An awards ceremony was held at Exton Park Vineyard in Hampshire, where winners met with Heidi Ruge, editor of the award-winning Muddy Stilettos lifestyle, to collect their awards.
Some of the food on the night was provided by Cowes-based Borneo Pantry, with Mermaid Gin bottles added into the winner’s goody bags.
A total of 75,000 businesses were nominated across the country with 855,000 votes cast.
Local winners included Seaview Art Gallery (Art Gallery); The Old Fort, Seaview (Destination Pub); The Hut, Colwell Bay (Restaurant) and Summer Lilly’s Flowers, Newport (Florist).
Hero Brown, founder and Editor-in-chief of Muddy Stilettos, said:
“After a year of multiple lockdowns and hardships, it’s been an honour to showcase the most awesome lifestyle businesses across Hampshire & Isle of Wight. The response to this year’s Muddy Awards has been unprecedented – thousands (and thousands) of people voted, giving such a fantastic boost and a well-deserved pat on the back to so many.
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