More than ten independent businesses in St Albans and the surrounding areas have made it to the regional finals of the Muddy Stilettos.

Residents now have the chance to vote for their favourites to make it to the national final of the popular small business awards.

Voting in the Herts & Beds Muddy Stilettos Awards Regional Finals has already opened, and residents have until 1pm on April 18 to choose their favourite in each category.


Five businesses have made it to the regional finals in each of the 21 categories, with our local finalists listed below:

Best Bar

  • Vinsanto (Harpenden)

Best Beauty Salon/Clinic

  • sk:INSPIRE (St Albans)

Best Café

  • Nook (Markyate)

Best Family Attraction

  • Willows Activity Farm (St Albans)

Best Hair Salon

  • Mosaic Hair Studio (St Albans)
  • Trinder Hair Studios (St Albans)

Best Hotel

  • Sopwell House (St Albans)

Best Wine & Beer Specialist

  • Beer Shop (St Albans)
  • Cellar Door Wines (St Albans)
  • Wine Sisters (Redbourn)

Best Women's Fashion/Accessories

  • Lou Murphy Styles (Harpenden)

To cast your vote, visit before 1pm on Thursday, April 18.