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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area.

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, an uber-motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farmshop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous local Finalists in this years Muddy Awards (sponsored by Healthily and our local partner Marina Theatre Lowestoft), sorted by area so you can narrow down your new local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, gardeners, attractions… and more. 

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…

CENTRAL CAMBS: Cambridge and surrounds 

  • Smokeworks Tap, Cambridge (Bar)
  • The LAB, Cambridge (Bar)
  • The Old Crown, Girton (Destination Pub)
  • The Plough, Coton (Destination Pub)
  • MittFitt, Cambridge (Fitness Instructor)
  • Jonedog Fitness (David Jones), Cambridge (Fitness Instructor)
  • Clayton Hotel, Cambridge (Hotel/Inn)
  • The Fellows House, Curio Collection by Hilton, Cambridge (Hotel/Inn)
  • Noko Designs, Cambridge (Jeweller)
  • Nara Cambridge, Cambridge (Lifestyle Store)
  • The Swoop Taproom, Cambridge (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • Thomas Ellwood Photography, Cambridge (Photographer)
  • The Tipsy Vegan, Cambridge (Restaurant)
  • Cambridge Arts Theatre, Cambridge (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • CAMYOGA, Cambridge (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

NORTH EAST CAMBS: Ely and surrounds

  • Topping & Company Booksellers of Ely (Bookshop)
  • Blush Ely (Bridal Store)
  • The Haddenham Cherry Tree, Haddenham (Café)
  • Tennis 4 Tots, Ely (Children’s Business)
  • Oink Design, Ely (Jeweller)
  • Hello Harriet Photography, Wimblington (Photographer)
  • The Old Hall Ely (Wedding Venue)

NORTH CAMBS: Peterborough, Ramsey and Wisbech 

  • And So Beautiful, Orton Waterville (Beauty Salon)
  • Harvey’s of Ramsey, Ramsey (Bridal Store)
  • Darling Princess Parties, Peterborough (Children’s Business)
  • PURE Spa & Beauty, Peterborough (Day Spa)
  • Sacrewell Heritage Farm & Country Centre, Peterborough (Family Attraction)
  • Worzals, Wisbech (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Victoria Louise Accessories, Ramsey (Jeweller)
  • Underwood The Jewellers, Ramsey (Jeweller)
  • Clever Cookie, Wisbech (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Loades of Cakes, Ramsey (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Michelle White Photography, Peterborough (Photographer)
  • Elizabeth Young Photography, Peterborough (Photographer)
  • The Little Fenland Eco Shop, Ramsey (Sustainable Business)

NORTH WEST CAMBS: St Ives and Huntingdon

  • Paula Armstrong Ceramics, Fenstanton (Art Space)
  • VK Gallery, St Ives (Art Space)
  • Beaú Beauty Bar, Huntingdon (Beauty Salon)
  • Eagle Mill, Huntingdon (Boutique Stay)
  • Lily Francis Bridal, Ellington (Bridal Store)
  • Shades of White Bridal Boutique, St Ives (Bridal Store)
  • The Grey House Coffee and Co., Hemingford Grey (Café)
  • Happy Mama Hub, Huntingdon (Children’s Business)
  • Sandpiper Pool and Spa, Somersham (Day Spa)
  • The Oliver Cromwell, St Ives (Destination Pub)
  • Hamerton Zoo Park, Huntingdon (Family Attraction)
  • The Raptor Foundation, Huntingdon (Family Attraction)
  • Grafham Water Centre, Huntingdon (Family Attraction)
  • Johnsons of Old Hurst, Huntingdon (Farmshop/ Deli)
  • Willow & Wreath Florist, Huntingdon (Florist)
  • Passionate Flowers, Over (Florist)
  • Meraki Hair Design, St Ives (Hair Salon)
  • Phoenix Hair, Huntingdon (Hair Salon)
  • Hair by Lois, Bury, Huntingdon (Hair Salon)
  • Bonito Platito, Godmanchester (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Bohemia Alconbury Weald, Huntingdon (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • Di Rita’s at No 2, St Ives (Restaurant)
  • Honey B Boutique, St Ives (Women’s Fashion Store)
  • Core Factor Pilates, Somersham (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

WEST CAMBS: St Neots and surrounds

  • Art & Soul, St Neots (Art Space)
  • Bohemia, St Neots (Bar)
  • Clarity Health & Beauty, Eaton Socon (Beauty Salon)
  • Story Time With Molly, St Neots (Bookshop)
  • K Fit, St Neots (Fitness Instructor)
  • The Cunningham Candle Company, St Neots (Lifestyle Store)
  • Lizzie Day Photographs, St Neots (Photographer)
  • Bassmead Manor Barns, St Neots (Wedding Venue)

