Meet the Muddy Awards Finalists
And here they are your Muddy Awards Finalists 2019 - the best of the best local independent businesses as nominated by you!
I’m always a bit conflicted at this point in the Awards. It’s super-fun to discover cool indie businesses, and see which village or town is having its moment! And I love telling the excited Finalists they’ve made it through. But there are so many incredible businesses whose journey stops today (though get in touch if you think we should be featuring you anyway – I’m all ears!).
The Finals start and voting opens on Wednesday 15 May at 9am. They come and go in just 7 days, so if you love a local business and want to give it a pat on the back, head to the Awards site and do your bit before it slips your mind (yeah, I know what you’re like) because the Finalist with the most votes will be crowned Winner.
Right, that’s enough blather from me. Time to meet the Finalists. Who gets your vote?
MUDDY AWARD FINALISTS 2019
Art Gallery: Adrian Hill Fine Art (Holt), Capital Culture Gallery (Coltishall), Groundwork Gallery (Kings Lynn), Tess Ainley Gallery (Holt), The Gallery Norfolk (Cromer)
Bar: Gin Temple (Norwich), Goldings (Kings Lynn), No. 29 (Burnham Market), The Lodge (Old Hunstanton), Roof Top Gardens (Norwich)
Beauty Salon: Beauty Boutique (Cromer), Indulge Beauty (Barton Turf), Louise Thomas Skin Therapy (Norwich), The Barn Beauty Rooms (Norwich), The Norfolk Mead Hotel (Coltishall)
Bookshop: Kett’s Books (Wymondham), The Book Hive (Norwich), Ceres Book Shop (Swaffham), Holt Book Shop (Holt), Diss Publishing Bookshop (Diss)
Boutique Stay: Dairy Barns (Hickling), Bumble Bell Tents (various), MarGins Glamping (North Norfolk), Old Town Hall House (Cley next the sea), The Norfolk Mead Hotel (Coltishall)
Café: Old Town Beach Cafe (Old Hunstanton), Petals Tea Room (Dersingham), Teles Patisserie (Surlingham), The Hen House (Wymondham), Whelk Coppers Tea Room (Sheringham)
Children’s Business: Ele & Me (Wells next the Sea), Little Dottie Designs (Norfolk), Music in Motion (North Walsham), My Story Stones Rock (Kenninghall), The Parent & Baby Show (Norwich)
Day Spa: Energise Pentney Fitness & Spa (Pentney), The Ficcara’s Spa (Fakenham), Imagine Spa (Blofield), The Little Retreat, Norfolk (Downham Market), Barnham Broom Hotel Spa (Barnham Broom)
Destination Pub: The Bell (Brisley), The Green Dragon (Wymondham), The Queens Head (Wymondham), The Rose & Crown (Snettisham), The Black Swan (Horsham St Faith)
Family Attraction: BeWILDerwood (Horning), Langham Glass (Fakenham), Pensthorpe Natural Park (Pensthorpe), Redwings Horse Sanctuary (Hapton), Roarr Dinosaur Adventure (Lenwade)
Farm Shop/Deli: Old Hall Farm (Bungay), Rainbow Stores (East Rudham), White House Farm (Norwich), Thornham Deli (Thornham), Walsingham Farm Shop (Little Walsingham)
Fitness Instructor: Ally Elsegood (Reality Fitness), Boogie Bounce with Sarah, Dean Rudling (Body Transform Fitness), George Clark (Bodywerx), Sarah Yendell (Zumba Fitness)
Florist: Charlotte Staff Flowers (Caister on Sea), Fox & Fern (Hethersett), Precious Petals (Gt Dunham), Ragged Robin (Wymondham), The Flower Gallery (Martham)
Gift Shop: Aurina (Burnham Market), Little Boutique (Wymondham), Little Smiths (Fakenham), Our Slice of Country Life (Diss), The Studio (East Harling)
Hair Salon: Eden Hair & Beauty (Kings Lynn), The Salon at Charmed Interiors (Downham Market), The Studio (Kings Lynn), The Watt (Downham Market), The Hair Boutique (Coltishall)
Interiors Store: Cushion Cottage (Reepham), Joyful Living (Thornham), Through the Looking Glass (Fakenham), Bam & Arrow (Swaffham), Berrys & Grey (Norwich)
Jewellery Store: Beach Hut Charms (Norfolk), Ralph & Arlo Designs (Norfolk), Sonkai (Norwich), Zelley’s Jewellers (Norwich), Webbs Jewellers (Holt)
Local Producer (Food/Drink): All Fudged Up (Diss), Bace Foods (Hethersett), Candy’s Chutney (Salle), Crush Foods (Salle), Old Hall Farm (Bungay)
Newcomer: Adella Bridal (Ketteringham), Give it some Beans (Mattishall), Little Boutique (Wymondham), The Cuppie Hut (Norwich), What a Hoot Gin (Flitcham)
Photographer: Anna Kaloo, Arienne Jonas, Beth Moseley, Richard Jarmy, Shellie Wall
Restaurant: Benedicts (Norwich), Season In Wells (Well next the Sea), Socius (Burnham Market), Rocky Bottoms (West Runton), Market Bistro (Kings Lynn)
Theatre/Arts Venue: Epic Studios (Norwich), Maddermarket Theatre (Norwich), Norwich Theatre Royal (Norwich), The Playhouse (Norwich), Princess Theatre (Hunstanton)
Women’s Fashion Store: Lady B Loves (Norwich), Nelle DK (Thornham), Little Boutique (Wymondham), Collen & Clare (Burnham Market), Lois Reloved (Norwich)
Yoga/Pilates Instructor: George Clark (Bodywerx), Mary Hitchings (Zen Flow), Carolyn Western (Norfolk Pilates & Therapy), Joanne Mitchell (Postive Pilates), Kaliyoga