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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area.

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, an uber-motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farmshop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous local Finalists in this years Muddy Awards (sponsored by Healthily), sorted by area so you can narrow down your new local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, gardeners, attractions… and more. 

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…

NORWICH and surrounds

-Norwich Art Shop, Norwich (Best Art Space)
-Castle Fine Art, Norwich (Best Art Space)
– Tipsy Jar, Norwich (Best Bar)
-Gyre & Gimble, Norwich (Best Bar)
-Charisma, Norwich (Best Beauty Salon)
-Darcy’s Beauty and Nail Emporium, Norwich (Best Beauty Salon)
-The Book Hive, Norwich (Best Bookshop)
-Bookbugs and Dragon Tales, Norwich (Best Bookshop)
-DNA Norwich, Norwich (Best Bookshop)
-Camilla Brides, Norwich (Best Bridal Store)
-City Brides Norwich, Norwich (Best Bridal Store)
-Bramleys Cafe and Cakery, Hellesdon (Best Cafe)
-Water Babies, Norwich (Best Children’s Business)
-Lulu Baby Massage, Norwich (Best Children’s Business)
-Ollie and Millies, Horsford (Best Children’s Business)
-The Spa at Barnham Broom, Norwich (Best Day Spa)
-Bernie Junior Fitness, Norwich (Best Fitness Instructor)
-Debbie Bagley at Baby Fit B, Norwich (Best Fitness Instructor)
-Wild Folk Florist, Winrush (Best Florist)
-Danielle Wyatt Flowers, Norwich (Best Florist)
-Eva Lily Blooms, Norwich (Best Florist)
-Hairsmiths, Norwich (Best Hair Salon)
-Muse Hair & Beauty Studio, Norwich (Best Hair Salon)
-Park Farm Hotel, Hethersett (Best Hotel/Inn)
-Barnham Broom, Norwich (Best Hotel/Inn)
-Sonkai, Norwich (Best Jeweller)
-Form Norfolk, Norwich (Best Jeweller)
-Sapphire Frills, Norwich (Best Jeweller)
-One of a Kind Club, Norwich (Best Jeweller)
-The Watering Can, White House Farm (Best Lifestyle Store)
-Crumpetorium, Norwich (Best Local Food/Drink Producer)
-Lifetime of Chocolate, Norwich (Best Local Food/Drink Producer)
-Emporium Norwich, Norwich (Best Local Food/Drink Producer)
-Eat With Ella, Norwich (Best Local Food/Drink Producer)
-Norwich Cauldron, Norwich (Best New Lifestyle Start-Up)
-Misha Jayne Photography, Norwich (Best New Lifestyle Start-Up)
-XO Kitchen, Norwich (Best Restaurant)
-Oishii Street Kitchen, Norwich (Best Restaurant)
-Ernie’s Zero Waste Shop, Norwich (Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business)
-The Chemist’s Daughter, Norwich (Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business)
-Norwich Theatre Royal, Norwich (Best Theatre/Arts Venue)
-The Garage, Norwich (Best Theatre/Arts Venue)
-Norwich Playhouse, Norwich (Best Theatre/Arts Venue)
-The Maddermarket Theatre, Norwich (Best Theatre/Arts Venue)
-Bodywerx Studios, Norwich (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio)
-Norwich Yoga Central, Norwich (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio)
-Pilates East, Norwich (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio)
-Lady B Loves, Norwich (Best Women’s Fashion Store)
-The Octagon Barn, Great Plumstead (Best Wedding Venue)

BROADLAND: Wroxham and surrounds

-The Spa at The Norfolk Mead, Coltishall (Best Day Spa)
-Roarr Dinosaur Adventure, Lenwade (Best Family Attraction)
-Fizz & Fromage, Wroxham (Best Restaurant)
-Leopard Boutique, Hoveton (Best Women’s Fashion Store)

MID-NORFOLK: Dereham and surrounds

-Elles Belles, Dereham (Best Beauty Salon)
-Nadine’s Bridal Boutique, Dereham (Best Bridal Store)
-Dodo and Dinosaur, Dereham (Best Children’s Business)
-The Honingham Buck, Honingham (Best Destination Pub)
-The Goat Shed, Honingham (Best Farmshop/Deli)
-The Acorn Hut, Mattishall (Best Farmshop/Deli)
-Charlie Mann – CLM Fitness, Dereham (Best Fitness Instructor)
-Amelia Violet Home, Dereham (Best Lifestyle Store)
-Kerfuffle & Swish, Dereham (Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business)
-Hunters Hall, Swanton Morley (Best Wedding Venue)
-Thurning Hall, Thurning (Best Wedding Venue)

