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Winners’ Drinks

The 2018 Muddy Awards winners got together at Rothamsted Manor to share the secrets of their success and to raise a glass

Photography: Rebecca Fennell

The winners of the Muddy Awards 2018 gathered at Rothamsted Manor in Harpenden to celebrate their success and to share the stories about what it’s really like to run a business in Hertfordshire. Thank you to everyone who nominated, voted and took part this year. Well done to the winners! And a big thank you to Katie Simmons for giving us the run of the wonderfully ornate and quirky Rothamsted Manor. It’s available to book for weddings, big birthdays and any other occasion where you might need a manor house. Thank you to the charming and gung-ho Chloe and James of Nelson + Pops who drove their prosecco van from Bishop’s Stortford and kept us all a-fizz and well hydrated. Thank you to my mum and my cousin Jacqueline for coming to help on the day. Thank you Olivia and Marc at Trinder Hair Studios – winners in 2017 – for doing my hair (it looked gorgeous before the rain). Thank you Tiffany Harding at The Spa Odyssey for the wonderfully generous Elemis goody bags. And the biggest thank you goes to Rebecca Fennell for being great fun and for the fabulous photos. Thank you one and all and see you next year!

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell

Photography: Rebecca Fennell

Photo: Rebecca Fennell


Rothamsted Manor             Nelson + Pops             The Spa Odyssey                                           Rebecca Fennell Photography


The 2018 Muddy Awards Winners:

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: The 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 Boutique (Hertford)

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

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