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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2021 finalists in your area.

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, a motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farm shop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous Berkshire Muddy Awards Finalists 2021, sorted by area so you can narrow down your new über-local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, gardeners, attractions… and more.

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…

CENTRAL BERKS: Reading, Caversham and surrounds

Reading Bridge is a road bridge over the River Thames at Reading in the English county of Berkshire.
  • Brilliant Brushstrokes, Ufton Nervet (Art Gallery)
  • Chapter, Caversham (Bar)
  • Beautiful Escape Retreat, Mortimer (Beauty Salon)
  • Four Bears, Caversham (Bookshop)
  • Crunch Comics, Reading (Bookshop)
  • Queen Bee Bridal, Reading (Bridal Store)
  • Marie Chandler Bridal, Reading (Bridal Store)
  • The Collective, Caversham (Cafe)
  • Little Labels (Pangbourne)
  • Mini Moss & Co (Reading)
  • Thames Lido, Reading (Day Spa)
  • Beale Park, Pangbourne (Family Attraction)
  • Mortimer Alpacas, Mortimer (Family Attraction)
  • Wellington Country Park, Riseley (Family Attraction)
  • The Grump Goat, Reading (Farm Shop/ Deli)
  • Harry Halls, The Movement Barn, Theale (Fitness Instructor)
  • Jem Fulbrook, Fulbrook Fitness, Reading (Fitness Instructor)
  • Florence Gardening, Caversham, (Garden Design)
  • Hutch Homestore, Caversham (Gift Shop)
  • The Literary Gift Co, Reading (Gift Shop)
  • Nylon Hair Artists, Reading (Hair Salon)
  • Indigo Rye, Caversham (Hair Salon)
  • Kiki & Bow, Pangbourne (Interiors Store)
  • Field & Hawken, Reading (Interiors Store)
  • Charlotte Jones Jewellery, Reading (Jewellery Store)
  • Nicola Bannister Jewellery, Pangbourne (Jewellery Store)
  • Puzzle Designs, Reading (Jewellery Store)
  • Makan Malaysia, Reading (Local Producer)
  • Megan Daisy, Reading (Photographer)
  • Sapna Odlin, Reading (Photographer)
  • L’Ortolan, Reading (Restaurant)
  • Rabble Theatre, Reading (Theatre/ Arts)
  • Ufton Court, Ufton Nervet (Wedding Venue)
  • GVG Accessories, Reading (Women’s Store)
  • Yoginah, Reading (Yoga/ Pilates Studio)

WEST BERKS: Newbury, Thatcham and surrounds

Newbury canal bridge
  • Gail Davis Art Studio, Newbury (Art Gallery)
  • The Base, Greenham (Arts Centre and Gallery)
  • The Globe, Newbury (Pub/ Bar)
  • The Dolphin, Newbury (Pub/ Bar)
  • The Carnarvon Arms, Newbury (Boutique Stay)
  • The Pantry, Yattendon (Cafe)
  • Hainmade UK, Newbury (Children’s Business)
  • Popsy & Mama, Thatcham (Children’s Business)
  • Natura Spa, Hungerford (Day Spa)
  • The Old Boot, Stanford Dingley (Destination Pub)
  • Bucklebury Farm, Bucklebury, (Family Attraction)
  • Cook & Butcher, Thatcham (Farm Shop/ Deli)
  • Fiona Challier, Fitter Mother, Newbury (Fitness Instructor)
  • Amy Philips, Rock Your Body UK, Newbury (Fitness Instructor)
  • Willow & Blooms, Newbury (Florist)
  • Jamesonstamp, Newbury (Garden Design)
  • The Corner Shop, Woolhampton (Gift Shop)
  • Rebecca Day Hair, Newbury (Hair Salon)
  • Auben & Barlowe, Hermitage (New Covid Biz)
  • The Pizza Pilot, Newbury (New Covid Biz)
  • The Woodspeen, Newbury (Restaurant)
  • The Vineyard, Stockcross (Restaurant)
  • Corn Exchange, Newbury (Theatre/ Arts)
  • The Watermill, Newbury (Theatre/ Arts)
  • Wasing Park, Aldermaston (Wedding Venue)
  • Forest Edge Tipis, Newbury (Wedding Venue)
  • Amelia Rose Accessories, Newbury (Women’s Store)
  • Hope Fashion, Yattendon (Women’s Store)
  • B The Lifestyle Shop, Newbury (Women’s Store)

