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The Muddy Awards 2017

Roll that drum, my Mudsters! Dig out your Dior, polish that crystal and put the champers on ice, because the Muddy Awards are rolling into town. We want to shout from the rooftops about Surrey’s indy businesses in all their quirky, unmissable, glorious erm, glory – from food producers to destination pubs, fabulous theatres to fashion boutiques.

The awards are the bees knees, the cat’s pyjamas… you get my drift, previous winners include Best Complimentary Therapy Centre, The Holistic Centre in Godalming; Best Wine Distributor, Taurus Wines in Bramley; Best Destination Pub, The Onslow Arms in Clandon; and Best Yoga/Pilates Studio, Red Hot Yoga in Guildford.

Anyone can nominate a business and entry is free. Nominations for the first round open at midday on Weds 3 May and close on Wed 24 May, and the top five businesses in each category will go through to the final round which runs from Weds 7 June to 14 June.

Many of the 27 Muddy Awards 2017 categories are niche, deliberately included to help the cool, small indie businesses who don’t get a look in during bigger, more traditional awards, so pleasy pleasy please get behind the businesses that make a difference to your life, and make sure any friends or colleagues who are eligible to enter know about the Muddy Awards. It could make all the difference to a brilliant local business.

Category winners will be announced on Wed 14 June and aside from the glory, gain a coveted Muddy Stilettos certificate and window rosette, a massive love hug from thousands of readers and a drinks reception on on the morning of  Fri 23 June in the gorgeous Glass Barn at High Clandon Estate Vineyard. So if you’re a business entering the Awards, please save the date – the views over the estate are amazing and you’ll want to toast your win with a glass of the award-winning High Clandon Celebration Cuvée which has been voted by Decanter Magazine as one of the top two of 92 English Sparkling Wines by a panel of Masters of Wine. (But we’ll have coffee and tea too, if that’s your thing!)

Awards Categories

Best… Art Gallery; Bar; Beauty Salon; Bookshop; Boutique Hotel; Café; Children’s Store; Complementary Therapy Centre; Day Spa; Deli/Farm Shop; Destination Pub; Family Attraction; Fitness Instructor; Florist; Local Food Producer; Gift Shop; Glamping Site; Hair Salon; Interiors; Jewellery Store; Mens’ Store; Photographer; Restaurant; Theatre; Wine Shop; Women’s Store; Yoga/Pilates Studio

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