NORTH-WEST NORFOLK: Hunstanton and surrounds

– The Coal Shed Gallery-Phoenix Phusion, Hunstanton (Best Art Space)
– Artworks At The Town Hall, Hunstanton (Best Art Space)
-The Lodge, Hunstanton (Best Boutique Stay)
-Old Town Beach Cafe, Hunstanton (Best Cafe)
-The Lord Nelson, Burnham Thorpe (Best Destination Pub)
-The Rose and Crown, Snettisham (Best Destination Pub)
-The Norfolk Deli, Hunstanton (Best Farmshop/Deli)
-Barnetts, Thornham (Best Hair Salon)
-Gary Pearson, Thornham (Best Photographer)
-Briarfields Hotel, Titchwell (Best Wedding Venue)

EAST NORFOLK: Great Yarmouth and surrounds

-The Yare Gallery, Great Yarmouth (Best Art Space)
-Dunes Cafe, Waxham (Best Cafe)
-Norfolk’s Edge, Winterton-on-Sea (Best Cafe)
-Black Barn Spa, Filby (Best Day Spa)
-Hirsty’s Family Fun Park, Hemsby (Best Family Attraction)
-The Kings Arms Fleggburgh, Fleggburgh (Best Restaurant)
-The Octopus, Great Yarmouth (Best Restaurant)
-Pascoe Candles, Great Yarmouth (Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business)
-Mill Farm Eco Barns, Winterton-On-Sea (Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business)

WEST NORFOLK: King’s Lynn and surrounds

-The Rusty Krab Rum Shop & Bar, King’s Lynn (Best Bar)
-Rejuvenation Rooms, King’s Lynn (Best Beauty Salon)
-The Ffolkes, Hillington (Best Boutique Stay)
-Bridal store The Bottom Drawer Bridal, King’s Lynn (Best Bridal Store)
-Munchkin and Me, Dersingham (Best Children’s Business)
-The Secret Garden Spa, Grimston (Best Day Spa)
-Energise Pentney, Pentney (Best Day Spa)
-The Norfolk Cheese Company, Downham Market (Best Farmshop/Deli)
-Rose Garden Flowers, King’s Lynn (Best Florist)
-Heacham Manor, Heacham (Best Hotel/Inn)
-Congham Hall, Grimston (Best Hotel/Inn)
-Reesey’s Icecream, Downham Market (Best New Lifestyle Start-Up)
-Karen Catchpole, West Walton (Best Photographer)
-EJ Capture Photography, Outwell (Best Photographer)
-Artichoke, Swaffham (Best Women’s Fashion Store)


NORTH NORFOLK: Cromer, Holt and surrounds

-The Gangway, Cromer (Best Bar)
-The second-hand bookshop at Felbrigg Hall, Felbrigg (Best Bookshop)
-The Pigs, Edgefield (Best Boutique Stay)
-The Gunton Arms, Thorpe Market (Best Boutique Stay)
-The Suffield Arms, Gunton (Best Destination Pub)
-Creake Abbey Foodhall, Creake Abbey (Best Farmshop/Deli)
-Lox Hair Design, Creake Abbey (Best Hair Salon)
-Apple Hair Design, Holt (Best Hair Salon)
-The Harper, Langham (Best Hotel/Inn)
-The House & Garden Shop, Holt (Best Lifestyle Store)
-Winibees Bakery, Sheringham (Best New Lifestyle Start-Up)
-Birdy’s Bakehouse, Blakeney (Best New Lifestyle Start-Up)
-Gareth Gabriel, Sheringham (Best Photographer)
-Sheringham Little Theatre, Sheringham (Best Theatre/Arts Venue)
-Pilates and Yamuna Norfolk, Cromer (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio)

MID-NORTH NORFOLK: Aylsham, Fakenham and surrounds

-M’s of Aylsham, Aylsham (Best Bar)
-The second-hand bookshop at Blickling Estate, Blickling (Best Bookshop)
-Round The Woods, Weston Longville (Best Boutique Stay)
-Threads Bridal, Salle (Best Bridal Store)
-Redwings Horse Sanctuary, Aylsham (Best Family Attraction)
-Pensthorpe Natural Park, Fakenham (Best Family Attraction)
-Urban Clay, Aylsham (Best Family Attraction)
-Beach Hut Charm, North Walsham (Best Jeweller)
-Creative Lincs, Aylsham (Best Lifestyle Store)
–Mindful Mixology, Salle (Best Local Food/Drink Producer)
-Hannah Brodie, Fakenham (Best Photographer)

SOUTH NORFOLK: Diss, Wymondham, Thetford and surrounds

-Beauty Escape, Carleton Rode (Best Beauty Salon)
-Station Bistro, Wymondham (Best Cafe)
-The Crown Inn, Pulham Market (Best Destination Pub)
-Paul Jewiss, Wymondham (Best Fitness Instructor)
-Claire Love at The Pink Fitness Boutique, Thetford (Best Fitness Instructor)
-Millie Rose Floral Design, Wreningham (Best Florist)
-Sculpt Interiors, Attleborough (Best Lifestyle Store)
-The Space Burston, Burston (Best Yoga/Pilates Studio)
-Take Two, Diss (Best Women’s Fashion Store)
-Little Boutique, Wymondham (Best Women’s Fashion Store)
-Hockwold Hall, Hockwold Cum Wilton (Best Wedding Venue)

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