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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2022


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!


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


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


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

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