Meet the Muddy Awards Finalists!
It has been a massive task of bean counting to work out the finalists in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards but we have our shortlist. Raise your glass to 120 brilliant businesses in 24 categories.
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part so far in this year’s Muddy Stiletto Awards. There are loads of brilliant businesses in Glos, and we’ve received thousands of nominations across all 24 categories – so you’re clearly in love with local too!
I’m always a bit conflicted at this point in the Awards.
It’s super-fun to discover cool indie businesses, and see which village or town is having its ‘moment’! And I love telling the Finalists they’ve made it through. But there are so many incredible businesses whose journey stops today (though get in touch if you think we should be featuring you anyway – we’re all ears!).
The Finals start and voting opens on Wednesday 15 May at 10am. They come and go in just 7 days, so if you love a local business and want to give it a pat on the back, head to the Awards site and do your bit before it slips your mind (yeah, I know what you’re like) because the Finalist with the most votes will be crowned Winner.
Right, that’s enough blather from me. Time to meet the Finalists. Who gets your vote?
MUDDY AWARD FINALISTS 2019
Art Gallery: Chapel Arts, Cheltenham; Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway; Tetbury Goods Shed, Tetbury; New Brewery Arts, Cirencester; Sam Wilson Studio, Stow
Bar: Montpellier Wine Bar, Cheltenham; Liquor and Chow, Gloucester; The Prince Albert, Stroud; The Beehive, Cheltenham; The Grape Escape, Cheltenham
Beauty Salon: Absolute Beauty, Cheltenham; Mayfair & Grace, Tetbury; Revelation, Gloucester; Beauty Box, Gloucester; Hepburns, Cheltenham
Bookshop: Suffolk Anthology, Cheltenham; Stroud Bookshop, Stroud; Octavia’s Bookshop, Cirencester; Jaffe & Neal, Stow; Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, Tetbury and Nailsworth
Boutique Stay: Dormy House, Broadway; The Manor House, Moreton-in-Marsh; Court House Manor, Painswick; The Wheatsheaf Inn, Northleach; Wanderlust Camper Co, Dymock
Café: The Canteen, Nailsworth; The Find, Cheltenham; Lynwoods, Lechlade and Fairford; Temple Guiting Pantry, Temple Guiting; Belles Kitchen, Dursley
Children’s Business: Dizzy Rhino, Nailsworth; Cotswold Baby Co, Cirencester; Lola + Blake, Longford; Babel Babies, Cheltenham; Pedal Car Parties, Cheltenham
Day Spa: Cowley Manor Spa, Cowley; Barnsley House Spa, Barnsley; Elan Spa at The Greenway, Cheltenham; Cotswold House Hotel & Spa, Chipping Camden; Hatherley Manor Spa, Gloucester
Destination Pub: The Five Alls, Filkins; The Frogmill, Shipton Oliffe; The Royal Oak, Tetbury; The Stirrup Cup, Bisley; The Bell, Sapperton
Family Attraction: Cattle Country Adventure Park; Giffords Circus; Puzzlewood; Cotswold Farm Park; All Things Wild
Farm Shop/Deli: Daylesford, nr Kingham; Court Farm Shop, Cheltenham; Over Farm Market, Gloucester; The Organic Farm Shop, Cirencester; Forest Deli, Coleford
Fitness Instructor: Personal Best, Woodchester; Love Life Ladies, Stroud; Dance2fitjduk, Cirencester; Infinite Balance, Cheltenham; Urban Kickboxing Centre, Gloucester
Florist: Bluebell Wood Florist, Tewkesbury; Daisy Bell Floral Design, Dursley; Cotswold Flower House, Sherborne; Louise Pritchard Country & Formal Flowers, Gloucester; Rebel and the Rose, Cheltenham
Gift Shop: Made in Stroud, Stroud; Fourteen Lifestyle, Stroud; Moot, Coleford; Maison Coco, Thornbury; Inside Out Gifts, Cheltenham
Hair Salon: Ashley Paul, Gloucester; Kate Bloom Hair and Beauty, Cheltenham; Browns Boutique, Stroud; Bohemia Salon, Lydney; Mark Blake, Gloucester
Interiors Store: French Grey, Cirencester; Betty and Beatties, Nailsworth; Casa Interiors, Newnham; Truce, Nailsworth; Folia Planting, Cheltenham
Jewellery Store: Armed & Gorgeous; Georgina Bywater; Aneata Boote; Bates Goldsmiths; Audrey Claude
Local Producer (Food/Drink): Salt Bakehouse, Stroud; Twisting Spirits, Tewkesbury; Sugar Bowl Bakes, Cheltenham; The Sugar Rose Kitchen, Churchdown; Hetty’s Kitchen, Gloucester
Newcomer: Float in the Forest, Lydney; Fluid Pilates Bootcamp, Cheltenham; Dinky Street, Bishops Cleeve; LJ Bridal Collection, Upton St Leonards; Purelands Acupuncture, Cheltenham
Photographer: Little Cheltenham, Cheltenham; Chui Photography, Cheltenham; Inspire Photography, Gloucester; The Rose Photography Co, Northleach; Summer George Photography, Fairford
Restaurant: The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham; Malt & Anchor, Cirencester; East India Café, Cheltenham; The Corner House, Stroud; Wild Garlic, Nailsworth
Theatre/Arts Venue: The Everyman; The Roses; The Playhouse; The Barn Theatre; Tetbury Goods Shed
Women’s Fashion Store: Daisy Jane, Nailsworth; Law and Company, Stow and Cirencester; Bodega Womenswear, Cheltenham; Jackeroo Boutique, Cheltenham; Sassy & Boo, Cirencester, Tetbury, Winchcombe
Yoga/Pilates Instructor: Stroud Yoga Space, Stroud; Quay Yoga Studio, Gloucester; The Body Workshop, Cirencester; Cheltenham Pilates and Yoga, Cheltenham; The Yoga Glow, Stroud