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Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners

Your votes have been counted and - drumroll please - the results are in. Here are your Muddy Awards 2021 winners. Go say hi, they're local you know!

Oooh, well that was FUN! 

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 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 25 Muddy counties.

After our 2020’s Awards had been curtailed by something called – um, Carvid? Covim? – I think we all yearned this year to really celebrate the creativity, uniqueness and sheer stick-it-out bravery of our best local businesses. Cue an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 750,000 votes cast in 202s. I know, bonkers

I’ve always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – I never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost. And eight years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever for me 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 2021. 

And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2021 across Suffolk & Cambs. 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 in June 2022!


Say hello to the BEST…

ART GALLERY: Kettle’s Yard (Cambridge)

BAR: NOVI bar (Cambridge)

BEAUTY SALON: English Rose Beauty House (Willingham)

BOOKSHOP: The Book Warren (Willingham)

BRIDAL STORE: Blush (Little Downham)

BOUTIQUE STAY: The Swan (Southwold)

CAFÉ: Bohemia (St Neots)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Colby & Co (St Neots)

COVID START UP: Raised in Rampton (Cambridge)

DAY SPA: The Gainsborough Health Club & Day Spa (Sudbury)

DESTINATION PUB: The Weeping Willow (Barrow, Bury St Edmunds)

FAMILY ATTRACTION: Johnsons of Old Hurst (Huntingdon)

FARM SHOP/DELI: The Bushel Box Farm Shop (Willingham)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Neil Marsh Health & Fitness (Willingham)

FLORIST: Gin House Flowers (Histon)

GARDEN DESIGNER: Sylvia Newman Garden Design (Longstanton)

GIFT SHOP: Posy (Lavenham)

HAIR SALON: Meraki Hair Design (St Ives)

INTERIORS STORE: Stone and Sage (Bury St Edmunds)

JEWELLERY STORE: Jonathan Lambert (Sudbury)

LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Pinney’s of Orford (Orford)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Kerry Unwin Photography (Peterborough)

RESTAURANT: Restaurant 22 (Cambridge)

THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: The Arts Theatre (Cambridge)

WEDDING VENUE: The Old Hall (Ely)

WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: Colleen and Clare (Southwold)

YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Body Sculpt Pilates (Oakington)

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