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The Muddy Awards 2021 Winners

Your votes have been counted and - drumroll please - the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2021 winners. Go say hi, they're local you know!

Oooh, well that was FUN!

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 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 25 Muddy counties.

After our 2020’s Awards had been curtailed by something called – um, Carvid? Covim? – I think we all yearned this year to really celebrate the creativity, uniqueness and sheer stick-it-out bravery of our best local businesses. Cue an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 750,000 votes cast in 202s. I know, bonkers!

I’ve always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – I never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And it’s still as exciting as ever for me 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 2021.

And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2021 across Leicestershire and Rutland. 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 in June 2022!

Keya x


Say hello to the BEST…

Art Gallery: Wingates Gallery, Market Harborough

Bar: The Bond Street Distillery and Social, Hinckley

Beauty Salon:  The Garden Retreat, Market Harborough

Bookshop: Quinns Bookshop, Market Harborough

Best Boutique Stay: The Falcon Hotel, Uppingham

Café: Milo’s Cafe, Market Harborough

Children’s Business: Zerin Smith Antenatal and Baby Massage

Day Spa: Sophie Élise Beauty Salon and Day Spa, Melton Mowbray

Destination Pub: The Red Lion, Great Bowden

Family Attraction: Windmill Farm Park, Kibworth

Farmshop/Deli: Wigston Deli

Fitness Instructor: Hannah Gibson / Fitness with Hannah

Local Food/Drink Producer: Vine Farm Dairy, Great Dalby

Florist: Don’t Settle Petal, Rutland

Gift Shop: More Than Just a Gift at Narborough Hall

Hair Salon: Hive Hair, Market Bosworth

Interiors Store: Bagel and Griff, Market Harborough

Jewellery Store: Thorpe and Brown, Burbage

Photographer: Shoot it Momma, Rutland

Restaurant: Fourwards Restaurant, Earl Shilton

Theatre/Arts Venue: Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, Leicester

Women’s Store: No 34 Boutique, Market Harborough

Yoga/Pilates Instructor: Optimum You Yoga and Wellness, Market Harborough

Bridal Store: Maisie Darling, Lutterworth

Wedding Venue: Hothorpe Hall, Theddington Leicestershire

Garden Designer: Frances Hunt Garden Design, Quorn

New Covid Biz: Land Girls, Rutland.

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