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Meet Your Muddy Awards 2018 Winners!

You voted in your thousands and we're super-proud to bring you your shiny new winners!

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What a week!

It was fast, furious and a whole lorra fun, but I now declare this year’s Muddy Awards 2018 CLOSED! A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your truly brilliant local businesses – I’ve absolutely loved seeing – and feeling- the buzz these past few weeks.

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.  Over 20,000 of you voted in Devon across 24 lifestyle categories , showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

The only sad part, of course, is that not everybody can win (I’d give you all a big Muddy hug if I could; I know, what a thought….). But I’m sure that you, like me, have discovered a few new locals that you’ll be wanting to pay a visit the next time you’re in town or scouting about online.

Anyway, without further ado, fancy meeting your winners? Course you do! Congratulations to them all!


Art Gallery: Hope Cove Gallery (Hope Cove).

Beauty Salon: 
Reductions Devon (Barnstaple).

Bar: The Cove Cafe Bar (Hope Cove).

Bookshop: Walter Henry’s Bookshop (Bideford).

Boutique stay: Southernhay House (Exeter).

Café: The Coffee Cabin (Appledore).

Children’s Business: Turtle Tots (Exeter & East Devon).

Day Spa: Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall (Boringdon, Plymouth).

Farmshop/Deli: Darts Farm (Topsham).

Destination Pub: The Thatch (Croyde).

Family attraction: The Donkey Sanctuary (Sidmouth).

Fitness Instructor: Miriam Kimber Fitness (North Devon Area).

Local Producer (food/drink): The Cupcakery (Barnstaple).

Florist: The Flower Consultant (Okehampton).

Gift Shop: Josie’s (Bideford).

Hair Salon: Steven & Laurent (Bideford).

Interiors: Josie’s (Bideford).

Jewellery Store: Bishop Jewellery (Bideford).

Photographer:  Fraser Marchbank Images (Westward Ho!)

Restaurant: Custom House (Barnstaple).

Theatre: The Plough Arts Centre (Great Torrington).

Wine merchant: Grape & Grain Wine Merchants (Crediton).

Women’s Store: Amica Bridal Boutique (Plymouth).

Yoga/Pilates Studio:  The HealthHub (Kingsbridge).

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10 comments on “Meet Your Muddy Awards 2018 Winners!”

  • Dianne May 22, 2018

    The Health Hub in Kingsbridge is a very deserving winner – excellent choice! Congratulations everyone!x

  • Jill Rousseau May 21, 2018

    So many winners from Bideford….Bang the drum for North Devon
    lovely xxxxx
    Big congratulations to “Walter Henry Bookshop”

  • Alice May 21, 2018

    Well done to everyone but especially the Health Hub in Kingsbridge. Congratulations!!

  • Jane Lock May 20, 2018

    I don’t know of a Bishop Jewellery in Bideford.
    Should that be Catherine Bishop Barnstaple?

    • sharonryan May 20, 2018

      Hi Jane, there are indeed two! Bishop Jewellery is also in some places known as James Bishop jewellery. I’m looking forward to visiting both! Sharon x

    • Pam May 25, 2018

      Bishop Jewellery is in Barnstaple
      ( James BIshop)

  • Stella Levy May 19, 2018

    Congratulations Hope Cove Gallery from White Moose up in Barnstaple.

  • Prue Hopkins May 19, 2018

    Well done Steven and Lauren Bideford they deserve it, best hairdresser in Devon. Thank you for coming to Bideford.

  • Beverly May 19, 2018

    Congratulations. Steven & Laurent 🥂well deserved x Beverly x

  • Gayle May 19, 2018

    Well done to all participants.
    Well done Custom House from Below Decks in Torquay.


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