A SALON from Mortimer has been voted the best beauty salon in Berkshire.

Beautiful Escape Retreat, which is based at Butlers Land Farm, scooped the Muddy Stiletto award for Best Beauty Salon following a public vote.

Owner Ruth Smith said: "We are really, really happy. What makes this award special is that we were nominated by our clients.

"We have been around for six years, but this is the first time we have won a Muddy Stiletto award. We pride ourselves on offering a really peaceful, relaxing environment to our clients. Our treatment rooms are big enough that we can have couples and groups of friends enjoying sessions together, I think that is what makes us different from most salons.

"We are quite busy, we have a steady steam of regular clients who we have got to know really well, and it is lovely to think that they nominated and voted for us in these awards. Thank you to all of them."