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Clink clink! It’s the Muddy Awards drinks!

You did it, they did it, we all did it! We all voted for our favourite local businesses in Wilts and Glos and after a fierce competition, it was time to celebrate. Cue the cocktails! Our 2019 Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Muddy Stilettos Awards winners gathered together for an afternoon of celebration in Malmesbury this week.

Photos Tash Lee-Jones, The Little Photo Company

Our fab venue was The Old Bell Hotel, England’s oldest hotel (now there’s a USP), which sits snuggly next to an ancient Abbey (home to the tomb of King Athelstan, first king of England) in the heart of historic Malmesbury. Recently restored to the height of English charm, like Cinderella, it now has its glad rags on and is ready to go to the ball, with fantastic food, lovely rooms with some funky touches, and a few resident ghosts on site.

Our impressive turnout of worthy winners were treated to oodles of champagne, fruit punch and the most gorgeous home made cakes – sadly none left over for me to snaffle off home with. And a massive thank you goes to Tash Lee-Jones of The Little Photo Company for taking all of these gorgeous photos, and a very worthy winner of Best Photographer in Wiltshire! Check out her fab Insta page.

Once again, thank you to the team at The Old Bell Hotel for having us and for helping Muddy give out those well-earned certificates.

But for now over and out you lovely Muddy lot. Until next year!

Joanna & Sarah xx

The Wiltshire 2019 winners in full:

Best Art Gallery:    Bluestone Gallery, Devizes

Best Bar:     Prince of Wales Micropub, Chippenham

Best Beauty Salon:    The Tranquil Moment, Devizes

Best Bookshop:    Corsham Bookshop, Corsham

Best Boutique Stay:    Howards House Hotel, Teffont Evias

Best Café:    The Toast Office, Whitley

Best Children’s Business:    immyandreubs, Salisbury

Best Day Spa:    Bowood Hotel and Spa, Calne

Best Destination Pub:    The Beckford Arms, Fonthill Gifford

Best Family Attraction:     Cholderton Charlie’s Farm, Cholderton

Best Farmshop/Deli:    Lowden Garden Centre, Melksham

Best Fitness Instructor:    B Fit Bootcamp, Bulford

Best Florist:    My Flower Patch, Upavon

Best Gift Shop:    The Pink Pheasant, Salisbury

Best Hair Salon:    Tops Hair Salon, Melksham

Best Interiors:   Lucy Tom Interiors, Sherston

Best Jewellery Store:    Watlings, Lacock

Best Local Food/Drink Producer:     The Gourmet Brownie Kitchen, Devizes

Best Newcomer:    Townson Training, Devizes

Best Restaurant:    The Garden, Chippenham

Best Photographer:    The Little Photo Company, Studley

Best Theatre/Arts Venue:    Pound Arts, Corsham

Best Women’s Store:    Sassy and Boo, Malmesbury and Bradford on Avon

Best Yoga/Pilates Instructor / Studio:    Santosha Studio, Chippenham

 

The Gloucestershire 2019 winners in full:

Best Art Gallery:    New Brewery Arts, Cirencester

Best Bar:     The Prince Albert, Stroud

Best Beauty Salon:    Mayfair & Grace, Tetbury

Best Bookshop:    Octavia’s Bookshop, Cirencester

Best Boutique Stay:    The Manor House, Moreton-in-Marsh

Best Café:    The Find, Cheltenham

Best Children’s Business:    Babel Babies, Cheltenham

Best Day Spa:    Cowley Manor Spa, Cowley

Best Destination Pub:    The Bell, Sapperton

Best Family Attraction:     Puzzlewood, Coleford

Best Farmshop/Deli:    Overfarm Market, Gloucester

Best Fitness Instructor:    Infinite Balance, Cheltenham

Best Florist:    Rebel and the Rose, Cheltenham

Best Gift Shop:    Made in Stroud, Stroud

Best Hair Salon:    Mark Blake, Gloucester

Best Interiors:   Truce, Nailsworth

Best Jewellery Store:   Aneata Boote, Chipping Camden

Best Local Food/Drink Producer:   Salt Bakehouse, Stroud

Best Newcomer:    Dinky Street, Bishops Cleeve

Best Restaurant:    Wild Garlic, Nailsworth

Best Photographer:    The Rose Photography Co, Northleach

Best Theatre/Arts Venue:    The Everyman, Cheltenham

Best Women’s Store:    Daisy Jane, Nailsworth

Best Yoga/Pilates Instructor / Studio:    The Yoga Glow, Stroud

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