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The Muddy Awards 2022 Winners Drinks!

The Muddy Awards 2022 reached their fabulous finale with the glittering Winners' Drinks. You all voted (in your squillions!) for your fave local businesses and after a hotly fought battle it was time to pop the corks. See what happened and keep scrolling for the Oscar-winning video!

Whoop! The wonderful winners of the Muddy Awards 2022. All photos by Stefania Distante

On Wednesday 6th July the prestigious Pittville Pump Room played host to the party of parties – the Muddy Stilettos Glos & Worcs Awards 2022 Winners’ Drinks.

Glad rags were donned, stilettos were strapped on, and Cheltenham’s iconic spa building echoed with whoops of delight. The 27 winners of the Muddy Awards 2022, sponsored by Gloucester Quays – and as voted by you – gathered to celebrate being crowned the ‘best of the best’ in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

The sun shone and the corks popped as your local champs – see them all here – turned out to collect their certificates. And what an afternoon it was – not even a 30 degree heat wave could stop us. Here’s how it unfolded.

***PLUS*** Watch the video! Scroll down to see a fantastic video of the event.

Red carpet arrival

The fun kicked off at 2pm, with the winners making their way down the fabulous Oscar-vibe red carpet where Editor Sophie and Commercial Manager Suzanne were on hand to welcome everybody.

Meeting Anna from Silver Nutshell – Best Jeweller
Honeytrap – Best Women’s Store
Galgos Latino – Best Restaurant – on the red carpet

Let the party begin

Champagne and canapes by the trayful greeted the winners, all supplied by award-winning venue Pittville Pump Room.

Selfie time with Hudnalls Hideout – Best Boutique Stay


After the mingling it was down to the serious business of more toasting! Sophie stepped up to thank everyone, ably assisted by (ehem, another) glass of champagne. Pump Room events manager Steve also wowing the crowd with a brief history of the stunning venue.

The cake

The real star of the show however? It has to be the cake of course. This incredible creation needed its own awards ceremony it was so glamorous. Made by the talented Sarah from SJ Cakes in Gloucester, the bottom layer was raspberry and white chocolate, and the top layer chocolate fudge cake and it was truly a show-stopper.

Joining it were two towering stacks of the most delicious brownies by the brilliant baking team at Tewkesbury Treats. A winning combo of Lotus Biscoff flavour and Chocolate and Raspberry, made with Belgian chocolate.

The winners’ gallery

And then it was just time for the official photo opps, glittering certificates in hand. Our woman behind the camera for the day was the talented portraiture photographer Stefania Distante (stepping in at the 11th hour to save the day – we applaud you Stef!)

Here are a few of our stellar winners.

The Clarence Social – Best Bar
Sophie (l) raising a cheer with Best Restaurant Galgos Latino (r)
Honeytrap – Best Women’s Fashion Store
Fern & Ivy – Best New Business
Little Ginger Cafe (r) – Best Cafe
FloFitness – Best Yoga / Pilates Studio
Little Interior Co. – Best Lifestyle Store
Dani from Eco-Able – Best Sustainable Business
The Lily Pad Florist – Best Florist
Tracy from Dixie Dot Crafts – Best Children’s Business
Anna from Silver Nutshell (l) – Best Jeweller
Cotswold Farm Park – Best Family Attraction
Ben (r) from Over Farm – Best Farm Shop / Deli
LJ Bridal Collection – Best Bridal Store
Julie Liggins (r) Best Fitness Instructor
The happy Cheltenham winners!
Barnsley House (l) & Eco-Able (r) doing it for Cirencester
Stroud and proud winners
Keeping it real for Gloucester
Flofitness – Best Yoga / Pilates Studio
Curtain call for the winners

A peek inside the goodie bags

Attendees also got to take away with them a stash of goodies and vouchers from some of our generous local businesses, the haul included gin from Drunken Duck Distillery, beauty cream from John Lewis, brownies from Tewkesbury Treats, a voucher for 2 from Cotswold Sculpture Park and a bookmark and seeds from Barnsley House.

And finally…

Lastly, a huge thank you from myself, the Editor, and Suzanne. Whether you were just nominated, a finalist or made it to top dog this year – you are all winners in our book!

Thanks for being part of it and thank you for voting.

It’s been an absolute ball… roll on 2023.

It’s a wrap and we’re going home for a lie down. Editor Sophie (l) and Commercial Manager Suzanne (r). Dress Ted Baker @ John Lewis, Cheltenham
Over and out for another year

And now watch it right here – with many thanks to the talented Jan Willem, one half of talented wedding and event photography and film team Creative Depiction Studio. (Click on the You Tube link to see it full screen).

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