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Thank you! Thank you to everyone who voted in The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017! The awards closed on Friday with record numbers of you voting for the best local and independent businesses in Herts.

The Muddy Awards are free and are a positive celebration of the quirkiest, most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses in 18 counties. This year there were moments when 400 of you were voting every second. To say that we were overwhelmed is not far off. What it shows is how many brilliant businesses there are, and how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

So on the Monday after the Awards, I’d like to say another and even bigger THANK YOU to everyone who took part or voted.

And here are the winners, who I think should stand up and take a bow:

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 Winners

Best Art Gallery – Gallery 1066 (Baldock)

Best Bar – Suckerpunch (St Albans)

Best Beauty Salon – Lavender and Stone (Harpenden)

Best Bookshop – David’s Bookshop (Letchworth)

Best Boutique Stay – Number One Port Hill (Hertford)

Best Café – George Street Canteen (St Albans)

Best Children’s Business – Tommy & Lottie (St Albans)

Best Complementary Therapy Centre – Haelan Therapy (Hitchin)

Best Day Spa – Sopwell House (St Albans)

Best Destination Pub – The Alford Arms (Frithsden)

Best Family Attraction – Hitchin Lavender (Ickleford)

Best Farm Shop/Deli – Carpenter’s (Sandridge)

Best Fitness Instructor – Jay Benedetti (Hertford)

Best Florist – Love Flowers (Hertford)

Best Gift Shop – Vintage Bay (Hitchin)

Best Glamping – Funky Monkey Tents (Wheathamstead)

Best Hair Salon – Trinder (St Albans)

Best Interiors Business – Maison Hartley (St Albans)

Best Jewellery Store – Rachel Jeffrey (Wheathamstead)

Best Local Food Producer – Dizzy Bee Kitchen (St Albans)

Best Men’s Business – Alexandra Wood (Bishop’s Stortford)

Best Photographer – Mikaela Morgan (Berkhamsted)

Best Restaurant – The Olive Tree (Berkhamsted)

Best Theatre – Sandpit Theatre (St Albans)

Best Wine Merchant – Thirty Nine 10 (St Albans)

Best Women’s Store – Lolly & Mitch (Tring)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio – Tring Yoga Studio (Tring)

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