A COCKTAIL bar in Wallingford has won the Muddy Stiletto award for Best Bar in Oxfordshire and Bucks 2022.

Soiree, based in St Mary’s Street, has served over 12,000 drinks to the people in the town and surrounding areas since it first opened in October 2021.

It took two years of planning before the bar officially opened and there are more plans in the future including introducing another four beer taps this week and offer additional food next month.

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The bar has also introduced promotions to continue to be affordable throughout the cost of living crisis as well as “keeping the menu fresh and innovative, ensuring staff are friendly and knowledgeable and all round delivering on their promise of being a fantastically relaxing evening destination”.

General manager Stephanie Linaker said: “To have become award winning in our first eight months is mind blowing - thank you so much to everyone who voted for us.

thisisoxfordshire: (Credit: Soiree)(Credit: Soiree)

“We are still in shock that our local community focused bar in Wallingford has won Best Bar in the whole of Oxfordshire and Bucks.

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“Amazing - we will keep working hard to make sure we build on this success”

The Muddy Stilettos Awards 2022 closed last week and a total of 75,000 businesses were nominated and 765,000 votes were cast making this a record year for the award.

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This story was written by Gee Harland, she joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Wallingford and Didcot.

Get in touch with her by emailing: Gee.harland@newsquest.co.uk

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