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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 Bloom Stays), 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, attractions… and more. 

Go forth and enjoy…

SEVENOAKS, WESTERHAM & OTFORD

  • Life on High, Sevenoaks, (Bar)
  • The Hart Spa, Sevenoaks, (Beauty Salon)
  • The Happy Grazing Company, Sevenoaks, (New Lifestyle Start Up)
  • Gaia Homeware, Westerham (Sustainable Business)
  • Sevenoaks Bookshop, Sevenoaks, (Bookshop)
  • Jacqui Larsson Fine Jewellery, Sevenoaks, (Jeweller)
  • The Eco Pantry, Seal, Sevenoaks (Sustainable Business)
  • Brides Dress Revisited, Otford, (Bridal Store)
  • Johnny’s Little Sister, Sevenoaks, (Florist)
  • Bradbourne Bakery, Sevenoaks, (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Eat ’n’ Mess, Sevenoaks, (Café)
  • Cacti & Wildflower, Sevenoaks, (Florist)

TUNBRIDGE WELLS, GROOMBRIDGE & RUSTHALL

  • Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells, (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Zero Waste Company, Tunbridge Wells, (Sustainable Business)
  • Little Pink Salon, Tunbridge Wells (Beauty Salon)
  • Flow Yoga Studio, Tunbridge Wells, (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Kitch, Tunbridge Wells, (Women’s Fashion)
  • The Glasshouse, Tunbridge Wells, (Bar)
  • Lumière, Tunbridge Wells, (Lifestyle Store)
  • Isabella Grace, Tunbridge Wells, (Bridal Store)
  • Catherine de Crevecoeur Jewellery, Tunbridge Wells, (Jeweller)
  • Juliets, Tunbridge Wells, (Café)
  • Luxe Vida, Tunbridge Wells, (New Lifestyle Start Up)
  • Bora Studio, Tunbridge Wells, (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • One Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells, (Hotel/Inn)
  • The Cove, Tunbridge Wells, (Florist)
  • The Beacon, Rusthall, (Wedding Venue)
  • RAW Copenhagen Jewellery, Tunbridge Wells, (Jeweller)
  • Ellie Baxter, SPN, Tunbridge Wells, (Fitness Instructor)
  • Once Upon A Wish Events, Tunbridge Wells, (Children’s Business)
  • Bod & Ted, Tunbridge Wells, (Women’s Fashion)
  • Fullers Farm Shop, Tunbridge Wells, (Farmshop/Deli)
  • The Bloom Foundry, Tunbridge Wells, (Florist)
  • Oh My, Tunbridge Wells, (Hair Salon)
  • Clare Norris, The Kent Running Coach, Tunbridge Wells (Fitness Instructor)
  • The Spa Hotel, Tunbridge Wells, (Hotel/Inn)
  • Lilly Carreras, Groombridge, (Photographer)

MARGATE

  • Artisans & Adventurers, Margate, (Lifestyle Store)
  • Buoy & Oyster, Margate, (Restaurant)

MATFIELD, GOUDHURST, KILNDOWN & LAMBERHURST

  • The Poet, Matfield, (Destination Pub)
  • The Small Holding, Kilndown, (Restaurant)
  • The Little Green Pantry, Lamberhurst, (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Bewl Water, Lamberhurst, (Family Attraction)
  • Rikke Line, Goudhurst, (Jeweller)
  • Cellar Head Brewing Company, Bedgebury, (Local Food/Drink Producer)

HEVER, CHIDDINGSTONE, EDENBRIDGE & PENSHURST

  • Hever Castle, Hever (Wedding Venue)
  • Kingdom Café, Penshurst, (Café)
  • Bentley Pilates & Wellbeing, Edenbridge, (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Chiddingstone Castle, Chiddingstone, (Wedding Venue)

CANTERBURY, WINGHAM, CHILHAM & STODMARSH

  • The Chair, Canterbury, (Hair Salon)
  • Preston Court, Canterbury, (Wedding Venue)
  • Bridal Boutique at Chilham, Chilham, (Bridal Store)
  • Lilford Gallery, Canterbury, (Art Space)
  • The Cave, Canterbury, (Hotel/Inn)
  • The Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury, (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Rock Paper Scissors, Canterbury, (Lifestyle Store)
  • Catching Lives Bookshop, Canterbury, (Bookshop)
  • The Dog at Wingham, Wingham, (Boutique Stay)
  • The Red Lion, Stodmarsh, (Destination Pub)
  • Wingham Wildlife Park, Wingham, (Family Attraction)
  • Farmers Market & Food Hall, The Goods Shed, Canterbury, (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • The Pig at Bridge Place, Canterbury, (Hotel/Inn)
  • Fitzgerald Jewellers, Canterbury, (Jeweller)

TONBRIDGE, PADDOCK WOOD & MARDEN

  • Stand up Paddleboarding with Ana, Tonbridge, (New Lifestyle Start Up)
  • EM Forster Theatre, Tonbridge, (Theatre/Arts Venue)
  • Emily Brown Photography, Paddock Wood (Photographer)
  • ArtSpring Gallery, Tonbridge, (Art Space)
  • Tom Jarrett, Brigade Fitness, Marden, (Fitness Instructor)
  • Princess & The Pea Events, Tonbridge, (Children’s Business)

