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Meet Your 2019 Muddy Award Winners!

Get ready to toast the brilliant independent lifestyle businesses you love across Warwickshire.

CONGRATULATIONS to these wonderful Warwickshire based businesses! 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 best lifestyle businesses and the high streets we love across the Muddy counties in 24 categories. This year the Awards grew over 100 per cent, showing just how much we’re all #InLoveWithLocal, and how much we appreciate independence and creativity. In 2019 we also introduced a Best Newcomer category for businesses in any of our 23 lifestyle categories that have been billing for less than 18 months.

From yours truly, crossed eyed with checking spreadsheets  – it’s a huge heartfelt THANK YOU and multiple love emoji to everyone who took part or voted.

Want to meet your winners? All amazing and worthy of your applause and hopefully quite a few businesses you don’t already know about so you can use them to plan your fun for the rest of 2019, as well as checking out all the fabulous finalists too!

Catherine and the Muddy team x


Art Gallery – Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park

Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum

Rugby Art Gallery and Museum

The Farthing Gallery, Kenilworth

The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum (Coventry)


Bar – Fizzy Moon Brewhouse, Leamington Spa

Bedford Street Bar (Leamington Spa)

Drapers Bar & Kitchen (Coventry)

House Leamington (Leamington Spa)

The Fuzzy Duck and Kitchen (Nuneaton)


Beauty Salon – The Beauty Rooms, Leamington Spa

Esque Beauty (Leamington Spa)

Georgina Emily Beauty (Leamington Spa)

Hampton Clinic, Hampton Manor (Hampton-in-Arden)

Wendy O’Hare Skincare (Stratford upon Avon)


Bookshop  – Warwick Books, Warwick

Astley Book Farm (Bedworth)

Big Comfy Bookshop (Fargo Village, Coventry)

Kenilworth Books (Kenilworth)

The Shakespeare Hospice Bookshop (Stratford upon Avon)


Boutique Stay – Baraset Barn Hotel, Alveston

One Abbey Lane (Southam)

The Fuzzy Duck, Armscote (Stratford upon Avon)

The Old Coffee Tavern (Warwick)

Wootton Park Pods (Wootton Wawen)


Cafe – Coffee Architects, Leamington Spa

Gloria & Lil’s@The Tool Shed Café (Caldecott Park, Rugby)

Orangemabel (Alcester)

Temperance Café (Leamington Spa)

The Muse Coffee House (Leamington Spa)


Children’s Business The Baby Barn Pram and Nursery Centre, Marton, Rugby

Calm Space with Jemma (Rugby)

Castle Small Puppet Theatre (Warwick)

Mini Arts (Leamington Spa)

Naturally Baby (Leamington Spa)


Day Spa – The Spa, (Leamington Spa)

Ardencote Spa, Claverdon (nr Warwick)

Elan Spa, Mallory Court Hotel and Spa (Leamington Spa)

Serein Beauty & Balance (Warwick)

The Welcombe Spa, Hallmark Hotels (Stratford upon Avon)


Destination Pub – The Red Lion, Hunningham, nr Leamington

Arrow Mill (Alcester)

The Cricketers (Leamington Spa)

The Fuzzy Duck (Armscote)

The New Inn (Norton Lindsey)


Family Attraction – Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote, Stratford upon Avon

British Motor Museum (Gaydon)

Coventry Transport Museum (Coventry)

Jump In Indoor Trampoline Park (Warwick)

Magic Alley (Stratford upon Avon)


Farmshop/Deli – The Farm, Snittersfield, Stratford upon Avon

Hillers Farm Shop (Alcester)

Hilltop Farm Shop and Cafe (Hunningham, Leamington Spa)

Farmer’s Fayre Farm Shop & Kitchen (Stoneleigh Park)

Malt Kiln Farm Shop (Stretton under Fosse)


Fitness Instructor – Lauren Gregory Fitness PT, Leamington/Warwick

Edward Barber Fitness (Kenilworth)

Jess Ellmer – Beam with Grace (Halo Physiotherapy Clinic, Kenilworth)

Mari-Carmen Fitness (Leamington Spa)

Sinead O’Connor – Back To It PT (Rugby)