Hungerford, Streatley and surrounds

Hungerford Bridge Bridge Street Berkshire
  • Miss Bridal Gowns, Hungerford (Bridal Store)
  • Bridge Street Skin Clinic, Hungerford (Beauty Salon)
  • Just Brows Inc, Ashampstead (Beauty Salon)
  • Hungerford Bookshop, Hungerford (Bookshop)
  • Five Bells, Wickham (Destination Pub)
  • The Pheasant, Shefford Woodlands (Destination Pub)
  • Saddleback Farm Shop, Brightwalton (Farm Shop/ Deli)
  • Wessex Flower Co, Hungerford (Florist)
  • Sarah Hobrough Landscaping & Garden Design (Hungerford)
  • Swan At Streatley, Streatley (Wedding Venue)
  • Grace & Gravity Studio, Streatley (Yoga/ Pilates Studio)
  • The Summer House Collection, Hungerford (Interiors Store)
  • The Funghi Club, Hungerford (Local Producer)

SOUTH CENTRAL: Wokingham, Crowthorne and surrounds

Wokingham town centre red brick former town hall and weekly market
  • TG Art, Wokingham (Art Gallery)
  • The Leafy Elephant, Wokingham (Cocktail Bar)
  • The Colour Palette Salon, Crowthorne (Hair and Beauty Salon)
  • Quench, Wokingham (Bookshop)
  • Stokes Farm Staycation, Wokingham (Boutique Stay)
  • And She Loves Bridal, Wokingham (Bridal Store)
  • Sophie Grace Bridal, Wokingham (Bridal Store)
  • Blue Orchid Bakery, Wokingham (Cafe)
  • Two Sisters, Crowthorne (Cafe)
  • Nirvana Spa, Wokingham (Day Spa)
  • Gemma Newman, Re-Flection Wellness, Crowthorne (Fitness Instructor)
  • Something Something Floral Design, Aborfield (Florist)
  • Hooves & Love, Wokingham (Gift Shop)
  • The Colour Palette Salon, Crowthorne (Hair Salon)
  • Station Furniture, Wokingham (Interiors Store)
  • Rococo Jewellery, Wokingham (Jewellery Store)
  • Hamlet, Wokingham (New Covid Biz)
  • Ecoberry, Wokingham (New Covid Biz)
  • Hannah McClune Photography, Shinfield (Photographer)
  • Karen Bennett Photography, Shinfield (Photographer)
  • Pan, Wokingham (Restaurant)
  • Stokes Farm Barn, Wokingham (Wedding Venue)
  • Vanilla Essence Lodge, Wokingham (Women’s Store)
  • Lisa Hill Pilates, Wokingham (Yoga/ Pilates Studio)
  • Re-Flection Wellness, Crowthorne (Yoga/ Pilates Studio)

SOUTH EAST: Ascot, Bracknell and surrounds

  • Circle Gallery, Sunninghill (Art Gallery)
  • Robyn’s Nest Café, Warfield (Cafe)
  • Coworth Park Spa, Ascot (Day Spa)
  • South Hill Park Art Centre, Bracknell (Theatre/ Arts)

EAST BERKS: Maidenhead and surrounds

The Fat Duck BRAY
  • 15 Queen Street, Maidenhead (Bar)
  • DK Nails, Maidenhead (Beauty Salon)
  • The Little Bookshop, Cookham (Bookshop)
  • Bray Cottages, Bray (Boutique Stay)
  • Hurley House Hotel, Hurley (Boutique Stay)
  • Monkey Island Estate, Bray (Boutique Stay)
  • Cliveden House Spa, Taplow (Day Spa)
  • The Hind’s Head, Bray (Destination Pub)
  • Seasonality, Maidenhead (Farm Shop/ Deli)
  • Metre Market, Cookham/Holyport (Farm Shop/ Deli)
  • Hugo’s Workshop, Maidenhead (Gift Shop)
  • It’s Flour Power, Maidenhead (Local Producer)
  • Caldesi in Campagna, Bray (Restaurant)
  • Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead (Theatre/ Arts)
  • Balance Pro, Hurley (Yoga/ Pilates Studio)

Windsor and the surrounds

The Crooked House Jersey Pearl Windsor berkshire nest to Windsor Guildhall
  • The Jelly Lounge, Windsor (Children’s Business)
  • The Greene Oak, Windsor (Destination Pub)
  • Darling Buds of Windsor, Windsor (Florist)
  • SJ Forbes, Windsor (Hair Salon)
  • Anthony Paul Jewellery, Windsor (Jewellery Store)
    Tarbay Botanist, Windsor (Local Producer)
  • Loch & Tyne, Old Windsor (New Covid Biz)

NORTH EAST: Sonning, Wargrave and surrounds

Wargrave high street Tudor Edwardian and Georgian shops, pubs and houses
  • Go With The Flo, Wargrave (Family Attraction)
  • Sonning Flowers, Sonning (Florist)
  • Creative Landscapes, Twyford (Garden Design)
  • Melissa Jolly Ecological Garden Design, Crazies Hill (Garden Design)
  • Victoria & Co, Twyford (Interiors Store)
  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate, Twyford (Local Producer)

VOTE for your local champions here – you have until 5pm Friday 23 July.

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