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Meet the Muddy Awards finalists!

Your nominations have been totted up and the results are in! Here are your amazing Muddy Awards 2021 finalists in Dorset & Somerset. Vote for your favourites now!

Muddy Awards 2021

This is not a drill: the Finals are LIVE!

You’ve voted, we’ve counted (and counted, and counted, and counted…) and FINALLY it’s the moment the nation’s been waiting for. No, not the football, not Wimbledon — it’s the Muddy Awards Finals, people!

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses this year – over 500,000 of you nominated in the first round of the Muddy Awards and, frankly, the response has blown our socks off. And, whilst we wish every brilliant business nominated could make it through, there can only be five finalists in each category. It’s up to you to decide who wins and will be attending the Winners’ Drinks party at the super cool At the Chapel in Bruton in September.

The Muddy Awards close on Friday 23 July 2021 at 5pm – so if there’s a business you love, make sure you VOTE HERE!

OK, you want to see who made it through? Course you do! Meet your worthy Dorset & Somerset finalists:

ART GALLERY

  • Hauser & Wirth (Bruton)
  • Artwave West (Morecombelake)
  • Sculpture by the Lakes (Pallington)
  • Heart of the Tribe (Glastonbury)
  • Black Swan Arts (Frome)

BAR

  • Flow Bar Frome (Frome)
  • Kazbar (Yeovil)
  • Bishop’s Eye (Wells)
  • The Nook Cocktail Bar (Weymouth)
  • The Thirsty Bird (Wimborne)

BEAUTY SALON

  • Little Lab (Bath)
  • Essence Hair & Beauty (Wedmore)
  • Mowhay (Chilcompton)
  • The Barn (Loxton)
  • The Venue (Bournemouth)

BOOKSHOP

  • Hunting Raven Books (Frome)
  • Brendon Books (Taunton)
  • Westbourne Bookshop (Bournemouth)
  • Gulliver’s Bookshop (Wimborne)
  • Winstone Books (Sherborne)

BOUTIQUE STAY

  • Backwell House (Backwell)
  • The Crooked Swan (Crewkerne)
  • Marston Park (Frome)
  • Dither & Faff Shepherd Huts (Marnhull)
  • The Newt in Somerset (Castle Cary)

BRIDAL STORE

  • Sassi Holford (Taunton)
  • Kate Walker Bridal (Ilminster)
  • Claire Lloyd Accessories (Frome)
  • Lace & Grace Bridal Boutique (Keynsham)
  • Lauren Francis Bridal (Poole)

CAFE

  • Farm & Field Café (South Petherton)
  • Town Mill Bakery (Lyme Regis)
  • The Holy Cow Café (Chilcompton)
  • Love Cake Café (Swanage)
  • Pip’s Railway Carriage (Lopenhead)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS

  • Bootmaker’s Workshop (Wincanton)
  • Centre for Young Musicians (Taunton)
  • Maggie Rose Clothing (Ilminster)
  • Jittabugs (Taunton)
  • The Blue Zebra (Sherborne)

DAY SPA

  • Monart Day Spa (Poundbury)
  • The Spa at Summer Lodge Hotel (Evershot)
  • Arcadia Beauty Spa (Bournemouth)
  • Elements Boutique Spa (Middlezoy)
  • Buff Urban Day Spa (Taunton)

DESTINATION PUB

  • The Anchor Inn (Seatown)
  • The Red Lion (Babcary)
  • The Litton (Litton)
  • The Cotley Inn (Wambrook)
  • The Thimble Inn (Piddlehinton)

FAMILY ATTRACTION

  • The Tunnel Treetops (Charmouth)
  • Portisehead Open Air Pool (Portishead)
  • Haynes International Motor Museum (Sparkford)
  • Kingston Maurward Animal Park (Dorchester)
  • Monkey World – Ape Rescue Centre (Wareham)

FARMSHOP / DELI

  • The Trading Post (Lopenhead)
  • Teals (South Cadbury)
  • Durslade Farmshop (Bruton)
  • The East Street Deli (Wimborne)
  • Gulliver’s Farm Shop (Ferndown)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR

