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The Muddy Award Winners 2019!

Hundreds of local businesses across Herts & Beds battled it out in this year's prestigious Muddy Awards, and now 24 of them have been crowned winners - want to see who they are? We won't keep you in suspense any longer...

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks in Muddy land while the awards have been underway (if you’ve missed it, where have you been?!)

Our inboxes and social notifications haven’t stopped pinging, so a massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support all that is awesome in our counties and showing that you are indeed as much #inlovewithlocal as we are!

THOUSANDS of you nominated and voted for your favourite local businesses in 24 categories, from florists to family attractions. This year we welcomed Bedfordshire businesses into the Muddy fold and we were overwhelmed by the response from the good folk of Beds, as well as from our loyal Herts readers.

While there are so many deserving cool and creative companies out there, there can, of course only be one winner in each category… a massive CONGRATULATIONS to every one of them! And to those who made it into the finals, from the hundreds of business who were nominated, a HUGE well done to you, too –  it’s such an accolade to be recognised by your loyal customers in this way, and we love you too, so don’t be disheartened, and keep up the great work!

So, shall we do the honours? Here are the 2019 Muddy Stilettos Awards winners, chosen by you, the good people of Herts and Beds…



Art Gallery: Nude Tin Can (St Albans, Herts)

Bar: Hermitage Rd. (Hitchin, Herts)

Beauty salon: Serenity (Potters Bar, Herts)

Bookshop: David’s Bookshop, Music & Café (Letchworth, Herts)

Boutique stay: D’Parys (Bedford, Beds)

Café: Black Goo (Tring, Herts)

Children’s business: Secret Garden (Hitchin, Herts)

Day spa: Aqua Sana, Woburn Forest (Beds)

Farm shop/deli: The Little Deli (Hitchin, Herts)

Destination pub: The Alford Arms (Frithsden, Herts)

Fitness instructor: Ana Rodriguez (Hertford and Ware, Herts)

Family attraction: ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (Dunstable, Beds)

Florist: Sarah Maylin Flowers (Hitchin, Herts)

Gift shop: Vintage Bay (Hitchin, Herts)

Local food/drink producer: Fabio’s Gelato (Hitchin, Herts)

Hair salon: Open Hairdressing (Hemel Hempstead, Herts)

Interiors store: Cositas (St Albans, Herts)

Jewellery store: Maggie J (Tring, Herts)

Restaurant: Los Reyes (Hitchin, Herts)

Theatre/arts venue: The Rex (Berkhamsted, Herts)

Photographer: Sharon Cooper (Hitchin, Herts)

Women’s fashion store: Rubarb (Hitchin, Herts)

Yoga/Pilates instructor: Sarah Jerrom, NuYou Pilates (Herts)

Newcomer: The Wee Vinoteca (Hitchin, Herts)

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Muddy Stilettos Awards

2 comments on “The Muddy Award Winners 2019!”

  • Michael Bernstein June 4, 2019

    Please register my vote for Mead’s Farm Shop Wilstone Herts

    • Katrina June 5, 2019

      Hi Michael, I’m so sorry but the awards have now closed and we have already announced the winners! Don’t forget to vote next year though! Best wishes, Katrina


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