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Meet your Muddy Awards Winners 2019!

Roll up, roll up! It's time to announce the magnificent, 'mazing, most-marvellous Muddy Awards Winners 2019!

Whoop, whoop – the BIG REVEAL is here! I promise to be quick as I know you want to know who’s WON! First, a HUGE thanks to everyone who took the time to vote – more than 32,000 of you in Devon across 24 lifestyle categories – that’s twice the population of Bideford (who incidentally have done very well in this year’s awards!).

And a massive shout-out to EVERYBODY who entered, winners and finalists. It’s a great achievement to get to the Finals, and being part of the Muddy Awards is all about giving your business a big ol’ boost. Muddy Stilettos celebrates everything unique, quirky, cool and brilliant in the county, so don’t be shy, get in touch with me ( if you think you should be on the Muddy reader-radar.

Anyway, enough drum roll…fancy meeting your winners? Course you do! CONGRATULATIONS and a big smackerooni to you all!

Lisa x


Best Art Gallery: The Laura Wall Gallery (Teignmouth)

Best Bar: Honky Tonk Wine Library (Plymouth)

Best Beauty Salon: The Retreat (Barnstaple)

Best Bookshop: Walter Henry’s Bookshop (Bideford)

Best Boutique Stay: Three Crowns Inn (Chagford)

Best Café: The Coffee Cabin (Appledore)

Best Children’s Business: The Thrifty Stork (Exeter)

Best Day Spa: Gaia Spa at Boringdon Hall

Best Farm Shop/Deli: Johns of Instow & Appledore

Best Destination Pub: The Royal George (Appledore)

Best Family Attraction: The Donkey Sanctuary (Sidmouth)

Best Fitness Instructor: Chantal Moore (Torrington)

Best Florist: Sweet Peas & Sunflowers (Instow)

Best Gift Shop: Sunshine & Snow (Bideford)

Best Hair Salon: Steven & Laurent (Bideford)

Best Interiors Store: Josie’s Interiors (Bideford)

Best Jewellery Store: Wanderlust Life (Braunton)

Best Local Food/Drink Producer: The Cupcakery (Barnstaple)

Best Newcomer: The Crafty Beer Shop (Barnstaple)

Best Photographer: Fraser Marchbank (Westward Ho!)

Best Restaurant: Harry’s (Exeter)

Best Theatre/Arts Venue: Queen’s Theatre (Barnstaple)

Best Women’s Store: Chocolate (Bideford)

Best Yoga/Pilates Instructor: Imogen Rose Palmer (Barnstaple)

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21 comments on “Meet your Muddy Awards Winners 2019!”

  • Stacy Weeks May 29, 2019

    Congratulations to all the winners! Was really great to reach the final 5, fabulous experience thank you 🙂

  • Andy StokesOwen May 27, 2019

    Just back home in Macclesfield from another week in Appledore & over the moon that The Coffee Cabin has been recognised – Martin, Richard & their team are so friendly and the food is delicious in a perfect location 😀 Congratulations to them & the other North Devon businesses who won

  • Colette Brady May 27, 2019

    Congrats to The Three Crowns in Chagford…Steve and all of his wonderful team. It’s our ‘local’ a lovely restaurant and clearly the best boutique stay in Devon! It helps make Chagford the thriving community that it is, along with the other finalists, Artisan, Amy’s Flowers …congrats to Alice on her Chelsea Gold Medal…and the talented Sarah Clarke Photography….well done Chagford!

  • Lynne blair May 24, 2019

    Well done Donkey Sanctuary for best family attraction. It really is an amazing day out.

  • Meredyth May 23, 2019

    Visited The Royal George in Appledore from Australia in 2018. It is a thoroughly deserved winner of best destination pub.

  • Lydia May 23, 2019

    Louise Walrond is still an amazing photographer. Xx

  • Geoff Inman May 23, 2019

    Driftwood should have walked it by a country mile!

  • Susan Higgins May 23, 2019

    Congratulations to all…we are heading your way early September from Perth Western Australia. Just love the Muddy Stilettos website we booked accommodation after reading your review of Dart View Barn!!!

  • Alan Phair May 23, 2019

    North Devon has been crying out for a place to buy great craft beer.
    Barnstaple is so lucky to have The Crafty Beer Shop. Well worth a visit.

    • The Crafty Beer Shop June 4, 2019

      Thank you Mr Phair for your kind words and we strive to bring the best beers, sprits from around the world to our little shop in North Devon

  • Brigitte Mcshane May 23, 2019

    So pleased to hear the honky tonk wine library in Plymouth won best bar . Congratulations, you serve the most delicious gins

  • Mary Law May 23, 2019

    Fabulous competition and congratulations to the winners especially Chantal Moore who thoroughly deserved to win, she put so much effort into everything that she does and supports her clients over and above expectations

  • Christine Mason May 23, 2019

    Well done to all in North Devon

  • Carol Hebblethwaite May 23, 2019

    Well done to Josie’s,just been awarded best interior, a truly beautiful shop

  • Suzanne Cappello May 23, 2019

    Three Crowns Inn won !! Congrats from the USA. We had a lovely stay there in December 2018.

  • Mrs P J Laird May 23, 2019

    Well done North Devon! Great to see that the lovely shops, pubs and cafes in Appledore, Bideford, and Instow have been rewarded!

  • Suzanne Cappello May 23, 2019

    YAY ! Three Crowns Inn won !! Congrats from the USA. We had a lovely stay there in December 2018.

  • Andrew Dudman May 23, 2019

    Really chuffed for Harry’s in Exeter. Real quality food

  • Kate Boothby May 23, 2019

    Go North Devon!!! Well done! x

  • Andy Hearn May 23, 2019

    Fantastic result for businesses in Appledore. We are not locals just regular visitors and frequently visit The Coffee Cabin, The Royal George and Jon’s Delicatessen who richly deserve the awards.

  • Jan May 23, 2019

    North Devon Rocks. Well done everyone!


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