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The finalists!

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Yes, I’ve counted and re-counted, checked and re-checked, and here they are — cue fanfare! — the very first Muddy Herts Awards 2015 finalists!

You can vote for your favourites in as many categories as you like here — but only once in each one, mind!

Best Art Gallery

Courtyard Arts, Hertford
Montagues, High St Kings Langley
The Art Nest, Hitchin
Berkeley Gallery, Berkhamsted
Gallery Rouge, St Albans


Best Bar

Hermitage Road, Hitchin
Akeman, Tring
Mokoko Cocktail Bar, St Albans
The Gatsby, Berkhamsted
Baroosh, Hertford


Best Boutique Hotel / B&B

Rigsby’s Guest House, Hertford
No 1 Port Hill , Hertford
Coltsfoot Country Retreat
The Kings Arms, Berkhamsted
Red Coats Farm House


Best Beauty Salon

Dollie  Mixtures, Hitchin
Elementary Skin and body, Berkhamsted
Totality Day Spa, Tring
Espiritu Salon & Spa, Radlett
Beauty Within, Stevenage


Best Cafe

The Country Bumpkin, Tewin
Coco Cafe, Croxley Green
Mudlarks Garden Cafe, Hertford
Fred and Ginger, Kings Langley
Inn on the Park, St Albans


Best Casual Dining

Smoky Mojo, Hertford
Zaza’s, Berkhamsted
Hermitage Rd, Hitchin
The Beech House St. Albans
Il Vino, Hertford


Best Children’s Shop

Best Children’s Shop
Sweet as a Button, Kings Langley
Little Boutini, Hertford
Leaf, Hertford
Cuthberts Toys, St Albans
Zebra, Berkhamsted


Best Complementary Therapy Clinic

Elementary, Berkhamsted
Louise Onisha Claremont, Tring
Breathing Space, Harpenden
Haelan Therapy, Hitchin
The Secret Space, Hertford


Best Day Spa

Dollie Mixtures, Hitchin
Totality Day Spa, Tring
Nutmeg Spa, Hemel Hempstead
Espiritu Salon & Spa, Radlett
Sopwell House, St Albans


Best Deli

Halseys, Hitchin
Giambrone’s, Hertford
Dallings, Kings Langley
Buongiorno Italia, St Albans
Beechwoods Fine Foods, Tring


Best Destination Pub

The Alford Arms, Frithsden
Dylans The Kings Arms, St Albans
The Fox at Willian, Letchworth
The Artichoke, Croxley Green
The Tilbury, Datchworth


Best Emporium

Hertfordshire Craft Collective, Radlett
Jolly Brown, Hitchin
Home and Colonial, Berkhamsted
Fleetville Vintage Emporium, St Albans
Swan Antiques, Boxmoor


Best Family Attraction

Knebworth House, Knebworth
Willows Farm, London Colney
Warner Bros Studio Tour, Leavesden
Natural History Museum, Tring
Standalone Farm Letchworth


Best Fitness Instructor

Elizabeth Kaloczi, St Albans
Adrian Forster, Berkhamsted
Karen Lem, Tring
Andy Curtin, Hitchin
Aislinn Quigley, Baldock & Stevenage


Best Fitness Club

Fit From Within, St Albans
The Fitness Society, Berkhamsted
Westminster Lodge, St Albans
David Lloyd, Hatfield
The Lifestyle Centre, Ashridge


Best Gift Shop

Raindrops on Roses, St Albans
FLY9, Hitchin
Beau’s Boutique, Kings Langley
The Oak Room, Hertford
Temptation, Berkhamsted


Best Hairdressing Salon

The Hair Secret, Berkhamsted
Pure, Hitchin
Espiritu Salon & Spa, Radlett
Headlines, Bengeo
Atelier Hairdressing & Beauty Rooms, Redbourn


Best Interiors Store

123 Floor, St Albans
Hermitage Rd & Co, Hitchin
Chloe James, St Albans
Market House, Tring
That Design Store, St Albans


Best Independent Florist

The Secret Garden, Bengeo
Magnolia, Tring
Perfect Moment, St Albans
Petals, Berkhamsted
Town Garden, Hitchin


Best Jewellery Store

Lance James, Hertford
Baileys, Berkhamsted
Maggie J  Jewellers, Tring
Gatwards, Hitchin
Galio, St Albans


Best Large Hotel

The Grove, Watford
Sopwell House, St Albans
The Pennyfarthing, Berkhamsted
Aubrey Park Hotel, Hemel
Hanbury Manor, Ware


Best Local Food Producer

Eastwoods, Berkhamsted
Heaven Is A Cupcake, St Albans
Foxholes Farm, Hertford
Dizzy Bee Kitchen, St Albans
Martin Burke’s falafel, Hitchin


Best Men’s Boutique

Azir Menswear, Hertford
D Copperfield Esq, St Albans
Silver Rivet, St Albans
Twisted Fabric, Hitchin
William Young, Berkhamsted


Best Restaurant

Lussmans, Hertford
Bluebella Roos, Berkhamsted
Chez Mumtaj, St Albans
Vita, Welwyn
[email protected], St Albans


Best Theatre

Hertford Theatre, Hertford
Abbey Theatre, St Albans
Market Theatre, Hitchin
Palace Theatre, Watford
Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City


Best Women’s Fashion Boutique

The Women’s Society, Hertford
So Unique, Stevenage Old Town
What Sarah Did, Hitchin
The Dressing Room, St Albans
Su Su, Welwyn


Best World Food

Alley Katsu, Hertford
Little Marrakech, St Albans
Mevan Ocakbasi, Hitchin
Zero Juice and Sushi, Berkhamsted
Neem Tree, Welwyn Garden City


Best Pilates / Yoga Studio

Fit From Within, St Albans
Pilates Pod, Hitchin
Bayoga, Berkhamsted
Cyclezone Studio
POW Yoga, Ware

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2 comments on “The finalists!”

  • Jesse Clements April 15, 2015

    Hi Muddy

    I just thought i would let you know you’ve named Hermitage Rd & Co as a finalist for best interiors, but when you go to vote they are not included in the selection. Is this and error?

    Thank you.

    • pippachappell April 16, 2015

      Thanks for letting us know — it’s all sorted now! Pippa x


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