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The Muddy Award Winners 2018!

Thousands of businesses battled it out in the Muddy Awards this year. Now we have 24 victors. Wanna meet them?

The Finals have been decided! The Winners have been chosen – by you – the good people of Kent!

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support all that is awesome in our county – thousands and thousands of you voted in the Awards which is just incredible.

I always feel really conflicted when the Muddy Awards Winners are announced because I’m thrilled for the businesses who get gold, but also really sad for those who don’t (what can I say, I’m a big softy). But having had hundreds of businesses nominated in the first round just making it to the final is such an accolade. And all this year’s finalists were very worthy of that title and certainly help make our days a little brighter…

OK, you want to see who WON? Course you do! Meet your worthy Winners. Congratulations to them all!


Art Gallery: Turner Contemporary (Margate)

Beauty Salon: No.6 Clinic (Tunbridge Wells)

Bar: The Pound (Canterbury)

Bookshop: Mr Books Bookshop (Tonbridge)

Boutique stay: Hever Bed & Breakfast (Edenbridge) 

Café: Basil (Tunbridge Wells)

Children’s Business: Whirligig (Canterbury)

Day Spa: The Granary Spa (Ashford)

Farmshop/Deli: Macknade Fine Foods (Faversham) 

Destination Pub: The Dog at Wingham (Wingham) 

Family attraction: Wingham Family Park (Wingham) 

Fitness Instructor: Sarah Elizabeth Maxwell, Personal Trainer (Cranbrook)

Local Producer (food/drink): Taywell Ice Cream (Paddock Wood) 

Florist: Flowers By Enchantment (Tonbridge)

Gift Shop: Happy & Glorious (Cranbrook) 

Hair Salon: Leigh Roberts (Tunbridge Wells)

Interiors: KAGU Interior Home (Tenterden) 

Jewellery Store: Mark Adam (Tunbridge Wells)

Photographer: Helen England (East Peckham) 

Restaurant: The Wife of Bath (Wye)

Theatre: Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells)

Wine merchant: – Chapel Down Wine and Fine Food Store (Tenterden)

Women’s Store: Kitch (Tunbridge Wells)

Yoga/Pilates Studio: Flow Yoga (Tunbridge Wells) 

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4 comments on “The Muddy Award Winners 2018!”

  • Adam Godfrey May 19, 2018

    Thank you Stephen, so happy to have received this award. I would like to thank all those who nominated and voted for us. We always hoped that others loved our shop as much as we do, now perhaps we can believe it!

  • Maggie Ní Fhinn May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to Trinity. Hip Hip……Maggie

  • Stephen Gray May 19, 2018

    Congratulations to Kitch and Mark Adams for winning their relevant sections. I’m just a bit gutted that there wasn’t a best menswear section, last year we came second with our store The Basement and now that like a butterfly we have grown into our new shop Gray &Co., at 8a Chapel Place, Tunbridge Wells, we would clearly have walked it this year!!! ;0)
    Enjoy your success to all the winners and to all the independent companies, who work extremely hard all year round, often to no recognition, but keep going, despite the tough challenges that face them X

    • aliagnew May 19, 2018

      Hear, hear Stephen! Couldn’t have put it better myself. Good luck with the new store – I’ll pop by next time I’m on Chapel Place! xAli


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