and services.
I’m sure you’ll agree that all the Finalists deserve massive praise for making the shortlist. Many of the categories were brutally fought to the end – with some categories too close to call right up to the wire including Best Children’s Business, Beauty Salon, Boutique Stay, and Complementary Therapy Centre, and as for those Destination Pubs… well, I’m sure they’ll all sit down and laugh about it over a mustard and honey glazed sausage.
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 waffle from me… WHO FLIPPIN’ WON?!
The victorious are listed below. Raise your glasses as you read please!
BEST ART GALLERY: Epoch3 (Reading)
BEST BAR: The Newbury (Newbury)
BEST BEAUTY SALON: Barkham Beauty Rooms (Wokingham)
BEST BOOKSHOP: The Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford)
BEST BOUTIQUE STAYS: The Royal Oak (Yattendon)
BEST CAFE: Pineapple Cafe (Thatcham)
BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Islaboo Homemade (Bucklebury)
BEST COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CENTRE: Floating Point (Pangbourne)
BEST DAY SPA: Nirvana Spa (Wokingham)
BEST DELI/ FARM SHOP: Vicar’s Game (Ashampstead)
BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Bladebone (Bucklebury)
BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Bucklebury Farm Park (Bucklebury)
BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Jo Nightingale, Nightingale Fitness (Newbury)
BEST FLORIST: Buttercups & Daisies (Thatcham)
BEST GIFT SHOP: Handmade Craft Company (Wokingham)
BEST GLAMPING: Shepherd’s Hut (Chieveley)
BEST HAIR SALON: Salon 55 (Crowthorne)
BEST INTERIORS: No.96 Furnishings (Newbury)
BEST JEWELLERY STORE: Rococo Jewellery (Wokingham)
BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Dublicious (Windsor)
BEST MEN’S STORE: Dapper Street (Newbury)
BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Chris Kemp Photography (Newbury)
BEST RESTAURANT: The Oxford Blue (Windsor)
BEST THEATRE: Corn Exchange (Newbury)
BEST WINE SHOP: Inn at Home (Newbury)
BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE: Timpanys (Sunninghill)
BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Soulstice Wellbeing (Newbury)
Want to know where everyone else came in the final? Go here to see the final percentages on my natty cocktail glasses. 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.