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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area.

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, an uber-motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farmshop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous local Finalists in this year’s Muddy Awards, sponsored by Healthily, sorted by area so you can narrow down your new local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, gardeners, attractions… and more. 

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…



  • The Beckford Bottle Shop (Bar)
  • Glow Beauty Salon (Beauty Salon)
  • Mr B’s (Bookshop)
  • Persephone Books (Bookshop)
  • The Yard in Bath (Boutique Stay)
  • Lace & Grace Bridal, Keynsham (Bridal Store)
  • Sweet Little Things (Cafe)
  • Fox & Kit (Children’s Business)
  • No 15 by GuestHouse, Bath (Day Spa & Hotel)
  • The Packhorse, South Stoke (Destination Pub)
  • Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein (Family Attraction)
  • Abi Taylor Coaching & Stanza Fitness (Fitness Instructor)
  • Mr Florista (Florist)
  • Homewood, Freshford (Hotel)
  • Tina Engell (Jeweller)
  • The Bath Soft Cheese Company, Kelston (Local Food & Drink Producer)
  • Henry’s (Restaurant)
  • Bullfrog Bottles (Sustainable Business)
  • The Egg (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Grace & Mabel (Women’s Fashion)



  • Giant, Bournemouth (Art Space)
  • Captain’s Club Hotel & Spa, Christchurch (Boutique Stay)
  • Mojgan Bridal Couture, Poole (Bridal Store)
  • The Paddle, Highcliffe (Cafe)
  • Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa, Christchurch (Hotel)
  • Elly Harvey Silver, Poole (Jeweller)
  • Lauren Matthews Home, Highcliffe (Lifestyle Store)
  • Jade Emily Photography, Lytchett Matravers (Photographer)
  • Samantha Midgeley Photography, Christchurch (Photographer)
  • The Jetty, Christchurch (Restaurant)
  • Just1Swap, Boscombe (Sustainable Business)
  • Sugar Mango, Southbourne (Women’s Store)
  • Yoga Lounge Bournemouth (Yoga/Pilates Studio)



  • Arnolfini (Art Space)
  • The Clockwork Rose (Bar)
  • Ashwell & Co (Bridal Store)
  • Dudes n’ Dolls Beauty Salon, Keynsham (Beauty Salon)
  • Bristol Lido (Day Spa)
  • Brunel’s SS Great Britain (Family Attraction)
  • Flourish Foodhall & Kitchen, Saltford (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Sarah Wasser (Fitness Instructor)
  • Vicki Hill (Fitness Instructor)
  • Nuala Morey (Hair Salon)
  • Molllie’s Motels (Hotel)
  • Mon Pote (Lifestyle Store)
  • Bank (New Start-Up)
  • Kate Kirkby Photography, Pill (Photographer)
  • Prior Shop (Sustainable Business)
  • Curzon Cinema & Arts, Clevedon (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Wardrobe Theatre (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Berwick Lodge (Wedding Venue)
  • Clifton Sky Yoga (Yoga/Pilates Studio)



  • Black Swan Arts, Frome (Art Space)
  • Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Bruton (Art Space)
  • HydeAway, Frome (Bar)
  • Bailey Hill Bookshop, Castle Cary (Bookshop)
  • Hunting Raven Books, Frome (Bookshop)
  • The Little Bear’s Wardrobe, Frome (Children’s Business)
  • Frome Boulder Rooms, Frome (Family Attraction)
  • Durslade Farm Shop, Bruton (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • White Row Farm, Beckington (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Bramble & Wild, Frome (Florist)
  • Coiffure, Frome (Hair Salon)
  • Daniel Musselwhite, Frome (Jeweller)
  • Rose & Lyons, Bruton (Lifestyle Store)
  • Still Sisters, Frome (Local Food & Drink Producer)
  • Made at Nest, Frome (New Start-Up)
  • Frome Eco Party Kit, Frome (Sustainable Business)
  • Yoga with Saffron, Frome (Yoga/Pilates Studio)



