The Muddy Award Finalists 2017!
How was half term? I spent the week half-watching my children whack each other with blunt implements while I counted out a whopping 10,000 votes (yes, people 10,000!!) in the first round of the Muddy Awards.
And now the results are in, with 135 brilliant businesses in 27 categories going through to fight it out for the Winner’s accolade in the Finals.
A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to vote and support your awesome local businesses and congrats to the worthy Finalists.
The Finals kick off this Wednesday at midday, with voting live on the blog so you can see who’s in the lead. This year it’s just one week of voting for your faves so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you super-vote!
OK, you want to see who made it through? Your Finalists are…
THE MUDDY AWARDS 2017: THE FINALISTS
Art Gallery: Dantzig (Woodstock); Wychwood Art (Deddington); MK Gallery (Milton Keynes); Zuleika Gallery (Oxford); Modern Art Oxford (Oxford)
Bar: The Garage (Buckingham); Kazbar (Oxford); Keg (Bourne End); The Keep (Wallingford); Heidrun (High Wycombe)
Beauty Salon: The Loft (Bloxham); Virgo Beauty (Goring); Sunrise (Marlow); The Little Beautique (Witney); Mulberry (Beaconsfield)
Bookshop: Gerrards Cross Bookshop (Gerrards Cross); The Marlow Bookshop (Marlow); The Wee Bookshop (Chinnor); The Mad Hatter Bookshop (Burford); Book & Ink (Banbury)
Boutique stay: The Dog & Badger (Medmenham); The Manor (Weston-on-the-Green); The Lamb Inn (Burford); Vanbrugh House (Oxford); The Wild Rabbit (Kingham)
Café: Little Italy (Haddenham); Satollo (Marlow); Coopers (Marlow); UE Coffee Roasters (Witney); The Grocer at 91 (Amersham)
Children’s Business: Leo & The Lion (Aylesbury); Bump Start (Whaddon); The Little Welly (Henley); Ticketty Boo (Chipping Norton); The Children’s Shoe Co (Marlow)
Complementary Health: The Bagnall Centre (Chesham); Clinic on the Green (Bletchingdon); Wheatley Complementary Therapy Clinic; The Complementary Healthcare Practice (Abingdon); The Practice (Thame)
Day Spa: Stoke Park (Stoke Poges); Spa Illuminata (Marlow); Bodhi Tree Spa (Chalfont St Peter); Soho Farmhouse (Great Tew); Red House Spa (Amersham)
Farmshop/Deli: Boycott Farm (Stowe); Goring Grocer (Goring); Peterley Farm Shop (Prestwood); Umberto’s (Thame); Wells Stores (Abingdon)
Destination Pub: The Chequers (Churchill); The Greyhound (Rotherfield Peppard); The Pointer (Brill); The Bottle & Glass (Binfield Heath); The Milton Hare (Milton-under-Wychwood)
Family attraction: Blenheim Palace (Woodstock); Waddesdon Manor (Waddesdon); The Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford); Waterperry Gardens (Waterperry); The Ashmolean Museum (Oxford)
Fitness Instructor: Alice Brawn (Buckingham); Steve Carvey (Oxford); Dani Hawes (Marlow); Fluff to Buff (Witney); Nix Ticehurst (Little Wittenham)
Glamping: The Oxford Yurt (Oxford); Campfire & Stars (Sibford Ferris); Hill Farm & Orchard (Slapton); Wingbury Farm Glamping (Wingrave); The Chilterns View (Ewelme)
Local Producer (food/drink): Rebellion Brewery (Marlow); Cotswold Baking (Chipping Norton); Bluebell Biscuiterie (Henley); Chiltern Charcuterie (High Wycombe); Gorvett & Stone (Henley)
Florist: Bicycle Blooms (Oxford); The Flower Fairies (Long Hanborough); Elizabeth Bespoke Floral Design (Henley); Fiona Faber Floral Design (Wendover); Guelder Rose (Winslow)
Gift Shop: Alphabet Soup (Great Missenden); The Old Fire Station Shop (Oxford); FROM (Thame); Feather & Nest (Wallingford); Stocks (Henley)
Hair Salon: Popham (Oxford); Simon Smith (Chipping Norton); Brendan O’Sullivan (Amersham); Oxygen (Beaconsfield); FNKY (Bicester)
Interiors: Home Barn (Marlow); Life at Nettlebed (Nettlebed); Southwood Stores (Swanbourne); Secret Messages Interiors (Buckingham); Burford Garden Company (Burford)
Jewellery Store: Beaconsfield Fine Jewellery (Beaconsfield); Robert Gatward (Abingdon); Biagio The Jeweller (Thame); Fullard Fine Jewellery (Marlow); Woolfe (Milton Keynes)
Men’s Store: Gatsby (Marlow); Mash (Chipping Norton); Hewetts (Marlow); Burrows & Hare (Oxford); The Workers Club (Blewbury)
Photographer: Sarah Greer (Wendover); Alexandra Jane (Chinnor); Gabrielle McMillan (Marlow); Juniper Green Photography (Buckingham); Kelly Jo Photography (Calvert Green)
Restaurant: Nelson St (Buckingham); Shaun Dickens (Henley); The Nut Tree (Murcott); The Oxford Kitchen (Oxford); The Mash Inn (Bennett End)
Theatre: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre; New Theatre Oxford; Chipping Norton Theatre; Milton Keynes Theatre; Wycombe Swan (High Wycombe)
Wine merchant: Love Wine (Woodstock); SH Jones (Banbury): Woods Wines (Henley); Wine Bear (Chipping Norton); No 2 Pound St (Wendover)
Women’s Store: Nellie & Dove (Deddington); Vanilla (Oxford); Cecilia Quinn (Amersham); Plume (Marlow); Iris (Amersham)
Yoga/Pilates Studio: Yoga Venue (Oxford); Downdog & Crow (Woodstock); Henley Yoga Studio (Henley); Fitness Function (Penn); Pilates on the Green (Wallingford)