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Finalists

A massive THANK YOU for taking the time to support your awesome local businesses this year – over 500,000 of you nominated in the first round of the Awards and, frankly, the response has blown our socks off. And, whilst we wish every brilliant business nominated could make it through, there can only be five finalists in each category and it’s up to you to decide who wins the coveted Regional Award. Each Regional winner will also be considered for the first ever National Muddy Awards to find the ‘best of the best’ across all 28 Muddy counties – so there’s even more reason to show your support this year!

The Awards close on 15 June 2022 at 5pm – so if there’s a business you love, make sure you VOTE HERE.

OK, you want to see who made it through? Course you do! Meet your worthy Essex Finalists:

ART SPACE
Hylands Estate Artist Studios (Chelmsford)
Firstsite (Colchester)  
Two Tree Gallery (Leigh-on-Sea)       
Create 98 (Leigh-on-Sea)
Wonky Wheel Gallery (Finchingfield)

BAR
Ginny’s Cocktail Lounge (Maldon)
Fête (Chelmsford)
Harry’s Bar (Billericay)
ACanteen (Chelmsford)
Bottle Bureau (Chelmsford)

BEAUTY SALON
The Spa Therapy Room (Chelmsford)
The Glamour Room (Chelmsford)
Si Belle Beauty (Great Dunmow)
Karma Beauty (West Mersea)
Beauty at the Bay (Colchester)

BOOKSHOP
Maldon Books (Maldon)
Chicken and Frog Bookshop (Brentwood)
Rumblebees Books (Felsted)
Hart’s Books (Saffron Walden)
Red Lion Books (Colchester)

BOUTIQUE STAY
Essex Stays at The Kings Head (Chelmsford)
The Cricketers (Clavering)
Flitch of Bacon (Little Dunmow)
Prested Hall (Feering)
The Old Farmhouse (Finchingfield)

BRIDAL STORE
Bellissima Weddings (South Woodham Ferrers)
Barn Bridal Boutique (Silver End)
Rock The Frock Pre-Loved (Rochford)
The Bridal Rack (Burnham-on-Crouch)
The Wedding Shop (Colchester)

CAFÉ
We.are.table (Earls Colne)
Driink Coffee Club (Chelmsford)
Sip & Tuck (Colchester)
The Loft (Tollesbury)
The Bakehouse (Chelmsford)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS
Little City (Various)
The Princess Emporium (Leigh-on-Sea)
Tiny Bundles Handmade (Southend-on-Sea)
Mimibear (Colchester)
Little Adventures with Dough (Leigh-on-Sea)

DAY SPA
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel (Thorpe-le-Soken)
The Glasshouse Retreat (Orsett)
Greenwoods Hotel & Spa (Stock)
Talbooth House & Spa (Dedham)
Down Hall (Hatfield Heath)

DESTINATION PUB
The Dog & Pickle (Moreton)
The Star Inn (Ingatestone)
Theydon Oak (Epping)
The Cricketers Arms (Rickling Green)
The Cricketers (Clavering)

FAMILY ATTRACTION
Audley End Miniature Railway (Saffron Walden)
Colchester Zoo (Colchester)
Chelmsford Museum (Chelmsford)
Mersea Island Watersports (Mersea)
Barleylands Farm Park & Village (Billericay)

FARM SHOP/DELI
Dan Hull Farm Shop (Burnham-on-Crouch)
The Green Barn Farm Shop (Benfleet)
Lathcoats Farm Shop (Galleywood)
Deersbrook Farm Shop (Braintree)
Calcott Hall Farm Shop (Brentwood)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR
Vicki Marks, Vicki PT (Feering)
Alexandra Underwood, Elixir Fitness (Brentwood)
Natalie Tennant, Naturally Fit4Life (Rochford)
Lorna Cole, Fitness Fever (Chelmsford)
Lara-Scott Norris, Village Green Gym (Halstead)

FLORIST
Flowers With Love (Tiptree)
The Blue Dandelion (Ingatestone)
Elly’s Flower Studio (Saffron Walden)
C. Taylor’s Floristry (Hockley)
The Little Posy Hut (Billericay)

HAIR SALON
Mack (Chelmsford)
Le Keux (Southend-on-Sea)
The Wild Hare (Leigh-on-Sea)
The Station Hair & Beauty (Mistley)
Vogels (Brentwood)

HOTEL/INN
Wivenhoe House Hotel (Colchester)
Down Hall (Hatfield Heath)
Roslin Beach Hotel (Southend-on-Sea)
GreyFriars (Colchester)
Seven (Southend-on-Sea)

JEWELLER
Raine London (Chelmsford)
Black & Sigi (Leigh-on-Sea)
Anvil and Ivy (Maldon)
Lord of London (Shenfield)
Dainty London (Chelmsford)

LIFESTYLE STORE
Abigail’s Lifestyle (Ingatestone)
Vintage Style Living (Thaxted)
Artisan’s Hub (Braintree)
La Pomme (Ingatestone)
Cal & Co (Maldon)

LOCAL FOOD/DRINK PRODUCER
Bitesize Bakehouse (Saffron Walden)
The Hungry Tribe (Witham)
Essex Spirits Co. (Chelmsford)
Hepburns (Shenfield)
The Saffron Ice Cream Company (Saffron Walden)

NEW LIFESTYLE START-UP
La Pomme (Ingatestone)
Ecolnes Refillery (Earls Colne)
Bricks and Makers (Saffron Walden)
Haus and Hagen (Ongar)
Artisan’s Hub (Braintree)

PHOTOGRAPHER
Vicky Holmes Photography (Chelmsford)
Deb Burrows Photography (Manningtree)
Isobel Scarlette Photography (Epping)
Elizabeth Jayne Photography (Colchester)
Nicola Drummond Photography (Chelmsford)

RESTAURANT
Fête (Chelmsford)
The New London (Chelmsford)
Pig & Whistle Restaurant (Chelmsford)
Kintsu (Colchester)
The Flitch of Bacon (Little Dunmow)

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
Beautiful Healthy Home (Southend-on-Sea)
La Pomme (Ingatestone)
The Refill Barn (Saffron Walden)
Ecolnes Refillery (Earls Colne)
Plant Faced Coffee Shop (Hadleigh)

THEATRE/ARTS VENUE
The Billericay Theatre (Billericay)
Brentwood Theatre (Brentwood)
Civic Theatre (Chelmsford)
Mercury Theatre (Colchester)
Cliffs Pavilion (Southend-on-Sea)

WEDDING VENUES
Hedingham Castle (Castle Hedingham)
Baddow Park House (Great Baddow)
Hylands House (Chelmsford)
Prested Hall (Feering)
East Mersea Hall (East Mersea)

WOMEN’S FASHION
Frippery (Colchester)
Wardrobe (Great Dunmow)
Me + Mrs Jones (Saffron Walden)
Number Six (Chelmsford)
Blue (Saffron Walden)

YOGA/PILATES STUDIO
3 Flo Yoga (Ingatestone)
A Fine Balance (Upminster)
Thaxted Yoga (Thaxted)
Totally Yoga (Laindon)
The Yoga Club (Billericay)

VOTE HERE

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