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Culture, eating out, shopping, things to do, beauty, fitness... here's your super-local guide to the Muddy Awards 2022 finalists in your area. See who's in your area.

Do you love a decent coffee, an indie florist, the latest gastropub, an uber-motivational PT, a cute local theatre, a fresh-from-the-field farm shop, and a salon that’s less than 20 minutes away? Of course you do darling, you’re a Muddy reader!

Juuust in case you’ve missed a local hotspot, we’ve got your back. Here’s all of our fabulous local Finalists in this years Muddy Awards (sponsored by Healthily and our local partner Gloucester Quays), sorted by area so you can narrow down your new local gems. Basically, we’ve put together your summer hit list of boutiques, bookshops, day spas, photographers, gardeners, attractions… and more. 

Go forth, enjoy and VOTE for your favourites to win…

North Glos / Cotswolds

  • Wheatsheaf Inn (Northleach) Destination Pub
  • Oscar and Me (Stow-on-the-Wold) Children’s Business
  • The Plough Inn (Cold Aston) Destination Pub
  • Seven Tuns (Chedworth) Destination Pub
  • Oxleaze Barn (Lechlade) Wedding Venue
  • The Stow Flower Shop (Stow-on-the-Wold) Florist
  • Tewkesbury Park (Tewkesbury) Hotel
  • Cotswold Grey (Moreton-in-Marsh) Lifestyle Store
  • Blink of an Eye (Tewkesbury) Photographer

South Glos / Cotswolds

  • Cotswold Sculpture Park (Somerford Keynes) Art Space)
  • Kingshill House (Dursley) Art Space
  • Cherish Beauty Salon (Tetbury) Beauty Salon
  • Calcot Manor (Tetbury) Day Spa
  • WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (Slimbridge) Family Attraction
  • Tetbury Goods Shed (Tetbury) Theatre / Arts Venue
  • The Royal Oak (Tetbury) Destination Pub
  • Tortworth Estate Farm Shop (Wotton-under-Edge) Farm Shop & Deli
  • Leaf and Ground (Dursley) Farm Shop and Deli
  • The Cotswold Book Room (Wotton-under-Edge) Bookshop
  • Domestic Science (Tetbury) Lifestyle Store

Stroud / Nailsworth

  • Victoria Works (Stroud) Art Space
  • The Lily Pad (Stroud) Florist
  • Fireside Bookshop (Stroud) Bookshop
  • Made in Stroud (Stroud) Sustainable Business
  • Burleigh Court Hotel (Stroud) Boutique Stay
  • Stroud Yoga Space (Stroud) Yoga Studio
  • The Painswick (Painswick) Boutique Stay
  • Little Ginger Deli and Cafe (Stroud) Cafe
  • The Boho Bakery (King Stanley) Cafe
  • JB Hair (Stroud) Hair Salon
  • Honeytrap (Nailsworth) Women’s Fashion
  • Eastington Farm Shop (Stonehouse) Farm Shop & Deli
  • The Dressing Room (Stroud) Bridal Store
  • The Salt Bakehouse (Stroud) Food & Drink Producer
  • Winstones Ice Cream (Stroud) Food & Drink Producer
  • Galgos Latino (Stroud) Restaurant


  • Beauty Within Studio (Gloucester) Beauty Salon
  • LJ Bridal Collection (Gloucester) Bridal Store
  • Dixie Dot Crafts (Gloucester) Children’s Business
  • Little Dreamers Events (Quedgeley) Children’s Business
  • The Roastery Coffee House (Gloucester) Cafe
  • BAKED in the Shire (Gloucester) Food & Drink Producer
  • Wholly Gelato (Elmore) Food & Drink Producer
  • Over Farm (Gloucester) Farm Shop & Deli
  • Quay Yoga Studio (Gloucester) Yoga Studio
  • Hatherley Manor (Gloucester) Day Spa
  • Mark Blake (Gloucester) Hair salon
  • Emma Kennedy, Oak Strength Personal Training (Gloucester) Fitness Instructor
  • Fringe Benefits (Gloucester) Hair Salon