  • Rhian Weston, RhiFIT (Beadney)
  • Alice Cowen Personal Trainer (Dorchester)
  • Rachel Staffe, Rachel Staffe Fitness (Yeovil)
  • Gina Pestelle, Gina Pestelle Fitness (Weymuouth)
  • Natalie Revington, Fitness UK (Bridgwater)

FLORIST

  • Beau & Bloom (Weston-super-Mare)
  • Pamplemousse (Shaftesbury)
  • Tulip & Cactus (Weymouth)
  • Interiors and Flowers by Design (Wellington)
  • Black Shed Flowers (Sherborne)

GARDEN DESIGNER

  • Rosie Nottage (Bath)
  • Eliza Gray Gardens (Paulton)
  • Jane Follis Garden Design (Shepton Mallet)
  • Sandhurst Garden Design (Yeovil)
  • The Real Green Gardener (Bournemouth)

GIFT SHOP

  • Agnes & Vera (Sturminster Newton)
  • The Emporium Somerset (Wellington)
  • Cilla and Camilla (Beaminster)
  • Cadeaux & Co (Wells)
  • Rocket & Bird (Taunton)

HAIR SALON

  • Medusa Apothecary (Dorchester)
  • Argento Hairdressing (Barton St David)
  • Salon on the Green (Yeovil)
  • The Little Sanctuary (Gillingham)
  • Combers inside Out Hairdressing (Taunton)

INTERIORS STORE

  • So Interiors England (Mliborne Port)
  • Indigo Sprout (Highbridge)
  • Fallow & Fern Interiors (Stoke St Gregory)
  • Sixty One (Swanage)
  • Perfectly Lovely Interiors (Watchet)

JEWELLERY STORE

  • Tina Engell (Bath)
  • Wrixton-Smyth Creations (Bridport)
  • David McTigue (Shaftesbury)
  • Josie Mitchell Jewellery (Bournemouth)
  • Julia Thompson Jewellery (South Petherton)

LOCAL DRINK / FOOD PRODUCER

  • Viper Gin (Cerne Abbas)
  • Meggy Moo’s Dairy (Shroton)
  • Harry’s Cider Company (Long Sutton)
  • Bayside Bakery (Bridport)
  • Brown & Forrest Smokery (Langport)

NEW COVID BIZ

  • Folde (Shaftesbury)
  • Teals (South Cadbury)
  • Burrito Boi (Frome)
  • Bloom Lifestyle (South Petherton)
  • Balsbury Grocer (Baltonsborough)

PHOTOGRAPHER

  • Sarah MAC Photography (Weymouth)
  • Len Copland (Yeovil)
  • Demmi Leigh Photography (Ilchester)
  • Kev Pearson Photography (Glastonbury)
  • Cindy Kitchker Photography (Bridgwater)

RESTAURANT

  • 28 Market Place (Somerton)
  • Truly’s (Bournemouth)
  • The Station Kitchen (Bridport)
  • The Crab House (Weymouth)
  • Eight Stony Street (Frome)

THEATRE / ARTS

  • Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts (Poole)
  • Marine Theatre (Lyme Regis)
  • The Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre (Taunton)
  • The Cheese & Grain (Frome)
  • The Octagon Theatre (Yeovil)

WEDDING VENUES

  • Marshwood Manor (Bettiscombe)
  • Haselbury Mill (Haselbury Plucknett)
  • Orchardleigh (Frome)
  • The Castle Hotel (Taunton)
  • Symondsbury Estate Tithe Barn (Bridport)

WOMEN’S STORE

  • White Feather (Sherborne)
  • Belle Modelle (Dorchester)
  • Flanci (Taunton)
  • Boutique in a Bus (Wimborne)
  • Sassy & Boo (Frome)

YOGA / PILATES

  • Carolyn Smith (Butleigh)
  • Lunasana Yoga (Yeovil)
  • Balance Point Pilates (Minehead)
  • Mellulah (Milton Abbas)
  • Charlotte Grace Pilates (Bridport)

Got that? Good. Now GO FORTH AND VOTE!

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1 comment on “Meet the Muddy Awards finalists!”

  • Miki Simmonds July 7, 2021

    Medusa Apothecary is a fantastic Hair Salon. Very clean, very well decorated and such lovely staff. It is a pleasure to have my hair cut and styled there. Nothing is too much trouble. I enjoy my visits immensely.

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