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Muddy Stilettos Awards, Sussex 2018 Winners!

Find out which 24 businesses grabbed the top slots in their categories

The winners for this year’s Muddy Stilettos Awards have been decided by the good people of Sussex.

The Muddy Awards are free to all and run as a good-natured, positive celebration of brilliant, unique and unmissable businesses across the Muddy counties. Thousands voted in Sussex across the 24 lifestyle categories, showing how much we all appreciate independence and creativity.

Big CONGRATULATIONS to our winners and commiserations to the finalists who missed out this time, some in very close categories, but very well done for making it as far as you did.

A whopping great THANK YOU and multiple heart emojis to everyone who took part or voted. Do check out the winners and finalists you didn’t know before to help plan your fun for the rest of 2018 – they obviously have plenty of fans!

Want to see who won? Of course you do!


Art Gallery

Jerwood Gallery (Hastings)


Orange Square (Haywards Heath)

Beauty Salon

Urban Sanctuary (Haywards Heath)


City Books (Hove)

Boutique Stay

The George in Rye (Rye)


CJ’s Family Café (Crawley)

Children’s Business

Poppy’s Parties (Haywards Heath)

Day Spa

Utopia Spa, Alexander House Hotel (East Grinstead)

Destination Pub

The Cat Inn (West Hoathly)

Family Attraction

Drusillas Park (Alfriston)

Farm Shop/ Deli

Clough’s of Lindfield (Lindfield)

Fitness Instructor

Esther Featherstone, Swoove (Lindfield)


Rebecca Cragg Floral Design (Ditchling)

Gift shop

SWALK (Lindfield)

Hair Salon

Samantha Elizabeth (Haywards Heath)

Interiors Store

Trading Boundaries (Sheffield Green)

Jewellery Store

RTFJ (Wivelsfield)

Local food/Drink Producer

Kat’s Cakes (Hartfield)


Photography Fairy (Haywards Heath)


La Bella Vista (Hastings)

Theatre/Arts Venue

Brighton Open Air Theatre (Brighton)

Wine Merchant

South Downs Cellars (Hurstpierpoint & Lindfield)

Women’s Boutique

Annie’s Closet (Horsham)


Old Town Yoga (Hastings)

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20 comments on “Muddy Stilettos Awards, Sussex 2018 Winners!”

  • Jane Greenside June 4, 2018

    Great Job …. A well deserved award.

  • Jane Waller May 27, 2018

    Delighted that Brighton Open Air Theatre on Dyke Road in Brighton have won the award. Check out our fullest ever programme across the whole summer from May to September. Bring a picnic and a cup for drinks from our bar and relax and enjoy shows for all kinds of audiences from Shakespeare and comedy, new plays, to bands and lots for children of every age – check out Robin Hood this Spring half term week.

  • Sam Sewell May 27, 2018

    Well done CJ’s Family Cafe!!! X Crawley is proud of you All and for all your hard work in setting up your new, very successful, and family friendly run business! XxX … If any of you Crawley Folk haven’t visited yet … Get your Muddy Stilettos on and pop in and see what the girls have on offer! X Good luck in your continuing success and happiness! X Musical Sam! X

  • Jan Thompson May 21, 2018

    So pleased for Samantha Elizabeth Hair salon. Very well done, everyone is so friendly and talented, they make you feel at ease the moment you walk through the door. Just hope they don’t get to booked up! Congratulations!

  • maureen May 21, 2018

    well done to Samantha Elizabeth hair salon haywards heath what a lovely salon and well hard working hard ladies well done samantha and your team so proud of you all xx

  • Lois Holmes May 21, 2018

    Congratulations La Bella Vista!👌 wonderful food, lovely people, my favourite place to eat, well done guys. Lois xx

    • Aldo May 26, 2018

      Thank you so much Lois. We hope to see you again very soon.

  • Jane Hughes May 21, 2018

    Congrats to Aldo and Franco. Was there on Saturday for a gorgeous meal. I just hope now you’ve won that we’ll still be able to get in!!!

    • Aldo May 26, 2018

      Thank you so much Jane. Hope to see you soon.

  • Esther Featherstone May 21, 2018

    Thank you so much for the award. I feel very humble!

  • Jane Ellis May 21, 2018

    Well done to all our 1066 Country businesses in Hastings, Rye and Alfriston! Delighted to see so many of our members in this winners’ list!

  • Les;ey May 21, 2018

    Well done Sam & co , cant think of anyone who deserves it more ……
    Love Lesley x

  • Sonia May 21, 2018

    Well done Sam thanks for all you do for me .

    And your lovely team.

    Love Sonia x

  • Geoff May 21, 2018

    Congratulations to RTFJ as best jewellers. Richly deserved. Thoroughly recommend them

  • Dawn Cleary May 21, 2018

    Congratulations from Melbourne in Australia to La Bella Vista we had such a loveky lunch there a few weeks ago and I will be back to visit within the month, food excellent and Aldo’s brother so welcoming
    Dawn Cleary and Margaret Hook

    • Aldo May 26, 2018

      Thank you so much. We really are overwhelmed with pride.

  • Jan Caswell May 21, 2018

    Lindfield on the map with so many winners in my residential town. Congrats all from Milan. Jan C

  • John Glass May 21, 2018

    Well done , well deserved La Bella Vista St Leonards on Sea
    Great place to relax , enjoy lovely food and excellent service
    Congratulations Aldo

    • Aldo May 26, 2018

      Thank you so much. We’re over the moon with our award.

  • Paloma Murillo May 21, 2018

    Well done to all winners!


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