Florist – Suzanne Evetts, Southam

Annita’s Floral Design (Rugby)

Green & Wild Flowers (Warwick)

Sarah Horne Botanicals (Leamington Spa)

Running with Wolves Floral Design (Leamington Spa)


Gift Shop – Twinings Home Fragrance, Rugby

Bluebasil Vintage Store (Leamington Spa)

Foxes Boxes (Coventry)

Giftivity, Yew Tree Farm (Wootton Wawen)

Home Barn Lifestyle (Hilltop Farm Shop & Cafe, Hunningham)


Hair Salon – Headmasters Salon, Leamington Spa

Hair at Hatton (Hatton Country World)

Illumi (Studley)

Mack Hair & Beauty (Rugby)

Regal Hair & Beauty (Stratford-upon-Avon)


Interiors Store – Bonds Lifestyle, Stratford upon Avon

The Barn Antiques Centre (Long Marston)

Chalk and Linen (Coleshill)

Stacey’s Shabby Shack (Fargo Village, Coventry)

Truly Lovely Candles (Warwick)


Jewellery Store – Tara Osborne Jewellery, Ettington Business Park

Alice Stewart Jewellery (Stratford upon Avon)

Love, Pieces of Eight by Carly Natasha (Rugby)

Rocks ‘n’ Chains (Balsall Common)

Wild & Fine (Shipston-on-Stour)


Local Food/Drink Producer – Caking and Baking, Leamington Spa

Church Farm Brewery (Warwick)

Claire’s Creative Bakes (Rugby)

Fanny’s Fancies Home Baking

Pinnock Distillery (Kineton)


Newcomer – Zero Store, Coventry & Warwickshire

The Farm (Snittersfield, Stratford upon Avon)

In Bloom Workshops (Farnborough)

Foreverlie (Leamington Spa)

Meraki Nutrition (Warwick & Leamington Spa) 


Photographer – Isobel Murphy Photography, Stratford upon Avon

Charlie Budd – The Tall Photographer (Stratford upon Avon)

David Fawbert Photography

Kirsty Fairweather Photography (Warwick/Leamington Spa)

Little Beanies Photography (Warwick)


Restaurant – Dough and Brew, Warwick

Loxley’s Restaurant and Wine Bar (Stratford upon Avon)

Oscar’s French Bistro (Leamington Spa)

The Barn at Berryfields (Meriden)

The Dining Room, Mallory Court Hotel and Spa (Leamington Spa)


Theatre/Arts Venue, RSC Theatres, Stratford upon Avon

Belgrade Theatre (Coventry)

Macready Theatre, Rugby School (Rugby)

Royal Spa Centre (Leamington Spa)

Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick campus, Coventry)


Women’s Store – Sass, Rugby

Celebrity Closet (Knowle)

NV Her (Warwick)

Sofya & I (Hatton Shopping Village, Warwick)

Urban Shore (Leamington Spa)


Yoga/Pilates Instructor – Caroline Skinner Forever-Fit Pilates, Stratford upon Avon

Caron Lindley, Red Hat Yoga and Wellbeing (Rugby)

Leigh McLellan (Rugby)

Kate Taylor, Centre-point Dance & Pilates School, (Southam & Rugby)

The Loft (Stratford upon Avon)

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4 comments on “Meet Your 2019 Muddy Award Winners!”

  • Tegan Davis May 23, 2019

    I’m so pleased Warwick Books won their section. Very well deserved. They look after us so well! The only people that know their customers well enough to pick something out that’s perfect every time. If you don’t know them, pop in and meet the ladies, let them guide you through their books to help you find your next read!

  • zena stuart May 28, 2019

    I am so please Suzie Evetts won best florist, and I am lucky enough to live near her shop. If i ever need anything floral I always go there, Her wedding flowers are always amazing, and it’s a friendly family business – a well deserved win.

  • Frances June 7, 2019

    I thought the most inovatiive business was FOREVERLIE on Oxford Street in Leamington Spa

  • Sherry Gorman-Rickard June 7, 2019

    So pleased that Mallory Court and The Welcome are named, as it brings back happy memories of fine dining with my parents years ago, Both beautiful hotels with stunning grounds and exquisite restaurants. I love that they have both become Spas too!
    Well done.


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