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The Muddy Awards 2017: the finalists

Sooo many votes to count. I'm number blind, but we have our finalists. Did your faves make the top 5?

OMG! It has been a massive task of bean-counting to work out who the Finalists in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards are but we have our shortlist – 135 businesses in 27 categories, all vying for your love!

There are loads of BRILLIANT businesses to vote for and they are already throwing everything at it, which makes it so exciting!

Thank you to those of you who voted in Round 1 – we totally broke the Internet, woo hoo! (back up and running now though, phew!) – and for the many businesses involved. I feel really conflicted today as I’m obviously delighted for the businesses who go through but seriously gutted for those don’t. If you didn’t make it through, then I hope 2018 is your year.

Anyway, check out all the Finalists below and make sure you go and visit them – voting starts at midday on Wednesday 7 June and closes at midday Wednesday 14 June.

Rachel x

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BEST ART GALLERY

Robin’s Nest Gallery (Wargrave)
Epoch3 (Caversham)
Lemongrove Gallery (Reading)
Circle Gallery (Sunninghill)
Whitewall Gallery (Newbury)

 

BEST BAR

Be at One (Reading)
No.5 St Leonards (Windsor)
Platinum Mobile Bar (Newbury)
The Newbury (Newbury)
The Redan (Wokingham)

 

BEST BEAUTY SALON

A Beauty Revolution (Wokingham)
Andresa (Aldermaston)
Belle Chic (Hungerford)
Berkshire Aesthetics (Maidenhead)
Barkham Beauty Rooms (Wokingham)

 

BEST BOOKSHOP

Oxfam Bookshop (Reading
Books & Bygones (Shinfield)
The Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford)
World Shop Books (Reading)
Sue Steel – Usborne Books

 

BEST BOUTIQUE STAYS

Bray Cottages (Bray)
The Royal Oak (Yattendon)
The Pheasant (Lambourn)
The Eton Mess (Eton)
Bel & The Dragon (Cookham)

 

BEST CAFE

Siblings Home (Caversham)
Robyn’s Nest Cafe (Warfield)
The Pantry (Yattendon)
Cafe Pineapple (Thatcham)
Cinnamon Cafe (Windsor)

 

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS

First Days Boutique (Wokingham)
The Little Piggy (Wokingham)
Islaboo Homemade (Bucklebury)
Beanstalk Keepsakes (Bracknell)
Sparky’s Drama (Cookham)

 

BEST COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CENTRE

The Floating Point (Pangbourne)
Haven Wellbeing Hub (Wokingham)
Orchard Clinic (Upper Basildon)
The Massage Room (Caversham)
Re-Balance (Caversham)

 

BEST DAY SPA

Coworth Park (Ascot)
The Vineyard (Stockcross)
Nirvana Spa (Wokingham)
Donnington Valley Spa (Newbury)
Swan at Streatley Spa (Streatley)

 

BEST DELI/ FARM SHOP

Al’s Family Butcher (Moss End)
Vicar’s (Ashampstead)
Saddleback Farm (Brightwalton)
Tastes Delicatessen (Eton)
Cook & Butcher (Thatcham)

 

BEST DESTINATION PUB

The Newbury (Newbury)
The Royal Oak (Yattendon)
The Bladebone (Bucklebury)
The Crown (Bray)
Bel & the Dragon (Cookham)

 

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION

Cobbs Play Barn (Hungerford)
Bucklebury Farm Park (Bucklebury)
Reading Climbing Centre (Reading)
Atom Trampoline Park (Reading)
Wellington Country Park (Riseley)

 

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

Heidi Strickland-Clark, Fast Track Fitcamp (Wokingham)
Sam Beagle, U-Fit Bootcamp (Slough)
Joanna Nightingale, Nightingale Fitness (Newbury)
Jo Asplin, Willing Spirit (Bracknell)
Kate, Spin City (Newbury)

 

BEST FLORIST

The White Horse Flower Co. (Newbury)
Martin & the Magpie (Hungerford)
Buttercups & Daisies (Thatcham)
Devine Florist (Cookham)
Richard Elder (Maidenhead)

 

BEST GIFT SHOP

Gift Pop (Newbury)
The Corner Shop (Woolhampton)
Handmade Craft Co. (Wokingham)
Tinkers (Bracknell)
Story (Bray)

 

BEST HAIR SALON

Gilded Hair (Wokingham)
Nylon (Reading)
Salon 55 (Crowthorne)
Julian’s (Newbury)
Honey B (Wokingham)

 

BEST INTERIORS

Holme Interiors (Wokingham)
Maison Rustic (Wokingham)
Epoch 3 (Caversham)
No.96 Furnishings (Newbury)
Elephant Monkey (Thatcham)

 

BEST JEWELLERY STORE

Strange The Jewellers (Wokingham)
Escape Jewellery (Newbury)
Rococo Jewellery (Wokingham)
Amulette (Reading)
Limezest Jewellery (Newbury)

 

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK)

Tutts Clump Cider (Tutts Clump)
The Jam Lady (Caversham)
Dublicious (Windsor)
Como en Casa (Maidenhead)
Primal Pantry (Maidenhead)

 

BEST MEN’S STORE

Zobia (Windsor)
Michael Chell (Windsor)
Dapper Street (Newbury)
Peakes (Maidenhead)
Warwicks (Windsor)

 

BEST RESTAURANT

Oxford Blue (Old Windsor)
Bluebells (Ascot)
L’Ortolan (Shinfield)
Hinds Head (Bray)
The Woodspeen (Newbury)

 

BEST THEATRE

Corn Exchange (Newbury)
Norden Farm (Maidenhead)
The Hexagon (Reading)
Whitty Theatre (Wokingham)
The Watermill (Newbury)

 

BEST WINE SHOP

Inn at Home (Newbury)
Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar (Cookham)
Colucci’s (Reading)
The Tasting House (Reading)
The Wine Man (Yattendon)

 

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE

Fifi & Moose (Newbury)
Vandalised With Love (Wokingham)
White Coco (Hungerford)
Lizzie’s Hats (Lambourn)
Timpanys (Sunninghill)

 

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO

Inspire Hot Yoga (Maidenhead)
Power of Pilates (Reading)
Soulstice Wellbeing (Newbury)
Sarvanga Yoga (Wokingham)
Oh So Yoga (Reading)

 

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Chris Kemp (Newbury)
Abi Moore (Windsor)
Benjamin Stuart (Wokingham)
Adam Hillier (Thatcham)
Summers Photography (Wokingham)

 

BEST GLAMPING

Kushti Cabins (Pangbourne)
Hollington Park Glamping (Newbury)
Shepherd’s Hut (Chieveley)
The Lovely Tent Company (Winnersh)
Glampotel (Sanctum on the Green)

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4 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2017: the finalists”

  • Keith June 11, 2017

    Best Men’s hairdresser/barber?

    Reply
    • rachel June 11, 2017

      Having come across so many cool barbers, I’m hoping the Muddy Awards 2018 will have this fab new category. Watch this space

      Reply
  • Andrew Clark June 14, 2017

    Tuts Clump cider is bar far the best cider I have ever tasted. They will get my vote everytime.

    Reply
    • rachel June 14, 2017

      Perfect weather for it (hic)

      Reply

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