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Meet the Muddy Awards finalists…

It has been a massive task of bean counting to work out the finalists in this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards but we have our shortlist. Raise your glass to 120 brilliant businesses in 24 categories.

First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who has taken part so far in this year’s Muddy Stiletto Awards. There are loads of brilliant businesses in Surrey, and we’ve received thousands of nominations across all 24 categories – so you’re clearly in love with local too!

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 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 – we’re all ears!).

The Finals start and voting opens on Wednesday 15 May at 9amThey come and go in just a week, 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, because the Finalist with the most votes will be crowned Winner.

Right, that’s enough from me! Time to meet the Finalists. Who gets your vote?

Art gallery

• Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, Compton
• The Lightbox, Woking
• Wycliffe Gallery, Weybridge
• Oko Art Gallery, Guildford
• Belgravia Art Gallery, Cranleigh

• 1907 Bar at Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge
• The Grape Variety, Chipstead
• Camouflage Bar, West Byfleet
• Tudor Antiques, Guildford
• Rose and Crown, Godalming

Beauty salon
• Amore Hair and Beauty, Deepcut
• Polished, Godalming
• Rare Beauty, Godalming
• The Beauty Nest, Chobham
• Beauty of Weybridge, Weybridge

• Cobham Bookshop, Cobham
• Haslemere Bookshop, Haslemere
• Weybridge Bookshop, Weybridge
• BookPotato, Leatherhead
• MIWK, Reigate

Boutique stay
• Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge
• The Merry Harriers, Hambledon
• Stag on the River, Lower Eashing
• Bel and Dragon, Churt
• Beaverbrook, Leatherhead

• Charlie and Ginger, Leatherhead
• East Side Deli and Coffee Shop, Caterham
• Basil and Blue, Chobham
• Mila Cafe, Godalming
• Natter Cafe, Farncombe

Children’s business
• Mini Melton, Reigate
• Little Lambs Softplay and Roleplay Cafe, Coulsdon
• My 1st Photos, Guildford
• My Busy Bots, Ashtead
• Owls and Larks, Lingfield

Day spa
• Bspa at Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge
• Grayshott Health Spa, Grayshott
• Lingfield Park Resort, Lingfield
• Foxhills Country Club and Resort, Ottershaw
• Pennyhill Park, Bagshot

Farmshop / Deli
• Flower Farm, Godstone
• Garsons, Esher
• Priory Farm, Nutfield
• Secretts of Milford, Milford
• Village Greens Farm Shop, Ockley

Destination pub
• The White Horse, Hascombe
• Botley Hill Farmhouse, Warlingham
• The Bull Inn, Limpsfield
• Bird in the Hand, Mayford
• The Queen’s Head, East Clandon

Family attraction
• Godstone Farm, Godstone
• Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham
• Bocketts Farm, Fetcham
• Chobham Adventure Farm, Chobham
• Apple Tree Play Cafe, Warlingham

Fitness instructor
• Attila Kun, Dorking
• Emily Watson, Oxted
• Grace Campbell, Leigh
• Vanessa Waithe-Golland, Guildford
• Mummy Phillips Fitness, Epsom

Local producer
• Cakes by Bells, Effingham
• Martha’s Bakehouse, West Byfleet
• Silent Pool Distillers, Albury
• Distillers of Surrey, Ripley
• Iain Spigs, Ockham

• Hannah Martin Flowers, Walton-on-Thames
• Flowers by Rosie Orr, Woking
• Surrey Hills Florist, Ockley
• Lily and Myrtle, West Byfleet
• Chobham Flowers, Chobham

• Two Ducks, Woking
• Alligator Pear, Tadworth
• The Sleepy Owl, Cranleigh
• Sass and Spirit, Haslemere
• The Yard Market, Godalming

Hair salon
• Velvet Rooms, Chobham
• Sorella, Knaphill
• Amore Hair and Beauty, Deepcut
• Chobham Hair Studio, Chobham
• Emma Rose Hair Design, West End

• Inside Chobham, Chobham
• Artichoke Interiors, West Horsley
• Number 5 Interiors, Dorking
• Belle Epoque, East Molesey
• Winter Bear Home, Cobham

• Simon Pure, Cranleigh
• Belle and Mack, Weybridge
• George Rain, Haslemere
• Joulberry, East Molesey
• Oorla Jewellery, East Molesey

• 1907 Restaurant at Brooklands Hotel, Weybridge
• Chez Vous, Warlingham
• La Barbe, Reigate
• Sorrel, Dorking
• The Dining Room at The White Horse, Hascombe

• Dorking Halls, Dorking
• G Live, Guildford
• Harlequin Theatre, Redhill
• Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
• New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Women’s business
• Courtyard, Guildford
• Impressions, New Haw
• Number Six, Cobham
• Two Ducks, Woking
• Susan Holton Knitwear, East Molesey

Yoga / Pilates instructor
• Alexandra Legouix, Cobham
• Rhian Coward, Chobham
• Lucy Smith, Godalming
• Zoe Wadey, Claygate
• Zahir Akram, Addlestone

• Harriet Bird, Guildford
• Sarah Olivia, Caterham
• Shona Galloway, Lingfield
• Carrianne Markham, West Byfleet
• Jade Eleanor, Redhill

• Basil and Blue, Chobham
• Fired Frog Pottery Cafe, Woking
• Haus of Beauty, Esher
• The Grape Variety, Chipstead
• Just Because Treats, Weybridge



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4 comments on “Meet the Muddy Awards finalists…”

  • Susan frost May 15, 2019

    Artichoke interiors west Horsley

  • Kellie Smitheman @ Get Creative May 15, 2019

    How about Pursuits/Activities/Lifelong Learning (non sporting) awards eg: art lessons, flower arrangement, cookery, glassblowing lessons, bridge clubs. Of particular interest to Mums looking to keep themselves happy, busy and creativly minded.

  • Amanda Hartley May 15, 2019

    Why is there nothing in Farnham? I increasingly feel Muddy Stilettos is an outer London thing not a Surrey thing.

    • amberevans May 15, 2019

      Hi Amanda – Yes, it’s a shame there aren’t any Finalists from Farnham as there are some brilliant local businesses in Farnham. We particularly love the Farnham Boutique – among others. The finalists are voted in by Muddy readers and they’re based all across Surrey – those that aren’t in Surrey are not eligible. Fingers crossed for Farnham next year. xx


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