Raise a glass: The Muddy Awards 2021 Winners’ Drinks
Our annual awards wouldn't be the same without the main event: The winners' drinks. Here's how we celebrated with our fabulous 2021 Muddy Awards Winners.
We asked. You voted. And voted. And voted. The competition was supremely fierce, but after the nail biting, the agony, the ecstasy…. it was time to raise a glass (or several) and kick back with Rutland and Leicestershire’s favourite and finest independent businesses.
In regular Muddy fashion we invited all the winners together to celebrate and this year, we held our celebratory drinks at The Bond Street Distillery (Winner in the Best Bar category and pictured above) over in Hinckley.
I’ve been doing these awards for the past 6 years and every year, it’s such a privilege to meet, greet and toast their win and celebrate their success.
After the tumultuous year we’ve all had, it was so heartwarming and inspiring to see so many innovative, high quality businesses thriving here in Leics and Rutland.
I’d also like to give a special shout out to the kind businesses who donated gifts for our goodie bags. Simsante for her healthy and super delicious chocolate, Silvia from Sugah Lab for her adorable biscuits and Angela and Rupert Turton from ActionCOACH who donated a gift voucher to each winner for a complimentary 1-2-1 coaching session worth a whopping £500! I’d also like to thank The Flower Plant in Sileby for the beautiful blooms and Halima Ferreira of Tailored Taste for her wonderful canapes.
But, as you know, the Muddy Awards are nothing without you, our discerning and, frankly, fabulous readers, so a massive thanks to all of you for voting in your thousands in support of your favourite local businesses.
See you next year! Kx
OUR BRILLIANT WINNERS FOR 2021:
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, Hinckley
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 Studio: 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.
All images credited to Kim Burrows Photography.