  • Bar No.9 (Bishop’s Cleeve) Bar
  • Claire Westaway Photography (Cheltenham) Photographer
  • Cocolina Coffee (Cheltenham) New Start Up
  • Imperial Haus (Cheltenham) Bar
  • The Urban Fox (Cheltenham) Bar
  • The Clarence Social (Cheltenham) Bar
  • Beauty By V (Cheltenham) Beauty Salon
  • Cleeve Bookshop (Bishop’s Cleeve) Bookshop
  • Beatrice Von Tresckow (Cheltenham) Women’s Fashion
  • Queens Hotel (Cheltenham) Hotel
  • The Suffolk Arms (Cheltenham) Destination Pub
  • SJ Beauty (Bishop’s Cleeve) Beauty Salon
  • Ella & Fleur Yoga (Cheltenham) Yoga Studio
  • Manor By The Lake (Cheltenham) Wedding Venue
  • Cotswold Farm Park (Cheltenham) Family Attraction
  • Little Hatchlings (Cheltenham) Children’s Business
  • Silver Nutshell Jewellery (Cheltenham) Jeweller
  • Hannah Kimber Jewellery (Cheltenham) Jeweller
  • Beards (Cheltenham) Jeweller
  • Danella Mercati, Chi Chi Fit (Cheltenham) Fitness Instructor
  • Sorella Hair Boutique (Cheltenham) Hair Salon
  • Betsy Benn (Cheltenham) Lifestyle Store
  • Cowley Manor (Cowley) Day Spa
  • Little Interior Co. (Cheltenham) Lifestyle Store
  • Food Loose (Cheltenham) Sustainable Business
  • Suffolk Rock (Cheltenham) Restaurant
  • Everyman Theatre (Cheltenham) Theatre / Arts Venue
  • Ellenborough Park (Cheltenham) Hotel

Cirencester & South East Glos

  • Cotswold Contemporary, Cirencester, Art Space
  • New Brewery Arts (Cirencester) Art Space
  • Octavia’s Bookshop (Cirencester) Bookshop
  • Luxe Cafe (Cirencester) Cafe
  • At The Boutique (Cirencester) Women’s Fashion
  • Sassy & Boo (Cirencester) Women’s Fashion
  • Toby Tupper PT (Cirencester) Fitness Instructor
  • Cotswold Country Park and Beach (Cirencester) Family Attraction
  • Sue Parkinson (Cirencester) Women’s Fashion
  • Bathurst Arms (North Cerney) Destination Pub
  • Barnsley House (Cirencester) Say Spa
  • Bellisimay (Cirencester) New Start Up
  • Fern & Ivy (Cirencester) New Start Up
  • Maker Culture (Cirencester)
  • Eco-Able (Cirencester)
  • Teatro (Cirencester) Restaurant
  • Cat Stephens Photography (Cirencester) Photographer
  • The Barn Theatre (Cirencester) Theatre / Arts Venue

North Worcs

  • The Dry Spy (Bromsgrove) Bar
  • West Midland Safari Park (Bewdley) Family Attraction
  • Wild Little Wonderers (Bromsgrove) Children’s Business
  • Julie Liggins Fitness (Droitwich) Fitness Instructor
  • Wyre Forest Books (Bewdley) Bookshop
  • Wicked Hair (Worcester) Hair Salon
  • Elske Jewellery (Bewdley) Jeweller
  • The Zen Shed (Worcester) Yoga Studio
  • Tamsin’s Bridal Boutique (Kidderminster) Bridal Store
  • Broomfield’s of Holt (Worcester) Farm Shop / Deli
  • Tina Donkin, Headlight Fitness (Worcester) Fitness Instructor
  • Bennetts Willow Barn (Worcester) Wedding Venue
  • Bride and Bloom (Worcester) Florist
  • Pack It In (Worcester) Sustainable Business
  • The Palace Theatre (Redditch) Theatre / Arts Venue
  • Funky Cactus Yoga (Worcester) New Start Up
  • Stanbrook Abbey Hotel (Worcester) Hotel

South Worcs

  • The Bridal Room (Broadway) Bridal Store
  • All Things Wild (Evesham) Family Attraction
  • Koffee and Cake (Pershore) Cafe
  • Wedding Quarter (Malvern) Bridal Store
  • The Malvern Spa (Malvern) Day Spa
  • Dumbleton Hall Hotel (Evesham) Hotel
  • Blooms by Charlotte (Evesham) Florist
  • Three Bears Bakery (Welland) Food Producer
  • FloFitness (Malvern)
  • The Coral Grove (Malvern) Jeweller
  • Austin & Co (Malvern) Lifestyle Store
  • Crumplebury (Whitbourne) Wedding Venue
  • Malvern Theatres (Malvern) Theatre / Arts Venue
  • The Fig (Malvern) Restaurant
  • Dearest Love Photography (Malvern) Photographer

Forest of Dean

  • Hope Farm Retreats (St Briavels) Sustainable Business
  • White Birch Manor (Awre) Boutique Stay
  • Capture This Moment (Forest of Dean) Photographer
  • Hudnalls Hideout (Lydney) Boutique Stay
  • Wye Valley Flowers (Lydney) Florist
  • Naas Farm Court (Lydney) Wedding Venue

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