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Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019 Sussex Winners


That’s it, the Muddy Awards 2019 are officially over! You voted in your thousands – the level of interest this year has been fantastic and it just goes to show how much love there is out there for all our finalists.

A big thank you to everyone who nominated/voted for their favourite independent businesses across the 24 categories and to all those who battled it out with some creative pleas across social media and elsewhere. Honourable mentions to Indigo gift shop in Hassocks and Tracy Harris of Summerhouse Yoga, Horsham who were close runners up in their categories.

There’s clearly a lot of love for all our winners and finalists, so worth checking them out in person.


Muddy Awards Winners, Sussex, 2019 


Art Gallery

Wing Art Gallery, Wadhurst



Orange Square, Haywards Heath


Beauty Salon

The Beauty Bar, Wadhurst



Barnett’s of Wadhurst, Wadhurst


Boutique Stay

Fair Oak Farm, Mayfield



The Edge Cafe at Edgcumbes, Arundel


Children’s Business

Little Squidges, Pevensey Bay


Day Spa

Alexander House, Turners Hill


Destination Pub

The Cat Inn, West Hoathly


Family Attraction

Wilderness Wood, Hadlow Down



Eggs to Apples, Hurst Green


Fitness Instructor

Esther Featherstone, Swoove, Lindfield



Bella June Flowers, Hassocks


Gift Shop

Zest, Crowborough


Hair Salon

Theo Brown, Haywards Heath


Interiors Store

TN22 Sussex, Uckfield


Jewellery Store

RTFJ, Wivelsfield


Local Food/Drink Producer

Bignose & Beardy Cider, Framfield



Crawley Bra Lady, Crawley



Judith Stewart Photography, Uckfield



La Bella Vista, St Leonards


Theatre/Arts Venue

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham-by-Sea


Women’s Fashion Store

Annie’s Closet, Horsham


Yoga/Pilates Instructor 

Tansy Blaik-Kelly, Turning Tide Pilates, Uckfield



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12 comments on “Muddy Stilettos Awards 2019 Sussex Winners”

  • Matt May 25, 2019

    Congratulations Edgcumbe on your award.
    Found your Cafe by accident – so glad I did. I’ve been buying you coffee beans by mail order ever since! Love trying your different flavours and smells freshly ground ‘Dark Side of the Edge’ is my go to morning choice – that always gets my eyelids open

    • Chris Rendle May 28, 2019

      Hi Matt
      So pleased you like our ‘Dark Side Of The Edge’ blend and you are right it’s perfect for that morning hit!
      Im one of the roasters so if you are in the area say hi!
      Our secret is using specialty grade coffee and only send out coffee that is very very fresh. We don’t buy slale bread so why would we buy stale coffee… is what we say!

      We are so pleased to win this award and thanks for support with your kind note and we will strive to keep up high standards in the cafe and roastery

  • Beth Martin May 24, 2019

    Barnett’s are thrilled to have been awarded Muddy Stilettos award for best bookshop in East Sussex.. Thanks to all our loyal customers and welcome to the new ones!

  • Caroline Robertson May 24, 2019

    I am so glad that La Bella Vista has been recognised. Their service is second to none, the kindliness and friendliness of the people who run this excellent establishment makes everyone who visits feel so valued as a customer and the food is always terrific! Well done!

  • The Beauty Bar May 23, 2019

    Thank you ever so much to all of our wonderful customers who have been rooting for us to win this award. Thank you to our family and friends for also getting behind us and sharing all of our social media posts and spreading the word. Muddy is such a great website and it means so much to us all here at The Beauty Bar to be recognised for this. Thanks everyone! Love the beauty bar girls x

    • david griffiths May 24, 2019

      Well done Em….Love you …Dad xxxx

  • Jane Cowans TN22 Sussex May 23, 2019

    Absolutely theilled to win our category ‘Best Interiors’ in Sussex’ ALMOST speechless!!!!! Thank you so much to all who took the time to vote and for supporting us. It really does mean the world!

  • Jane Hunnam May 23, 2019

    We are absolutely delighted 🎉

    Thank you to the amazing Zest staff and all of our lovely customers for your continued support.
    We are celebrating our 15 year anniversary., with the launch of our online website later this year.

  • Tansy Blaik-Kelly May 23, 2019

    Thank you so much everyone who voted not just for me, but my fantastic team of teachers at Turning Tide Pilates – Sarah, Jessica, and Medeana!
    We’re also celebrating the studio’s 10th anniversary this month, whoohoo!

    • Gill Austin May 23, 2019

      Congratulations Tansy and team. A brilliant accolade as you celebrate the studios 10th anniversary. X

  • Judith Stewart May 23, 2019

    There are no words, I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as Best Photography Business in Sussex. I have been working hard every single day since officially opening my Photography Studio 5 years ago. My aim was to ensure EVERY one single of my clients was delighted with their photographs, me and the whole experience. I am so delighted and feel so valued knowing that all my passion, love, commitment and hard work has been appreciated and reflected in the votes Thankyou so much. to everyone that supported me, it means the world to me.

    • Ann Chown May 23, 2019

      Really well done Judith!


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