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The Muddy Awards 2016 – Round 2 ding! ding!

Award-buttons-2016-Master-Berkshire_winner-e1460972058643OMG! 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 – 150 businesses in 30 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 already today – we totally broke the Internet earlier, 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 2017 is your year.

Anyway, check out all the Finalists below and make sure you go and visit them – after you’ve voted!

Sarah x


BEST ART GALLERY: Art Scope Gallery (Reading); Circle Gallery (Sunninghill); Lemongrove Gallery (Reading); Living Art (Hungerford); Robin’s Nest Gallery (Wargrave)

BEST BAKERY: Aston’s Bakehouse (Lambourn); Birch Cottage Bread (Hermitage); The German Bakery (Windsor); The Indulgent Baker (Caversham); Pop-up Reading (Reading)

BEST BAR: Cerise at the Forbury (Reading); The Fuzzy Bear (Windsor); No 5 St Leonards (Windsor); RYND (Reading); The Grape Escape (Wokingham)

BEST BEAUTY SALON: A Beauty Revolution (Wokingham); Belle La Vie (Binfield); Bespoke Beauty (Eton); Lily Lane Beauty (Crowthorne); The Pink Door (Hungerford)

BEST BOOKSHOP: Bookends (Wokingham); Books & Bygones (Reading); Chapter One (Woodley); The Hungerford Bookshop (Hungerford); World Shop Books (Reading)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAYS: Bray Cottages (Bray); Crab & Boar (Chieveley); Crown & Garter (Inkpen); The Forbury (Reading); The Winning Post (Winkfield)

BEST CAFE: The Blackbird Café (Bucklebury); Eliane (Hungerford); The Pantry (Yattendon); Picnic (Reading) Tutti Frutti (Reading)

BEST CASUAL DINING: Boulters (Maidenhead); Coppa Club (Sonning); Mya Lacarte (Caversham); The Newbury (Newbury); The Tablespoon (Sunningdale)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: The Active Toy Co (Newbury); Dancia International (Reading); Daniels Toy Dept (Windsor); Little Muddy Boots (Ascot); Raspberry Red (Wokingham)

BEST COMPLEMENTARY THERAPY CENTRE: Barefoot Therapies (Swallowfield); Healthy Roots (Crowthorne); The Floating Point (Pangbourne); The Haven (Wokingham); The Rosedale Clinic (Reading)

BEST DAY SPA: Coworth Park (Ascot); Frederick’s (Maidenhead); Nirvana Spa (Wokingham); Pure Spa (Windsor); The Vineyard (Newbury)

BEST DELI: Cobbs (Hungerford); Deliciously French (Cookham); The Local Larder (Wargrave); Saddleback Farm (Brightwalton); Tastes Delicatessen (Eton)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Belgian Arms (Holyport); The Crown at Bray (Bray); The Pot Kiln (Frilsham); The Royal Oak Paley Street (Maidenhead); The White Oak (Cookham)

BEST EMPORIUM: The Emporium (Hungerford); Hungerford Arcade (Hungerford); Thames Vintage & Antique Centre (Maidenhead); Pineapple Palace (Thatcham); Vintage Pavilion (Bracknell)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Cobbs Play Barn (Hungerford); Living Rainforest (Newbury); Lookout Discovery Centre (Bracknell); Reading Climbing Centre (Reading); Wellington Country Park (Riseley)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Cath Short (Caversham); Debbie Wyer (Reading); Harry Halls (Streatley); Heidi Strickland-Clark (Wokingham); Natt Summers (Hungerford)

BEST FLORIST: Devine Flowers (Cookham); Martin & the Magpie (Hungerford); Ruby & Grace (Pangbourne); Tarnia Williams (Wokingham); Richard Elder (Maidenhead)

BEST GIFT SHOP: Bird (Sunningdale); The Corner Shop (Woolhampton); Pink & Brown (Sunninghill); The Rhubarb Tree (Pangbourne); Story (Bray)

BEST HAIR SALON: Gilded Hair (Wokingham); Harringtons (Reading); The House (Ascot); Jason Palmer (Hungerford); Perfectly Posh (Hungerford)

BEST INTERIORS: Cooper & Cooper (Hungerford); Country Mouse Interiors (Warfield); Epoch 3 (Caversham); The House Jar (Maidenhead); The Wonky Donkey (Crowthorne)

BEST JEWELLERY STORE: Furr & Co (Hungerford); Jason Charles (Sunninghill); Rock & White (Windsor); Taylor & Whitlock (Crowthorne); Tom French (Ascot)

BEST LARGE HOTEL: Cliveden (Taplow); Coworth Park (Ascot); Oakley Court (Windsor); The Vineyard (Newbury); Donnington Valley (Newbury)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Blackberry Cottage (Ashampstead); The Cake Stand (Mortimer); Susannah’s Sauces (Brimpton); Tutts Clump Cider (Tutts Clump); Two Hoots Cheese (Barkham)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER (NON FOOD/DRINK): Emily Parker (Newbury); Rachel Jones Jewellery (Bracknell); Sally Castle (Twyford); Sian Rae Ceramics (Reading); Victoria Coleman (Sunninghill)

BEST MEN’S BOUTIQUE: Greens for Him (Sunningdale); Michael Chell (Windsor); Peakes (Maidenhead); Roxtons (Hungerford); Zobia (Windsor)

BEST RESTAURANT: André Garrett at Cliveden (Taplow); Caldesi in Campagna (Bray); L’Ortolan (Shinfield); The Vineyard (Newbury); The Woodspeen (Newbury)

BEST THEATRE: Corn Exchange (Newbury); Norden Farm (Maidenhead); South Hill Park (Bracknell); Theatre Royal (Windsor); The Watermill (Newbury)

BEST WINE SHOP: Eton Vintners (Eton); Old Butcher’s Wine Cellar (Cookham); Perfect Friday Wine (Maidenhead); The Tasting House (Reading); The Wine Man (Yattendon)

BEST WOMEN’S BOUTIQUE: Fifi & Moose (Newbury); Jax Jeans (Hungerford); Luna Boutiques (Newbury); Mojo & McCoy (Hungerford); Timpany’s (Ascot)

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Inspire Hot Yoga (Maidenhead); Power of Pilates (Reading); Powmak (Windsor); Studio 42 (Reading); Wild Lotus (Newbury)

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8 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2016 – Round 2 ding! ding!”

  • Jackie Rance June 7, 2016

    Barefoot Therapies – wonderful. The best!

    • sarahprior June 8, 2016

      Faberoo! Make sure you vote for them on the Awards page Jackie! Sx

  • Laurenne Dorgan June 8, 2016

    Barefoot Therapies is excellent, a haven of tranquility

    • sarahprior June 8, 2016

      I can feel my pulse rate dropping already Laurenne. You are feeeeeling, verrrry sleeeepy… Sx

  • Jane Weldone June 13, 2016

    Jax Jeans – best boutique for miles! Love their styles – always something special there!

    • sarahprior June 13, 2016

      Ooh, and the Best Women’s Boutique category is sooo close I can’t call it – if they’re your favourite make sure you vote! Last big push before voting closes tomorrow at midday. Eek!

  • Lucy webb June 14, 2016

    Best bar No5 St Leonard’s Windsor ??????

  • Sue L June 14, 2016

    Bird. Just love it. Everything you ever needed for any occasion. Small but perfectly formed? Beautifully merchandised,perfectly wrapped and the most wonderful staff.


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