The Muddy Stilettos Awards winners have been announced. Sadly, Bude did not make the list this year, but bear in mind that 77,000 businesses were nominated and 800,000 votes were cast in 2023.

My understanding is that Bude’s Bellini’s Deli came second to Sabzi Deli of Truro, so a big well-done to Adam and Anna for a sterling attempt. Still my favourite deli, anyway!

The winners are:

ART GALLERY: Jackson Foundation Gallery (St Just)

BAR: Kernowine (Falmouth)

BEAUTY SALON/CLINIC: Beautique (Newquay)

BOOKSHOP: The Edge of the World Bookshop (Penzance)

BRIDAL STORE: Colins Bridal (Callington)

BOUTIQUE STAY: The Cornish Place (Redruth)

CAFÉ: Feed (Hayle)

CHILDREN’S BUSINESS: Wild Warriors (Polzeath)

DAY SPA: St Michaels Resort (Falmouth)

DESTINATION PUB: The Rising Sun (Truro)

FAMILY ATTRACTION: The Lost Gardens of Heligan (St Austell)

FARM SHOP/DELI: Sabzi Deli (Truro)

FITNESS INSTRUCTOR: Tara Hegarty, Versatile Fitness Choice (Roche)

FLORIST: Vintage & Bloom (Falmouth)

HAIR SALON: Laura Evans Hair Studio (Hayle)

HOTEL/INN: Tregenna Castle Resort (St Ives)

JEWELLER: Rosie and Flo (Millbrook)

LIFESTYLE STORE: Just Lily (Porthleven)

LOCAL PRODUCER (FOOD/DRINK): Saltash Bakery (Saltash)

NEW LIFESTYLE START UP: Tea & Leighs (Saltash)

RESTAURANT: The Mulberry (Falmouth)

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS: All You Can Eco (Perranporth)

THEATRE/ARTS VENUE: Rogue Theatre (Tehidy Woods)

WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER: Verity Westcott (Truro)

WEDDING VENUE: Tregenna Castle Resort (St Ives)

WOMEN’S FASHION STORE: Love of Lemons (Newquay)

YOGA/ PILATES STUDIO: Oceanflow Yoga (Newquay)