MID CAMBS: Willingham, Histon, Impington and surrounds

  • The Beaufort Box, Willingham (Bar)
  • Lot 25, Willingham (Bar)
  • English Rose Beauty House, Willingham (Beauty Salon)
  • Body Sculpt Pilates, Oakington (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Crafts Hill Barn, Dry Drayton (Boutique Stay)
  • The Station House, Histon (Café)
  • Gin House Flowers, Histon (Florist)
  • Uno Lusso, Impington (Lifestyle Store)
  • Weird & Wonderful Antiques, Willingham (Lifestyle Store)
  • Raised in Rampton, Rampton (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Hidden by Puddini, Willingham (Restaurant)
  • Green Blue You, Histon (Sustainable Business)


  • The Three Hills, Bartlow (Boutique Stay)
  • Cambridge Country Club, Bourn (Day Spa)
  • Augusta Hope, Fulbourn (Florist)
  • Green Weigh, Sawston (Sustainable Business)
  • Yoga At The Barn, Bourn (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

WEST SUFFOLK: Newmarket, Bury St Edmunds and surrounds

  • Procopio’s Pantry, Bury St Edmunds (Café)
  • ClayBear Official, Mildenhall (Children’s Business)
  • The Spa at Bedford Lodge Hotel, Newmarket (Day Spa)
  • Blooming Perfect Florist & Wedding Designer, Weeting (Florist)
  • The Angel Hotel, Bury St Edmunds (Hotel/Inn)
  • BooBeeCo., Bury St Edmunds (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • The Primitive Home, Hepworth (New Lifestyle Start-Up)
  • The Pantry, Newmarket (Restaurant)
  • The Weeping Willow, Barrow (Restaurant)
  • Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Market Cross, Bury St Edmunds (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Chippenham Park, Chippenham (Wedding Venue)
  • Swan Tipis, Lawshall (Wedding Venue)
  • Rosewood Pavilion, Chippenham (Wedding Venue)
  • Javelin, Bury St Edmunds (Women’s Fashion Store)

EAST SUFFOLK: Southwold, Lowestoft, Saxmundham, Framlingham, Aldeburgh and surrounds

  • Woodworks Art Café, Lowestoft (Art Space)
  • Eleanor Rose Beauty, Saxmundham (Beauty Salon)
  • Aldeburgh Book Shop, Aldeburgh (Bookshop)
  • Savage Glamping, Framlingham (Boutique Stay)
  • Lily Christina Bridal Collection, Wickham Market (Bridal Store)
  • Purple Pumpkin Creative Studio, Halesworth (Children’s Business)
  • Africa Alive Zoological Reserve, Kessingland (Family Attraction)
  • Slate Cheese, Aldeburgh (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Railway Farm Shop & Market Garden, Benhall (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Copper Hair Design, Beccles (Hair Salon)
  • The Swan, Southwold (Hotel/Inn)
  • Emily Mortimer Jewellery, Woodbridge (Jeweller)
  • East of Eden, Saxmundham (Lifestyle Store)
  • Mama Bears Cake Bar, Saxmundham (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Cupboard Love, Woodbridge (Sustainable Business)
  • Thorington Theatre, Saxmundham (Theatre/ Arts Venue)
  • Collen & Clare, Southwold (Women’s Fashion Store)
  • Henham Yoga Studio, Southwold (Yoga/Pilates Studio)


  • Dial Lane Books, Ipswich (Bookshop)
  • Airborne Fit, Brightwell (Fitness Instructor)
  • CJ Kimm at Bounce, Kesgrave (Fitness Instructor)
  • The Salon by the Bridge, Ipswich (Hair Salon)
  • The Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Ipswich (Hotel/Inn)
  • Lucy’s Unwrapped & Refill, Ipswich (Sustainable Business)
  • The New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • DJV Boutique, Ipswich (Women’s Fashion Store)

SOUTH SUFFOLK: Sudbury, Lavenham, Long Melford and surrounds

  • Pop Nouveau Gallery, Sudbury (Art Space)
  • Harris & Harris, Clare (Bookshop)
  • The Great House Hotel & Restaurant, Lavenham (Boutique Stay)
  • Painters Café, Sudbury (Café)
  • The Gainsborough Health Club & Spa, Clare (Day Spa)
  • The Lion Brasserie, East Bergholt (Destination Pub)
  • The Maldon Grey, Sudbury (Destination Pub)
  • Willow Tree Farm Shop, Glemsford (Farmshop/Deli)
  • V V Raven, Steeple Bumpstead (Women’s Fashion Store)


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