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Muddy Stiletto Awards 2022


Your votes have been counted and – drumroll please – the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they’re local you know!

Oooh, well that was FUN! 

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheer-leading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 28 Muddy counties, in partnership with our fab national sponsor Healthily and local partner Debenhams Ottaway. This year, an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 765,000 votes cast in 2022. I know, bonkers! 

The Muddy Awards are proudly free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – we never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And nine years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant businesses that often go undiscovered and unrecognised.

But these are Awards voted for by Muddy readers, not editors, so it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU from me to all of you who took part or voted in 2022. 

And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2022 across Herts & Beds. All incredible and worthy of a visit – so print off this list (or save to your favourites on Muddy if you’re signed in) and work your way through them until we go again next year!


Say hello to the BEST…

ART SPACE: The Dottie Crafter Studio, (Wheathampstead, Herts)

BAR: The Wee Vinoteca, (Hitchin, Herts)

BEAUTY SALON: Maison Beauté, (Baldock, Herts)

BOOKSHOP: David’s Bookshop, (Letchworth, Herts)

BOUTIQUE STAY: The Meadows at Polehanger, (Shefford, Beds)

BRIDAL STORE: Morgan Davies Bridal, (Hitchin, Herts)

CAFÉ: The Kiln, (Stewartby, Beds)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Mama Baby Play, (Hitchin, Herts)

DAY SPA: Aqua Sana, (Woburn, Beds)

DESTINATION PUB: The Bull at Gosmore, (Gosmore, Herts)

FAMILY ATTRACTION: Hitchin Lavender, (Hitchin, Herts)

FARMSHOP / DELI: Disco-licious, (Gravenhurst, Beds)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Hillier Fitness, (Biggleswade, Beds)

FLORIST: Flowers by Catherine, (Wheathampstead, Herts)

HAIR SALON: Greys Hairdressing, (Hitchin, Herts)

HOTEL / INN: The Bedford Swan, (Bedford, Beds)

JEWELLERY STORE: Jude Karnon Jewellery, (Leighton Buzzard, Beds)

LIFESTYLE STORE: Elephant & Feather, (Potton, Beds)

LOCAL FOOD / DRINK PRODUCER: Bite Around the World, (Hitchin, Herts)

NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Wild Ivy, (Hitchin, Herts)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Bubear Photography, (Biggleswade, Beds)

RESTAURANT: Los Reyes, (Hitchin, Herts)

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: The Wholesome Weigh, (Hitchin, Herts)

THEATRE / ARTS VENUE: Broadway Cinema and Theatre (Letchworth Garden City)

WEDDING VENUE: Shuttleworth House, (Old Warden, Beds)

WOMENS STORE: Rubarb (Hitchin)

YOGA / PILATES STUDIO: The Pilates Workshop (St Albans)

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