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Meet the Muddy Awards 2021 Finalists!

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

The response to the Muddy Awards this year has been incredible with over 500,000 of you nominating your favourite local indies across our 25 counties. 

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 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 and it’s up to you to decide who wins.

After a year of multiple lockdowns and hardships we’re SO. OVER. COVID. And we’re raring to showcase the most awesome lifestyle businesses across Leicestershire and Rutland so now, without further ado – drumroll please – meet your worthy Finalists.

Congratulations and good luck to them all!


New Covid Biz

Simsanté (Leicester)
Dog and Jones (Kegworth)
Movements Kings Road Studio (Market Harborough)
Land Girls (Rutland)
Haybales Barn (Leicester).

Garden Designer

Claire Jones Gardens (Loughborough)
Millies Garden Design (Market Harborough)
Ewing-Gerrard Garden Design (Leicester)
Frances Hunt Garden Design (Quorn)
Elizabeth Stone Gardens (Leicester).

Wedding Venues

Castle View Farm and Stable (Market Harborough)
Hothorpe Hall (Theddingworth)
Shearsby Bath (Lutterworth)
Bridge House Barn (Kibworth)
Barnsdale Lodge (The Avenue, Oakham)

Bridal Store

Alice Rose Bridal (Ashby De La Zouch)
Courtyard Bridal (Market Harborough)
Dress Me Pretty (Hinckley)
Maisie Darling (Lutterworth)
Elegance of Elena (Thurmaston)

Yoga/Pilates Studio

Body to Baby (Leicester)
Optimum You Yoga & Wellness (Market Harborough)
The Yoga Social (Loughborough)
In Balance Pilates (Oakham)
Hot Pod Yoga (Loughborough)

Women’s Store

Betty Brown Boutique (Leicester)
Black Diamond Boutique (Burbage)
No 34 boutique (Market Harborough)
Coutzy Boutique (Broughton Astley)
Doyles (Market Harborough)


Deepa Rodrigues Photography (Leicester)
Moonchild Portraits (Leicester)
Gina Fernandes Photography (Rutland)
Lizzie Rees, Shoot it Momma Photography (Rutland)
Hannah Fawcett Photography (Leicestershire)


Wycliffe Rooms (Lutterworth)
Concordia Theatre (Hinckley)
Harborough Theatre (Market Harborough)
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre (Leicester)
The Little Theatre (Leicester)


Ascough’s Bistro (Market Harborough)
Fourwards Restaurant (Earl Shilton)
Hitchen’s Barn (Oakham)
Orbis (Oakham)
Orton’s Brasserie (Leicester)

Jewellery Store

Ada Gallery (Market Harborough)
Lucy Flint Jewellery (Oakham)
Thorpe & Brown Jewellers (Burbage)
Made Gallery (Uppingham)
Heidi Kjeldsen Jewellery (Oakham)

Interiors Store

The Home of Handmade (Woodhouse Eaves)
Harriman & Co ( Leicester)
Brambles Vintage Interiors (Hinckley)
Bagel and Griff (Market Harborough)
Goodwin and Belle (Uppingham).

Hair Salon

Twenty Twenty Hair (Oakham)
Hive Hair (Market Bosworth)
HC Hair Studio (Oakham)
London Rd Hair (Leicester)
Moose House of Hair (Market Harborough) 

Gift Shop

Marmalade Meringue (Hinckley)
More Than Just A Gift at Narborough Hall (Narborough)
Peony and Pine (Oadby)
Charlie and Alf (Oadby)
Jasmine Gifts (Earl Shilton)


Don’t Settle Petal (Oakham)
The Flower Lady Florist (Shepshed)
The Flower Fox Studio (Woodhouse Eaves)
Beauty and the Rose (Rearsby)
Lily Anstee Flowers (Enderby)

Local Producer (food/drink)

The Vine Farm Dairy (Great Dalby)
The Tiny Bakery (Leicester)
Lily and Honey Bakery (Oakham)
Jute Coffee (Market Harborough)
Ferneley’s Ice Cream and the Dairy Barn Cafe (Melton Mowbray)

Family Attraction
Windmill Farm Park (Kibworth)
Tropical Birdland (Desford)
Rutland Farm Park (Rutland)
Stonehurst Family Farm Park ( Mountsorrel)
Twinlakes Family Theme Park (Melton Mowbray)

Fitness Instructor

Natalie Rew, Nattyroo Fitness (Lutterworth)
Sam, SLC Fitness (Leicester)
Fitness with Hannah (Leicester)
Joanne Waller, One Fit Mama (Desford)
Sheryl Heath. Fitness with Sheryl (Leicester)

Destination Pub

The Wheatsheaf (Greetham)
The Sun Inn (Great Easton)
The Red Lion (Great Bowden)
The Langton Arms (Church Langton)
The Royal George (Cottingham)


Wigston Deli (Wigston)
Farndon Fields (Market Harborough)
Manor Farm (Catthorpe)
March House Farm Shop (Melton Mowbray)
Otters Fine Food (Oakham) 

Day Spa

Sophie Élise Beauty Salon and Day Spa (Melton Mowbray)
Aum Spas (Leicester)
31 Degrees Leisure Days (Melton Mowbray)

Boutique stay

The Falcon Hotel (Uppingham)
In the Stix Boutique Glamping (Oakham)
Boutique Narrowboats (Market Harborough)
Woodland View Glamping Pods (Melton Mowbray)
Hambleton Hall (Oakham)


Milo’s Café (Market Harborough)
The Cook in The Nook (Cosby)
In Haus (Leicester)
The Larder (Oakham)
Wistow Cafe Bistro (Wistow)

Children’s Business
The Core Dance Company (Market Harborough)
Hartbeeps (Market Harborough)
Little Voices (Rutland)
Stomp Footwear (Leicester)
Zerin Smith Antenatal and Baby Massage (Broughton Astley)


Kibworth Books (Kibworth)
Quinns Bookshop (Market Harborough)
Walkers of Oakham
The Rutland Bookshop.

Beauty Salon

The Beauty Haven (Leicester)
Maye and Moon (Glenfield)
Paint Nails and Beauty (Oakham)
The Garden Retreat, Market Harborough (Market Harborough)
You Beauty (Market Harborough). 


The Bond Street Distillery and Social (Hinckley)
The Bottle Garden (Leicester)
The Settling Rooms (Market Harborough)
Audrey Bar (Leicester)
The Waterfront (Market Harborough).

Art Gallery
Hinckley Framers (Hinckley)
Wingates Gallery (Market Harborough)
WE ARE (Leicester)
Wistow Gallery (Wistow)
Adore Fine Arts ( Leicester) 

Good luck to you all! Vote for your fave here.

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