Your votes have been counted and – drumroll please – the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2022 winners. Go say hi, they’re local you know!
Oooh, well that was FUN!
The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheer-leading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 28 Muddy counties, in partnership with our fab national sponsor Healthily and local partner Marina Theatre Lowestoft. This year, an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 765,000 votes cast in 2022. I know, bonkers!
The Muddy Awards are proudly free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – we never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And nine years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant businesses that often go undiscovered and unrecognised.
But these are Awards voted for by Muddy readers, not editors, so it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU from me to all of you who took part or voted in 2022.
And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2022 across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. All incredible and worthy of a visit – so print off this list (or save to your favourites on Muddy if you’re signed in) and work your way through them until we go again next year!
THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2022
Say hello to the BEST…
ART SPACE: VK Gallery, St Ives
BAR: Bohemia St Neots
BEAUTY SALON: English Rose Beauty House, Willingham
BOOKSHOP: Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely
BRIDAL STORE: Harvey’s of Ramsey
BOUTIQUE STAY: The Three Hills Bartlow
CAFÉ: Procopio’s Pantry, Bury St Edmunds
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: ClayBear Official, Mildenhall
DAY SPA: Sandpiper Pool and Spa, Somersham
DESTINATION PUB: The Oliver Cromwell, St Ives
FAMILY ATTRACTION: Hamerton Zoo Park, Huntingdon
FARM SHOP/DELI: Johnsons of Old Hurst
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: K Fit, St Neots
FLORIST: Passionate Flowers, Over
HAIR SALON: Meraki Hair Design, St Ives
HOTEL: The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds
JEWELLER: Oink Design, Ely
LIFESTYLE STORE: The Cunningham Candle Company, St Neots
LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Loades of Cakes, Ramsey
NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Bohemia Alconbury Weald
PHOTOGRAPHER: Lizzie Day Photographs
RESTAURANT: The Pantry Newmarket
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: The Little Fenland Eco Shop, Ramsey
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Cambridge Arts Theatre
WEDDING VENUE: Bassmead Manor Barns, St Neots
WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: Honey B Boutique, St Ives
YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Core Factor Pilates, Somersham