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The Muddy Awards 2017 finalists!


My eyes are all squiffy, and that’s down to bean counting, not gindulgence. But it was worth it. We now have a list of finalists for the Muddy Awards 2017. Thank you to everyone who nominated their fave business in Herts. There were literally thousands of nominations; there are so many brilliant businesses in our county. Sorry to those of you who didn’t make it through this time. And congrats and good luck to all of you who are now in the final round.

Voting opens at midday on Weds 7 June (only two more sleeps) and closes at midday on Weds 14 June.

So who’s through to the final round?

The Muddy Awards 2017 Finalists:

Art Gallery:

Gallery 1066 (Baldock)
Broadway Gallery (Letchworth)
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens (Perry Green)
Courtyard Arts (Hertford)
The Berkeley Gallery (Berkhamsted)


Garden City Brewery (Letchworth)
Water Lane (Bishop’s Stortford)
Hermitage Rd (Hitchin)
Bishop’s Cave (Bishop’s Stortford)
Suckerpunch (St Albans)

Beauty Salon:

Rebecca Jade (Harpenden)
Pebble Beauty Sanctuary (Hitchin)
Lavender and Stone (Harpenden)
Beyond Beauty (Hertford)
Skin and Tonic (St Albans)


Segrue Books (Radlett)
Chorleywood Bookshop (Chorleywood)
Oxfam Bookshop (Berkhamsted)
Leaf (Hertford)
David’s Bookshop (Letchworth)

Boutique stays:

Lordship’s Barns (Dane End)
The Fox at Willian (Letchworth)
Rigsby’s Guest House (Hertford)
Kings Arms (Berkhamsted))
Number One Port Hill (Hertford)


Hopleys Cafe (Much Hadham)
The Juice Pharm (St Albans)
Frithsden Vineyard (Frithsden)
George Street Canteen (St Albans)
Black Goo at Home & Colonial (Berkhamsted)

Children’s Business:

Tommy & Lottie (St Albans)
Rosita Lollipop (Hitchin)
The White House (Hitchin)
Halia Rose (Berkhamsted)
Leaf (Hertford)

Complementary Therapy Centre:

Ginger Natural Health (St Albans)
Haelan Therapy (Hitchin)
Clinic 8 (St Albans)
The Secret Space (Hertford)
Letchworth Centre for Healthy Living (Letchworth)

Day Spa:

Sopwell House (St Albans)
Cecily Townhouse (Berkhamsted)
The Grove (Watford)
Champneys (Tring)
Hanbury Manor (Ware)

Deli/Farm Shop

Foxholes (Hertford)
P. E. Mead & Son (Wilstone)
Carpenter’s (St Albans)
Buongiorno Italia (St Albans)
Pearce’s (Buntingford)

Destination Pub:

The Alford Arms (Frithsden)
The Fox & Hounds (Hunsdon))
The Tilbury (Datchworth)
The Fox at Willian (Letchworth)
Dylans at The Kings Arms (St Albans)

Family Attraction:

Knebworth House and Dinosaur Trail (Stevenage)
Standalone Farm (Letchworth)
Hatfield House and Park Farm (Hatfield)
Hichin Lavender (Ickleford)
Church Farm (Ardeley)

Fitness Instructor:

Amy Shaw (Harpenden)
Annie Farrow (Letchworth)
Jo Cobbe (Bishop’s Stortford)
Manuela Ardissone (Harpenden)
Jay Benedetti (Hertford) )


Emma Sousa (Barnet)
All in One Season (Letchworth)
Gillyflower (Berkhamsted)
Love Flowers (Hertford)
Magnolia (Tring)

Gift Shop:

Raindrops on Roses (St Albans)
White Mint (Berkhamsted)
Vintage Bay (Hitchin)
Chloe James (St Albans)
The Oak Room (Hertford)


Guilden Gate (Royston)
North Hill Farm (Chorleywood)
Home Farm Glamping (Elstree)
Funky Monkey Tents (St Albans)
Church Farm (Ardeley)

Hair Salon:

Tom Ashley (Hertford)
The Annexx (Berkhamsted)
Trinder (St Albans)
Ciente (Berkhamsted)
Jo Morden (Buntingford)


Harwood Holmes (Hertford)
Home & Colonial (Berkhamsted)
Staffy B (Baldock)
Hermitage Rd (Hitchin)
Maison Hartley (St Albans)

Jewellery Store:

Lance James (Hertford)
Rachel Jeffrey (Wheathampstead)
Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery (Halls Green)
Wharton Goldsmith (St Albans)
King’s Hill (St Albans)

Local Producer (food/drink)

Wobbly Bottom (Hitchin)
Dizzy Bee (St Albans)
Lulu Coffee (Ware)
Puddingstone Distillery (Tring)
Bridget B’s (Hertford)

Mens’s Store

Purple (Harpenden)
Chimney (Royston)
Alexandra Wood (Bishop’s Stortford)
Cerimonia (St Albans)
D. Copperfield (St Albans)


Penny Bird (Harpenden)
Mikaela Morgan (Berkhamsted)
Simon Kane (Shenley)
Sharon Cooper (Hitchin)
Clare Tam-Im (Watford)


The Olive Tree (Berkhamsted)
Tabure (St Albans)
Oxscale (Wheathamstead) )
Lussmanns (Harpenden)
No 23 (Tring)


Rhodes (Bishop’s Stortford)
Broadway Theatre (Letchworth)
Sandpitv Theatre (St Albans)
Court Theatre (Tring)
Hertford Theatre (Hertford)

Wine Shop:

Rollings (Harpenden)
Blue Otter (Hichin)
Hedley Wright (Hitchin)
Thirty Nine 10 (St Albans)
Flagship Wines (St Albans)

Women’s Store:

Chloe James (St Albans)
Amelie (Berkhamsted)
What Sarah Did (Hitchin)
Lolly & Mitch (Tring)
The Women’s Society (Hertford)

Yoga/Pilates Studio

The Secret Space (Hertford)
Studio 10:10 (St Albans)
Tring Yoga Studio (Tring)
The Yoga Shed (Hitchin)
Akasha (Bishop’s Stortford)


Find more ideas here


4 comments on “The Muddy Awards 2017 finalists!”

  • Pauline Kowalski June 7, 2017

    Fab and very helpful staff so on trend.Love Women’s Society Boutique.

  • Christine Cain June 7, 2017

    Jo Morden in Buntingford is a real top class salon. All the staff are friendly and attentive. The standard of hair care is excellent and I would not hesitate to recommend to anyone. Salon always looks up to the minute and the latest products and hair colours are readily available. My No 1 hairdressers!!

  • Jayne Denham June 7, 2017

    Love Flowers best florist ever! Always great service and beautiful flowers, always something special to find in the shop. Love love love this shop.

  • Paul Kidd June 9, 2017

    Flagship Wines (St. Albans) gets my vote because of the sheer breadth of wines and spirits on offer, the weekly tastings, tutored wine dinners but most of all for the enthusiasm, helpfulness and knowledge of the staff. Stop here for whatever you need and you will leave happier and wiser.


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