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Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners

Your votes have been counted and - drumroll please - the results are in! Here are your Muddy Awards 2021 winners. Go say hi, they're local you know.

Oooh, well that was FUN!

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2021 romped to a close last week, the culmination of six weeks of cheer-leading, sharing the love and voting for the most brilliant local businesses across 25 Muddy counties.

After our 2020’s Awards had been curtailed by something called – um, Carvid? Covim? – I think we all yearned this year to really celebrate the creativity, uniqueness and sheer stick-it-out bravery of our best local businesses.

Cue an astonishing 75,000 businesses nominated and 750,000 votes cast in 2021. I know, bonkers! We’ve always proudly run the Muddy Awards on the basis of being free for all businesses to take part in from beginning to end – we never want small or new businesses to be excluded on the basis of cost.

And eight years on from the first Awards, it’s still as exciting as ever to shine a light on brilliant businesses that often go undiscovered and unrecognised.

But these are Awards voted for by Muddy readers, not editors, so it’s a heartfelt and whopping great THANK YOU from Muddy to all of you who took part or voted in 2021. And with no further ado, allow me to introduce your winners for 2021 across Norfolk. All incredible and worthy of a visit – so print off this list (or save to your favourites on Muddy if you’re signed in) and work your way through them until we go again in June 2022!

Cate x


Say hello to the BEST…

ART GALLERY: Norwich Art Shop (Norwich)

COVID STARTUP: Loaf Microbakery (Wymondham)

GARDEN DESIGNER: Rajul Shah, The Small Gardener (Norwich)

BRIDAL STORE: Pure Brides (Norwich)

WEDDING VENUE: The Norfolk Mead (Coltishall)

YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Pilates East (Norwich)

PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Jarmy (Norwich)

THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Theatre Royal (Norwich)

RESTAURANT: Benedicts (Norwich)

WOMEN’S STORE: Fairfax & Favor (Holt)

JEWELLERY: Sonkai (Norwich)

INTERIORS: Kerri’s Farmhouse Pine (Reepham)

HAIR SALON: Barnetts (Thornham)

GIFT SHOP: The Watering Can (Coltishall, now in Sprowston)

FOOD PRODUCER: Bread Source (Aylsham and Norwich)

FLORIST: Ragged Robin Florist (Wymondham)


FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Rachel Evans (Norwich)

FARMSHOP/DELI: Thornham Deli (Thornham)

DESTINATION PUB: The White Horse (Brancaster)

DAY SPA: The Pigspa (Edgefield)

CAFE: Heydon Village Tea Shop (Heydon)

BOUTIQUE STAY: The Dial House (Reepham)

BOOKSHOP: Bookbugs and Dragon Tales (Norwich_

BEAUTY SALON: Beauty Escape (Carleton Rode)

BAR: Gonzos Tea Room (Norwich)


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2 comments on “Meet The Muddy Awards 2021 winners”

  • sharon heath July 29, 2021

    Really sad Bullard’s didn’t win 😢😢

    • cate September 6, 2021

      I know – so many massively deserving winners! Wish they could all win to be honest!


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