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Speeches at the ready…

The votes have been counted and verified. Drum roll please… here are your Muddy Awards 2017 winners. Everyone ready to take a bow?


The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 romped to a close on Friday with thousands upon thousands of you supporting the local businesses you love the most.

If you’re a regular reader (or voter!) you’ll know that The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of the most brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. At its peak, this year’s Awards saw over 400 of you voting every second (shall we just think about that?!), and nearly 14,000 of you voted in the Wiltshire Awards across 27 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

From yours truly – knackered and sluggish, and it must be said on the Monday after the Awards, kind of hungover  – it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU and multiple love emoji  to everyone who took part or voted.

But enough blather from me. Want to meet your winners?! All fabulous and worthy of your applause and hopefully quite a few businesses you don’t already know about. Let me know if you make it any of them and over and out with my Awards hat until 2018!

Joanna x


The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 Winners

BEST ART GALLERY: Oink Gallery (Swindon)

BEST BAR: The Vaults (Devizes)

BEST BEAUTY SALON: Perfection Spa (Foxley)

BEST BOOKSHOP: White Horse Bookshop (Marlborough)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAY: The Pear Tree Inn (Whitley)

BEST CAFE: The Food Gallery (Marlborough)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Lulu Met Weasel (Salisbury)


BEST DAY SPA: The Spa at Bowood (Calne)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Royal Oak Inn (Swallowcliffe)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Longleat (Warminster)

BEST FARMSHOP/DELI: Allington Farm Shop (Chippenham)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Pure Grit Personal Training (Devizes)

BEST FLORIST: Acacia (Malmesbury)

BEST GIFT SHOP: By The Way (Bradford on Avon)

BEST GLAMPING: Hampsley Hollow (Heddington, Calne)

BEST HAIR SALON: La Beaute (Swindon)


BEST JEWELLERY STORE: Barking Hen Jewellery (Chippenham)

BEST LOCAL PRODUCER: Wiltshire Chilli Farm (Melksham)

BEST MEN’S STORE: Landmark (Marlborough)

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER: Matt Fox (Trowbridge)

BEST RESTAURANT: The Riverbarn (Fonthill Bishop)

BEST THEATRE: Wyvern Theatre and Arts Centre (Swindon)

BEST WINE MERCHANT: Edwin Giddings (Devizes)

BEST WOMEN’S STORE: Spirit (Devizes)

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Corinne Lloyd Pilates (Melksham)

That’s it until next year (*sob*).


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1 comment on “Speeches at the ready…”

  • Jan and Alan Knight June 21, 2017

    River Barn – Best Restaurant. Very well deserved award. A warm welcome for every customer and outstanding food cooked by two talented chefs. This is finest cuisine but served in a friendly unpretentious manner. This is an example of how it should always be done.

    Jan and Alan


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