Maids Head Experiences
Take a complimentary spin in one of our vintage Bentleys. Ask for details when booking your stay.
Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Award
Passionate about using local suppliers and seasonal produce
Maids Head Suites
We have four beautiful, individually designed suites to choose between
Our Restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes
The Filby Junior Suite
We have eight beautiful, individually designed, Junior Suites to choose between
All 84 ensuite bedrooms have their own unique charm and character
Welcome to Maids Head Hotel
The award winning Maids Head Hotel is known to be the oldest hotel in the UK, dating back over 800 years. Perfectly located in the centre of Norwich with its own large car park, this independent, AA 4 Star Silver Hotel, boasts charm and an abundance of character. Walk through its doors and embrace the welcoming splendour of a traditional and historical hotel which today boasts contemporary elegance.
In February, 2022, the Maids Head proudly won Large Independent Hotel in the East of England Tourism Awards and Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Award. The 2 AA Rosette, WinePress Restaurant, Food and Beverage team, are committed to sourcing locally grown produce and to using local suppliers for both food and drink. Menus reflect the seasons and will delight your taste buds with mouth-watering dishes.
Over the past seven years, the Maids Head Hotel has embarked on a multi-million pound investment with guests at the heart of every decision made. The Hotel is investing in providing guests with unique experiences, whether a spin around the City in a vintage Bentley, to hiring one of the Bobbin Bikes to explore the surrounding area, or to enjoying a fine dining experience in our WinePress Restaurant.
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Catherine of Aragon Suite
The latest addition to our range of individually designed suites. A comfortable bedroom in warm colours and textures.
This stunning and stylish 4 poster suite offers a relaxing and tranquil retreat.
The Cathedral Suite combines bedroom and living room space. The lounge is flooded with natural daylight.
Queen Elizabeth Suite
The iconic Queen Elizabeth suite is rumoured to have been Queen Elizabeth I’s bedroom when she visited the city in 1587.
Filby Junior Suite
Nestled in the eaves of the hotel, this unique Suite boasts high vaulted ceilings with exposed beams and is decorated with inspiration from the flower ‘Birds of Paradise’.
Surlingham Junior Suite
Nestled in the eaves of the hotel, this stunning Suite boasts high valued ceilings with exposed beams and is decorated with inspiration from the beauty of Thetford Forest embracing earthy elements.
Erpingham Gate Junior Suite
The Erpingham Gate suite named after the Cathedrals Erpingham gate entrance which is the view point from this elegant and stylish suite.
The Shardlake Junior Suite
The Shardlake, is a favourite junior suite, full of charm and the king sized bed can be made into a twin bedded room if required. The spacious bedroom has a warm and cosy feel.
Ranworth Junior Suite
A spacious bedroom with a luxurious, contemporary, king size four-poster bed.
The Hickling Junior Suite
A tranquil junior suite boasting original exposed beams creating a warm and cosy relaxing space.
Waveney Junior Suite
A delightful Junior Suite, full of charm and featuring a separate dressing room and a roll top bath in the bedroom
Wensum Junior Suite
Full of character, the Wensum oozes charm and elegance. With exposed beams, a large sitting area, beautiful tactile fabrics and a spacious bathroom, with roll topped bath and walk in shower.
Period style en suite double bedded bedroom. Awash with period charm, these historic feature rooms boast exposed beams and fireplaces.
Classic Double Room
Contemporary style en suite bedroom with double bed. Option of bath tub or walk in shower or request
Executive Double Rooms
Contemporary style en suite bedroom. Executive double rooms are more spacious than standard doubles and feature a king- or super-king-sized bed.
Executive Dog Room
Three of our contemporary style executive double rooms are now able to accommodate dogs, subject to availability.
Executive Twin Rooms
Contemporary style en suite bedroom. Twin rooms comprise of 2 single beds.
Contemporary style en suite bedroom with a single bed situated in the original wing of the hotel dating back 800 years
Our guests are at the heart of everything we do and the focus of our future. We pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, fantastic food, exemplary rooms and attention to detail in all aspects of our hotel that will make you want to return again and again.
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The WinePress Restaurant
The WinePress Restaurant proudly has proudly retained it’s 2 AA rosette since April 2016.
As well as the a la carte menu, we offer a pre-bookable 5 course tasting menu. Each dish is paired with a complementary wine from our extensive list to offer a delightful dining experience.Menus & Bookings
The Maids Head Hotel offers a unique setting for the perfect wedding. With beautiful reception rooms, mouth watering catering, caring, attentive and professional wedding planners. We provide the key ingredients to make your perfect day, the most memorable and special occasion.
Our qualified wedding planner will help plan and arrange every aspect of your wedding day. With our experience and attention to detail, we can tailor make your day according to your bespoke requirements.Find out more
Meetings and Events
Our location – right in the heart of Norwich – makes The Maids Head Hotel the ideal venue to host your event. Our 8 versatile event rooms offer great flexibility enabling the hotel to cater for everything from intimate private dinners in our Snug, through to corporate events and black tie balls.
Each room has its own charm & character and is equipped with the latest technical facilities. All event rooms benefit from natural daylight and air conditioning. The Maids Head has ample complimentary car parking on site and is ideally located for a wide variety of events, including exhibitions, product launches, interviews, auctions as well as meetings, conferences and breakfast meetings, lunches, dinners as well as weddings.Find Out More
Festive Afternoon Tea at the Maids Head Hotel29th November 2023
Festive Afternoon Tea at the Maids Head Hotel has always been a popular time of the year. Bursting with seasonal flavours, it can be enjoyed from the comfort of the armchairs in the lounge, as well as in the historic WinePress Restaurant. Served daily, afternoon tea can be booked between 2.00 and 4.00pm.Read more »
Ellie Wilson, from Enhance, will be offering a range of beauty treatments in the Hotel’s delightful beauty rooms very soon. More details to follow shortly.