Small businesses across Stevenage, North Herts and Bedfordshire have been named among the regional winners of the Muddy Stilettos awards.

Muddy Stiletto readers pick out their favourite businesses in a number of categories, with more than 500,000 votes cast across the country.

Plenty of local businesses took home gongs in the Herts & Beds regional awards, and they will now compete against other regional winners at the National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2024.

Hero Brown, founder and editor-in-chief of Muddy Stilettos, said: “I set up these awards 11 years ago to give local lifestyle indies a chance to shine.


"It’s been an honour to showcase these most creative, innovative lifestyle businesses across Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire, in partnership with Tide banking nationally.

"The response to this year’s Muddy Awards has been incredible with thousands voting to support an amazing array of local businesses big and small.

Our local winners were:

Best Bar: The Wee Vinoteca (Hitchin)

Best Boutique Stay: The Meadows at Polehanger (Shefford)

Best Café: Batch Fifty Two (Baldock)

Best Children's Business: Lindy Lou's Adventures in Music (Barton-le-Clay)

Best Event Venue: The Barn at The Farmhouse Redcoats (Hitchin)

Best Fitness Instructor: Charlotte Philo, Philofit (Stevenage)

Best Food/Drink Producer: Neighbourhood Bakes (Hitchin)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio: The Pilates Corner (Baldock)