WINNERS of lifestyle awards in Hampshire have been selected after people voted in their thousands.

Twenty-seven brilliant local independent businesses won the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023 across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

Now in its 10th year, readers of the award-winning Muddy Stilettos lifestyle website,, nominated and voted in their thousands for their favourite independent businesses across 27 different lifestyle categories – from Best Destination Pub to Yoga/Pilates Studio, Boutique Stay to Wedding Venue – and shining a light on the most creative, unique indie businesses.

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Around 77,000 businesses were nominated across the country with 800,000 votes cast in total as part of the lifestyle awards nationwide, making it the most popular Muddy Awards to date. 

Winners from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight are as follows:


Best Art Gallery: Forest & Cove (Romsey)

Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business: Lemon & Jinja (Romsey)

Best Local Food/Drink Producer:  108 The Bakery (Romsey)

Best Wedding Venue: Kimbridge Barn (Kimbridge)

East Hampshire

Best Children’s Business: Bambino Baby (Petersfield)

Best Destination Pub: The Hanger (Oakhanger)

Best Florist: Maia’s Flowers (Petersfield)

Best Hotel/Inn: Old Thorns Hotel & Resort (Liphook)

Portsmouth, Southsea & Emsworth

Best Café: Cross Kitchen (Emsworth)

Best Fitness Instructor: Anika Billing, Personal Trainer Southsea (Southsea)

Best Restaurant: The Briny (Southsea)

Best Theatre/Arts Venue: Kings Theatre (Southsea)

Best Wedding Photographer: Clearly Wild Photography (Portsmouth)

Southampton, Eastleigh & Fareham

Best Beauty Salon/Clinic: Touch Health & Beauty (Eastleigh)

Best Bridal Store: Something Old Something New (Hythe)

Best Jeweller: David Mellor Jewellers (Eastleigh)

Best New Lifestyle Start-Up: Ao Restaurant (Southampton)


Best Farmshop/Deli: Beechcroft Farm Shop & Tea Barn (Winchester)

Best Hair Salon: Lord Hair Salon (Winchester)

Best Lifestyle Store: H&B Style (Winchester)

Best Women’s Fashion: Sass & Edge (Winchester)

New Forest & Lymington

Best Bar: Salt Bar At Stanwell House (Lymington)

Best Bookshop: The Imaginarium (Lymington)

Best Day Spa: New Park Manor (Brockenhurst)

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio: The Pilates Studio New Forest (Hythe)

Isle Of Wight

Best Boutique Stay: Pinkmead Estate & Vineyard (Newport)

Best Family Attraction: Isle Of Wight Donkey Sanctuary (Wroxall)

All regional winners in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, along with winners from the other Muddy counties, will go through to the National Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023. 
Five businesses in each category will go through to the National Finals, with the Best of the Best Winners crowned in July.