Hever Castle Winner in Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023

July 11 2023 | Attractions

Hever Castle & Gardens has been named Best Family Attraction in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023.

The annual awards which celebrate small independent lifestyle businesses across the county are decided on a public vote with Hever Castle beating off competition from attractions including Wingham Wildlife Park and Alpaca Annie.

A total of 25,000 votes were cast in the final to decide the winners which took place as Muddy Stilettos celebrated its 10th birthday.

All the winners were invited to an evening of celebration at Yotes Court on Wednesday 28 June.

Each regional winner was also put forward for the National Muddy Awards to find the ‘best of the best’ across all 28 Muddy counties and Hever Castle has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Best Family Attraction nationally.

The national winners will be announced on Wednesday 26 July.

Muddy awards 2023
Images: Mollie Manning Creative – www.molliemanning.co.uk

The full list of winners in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2023 are:

Best Art Gallery
Under the Rainbow Events 

Best Bar
Porto Wine Bar 

Best Beauty Salon
Beauty Lounge 

Best Bookshop
The Classroom Children’s Bookshop 

Best Boutique Stay
The Marquis of Granby 

Best Bridal Store
Vicki’s Bridal Boutique 

Best Café
Leo & Sage 

Best Children’s Business
Kent Academy of Musical Theatre 

Best Day Spa
Sheldon Spa 

Best Destination Pub
The Samuel Palmer 

Best Family Attraction
Hever Castle & Gardens 

Best Farmshop/Deli
Groombridge Farm Shop 

Best Fitness Instructor
Holly Finch, One Life Health & Fitness 

Best Florist
The Cove 

Best Hair Salon
Blond-E Hair Salon 

Best Hotel/Inn
The Cave Hotel 

Best Lifestyle Store
Rock Paper Scissors 

Best Jeweller
Fitzgerald Jewellers 

Best Local Food/Drink Producer
Turners Cider 

Best New Lifestyle Start Up
Raffman & Huckster 

Best Restaurant
The Old Bank 

Best Sustainable Lifestyle Business
Gaia Homeware 

Best Theatre/Arts Venue
E M Forster Theatre 

Best Wedding Photographer
Victoria Green Photography 

Best Wedding Venues
The Orangery 

Best Women’s Fashion

Best Yoga/Pilates Studio
MyTime Pilates