The Best of Kent has been recognized in the Muddy Stilettoes 2022 Awards. Businesses across the county were honored with this award, voted on by the public.

The prices are free for all companies. So, regardless of size, everyone can have a chance and be in the running to be crowned Kent‘s best. Local businesses from 28 counties are participating and people have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.

This year, 75,000 companies were nominated and 765,000 votes were cast, with categories ranging from Best Restaurant and Hotel to Best Pilates Studio. All with the aim of shining a light on brilliant companies that are often overlooked and overlooked.

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This time around is even more special as for the first time, the regional title winners will qualify for the first ever National Muddy Awards. Here are the companies that came out on top for Kent in 2022.

ARTISTIC SPACE: Nest Studio, Ashford.

BAR: The Pilot Beach Bar, Folkestone.



The Pilot Beach Bar

BEAUTY SALON: The Hart Spa, Sevenoaks

LIBRARY: Sevenoaks Bookstore, Sevenoaks

BRIDAL STORE: Bridal Isabella Grace, Tunbridge Wells

SHOP STAY: Dog in Wingham, Wingham



The dog at Wingham
The dog at Wingham

COFFEE: Juliets, Tunbridge Wells

CHILDREN’S AFFAIRS: Once Upon A Wish Events, Tunbridge Wells

A SPA DAY: Sheldon Spa, Sheldwich

BAR AT DESTINATION: The Dairy, Sissinghurst

FAMILY ATTRACTION: Wingham Wildlife Park, Wingham

FARM SHOP/DELI: Macknade, Faversham

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Tom Jarrett, Brigade Fitness, Marden

FLORIST: Anemone Blue Florist, Ashford

HAIR SALON: Caisters Hair Salon, Hawkhurst

HOTEL: The Imperial of Hythe, Hythe



The Hythe Imperial Hotel
The Hythe Imperial Hotel

JEWELER: Fitzgerald Jewellers, Canterbury

LIFESTYLE STORE: Made in Ashford, Ashford

LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINKS): Simply Ice Cream, Ashford

NEW START-UP LIFESTYLE: The Happy Grazing Company, Sevenoaks

PHOTOGRAPHER: Mooie Fee Photography, Folkestone

RESTAURANT: Buoy and Oyster, Margate



The buoy and the oyster
The buoy and the oyster

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT: The Zero Waste Society, Tunbridge Wells

THEATER/ARTS HALL: The Marlowe, Canterbury

WEDDING ROOM: The Lighthouse,Tunbridge Wells

WOMEN’S FASHION BOUTIQUE: The Hive, Ashford

YOGA/PILATES STUDIO: Flow Yoga Studio, Tunbridge Wells

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