Your votes have been counted and – drumroll please – the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they’re local you know
Oooh, well that was FUN!
The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheer-leading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 28 Muddy counties, in partnership with our fab national sponsor Healthily. This year, an astonishing 75,000 businesses were nominated and 765,000 votes were cast in 2022. I know, bonkers!
The Muddy Awards are proudly free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – we never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And nine years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant businesses that often go undiscovered and unrecognised.
But these are Awards voted for by Muddy readers, not editors, so it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU from me to all of you who took part or voted in 2022.
And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2022 across Dorset, Somerset & Bristol. All incredible and worthy of a visit – so print off this list (or save to your favourites on Muddy if you’re signed in) and work your way through them until we go again next year!
THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2022
Say hello to the BEST…
ART SPACE: Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton
BAR: The Somerset Bar, Ilminster
BEAUTY SALON: Salon on the Square, Beaminster
BOOKSHOP: Gullivers Bookshop, Wimborne
BOUTIQUE STAY: Outbuildings, nr Bridport
BRIDAL STORE: Kate Walker Bridal, nr Ilminster
CAFÉ: Sweet Little Things, Bath
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Boo’s Toy Shop, Poundbury
DAY SPA: Monart Day Spa, Poundbury
DESTINATION PUB: The Packhorse, South Stoke, nr Bath
FAMILY ATTRACTION: Monkey World, Wareham
FARM SHOP/DELI: White Row Farm, Beckington, nr Frome
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Amy Smith, Yeovil
FLORIST: Cottage Flowers, Ilminster
HAIR SALON: Marshfield & Buckley, Wells
HOTEL/INN: The King’s Arms. Dorchester
JEWELLER: Daniel Musselwhite Jewellery, Frome
LIFESTYLE STORE: The Hambledon Gallery, Blandford Forum
LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Baboo Gelato, nr Bridport
NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Made at Nest, Frome
PHOTOGRAPHER: Kate Kirkby Photography, nr Bristol
RESTAURANT: 28 Market Place, Somerton
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: Coconut & Cotton, Shaftesbury
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Bridport Electric Palace, Bridport
WEDDING VENUE: Mapperton House, nr Beaminster
WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: Grace & Mabel, Bath & Bristol
YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Lunasana Yoga, Yeovil