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The Muddy Award Winners 2018!


The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2018 romped to a close on Friday with thousands upon thousands of you supporting the local businesses you love the most.

If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. Over 20,000 of you voted in the Hertfordshire Awards across 24 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

I’m so sorry to those of you who didn’t make it this year, and I’d like to thank everyone who took part or voted. It’s uplifting to know that there is so much love and support in Herts for local businesses and their owners – they all work so hard to stand out and give us something unique.

Do you want to meet your winners? All brilliant and worthy of your applause and hopefully quite a few businesses you don’t already know about so you can use them to plan your fun for the rest of 2018!

Thank you and congratulations!




Best Art Gallery: Arkley Fine Art (Hitchin)

Best Bar: Hermitage Rd (Hitchin)

Best Beauty Salon: Beyond Beauty (Hertford)

Best Bookshop: David’s Bookshop (Letchworth Garden City)

Best Boutique Stay: The White Horse (Hertingfordbury)

Best Café: George Street Canteen (St Albans)

Best Children’s Store: Oglee Poglee (Berkhamsted)

Best Day Spa: The Spa Odyssey (Knebworth)

Best Destination Pub: Alford Arms (Frithsden)

Best Family Attraction: Standalone Farm (Letchworth Garden City)

Best Farmshop/Deli: The Fleetville Larder (St Albans)

Best Fitness Instructor: Alex Pinto (Hertford)

Best Local Food/Drink Producer: Zims Tribe (Berkhamsted)

Best Florist: Flower Box (St Albans)

Best Gift Shop: Number Twenty (Berkhamsted)

Best Hair Salon: Johnson Blythe (Hertford)

Best Interiors Store: Cositas (St Albans)

Best Jewellery Store: Fiona Rae (Hatfield)

Best Photographer: Charlotte Murphy (Letchworth Garden City)

Best Restaurant: Dylans (St Albans)

Best Theatre/Arts Venue: Broadway Cinema & Theatre (Letchworth Garden City)

Best Wine Merchant: Cellar Door Wines (St Albans)

Best Women’s Store: The Women’s Society (Hertford)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio: The Yoga Hall (St Albans)









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