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Meet the Muddy Awards 2018 Finalists!

Only 5 days to vote for your local faves in the finals, starting....NOW! Who will be crowned this year's winners?


Whoa! Well, that was fun!

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 to see.

I always feel really conflicted when it’s the Muddy Awards Finals week because I’m thrilled for the businesses who go through, but also really sad 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 live from 9.30am TODAY (Mon 14 May). This year it’s just 5 days of voting for your faves – the Awards close at 4.30pm on Friday – so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you super-vote!

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


Art Gallery: Hope Cove Gallery (Hope Cove); The Yvonne Coomber Art Gallery (Totnes); White Moose (Barnstaple); Wildwood Arts (Horrabridge); Words & Pictures Gallery (Teignmouth).

Beauty Salon: 
Blush Hair & Beauty (Ashburton); Perfect Touch Beauty Salon (Paignton); Reductions Devon (Barnstaple); Tan With Fox (Torquay); Tip 2 Toe (Paignton).

Bar: Lloyd’s Lounge (Exeter); SQ Bar & Restaurant (Braunton); The Cocktail Kings (Devon); The Cove Cafe Bar (Hope Cove); The Manor Pub (Brixham).

Bookshop: Crediton Community Bookshop (Crediton); Harbour Bookshop (Kingsbridge); Liznojan (Tiverton); Owl and Pyramid Bookshop (Seaton); Walter Henry’s Bookshop (Bideford).

Boutique stay: Glazebrook House (South Brent); Hartnoll Hotel (Bolham, Nr Tiverton); Old Park Hall (Nr Axminster); Rill House (Slapton); Southernhay House (Exeter).

Café: Finley Brown’s (Teignmouth); The Coffee Cabin (Appledore); The Hutong Cafe (Plymouth); The Kind Grind (Torquay); Toast Coffee House (Okehampton),

Children’s Business: Baby Bloom Development (Broadhempston); Rainbows & Sprinkles (Exmouth); Swim Like a Trout (Exeter); The Thrifty Stork (Exeter); Turtle Tots (Exeter & East Devon).

Day Spa: Aztec Spa (Torquay); Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall (Boringdon, Plymouth); Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa (Salcombe); The Health Spa at Dart Marina (Dartmouth); The Spa at Ilsington (Ilsington).

Farmshop/Deli: Darts Farm (Topsham); Johns of Instow (Instow); Stokeley Farm Shop (Stokeley, Nr Kingsbridge); The Ginger Cat Deli (Exminster); Ullacombe Farm Shop (Bovey Tracey).

Destination Pub: The Cranford Inn (Torrington); The Pigs Nose Inn (East Prawle); The Thatch (Croyde); The Tytherleigh Arms (Tytherleigh); The Victoria Inn (Salcombe).

Family attraction: Axe Valley Wildlife Park (Nr Axminster); Exmoor Zoo (Nr Barnstaple); Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway (Lynmouth); North Devon Arena (Ilfracombe); The Donkey Sanctuary (Sidmouth).

Fitness Instructor:  Elaine Sparkes, Lainey Sparkes Dance Fitness (Cullompton); Hannah Le Rouge, Rockfit (Plymouth); Katie Drew, Zumba Fitness with Katie (Okehampton); Leanne Smith Group Fitness (Paignton); Miriam Kimber Fitness (North Devon Area).

Local Producer (food/drink): Briony’s Brownies (Plymouth); Crankhouse Coffee (Exeter); The Cupcakery (Barnstaple); Veg in a Box (Clyst St Mary); Wicked Wolf Gin (Brendan).

Florist: Amy’s Flowers (Chagford); Blue Geranium (Totnes); Flowers by Sophie Millington (Exeter); Milli Fleur (Tavistock); The Flower Consultant (Okehampton).

Gift Shop: Daisy Park (South Molton); Josie’s (Bideford); Me and East (Totnes); Olivia James (Crediton); The Beehive (Tavistock).

