Dorset, Somerset & Bristol Awards

Regional Winners

Well that was FUN! The cocktail glasses were overflowing as the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023 romped to a close last week. Cue an astonishing 77,000 businesses nominated and 800,000 votes cast in 2023. I know, bonkers!

We have always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being free for all businesses to take part, and on our 10th anniversary, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant lifestyle indies that make our lives so much more fun and vibrant.

A whopping great THANK YOU to all of you Muddy readers who took part or voted – the Muddy Awards are nothing without you! OK, enough waffling, the Somerset, Dorset & Bristol Muddy Awards 2023 winners are…

ART GALLERY: Studio 74 (Bristol)

BEST BAR: Ginger Viking (Blandford Forum)

BEST BEAUTY SALON: The Highbrow Skin & Laser Clinic (Dorchester)

BEST BOOKSHOP: Gullivers Bookshop (Wimborne)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAY: Lyme Regis Stays (Lyme Regis)

BEST BRIDAL STORE: Lara Belle Bridal Boutique (nr Wellington)

BEST CAFÉ: Café D’Urberville (Sherborne)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Bootmakers Workshop (Wincanton)

BEST DAY SPA: Elements Boutique Spa (Middlezoy)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: Brace of Pheasants (Plush)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Ocean Adventurers (Cheddar)

BEST FARMSHOP/DELI: The East Street Deli (Wimborne)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Helen Isaac Fitness (Ilminster)

BEST FLORIST: Bramble & Wild (Frome)

BEST HAIR SALON: Salon on the Square (Beaminster)

BEST HOTEL/INN: Harbour Hotel (Christchurch)

BEST JEWELLER: Julia Thompson Jewellery (South Petherton)

BEST LIFESTYLE STORE: Make by Mary Temperley (Hambridge)

BEST LOCAL FOOD/DRINK PRODUCER: Capreolus Fine Foods (Rampisham)

BEST NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: The Board House (Crewkerne)

BEST RESTAURANT: The Oyster & Fish House (Lyme Regis)


BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Electric Palace (Bridport)

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: Joan Jellett (Bournemouth)

BEST WEDDING VENUE: Priston Mill (nr Bath)


BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Yoga with Saffron (Frome)