  • The Lazy Barn, Trent (Beauty Salon)
  • Gulliver’s Bookshop, Wimborne (Bookshop)
  • Pamplemousse, Shaftesbury (Florist)
  • Robin James. Sherborne (Hair Salon)
  • The Little Sanctuary, Gillingham (Hair Salon)
  • A Wolf and I, Sturminster Newton (Jeweller)
  • Hambledon Gallery, Blandford Forum (Lifestyle Store)
  • Nicky Hill Photography, Sherborne (Photographer)
  • Coconut & Cotton, Shaftesbury (Sustainable Business)
  • White Feather, Sherborne (Women’s Fashion)
  • Mellulah Therapy & Retreats, Milton Abbas (Yoga/Pilates Studio)



  • The Somerset, Ilminster (Bar)
  • Kate Walker Bridal, Ilminster (Bridal Store)
  • The Queen’s Arms, Corton Denham (Boutique Stay)
  • The Bridge Bakery & Canteen, Langport (Cafe)
  • The Trough, Yeovil (Cafe)
  • The Barrington Boar, Barrington (Destination Pub)
  • The Cotley Inn, Wambrook (Destination Pub)
  • Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford (Family Attraction)
  • Teals, South Cadbury (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Amy Smith, Zumba Dance Party, Yeovil (Fitness Instructor)
  • Cottage Flowers, Ilminster (Florist)
  • Bloom Lifestyle, South Petherton (Lifestyle Store)
  • Holm, South Petherton (New Start-Up)
  • 28 Market Place, Somerton (Restaurant)
  • Midelney Manor, Drayton (Wedding Venue)
  • North Cadbury Court, North Cadbury (Wedding Venue)
  • Lunasana Yoga, Yeovil (Yoga/Pilates Studio)



  • East Quay, Watchet (Art Space & New Start-Up)
  • Mowhay, Chilcompton (Beauty Salon)
  • Sassi Holford, Taunton (Bridal Store)
  • Livi Lou Loops, Compton Dundon (Children’s Business)
  • Otis & Bo, Taunton (Children’s Business)
  • Elements Boutique Spa, Middlezoy (Day Spa)
  • Marshfield & Buckley, Wells (Hair Salon)
  • Billies & Tong, Wells (Local Food & Drink Producer)
  • Drinks Kitchen, Weston-super-Mare (Local Food & Drink Producer)
  • My Carbon Coach, Taunton (New Start-Up)
  • Chloe Skidmore Photography, Bridgwater (Photographer)



  • DarkBear, Bridport (Bar)
  • Salon on the Square, Beaminster (Beauty Salon)
  • Outbuildings, Bridport (Boutique Stay)
  • The Seaside Boarding House, Burton Bradstock (Boutique Stay)
  • Rise, West Bay (Cafe)
  • Boo’s Toy Shop, Poundbury (Children’s Business)
  • Monart Day Spa, Poundbury (Day Spa)
  • Summer Lodge, Evershot (Day Spa)
  • The Fox Inn, Corscombe (Destination Pub)
  • The Three Horsehoes, Burton Bradstock (Destination Pub)
  • Monkey World, Wareham (Family Attraction)
  • Washingpool Farm Shop & Cafe, North Allington (Farm Shop/Deli)
  • Sophie Hayes, Sweat with Sophie, Weymouth (Fitness Instructor)
  • The Dorset Flower Co, Dorchester (Florist)
  • The King’s Arms, Dorchester (Hotel)
  • Kooky Bloom, Isle of Portland (Jeweller)
  • Baboo Gelato, Bridport (Local Food & Drink Producer)
  • Robin Wylde, Lyme Regis (Restaurant)
  • The Station Kitchen, West Bay (Restaurant)
  • Electric Palace, Bridport (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Weymouth Pavilion, Weymouth (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Mapperton House & Gardens, Mapperton (Wedding Venue)
  • Roka Bella Rose Weddings at Brenscombe, Corfe Castle (Wedding Venue)
  • Colmer’s Hill Fashion, Symondsbury (Women’s Fashion)
  • Loco Loves, Dorchester (Women’s Fashion)



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