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Meet your Muddy Awards 2018 Sussex Finalists!

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses in the Muddy Stilettos Awards, Sussex – thousands of you nominated in the first round of the Awards which is fantastic. Some of the categories were very hotly contested so bad luck if you didn’t make it through this year but CONGRATULATIONS to those of you who made the top five for most nominations.

The Finals are now live and you can vote for your favourite businesses from the shortlist here

This year it’s just 5 days of voting for your faves – the Awards close at 6.30pm on Friday 18 May– so if there’s a business you super-love, make sure you super-vote!

Whether your favourite has made it or not this year, please do spare a second to have a gander at all the finalists below – it’s a great opportunity to find out about brilliant businesses you didn’t know about before.


Art Gallery

Artichoke Gallery (Ticehurst)

Jerwood Gallery (Hastings)

Pallant House Gallery (Chichester)

Rye Art Gallery (Rye)

Towner Art Gallery (Eastbourne)




Dead Parrot (Horsham)

Morley’s Bistro & Winebar (Hurstpierpoint)

Orange Square (Haywards Heath)

The Plotting Parlour (Brighton)

Rocking Horse (Worthing)


Beauty Salon

The Beauty Bar (Wadhurst)

Perfect 10 (Burgess Hill)

Profiles (Hassocks)

Turn Beautiful (Brighton)

Urban Sanctuary (Haywards Heath)


The Bookshop (East Grinstead)

City Books (Hove)

Much Ado Books (Alfriston)

Rother Books (Battle )

Steyning Bookshop (Steyning)

Boutique Stay

The Artisan Bakehouse (Ashurst)

Artist Residence (Brighton)

The Bell in Ticehurst  (Ticehurst)

The George in Rye (Rye)

The Well House (Danehill)


Bucklers (Hailsham)

CJ’s Family Café (Crawley)

The Mug Tree (East Grinstead)

Nest (East Grinstead)

Talking Hands (Hassocks)


Children’s Business


Craft Magic (Battle & Rye)

KJF – From Scratch (Horsham)

P.J. & The Hare (Burgess Hill)

Poponin (Hurstpierpoint)

Poppy’s Parties (Haywards Heath)


Day Spa


Baliffscourt Hotel & Spa (Climping)

Ockenden Manor (Cuckfield)

Serenity Spa (Cisswood House Hotel, Horsham)

The Spa at The Grand (Brighton)

Utopia Spa, Alexander House Hotel (East Grinstead)


Destination Pub


The Bell at Ticehurst (Ticehurst)

The Cat Inn (West Hoathly)

Chequers (Rowhook)

The Crown (Hastings)

Noah’s Ark Inn (Lurgashall)


Family Attraction


Drusillas Park (Alfriston)

Fishers Adventure Farm Park (Wisborough Green)

Knockhatch Adventure Park (Hailsham)

Wakehurst (Ardingly)

Washbrooks Family Farm (Hurstpierpoint)


Farm Shop/ Deli 


Clough’s of Lindfield (Lindfield)

Delico (Haywards Heath)

Eggs to Apples Farm Shop (Hurst Green)

Sharnfold Farm & Shop (Stone Cross)

Wayfield Park Farm Shop (Pyecombe)


Fitness Instructor


Esther Featherstone, Swoove (Lindfield)

Federico Bedoya, The Zumba Zone (Brighton)

Lynsey Thompson, LT Fitness (Hassocks)

Samantha Robbins, Sussex Zest (Haywards Heath)

Rachael Woolston, FitBitch (Brighton)




The Art Bunch (Ticehurst)

Amanda Jane Flowers (Horsham)

The Enchanted Florist (Angmering)

Flowers and Such (Copthorne)

Rebecca Cragg Floral Design (Ditchling)


Gift shop


Indigo (Hassocks)

Mum’s Back

Park Fare Emporium (Battle)

Present In the Laines (Brighton)

SWALK (Lindfield)


Hair Salon


Maverick (Angmering)

Pruners Hair & Beauty (Haywards Heath)

Samantha Elizabeth (Haywards Heath)

Samuel Chapman (Hove)

Simon Webster Hair (Brighton)


Interiors Store


Also Home (Rudgwick)

Designed by Chloe (Crowborough)

Ethel Loves Me (Rye)

Trading Boundaries (Sheffield Green)

Juna Home & Garden (Angmering)


Jewellery Store


Dymond Jewellery (Worthing)

Paul Andre Jewellers (Haywards Heath)

Pruden and Smith (Ditchling)

RTFJ (Wivelsfield)

Silverado (Brighton & Lewes)


Local food/Drink Producer


Backyard Coffee (Ditchling)

Calley’s Cakes (Burgess Hill)

Cooking Mama C (Haywards Heath)

Copper Pan Fudge Company (Chichester)

Kat’s Cakes (Hartfield)




Jane Cossins photography (Angmering)

Photography by Paloma (Worthing)

Photography Fairy (Haywards Heath)

Photography for Little People (Haywards Heath)

Reka Choy (Hassocks)




La Bella Vista (Hastings)

The Curlew (Bodiam)

The Fig Tree (Hurstpierpoint)

Jeremy’s, Borde Hill (Haywards Heath)

Limes of Lindfield (Lindfield)


Theatre/Arts Venue


Brighton Open Air Theatre (Brighton)

The Capitol (Horsham)

Charleston (Firle)

Komedia (Brighton)

Theatre Royal (Brighton)


Wine Merchant


Fine Wines of Mayfield (Mayfield)

The Fine Wine Importers (Lewes)

Grape and Grain (Haywards Heath)

South Downs Cellars (Hurstpierpoint & Lindfield)

Twenty One Wines (Brighton)


Women’s Boutique


Annie’s Closet (Horsham)

Cloudberry (Angmering)

Cordelia James (Rye & Lewes)

Hope & Harlequin (Brighton)

Little London (Chichester)




Alfriston Pilates (Alfriston)

Be Yoga (Haywards Heath)

Love Movement (Hassocks)

Old Town Yoga (Hastings)

Yard Yoga (Forest Row)


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5 comments on “Meet your Muddy Awards 2018 Sussex Finalists!”

  • Lucy wells May 15, 2018

    CJ’s cafe ( Crawley) is my choice, a great staff team, creative ideas, fabulous for children and great for mums/dads to take timrout to reboot . A highly recommended parent and child cafe.

    • debbieward May 15, 2018

      Hope you’ve cast your vote via the link Lucy!

  • Mary Barnes May 16, 2018

    I should like to vote for the Art Bunch in Ticehurst. Unfailingly wonderful and helpful. Flowers are of a very high standard and it’s a huge pleasure to talk flowers with the highly talented Alison who takes such care of every customer . Her eye for detail is fantastic .

    • debbieward May 16, 2018

      Sounds great Mary – have you used the vote link at the top to cast your vote?

  • Sam Rosam May 17, 2018

    My vote goes to Annie’s Closet. Beautiful scarves and other accessories. Friendly service and always a delight to hold a party at home. This is a lovely little business and I’d be delight to see Sharon win this category.


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