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 Bloom Stays. 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 Kent. 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: Nest Studio (Ashford)
BAR: The Pilot Beach Bar (Folkestone)
BEAUTY SALON: The Hart Spa (Sevenoaks)
BOOKSHOP: Sevenoaks Bookshop (Sevenoaks)
BRIDAL STORE: Isabella Grace Bridal (Tunbridge Wells)
BOUTIQUE STAY: The Dog at Wingham (Wingham)
CAFÉ: Juliets (Tunbridge Wells)
CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Once Upon A Wish Events (Tunbridge Wells)
DAY SPA: Sheldon Spa (Sheldwich)
DESTINATION PUB: The Milk House (Sissinghurst)
FAMILY ATTRACTION: Wingham Wildlife Park (Wingham)
FARM SHOP/DELI: Macknade (Faversham)
FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Tom Jarrett, Brigade Fitness (Marden)
FLORIST: Anemone Blue Florist (Ashford)
HAIR SALON: Caisters Hair Lounge (Hawkhurst)
HOTEL: The Hythe Imperial (Hythe)
JEWELLER: Fitzgerald Jewellers (Canterbury)
LIFESTYLE STORE: Made In Ashford (Ashford)
LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Simply Ice Cream (Ashford)
NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: The Happy Grazing Company (Sevenoaks)
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mooie Fee Photography (Folkestone)
RESTAURANT: Buoy & Oyster (Margate)
SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: The Zero Waste Company (Tunbridge Wells)
THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: The Marlowe (Canterbury)
WEDDING VENUE: The Beacon (Tunbridge Wells)
WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: The Beehive (Ashford)
YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Flow Yoga Studio (Tunbridge Wells)