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!
THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2021
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.
Interested in sponsoring or hosting the Awards drinks in 2022? Contact sarah @muddystilettos.co.uk