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Meet the Muddy Awards 2018 Finalists!

Only ONE DAY LEFT to vote for your local faves in the Muddy Awards! Who will be crowned winners of 2018? Go, go, go!

The finals are live!

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses – thousands and thousands of you nominated in the first round of the Awards which is just incredible.

I feel really conflicted when it’s the Muddy Awards Finals week because I’m thrilled for the businesses who go through, but also really disappointed for those who don’t (what can I say, I’m a big softy). But whether your favourite has made it or not this year, please do spare a second to have a gander at the finalists below –  it’s a great opportunity to find out about brilliant businesses you didn’t know about before.

The Finals are now live from 11.30am Mon May 14. This year it’s just 5 days of voting for your faves – the Awards close at 6.30pm on Friday – so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you super-vote here!

OK, you want to see who made it through? Course you do! Meet your worthy Finalists. Congratulations to them all!


Art Gallery:

Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Slate Art Gallery (Leamington Spa)
The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum (Coventry)
Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum
Rugby Art Gallery and Museum


Fizzy Moon Brewhouse (Leamington Spa)
House (Leamington Spa)
The Kenilworth Cocktail Lounge (Kenilworth)
The Ironworks Champagne Bar (Warwick)
The Gallery (Kenilworth)

Beauty Salon:Bar:

Kerry Lowe Wellbeing & Beauty (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Hampton Clinic (Hampton-in-Arden)
The Retreat (Leamington Spa)
Esque Beauty (Leamington Spa)
Relax at the Retreat (Hunts Green, N Warks)


Kenilworth Books
Warwick Books
Astley Book Farm and Coffee Shop (Bedworth)
Big Comfy Bookshop (Fargo Village, Coventry)
Hunts Bookshop (Rugby)

Boutique stay: 

One Abbey Lane, Southam
The Fuzzy Duck, Armscote (nr Stratford-upon-Avon)
The George Townhouse, Shipston-on-Stour
Valentine Cottage by Mulberry Cottages, Armscote (nr Stratford-upon-Avon)
Hampton Manor (Hampton-in-Arden)


OrangeMabel (Stratford & Alcester)
Fourteas (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Coffee Architects (Leamington Spa)
Osco’s Fine Foods, Blenheim Nursery (Bidford-on-Avon)
Sweet Boutique (Southam)

Children’s Business:

Castle Small Puppet Theatre (Warwick)
Kate’s Storytree (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Mudd Kitchens (Brandon)
Drama Tots (Coventry)
Hooray’s British Gelato Kitchen (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Day Spa:

Elan Spa at Mallory Court (Leamington Spa)
The Belfry Spa (The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Wishaw, N. Warks)
Ardencote Spa (Warwick)
Bannatyne Wildmoor Spa (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Aromatics of Kenilworth Boutique Day Spa

Destination Pub: 

The Punchbowl Lapworth
The George Townhouse, Shipston-on-Stour
The Fuzzy Duck, Armscote (nr Stratford-upon-Avon)
The Red Lion Hunningham (nr Leamington Spa)
The Fat Pug (Leamington Spa)


5 a Day (Alcester)
Hilltop Farm Shop (Hunningham nr Leamington Spa)
Malt Kiln Farm Shop (Stretton-under-Fosse, nr Rugby)
The Rustic Food Company (Leamington Spa)
Hillers Farm Shop (Alcester)

Family attraction:

Shakespeare’s Schoolroom and Guildhall (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Compton Verney Art Gallery & Park
Mary Arden’s Farm, Wilmcote (nr Stratford-upon-Avon)
The MAD Museum (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Warwick Castle

Fitness Instructor:  

Hayley Rice – Body Balance Works Physiotherapy & Pilates Clinic (Wellesbourne)
Elizabeth Dixon, Pole Positions Instructor (Fiery Feet Dance Studio, Leamington Spa)
Mari-Carmen Fitness (Leamington Spa)
Sam Russell at Warwickshire Fitness
Jamie Constable PT, Just Change


Green and Wild (Warwick)
Bumble and Wild (Shipston-on-Stour)
Sarah Horne (Leamington Spa)
Lucy Walker (Shipston-on-Stour)
You, Me & Myrtle Floristry & Design (Kenilworth)

Gift Shop:

Farringdon & Forbes (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Smithery (Warwick)
Neon Beach Club (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Sassy Giraffe (Nuneaton)
Twinings Home Fragrance (Rugby)

Hair Salon: 

Geiko (Leamington Spa)
Nashwhite (Warwick, Leamington Spa & Stratford-upon-Avon)
Nicola Smyth (Leamington Spa, Kenilworth & Warwick)
Indigo Hair Salon (Leamington Spa)
Hevans Hair Salon (Stratford-upon-Avon)


The Barn, Long Marston
Thrills of the Emporium (Leamington Spa)
Penny Ann Interiors (Coventry)
Izzy Loops (Rugby)
Gorgeous Touch (Coventry)

Jewellery Store:

Camilla Jones Jewellers (Alcester)
Jewellery by Lora Leedham (Birmingham Jewellery Quarter)
Tara Osborne Jewellery (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Meg Rose Jewellery (Leamington Spa)
Ruth Mary Jewellery (Coventry)

Local Producer (food/drink): 

Beki’s Brownies (Warwick)
Caking and Baking, Sweet As (Leamington Spa)
Napton Water Buffalo
Stratford-upon-Avon Brewery
Shakespeare Distillery  – Stratford Gin


Charlie Flounders Photography (Hunningham)
Katie McCullough Photography (Leamington Spa)
The Tall Photographer (Stratford-upon-Avon)
LIttle Beanies (Hatton)
Kirsty Fairweather (Leamington Spa)


Tailors Restaurant (Warwick)
Fusca Vegetarian & Vegan Restaurant (Warwick)
Leave it to Esmies Caribbean Restaurant (Fargo Village, Coventry)
Dough & Brew (Warwick)
The Tame Hare (Leamington Spa)


Royal Shakespeare Company (RST, The Swan & The Other Place, Stratford-upon-Avon)
The Attic Theatre (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Warwick Arts Centre (University of Warwick, Coventry)
BelgradeTheatre (Coventry)
Albany Theatre (Coventry)

Wine Merchant: 

Leamington Wine Company
Slurp (Leamington Spa)
Vin Neuf Independent Wine Merchants (Stratford-upon-Avon)
Wine Poole Independent Wine Merchant (Warwick)
C A Rookes Wine Merchants & Importers of Fine Wine (Stratford-upon-Avon)

Women’s Store:

Lilac Rose (Leamington Spa)
Sass Style (Rugby)
Aspire Style (Stratford-upon-Avon, Coventry, Warwick)
NV Her (Warwick)
Celebrity Closet, Knowle

Yoga/Pilates Studio:

The Serenity Barn with Amy Bell
Lear Fitness Boutique Gym (Leamington Spa)
Red Hat Yoga & Wellbeing (The Barn, Houlton, nr Rugby)
Pilates Place (Stratford-upon-Avon & Shipston-on-Stour)
Silvia Lasnik, Yogabellies (Warwick, Leamington Spa & Kenilworth)

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