105 Kent businesses named as finalists in Muddy Stilettos Regional Awards 2024

People can now vote for their favourite Kent businesses in the regional finals of the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2024. Voting for the 105 Kent finalists is open until Thursday, April 18 - so there is still plenty of time to help nudge your best Kent places over the winning line.

And there is not long to wait to discover which of the county's finest will win a Kent Muddy Award, as they will be announced on May 2. They will then go forward to the National Muddy Awards, with winners revealed on July 11.

The regional finals see five Kent businesses in each of the 21 categories. Muddy Stilettos is an award-winning lifestyle website which spotlights "the best of everything" from hotels and restaurants, to schools, days out, shops, cafés, businesses and even villages and towns.

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Want to see who made it through to the Kent finals this year? See below the finalists for each category:

Arts, Culture and Theatre

  • Chappell Contemporary (Whitstable);

  • EM Forster Theatre (Tonbridge);

  • The Alex (Faversham);

  • The Amelia (Tunbridge Wells);

  • The Marlowe (Canterbury)


  • Charlotte’s In the Pantiles (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Lemons Bar (Tunbridge Wells);

  • The Pilot Beach Bar (Folkestone);

  • The Sun Deck (Margate);

  • The Taphouse Beer Café (Deal)

Beauty Salon/Clinic

  • Little Pink Salon (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Skin & Beauty Clinic (Tenterden);

  • The Granary Spa (Great Chart, Ashford);

  • The Hart Spa (Sevenoaks);

  • Therapy on the Farm (Canterbury)

Boutique Stay

  • Margate Suites (Margate);

  • Roseyard (Eastry);

  • The Five Bells Inn (Brabourne);

  • The Leicester Arms (Penshurst);

  • The Rose (Deal)


  • Babyccino (Paddock Wood);

  • Daily Bread (Rusthall);

  • Fed on the Green (Bearsted);

  • Life on High (Sevenoaks);

  • The Ivy Barn (Canterbury)

Casual Dining

  • Deal Pier Kitchen (Deal);

  • Marleys (Folkestone);

  • Shuffle House (Tunbridge Wells);

  • The Hidden Well (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Wild Seasoning Asian Kitchen (Sevenoaks)

Children's Business

  • Kent School of Performing Arts (Whitstable);

  • Little Land (Ashford);

  • One Little Acorn (Sevenoaks);

  • The Glambulance (Canterbury);

  • The JPA Academy (Tunbridge Wells)

Destination Pub

  • The Bottle House Inn (Penshurst);

  • The Dove (Dargate);

  • The Duke William (Ickham);

  • The Kentish Hare (Bidborough);

  • The Plough (Ivy Hatch)

Event venue

  • Chapel House Estate (Ramsgate);

  • Chiddingstone Castle (Chiddingstone);

  • Goodnestone Park (Goodnestone);

  • The Beacon (Rusthall);

  • The Ferry House (Isle of Sheppey)

Family Attraction

  • Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest (Goudhurst);

  • Betteshanger Country Park (Deal);

  • Hever Castle & Gardens (Hever);

  • Rare Breeds Centre (Woodchurch);

  • Wingham Wildlife Park (Wingham)

Farm Shop/Deli

  • Groombridge Farm Shop (Groombridge);

  • Laura’s Larder (Petts Wood);

  • Loddington Farm Shop (Boughton Monchelsea);

  • Perry Court Farm (Wye);

  • Taywell Farmshop (Goudhurst)

Fitness Instructor

  • Amber Ellis, SPN (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Charlotte Shaw, Top to Toe Fitness (Faversham);

  • Francesca Flin, Flin’s Fitness (Sandy Bury);

  • Holly Finch, One Life (Canterbury);

  • Sarah Swainsbury, Celebrity Circuits (Ashford)


  • Blooming Green Flowers (Linton);

  • Essentially Hops & Flowers (Canterbury);

  • Just Peachy Florist (Rochester);

  • Lavender & Blackberry (Deal);

  • The Cove (Tunbridge Wells)

Hair Salon

  • Caisters Hair Lounge (Hawkhurst);

  • Little Hair House (Broadstairs);

  • Mia (Margate);

  • Terri Gilham Hair Spa (Mersham Le Hatch, Ashford);

  • The Chair (Canterbury)


  • Cave Hotel (Canterbury);

  • Eastwell Manor Hotel & Health Spa (Ashford);

  • Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve (Hythe);

  • Rowhill Grange Hotel & Utopia Spa (Wilmington);

  • THE PIG at Bridge Place (Canterbury)

Lifestyle Store

  • Grace & Folk (Folkestone);

  • Huddle Collection (Goudhurst);

  • Petals & Past (Westerham);

  • Raffman & Huckster (Tenterden);

  • Turn Off The Lights (Canterbury)

Local Food/Drink Producer

  • Bears Ice Cream Company (Whitstable);

  • Bradbourne Bakery (Sevenoaks);

  • Korker Sausages (Rolvenden);

  • Solley’s Ice cream (Deal);

  • Turners Cider (Marden)


  • Bowleys at The Plough (Trottiscliffe);

  • Hide and Fox (Hythe);

  • Number Eight (Sevenoaks);

  • The Restaurant MS (Folkestone);

  • The Small Holding (Kilndown)

Wine and Beer Specialist

  • Cellar Head Brewing Company (Flimwell);

  • Corkk (Canterbury);

  • Le Pinardier (Deal);

  • Pig & Porter (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Time & Tide Brewing (Deal)

Women's Fashion/Accessories

  • Kitch Clothing (Tunbridge Wells);

  • Odyl (Cranbrook);

  • South of the River (Sevenoaks);

  • Tamarisk (Deal);

  • The Beehive (Ashford)

Yoga/Pilates studio

  • MUSE Wellness & Retreats (Deal);

  • Sandwich Yoga Shed (Sandwich);

  • Suzi Staden Pilates (Ashford);

  • VWell Pilates, Fitness, Yoga & Holistics (Hythe);

  • Whitstable Yoga & Wellbeing Centre (Whitstable)

How can I vote in the Muddy Regional Awards?

Just visit the website, where you can see all the Kent finalists and vote for them here.

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