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The Muddy Stilettos Award Winners 2019!

It's been emotional! But after tens of thousands of votes, The Muddy Awards 2019 are over for another year and we have 24 brilliant winners. Want to meet them?

The votes have been counted! 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!


Best Art Gallery: Linden Hall Studio (Deal)
Best Bar: The Common Rooms (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Beauty Salon: No. 6 Clinic (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Bookshop: Harbour Books (Whitstable)
Best Boutique Stay: The Pig at Bridge (Canterbury)
Best Café: Juliets (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Children’s Business: Once Upon A Wish (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Day Spa: The Granary Spa (Great Chart, near Ashford)
Best Destination Pub: The Kentish Hare (Bidborough)
Best Family Attraction: Bedgebury National Pinetum & Forest (Goudhurst)
Best Farmshop/Deli: Fuller’s Butcher’s & Farm Shop (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Fitness Instructor: Fran Flin, Flin’s Fitness (Orpington)
Best Local Food/Drink Producer: Cellar Head Brewing Company & Tap Room (Flimwell)
Best Florist: Flowers by Enchantment (Tonbridge)
Best Gift Shop: Made by Kent (Staplehurst)
Best Hair Salon: Leigh Roberts (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Interiors Store: Duck & Dog (Cranbrook)
Best Jewellery Store: Bella Jane Jewellery (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Photographer: Zuzu Valla Photography (Ashford)
Best Restaurant: The Small Holding (Kildown)
Best Theatre/Arts Venue: Trinity Theatre (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Women’s Store: The Beehive (Ashford)
Best Yoga/Pilates Instructor: Lucy Parker, Flow (Tunbridge Wells)
Best Newcomer: EveryDog (Snodland)

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14 comments on “The Muddy Stilettos Award Winners 2019!”

  • Donna Marshall June 21, 2019

    My name is Donna, the owner of Stampede Children’s footwear and fashion shop in Tunbridge Wells. May I ask when the nominations for next years awards will take place and how I can be a part of it?

    Thank you

    Donna Marshall
    07711 868319

  • Trishka May 28, 2019

    It seems really sad that there is not a single Maidstone winner!

    • aliagnew May 28, 2019

      There were some businesses from that area in the Final though. And remember ANY business can enter the nominations stage of the awards and the results are ENTIRELY down to PUBLIC voting. Let’s make sure we get some Maidstone businesses into the Final next year – and maybe even go all the way! xA

  • Ali Shamash May 23, 2019

    Easily the best bar in Kent – the Common Rooms – well done Alex and crew.

  • Vicky May 23, 2019

    Well done Claire and the team at the Granary well deserved

  • Holly Levett, Duck + Dog May 23, 2019

    Thank You so much to everyone who voted for Duck + Dog for Best Interiors Store – I’m thrilled to have won! And Thank You Muddy Stilettos for all of your hard work shining a light on the all of the amazing independent businesses out there.

  • Amanda Page May 23, 2019

    Wow The Pig Bridge must be amazing as it has won an award when it has literally been open a few weeks. Must be worth a visit.

  • Zuzu Valla May 23, 2019

    Thank you very much everybody who voted for me! This mean so much to me and l appreciate every single vote?
    THANK YOU! ♥️

    • Liz Thatcher May 23, 2019

      Well done Zuzu Valla. Lovely to see not one but TWO awards going to Ashford!! Do pop into The Beehive. Say who you are, and get a free cuppa and space to be.

      • aliagnew May 23, 2019

        That’s the local community spirit we love! Shout out to the Ashford Winners! xx

    • Russell Coleman May 23, 2019

      Well done, well deserved. ALWAY’S LOVING YOUR PHOTOS. xXx

  • Kelly S May 23, 2019

    Well done to ALL the nominees and HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to ALL the WINNERS! A special shout out for FRAN FLIN from Flin’s Fitness – You are such an INSPIRATION to so many! You so deserve this award! We LOVE YOU Mrs.F! and last but not least to Tracey Edwards, for setting the nomination in motion and being the driving force like none other! YOU ROCK!

    • Fran June 12, 2019

      Thank you so much Kelly … it’s an absolute honour just to have been nominated, let alone win! It’s been a humbling experience and I’m so lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life – including YOU! Xxx

  • Cellar Head Brewing Company May 23, 2019

    We are absolutely over the moon to win Best Local Producer this year! Thank you to all who voted! Come and join us for a beer soon 🍺


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