Hair Salon: Amanda Marsden Aveda Lifestyle Salon (Exeter); Gem Rose Hair (Newton Abbot); Hairdressing by Lisa (Newton Abbot); Steven & Laurent (Bideford); Viva Hair (Exeter).

Interiors: Boka (Crediton); Gosh! & Absolutely (Plymouth); Josie’s (Bideford); Little Blue Budgie (Totnes); Rooso Designs (Honiton).

Jewellery Store: Ashore Jewellery & Gifts (Bideford); Bishop Jewellery (Bideford); Catherine Bishop Jewellery (Bideford); Nicola Hurst Deisgner Jewellery (Plymouth); Olympia Casting Studio (Exmouth).

Photographer: Becci Hey Photography (Salcombe); Eyecandy Photography (Bovey Tracey); Fraser Marchbank Images (Westward Ho!); Kyle Baker Photography & Videography (Sidmouth); Photography for Little People by Poppy (Torquay).

Restaurant: Below Decks (Torquay); Custom House (Barnstaple); Salumi Bar & Eatery (Plymouth); The Italian Kitchen (Bideford); Wild Artichokes (Kingsbridge).

Theatre: Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre (Plymouth); The Lucky 7 Club (Paignton); The Plough Arts Centre (Great Torrington); The SPACE (Ilfracombe); Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (Tiverton).

Wine merchant: Dartmouth Wine Company (Dartmouth); Grape & Grain Wine Merchants (Crediton); Jaded Palates Wines (Chagford & Ashburton); Le Vignoble (Plymouth); The Jolly Vintner (Tiverton).

Women’s Store: Amica Bridal Boutique (Plymouth); Le Boudoir Fine Lingerie (Exeter); Mademoiselle Mojo (Tiverton); Snob (Tiverton); The Wedding Company (Plymouth).

Yoga/Pilates Studio: Kendra Pilates (Braunton); Pilates With Naomi (Yealmpton) Seagrass Studio (Braunton); Solstice Studio (Brixham); The HealthHub (Kingsbridge).

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12 comments on “Meet the Muddy Awards 2018 Finalists!”

  • chris benfield August 12, 2018

    Is this the way to vote?
    Wildwood Arts of Horrabridge is a great gallery.

    • sharonryan August 12, 2018

      hi Chris, the Muddy Awards are now over for another year – they took place in April/May. Make sure you vote next year! 🙂

  • Irene Major May 16, 2018

    Blush Hair & Beauty. Huge thanks to Sophie for fabulous hair and Anna for wonderful nails

  • Irene Major May 16, 2018

    Absoluty loving Blush Hair and Beauty in Ashburton. Great stylists and fabulous beauty treatments. You have to check it out. Never disappoints!

  • Jayne hart May 16, 2018

    Nicole at gem rose hair

  • Vicky Hinchliffe May 16, 2018

    So pleased to be nominated in the Day Spa category (Aztec Spa, Torquay). Good luck everyone – may the best Spa win!

  • Joe Hart May 16, 2018

    The Cove Café & Bar, Hope Cove, is a unique place to eat, drink or just to hang out. Favoured by locals and the more discerning holiday visitor, try sitting on the balcony sipping one of their many craft beers while watching the sunset across Bigbury Bay. Impressed, then return for a meal.

    A local.

  • Ali Summerill May 15, 2018

    love wildwood. great gallery

  • Ali Summerill May 15, 2018

    wildwood arts lovely place and amazing to visit

    • Wildwood Arts May 15, 2018

      Thank you so much Ali! That’s so lovely to hear. We are so thrilled to be nominated and in the finals. It means so much to a new small business like Wildwood. Thank you so much for supporting us.

  • keith hames May 14, 2018

    I would like to see lisa coxall win the trophy this year as she deserves to win

  • Emma Newey May 14, 2018

    At Rill House (Slapton) we are beyond delighted at being one of your finalists in the Boutique stay category! Even more so as we welcome dogs to stay and enjoy our beautiful part of South Devon. Good Luck everyone!


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