Meet the Muddy Awards 2018 Finalists!
The Finals are LIVE!
A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses – thousands and thousands of you nominated in the first round of the Awards which is just incredible.
I always feel really conflicted when it’s the Muddy Awards Finals week because I’m thrilled for the businesses who go through, but also really sad for those who don’t (what can I say, I’m a big softy). But whether your favourite has made it or not this year, please do spare a second to have a gander at the finalists below – it’s a great opportunity to find out about brilliant businesses you didn’t know about before.
The Awards close at 5.30pm on Friday – so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you VOTE HERE!
OK, you want to see who made it through? Course you do! Meet your worthy Finalists. Congratulations to them all!
THE MUDDY AWARDS 2018: THE FINALISTS
Art Gallery: Dantzig (Woodstock); Modern Art Oxford (Oxford); Tiny Gallery (Henley); EyeLike Gallery (Beaconsfield); Carina Haslam Art (Great Missenden)
Bar: The Alchemist, The Botanist, Le Clos, The Keep, Thirteen
Beauty Salon: Mirror Image Beauty (Wallingford); Lavender & Stone (Beaconsfield); Cedar Therapy (Deddington); Lemon & Ginger (Oxford); Niche (Woodstock)
Bookshop: Book & Ink (Banbury); Cole Books (Bicester); Jaffe & Neale (Chipping Norton); Wallingford Bookshop (Wallingford); The Book House (Thame)
Boutique stay: Artist Residence (South Leigh) ; The Crown (Woodstock); The Swan (Ascott under Wychwood); The Bay Tree Hotel (Burford); The Glove House (Woodstock)
Café: Little Italy (Haddenham); Drifters (Henley); Barefoot (Oxford); Fourth & Fifth (MK); Jacs (Amersham)
Children’s Business: Ticketty Boo (Chipping Norton); The Curiosity Box (Eynsham); Little Big Top (Faringdon); Jessie’s Art Shed (Standlake); Angel & Rocket (Marlow)
Day Spa: The Garden Spa (Minster Lovell); Stoke Park (Stoke Poges); Spa Illuminata (Marlow); Bodhi Tree Spa (Chalfont St Peter); Soho Farmhouse (Great Tew);
Farmshop/Deli: Crazy Bear farm shop (Stadhampton); Blue Tin Farm Shop (Ipsden); The Granary (Watlington); The Farm Deli, Winslow; The Italian Larder (Banbury)
Destination Pub: The Greyhound (Letcombe Regis); The Boxing Hare (Swerford); The Perch (Binsey); The Muddy Duck (Hethe); The Trout at Tadpole Bridge (Faringdon)
Family attraction: Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon); The Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford); Chiltern Open Air Museum (Chalfont St Peter); River & Rowing Museum (Henley); The Pitt Rivers Museum (Oxford)
Fitness Instructor: Laurence Bourne-Francis (Bicester); Sandra Brooks (Thame); Zac Purchase (Marlow); Cat Booker (Wendover); Richard Roach (Buckingham)
Local Producer (food/drink): Mr Hobbs gin (Henley); The Kitchen Mixer (Great Missenden); Bumblebee Cider (Goring); Harrow & Hope (Marlow); Rectory Farm BYO (Stanton St John)
Florist: Bicycle Blooms (Oxford); Floriology (North Aston); Wild Rose (Little Kingshill); Herbert & Isles (Wooburn Common); FloraBella Flowers (Banbury)
Gift Shop: FROM (Thame); Loft (Woodstock); Burford Garden Company (Burford); Big Sky (Great Missenden); White Hart Studio (Haddenham)
Hair Salon: Zaneta Lichova (Oxford); House of Klamer (Beaconsfield); Celtic Magpie (Faringdon); Nevrus (Woodstock); Anne Veck (Bicester)
Interiors: Home Barn (Marlow); Adventures in Living (Henley); Harriet Holgate (Watlington); Su Chases (Amersham); Martha’s Attic (Woodstock)
Jewellery Store: Libby Rak (Woodstock); Peter Ungar (Marlow); Biagio (Bicester); We Three Kings (Witney); Studio 35 (Henley)
Photographer: Deb Porter Photography (Thame); Eva Nemeth; Victoria Timms (Brill); David Bostock (Chalgrove); Darren Paul (Gerrards Cross)
Restaurant: The Nut Tree (Murcott); Artichoke (Amersham); La Bobina (Faringdon); The Mash Inn (Bennetts End); Arbequina (Oxford)
Theatre: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; Chipping Norton Theatre; Kenton Theatre (Henley); Jam Theatre (Marlow); Cornerstone Theatre (Didcot)
Wine merchant: Slurp (Banbury); Eynsham Cellars (Eynsham); Watlington Fine Wines (Watlington); Waddeson Wine (Waddesdon); No 2 Pound St (Wendover)
Women’s Store: Nellie & Dove (Deddington); Stocks (Henley); Brookes (Wendover); Odette Lingerie (Amersham); Black Swan Bridal (Wallingford)
Yoga/Pilates Studio: Downdog & Crow (Woodstock); Pilates on the Green (Wallingford); Nubodi Pilates (Henley); & Sister (Poundon); Studio One (Nettlebed)