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Regional Winners


Well that was FUN! The cocktail glasses were overflowing as the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023 romped to a close last week. Cue an astonishing 77,000 businesses nominated and 800,000 votes cast in 2023. I know, bonkers!

We have always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being free for all businesses to take part, and on our 10th anniversary, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant lifestyle indies that make our lives so much more fun and vibrant.

A whopping great THANK YOU to all of you Muddy readers who took part or voted – the Muddy Awards are nothing without you! OK enough waffling, the Muddy Awards 2023 winners are…

Lisa x

THE MUDDY STILETTOS AWARDS WINNERS 2023

BEST ART GALLERY: Magenta Fine Art (Ilfracombe)

BEST BAR: Crafty’s (Barnstaple)

BEST BEAUTY SALON/CLINIC: The Retreat Beauty Salon (Barnstaple)

BEST BOOKSHOP: East Gate Bookshop (Totnes)

BEST BOUTIQUE STAY: Sleepy Owl Devon (Hartland)

BEST BRIDAL STORE: Champagne & Charlotte (Bideford)

BEST CAFÉ: Lulu’s Bakery (Plymouth)

BEST CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: The Mothership Baby Hub (Newton Abbot)

BEST DAY SPA: Sirona Spa (Chudleigh)

BEST DESTINATION PUB: The Duck at Yeoford (Yeoford)

BEST FAMILY ATTRACTION: Pennywell Farm (Buckfastleigh)

BEST FARM SHOP/DELI: Johns of Instow (Instow)

BEST FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Cheryl Brown, CB All Round Fitness (Exeter)

BEST FLORIST: Catkin Blooms (Winkleigh)

BEST LOCAL FOOD/DRINK PRODUCER: The Pure Stock Company (Exeter)

BEST HAIR SALON: Amore Hair (Plymouth)

BEST HOTEL/INN (30+ ROOMS): Woolacombe Bay Hotel (Woolacombe)

BEST JEWELLER: Erin Cox Jewellery (Exeter)

BEST LIFESTYLE STORE: Storeys & Tails (Bideford)

BEST NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP: Chill Café (Tavistock)

BEST RESTAURANT: Merchants Bistro at The Royal Hotel (Bideford)

BEST SUSTAINABLE LIFESTYLE BUSINESS: MooBoo Home (Cockington) 

BEST THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Palace Theatre (Paignton)

BEST WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: Josh Iskander Photography (Holne)

BEST WEDDING VENUE: Rockbeare Manor (Rockbeare)

BEST WOMEN’S FASHION: Identity Fashion (Plymouth)

BEST YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Exe Pilates (Exmouth)