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!
THE MUDDY AWARDS 2018: THE FINALISTS
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).