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Muddy Devon Celebrates its first Awards Winners

Waaaahhhhhh! I'm still on a mahooosive high, after hosting the first ever Muddy Devon Awards bash to celebrate our county's amazing winners.  What fun!

muddy stilettos certificates

This morning, the victorious masses descended on Plymouth’s Royal William Yard, taking up residence at the fab and very chic Le Vignoble wine lounge (worthy finalists in the Best Wine Merchant category, by the way, check ’em out!)

exterior of le vignoble wine merchant with wine barrels

Since these guys like to showcase the best local producers, we popped a few corks and quaffed Sharpham 2014 Sparkling Blanc, kindly supplied by the vineyard in Devon and happily drunk by our winners.  A lee-tt-le bit too easy to drink, that stuff!

sharpham sparkling wine on ice

sparkling wine being poured into glasses

For those still desperate to cling on to the glorious sunshine of the past week, noshable Pimms ice lollies were being dished out by the very glam (gorgeous blue shoe-wearing) Mel of Olly Lolly, creator of THE most tasty (and photogenic) fresh fruit lollies in the West Country (also finalists in the Local Producer category).

three women at an ice lolly stand

Team Muddy in charge of Quality Control

The Olly part of the duo may have been at Glastonbury, delivering a batch to the backstage restaurant, but whatevs.  Mel clearly drew the long straw by getting to come to the Muddy Awards.

three men toasting

three women drinking

I’m incredibly overwhelmed at the turnout today.  To see so many indie’s come together and celebrate gaining such recognition from Muddy readers was truly special.

group of people talking and drinking

group drinking and chatting

A big shout-out to the north Devon contingent who clearly got right behind the awards from day one and took the time out to make the journey south.

group shot of winners holding certificates

Team North Devon conquered

Hosting the Muddy Awards has been an epic experience and to have over 16,000 people take the time to get behind their fave local businesses and show them the love is just amazing and speaks for itself.  On behalf of all the winners and finalists, a huge thank you from Team Muddy to all who got involved.

woman holding a muddy stilettos certificate

So, without further ado, have a gander at the snaps and let’s hear it one more time for the Muddy Awards Winners 2017.  Ta-dahhhhh!

Until next year, Muddies! x

collage of people holding certificates

Top Row: SW1 Menswear (Best Men’s Store), The Milky Way Adventure Park (Best Family Attraction), Donna Flower Vintage (Best Women’s Store) Middle Row: The Thatched Inn (Best Destination Pub), The Treby Arms (Best Restaurant) Bottom Row: Stiltskin’s Soapbox Children’s Theatre (Best Theatre), The Coffee Cabin (Best Cafe), Claire Tregaskis (Best Photographer)

collage of people holding certificates

Top Row: Cliff House, Torcross (Best Boutique Stay), Jo Walker Studio 20 (Best Fitness Instructor), The Deli (Best Farmshop/Deli) Middle Row: Ashtanga Yoga Plymouth (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio), Insideout (Best Gift Shop), Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall (Best Day Spa) Bottom Row: Fox House Retreat (Best Beauty Salon), Ashore (Best Jewellery Store), Laura Wall Art and Illustration (Best Art Gallery)

women doing yoga pose holding certificate

It’s not easy doing yoga with champagne glass in hand, y’know

couple pose with certificate

Mark from Liberty Brixham makes a late appearance after dealing with a fridge disaster #liferunningabusiness

And finally, a huge thanks to Yannick, Ele and the team at Le Vignoble for keeping us so beautifully fed, fizzed and happy!

group shot of staff at lev ignoble 

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4 comments on “Muddy Devon Celebrates its first Awards Winners”

  • Donna Flower June 23, 2017

    Such a great event. Thank you Muddy for getting us all together

  • Callum June 23, 2017

    Massive thanks to Sharon and the team from everyone at The Treby Arms. We look forward to having you dine with us soon!

  • Nicky June 22, 2017

    A great event thank you so much

  • Anna-Lou June 22, 2017

    Looks brilliant! Nailed it Devon 💖


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