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The Muddy Award Winners 2018!

Thousands of businesses battled it out in the Muddy Awards this year. Now we have 24 victors - wanna meet them?

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018 romped to a close on Friday with thousands upon thousands of you supporting the local businesses you love the most.

If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. Over 20,000 of you voted in the Bucks/Oxon Awards across 24 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

From yours truly – a gibbering wreck of an editor, crossed eyed with checking spreadsheets  – it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU and multiple love emoji  to everyone who took part or voted.

But enough blather from me. Want to meet your winners? All fabulous and worthy of your applause and hopefully quite a few businesses you don’t already know about so you can use them to plan your fun for the rest of 2018!

Hero x



Best Art Gallery: Dantzig Gallery (Woodstock)

Best Bar: Thirteen (Bicester)

Best Beauty Salon: Mirror Image Beauty (Wallingford)

Best Bookshop: The Book House (Thame)

Best Boutique Stay: The Bay Tree Hotel (Burford)

Best Café: Drifters (Henley)

Best Children’s Store: Angel & Rocket (Marlow)

Best Day Spa: Stoke Park Spa (Stoke Poges)

Best Destination Pub: The Greyhound Inn (Letcombe Regis)

Best Family Attraction: Cotswold Wildlife Park (Burford)

Best Farmshop/Deli: The Granary (Watlington)

Best Fitness Instructor: Zac Purchase (Marlow)

Best Local Food/Drink Producer: Bumble Bee Cider (Goring)

Best Florist: Bicycle Blooms (Oxford)

Best Gift Shop: FROM (Thame)

Best Hair Salon: Zaneta Lichova (Oxford)

Best Interiors Store: Harriet Holgate (Watlington)

Best Jewellery Store: Libby Rak (Woodstock)

Best Photographer: Deb Porter Photography (Thame)

Best Restaurant: The Artichoke (Amersham)

Best Theatre/Arts Venue: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre (Aylesbury)

Best Wine Merchant: Eynsham Wine Cellars (Eynsham)

Best Women’s Store: Black Swan Bridal Studio (Wallingford)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio: Nubodi Pilates (Henley)


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6 comments on “The Muddy Award Winners 2018!”

  • Debra Rhodes May 19, 2018

    Big congratulations to Harriet Holgate for best Interiors , in Watlington!!! Well done! You deserve it darling!

    • muddystiletto May 22, 2018

      A lot of love for Harriet Holgate’s win! Thanks for posting your comment Debra. x

  • Justin @ idsign May 21, 2018

    Well done Robin! A fantastic selection of cheeses and now a wall of craft beers and tasty ales! A lot of hard work has gone into the new lGranary Deli in Watlington…….you deserve it!

    • muddystiletto May 22, 2018

      I agree Justin, a lot of hard work and it’s a brilliant store.

  • Samantha Stonehouse May 21, 2018

    So thrilled for Harriet Holgate, she is so talented at what she does and has the most incredible portfolio. Well done, so deserved.

    • muddystiletto May 22, 2018

      She’s a talent, that’s for sure! x


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