The Muddy Sussex awards party!
The best in the biz came, saw and partied at the fabulous Albourne Estate for the 2022 Muddy Stilettos Awards - want to see what we got up to?
After the last few years we were all ready to party and the fizz was flowing even before the winners arrived at the most highly contested local indie awards in the UK.
After stuffing the goody bags and signing the certificates, Muddy were ready to meet and greet the winners and this year there were over 75,000 businesses entered and 865,000 votes cast across all the Muddy counties. Interest from Sussex was unprecedented, so it’s a massive achievement and right that we celebrated!
As the guests mingled in the Sussex sunshine, star snapper James Lawson captured their best sides in front of our Balloon Chic backdrop (in Muddy colours of course!), whilst videographer Clare from Bright Light Media gave them the full VIP experience.
As well as the accolades, the lucky winners received a bulging goody bag courtesy of some other great Sussex businesses including Parkminster candles, Seven Seventeen bath salts, Tisserand Aromatherapy, and Montezuma chocolate for a sugar hit in the cab home!
Here’s who YOU voted for to win a Muddy Award this year. Did your favourite get through? #MuddyAwards2022 #InLoveWithLocal
Best Hair Salon: Tonics (Horsham)
Best Beauty Salon: The Urban Sanctuary (Haywards Heath)
Best Day Spa: Bailiffscourt (Climping)
Best Yoga Studio: Old Town Yoga (Hastings)
Best Fitness Instructor: Esther Rose Featherstone, Swoove (Haywards Heath)
Best New Lifestyle Start-Up: Hare & Hush (Battle)
Best Hotel: Alexander House (Turners Hill)
Best Boutique Stay: The Star (Polizzi Collection)
Best Destination Pub: The Crown Inn Dial Post (Horsham)
Best Café: The Pink Cabbage Produce Co (Mayfield)
Best Bar: Ladle (Hastings)
Best Restaurant: Pitch (Worthing)
Best Art Space: The Green Tree Gallery (Haywards Heath)
Best Bookshop: Heygates (Bognor Regis)
Best Theatre: Komedia (Brighton)
Best Women’s Store: Pure (Hastings)
Best Lifestyle Store: The Neighbourhood Store (Shoreham)
Best Jeweller: RTFJ (Haywards Heath)
Best Sustainable Business: Buy The Weigh (Ticehurst)
Best Family Attraction: Weald & Downland (Chichester)
Best Children’s Business: The Outdoors Project (Brighton)
Best Wedding Venue: Cissbury Barns (Findon)
Best Bridal Store: Cath Adam @ The Bride Shop (Crawley)
Best Florist: Beachtown Blooms (Arundel)
Best Photographer: Rachel Pearson Photography (Horsham)
Best Local Food/Drink Producer: Knepp Wild Range (West Grinstead)
Best Farmshop/ Deli: Cowdray Farm Shop (Midhurst)
This year we’ve been thrilled to work with our first national sponsor – Healthily, the award-winning wellness app – and our brilliant local partner Sea Life Brighton, who are also celebrating as they are 150 years old this year!
But there would be no party with no awards, and no awards without readers so it’s a big heartfelt THANK YOU from us to you for taking the time to vote and give your local favourites a pat on the back and showing your support for the Muddies. See you next year!
Albourne Estate, Albourne Farm, Shaves Wood Lane,
Albourne, West Sussex, BN6 9DX