CRANBROOK, HAWKHURST, BIDDENDEN, STAPLEHURST & SISSINGHURST

  • Arthur’s Coffee House, Cranbrook, (Café)
  • Odyl, Cranbrook, (Women’s Fashion)
  • Issy Szumniak PMU & Aesthetics, Cranbrook, (Beauty Salon)
  • Duck and Dog, Cranbrook, (Lifestyle Store)
  • The Milk House, Sissinghurst, (Destination Pub)
  • Caisters Hair Lounge, Hawkhurst, (Hair Salon)
  • Balfour Winery, Staplehurst, (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • The West House, Biddenden, (Restaurant)
  • Maisie K, Cranbrook, (Women’s Fashion)
  • Hartley Coffee House & Farm Shop, Cranbrook, (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Kin Coffee, Staplehurst, (Local Food/Drink Producer)

FAVERSHAM, DARGATE & SHELDWICH

  • The Quay, Faversham, (Boutique Stay)
  • Tales on Market Street, Faversham, (Bookshop)
  • The Little Partridge, Faversham, (Children’s Business)
  • Actively Alive, Faversham, (Yoga/Pilates Studio)
  • Sheldon Spa, Sheldwich, (Day Spa)
  • Elvis & Kresse, Faversham, (Sustainable Business)
  • The Dove, Dargate, (Destination Pub)
  • Macknade, Faversham, (Farmshop/Deli)
  • Kesson Physiotherapy & Pilates, Faversham, (Yoga/Pilates Studio)

WEST MALLING & KING’S HILL

  • St Leonard’s, West Malling, (Boutique Stay)
  • Sculpt & Shape, Kingshill, (Beauty Salon)

ASHFORD, SHADOXHURST & STOWTING

  • Nest Studio, Ashford, (Art Space)
  • Green Farm Spa, Shadoxhurst, (Day Spa)
  • Beehive, Ashford, (Women’s Fashion)
  • Frasers of Egerton, Ashford, (Sustainable Business)
  • Liv2Dance, Ashford, (Children’s Business)
  • Simply Ice Cream, Ashford, (Local Food/Drink Producer)
  • Eastwell Manor Hotel & Spa, Ashford, (Day Spa)
  • Made in Ashford, Ashford, (Lifestyle Store)
  • Chase Coles, CrossFit Great Stour, Ashford, (Fitness Instructor)
  • The Tiger Inn, Stowting, (Destination Pub)
  • Anemone Blue Florist, Mersham le Hatch, Ashford, (Florist)

MAIDSTONE

  • Go Ape, Leeds Castle, Maidstone, (Family Attraction)
  • Hazlitt Theatre, Maidstone (Theatre/Arts Venue)

TENTERDEN, BENENDEN, ROLVENDEN & WOODCHURCH

  • Skin & Beauty Clinic, Tenterden, (Beauty Salon)
  • RE-Spect Hair Studio, Rolvenden, (Hair Salon)
  • Blossom Home, Tenderden, (New Lifestyle Start Up)
  • The Oak Barn, Frame Farm, Benenden, (Wedding Venue)
  • Vicki’s Bridal Boutique, Tenterden, (Bridal Store)
  • Rare Breeds Centre, Woodchurch, (Family Attraction)
  • London Beach Country Hotel & Spa, Tenterden, (Day Spa)
  • Mrs C Walters Photography, Rolvenden, (Photographer)

FOLKESTONE & HYTHE

  • The Pilot Beach Bar, Folkestone (Bar)
  • Pick up Pintxos, Folkestone, (Restaurant)
  • Saffron Hair, Hythe, (Hair Salon)
  • Mooie Fee Photography, Folkestone, (Photographer)
  • The Book Den, Hythe, (Bookshop)
  • Hide & Fox, Saltwood, Hythe, (Restaurant)
  • Marleys, Folkestone, (Café)
  • The Hythe Imperial, Hythe, (Hotel/Inn)

DEAL & EASTRY

  • Linden Hall Studio, Deal, (Art Space)
  • Roseyard, Eastry, (Boutique Stay)

PLUCKLEY & SMARDEN

  • West End House Gallery, Smarden, (Art Space)
  • The Black Horse, Pluckley, (New Lifestyle Start Up)

BROMLEY, CHISLEHURST, WILMINGTON & DARTFORD

  • Bank House, Chislehurst, (Bar)
  • Together Forever Bridal Boutique, Dartford, (Bridal Store)
  • Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa, Wilmington (Day Spa)

CHATHAM & GILLINGHAM

  • The Pumproom at Copper Rivet Distillery, Chatham (Bar)
  • Pierra G Photography, Gillingham, (Photographer)

WHITSTABLE, HERNE BAY & RECULVER

  • Harbour Books, Whitstable (Bookshop)
  • Anna Outdoors, Reculver, (Children’s Business)

ISLE OF SHEPPEY

  • The Ferry House, Isle of Sheppey, (Boutique Stay)
  • Charlotte Shaw, Top to Toe Fitness, Swale, Isle of Sheppey, (Fitness Instructor)

ROMNEY MARSH

  • Alpaca Annie, Burmarsh, Romney Marsh, (Family Attraction)

Winners announced 21 June!

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