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 it’s 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. Providing excellent service, the hotel is ideally located with the whole of the fine City of Norwich on our doorstep. The Hotel also provides the perfect base to explore Norfolk.

Over the past six years, the Maids Head Hotel has embarked on a multi-million pound investment with our guests at the heart of every decision made, this has currently included all our 84 bedrooms, along with our Reception and comfortable lounges.

In March 2019 the Maids Head won both Best Independent Hotel and Investing in the Future at the EDP Norfolk and Suffolk Tourism Awards

Our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, the WinePress, will delight you with mouthwatering dishes using seasonal produce sourced from local producers, combined with our extensive list of over 45 wines, all available by the glass.

Step back in time and sample a local beer, wine, Gin or even Vodka in our Jacobean bar, a beautiful oak lined bar and delightful Snug which is believed to be one of the oldest bars in the area, or kick back and relax in one of our contemporary lounges. Alternatively, indulge in a treatment offered by our onsite beauty salon, Best Beauty

Visit the Hotel which features in CJ Sansom’s latest novel, Tombland, which again features his Lawyer, Matthew Shardlake, who “stays” at the Maids Head during his investigations at the time of Kett’s Rebellion and fully embrace the Fine City of Norwich.

Complimentary car parking is available for all guests, subject to availability.  Please note that we are in the process of redeveloping the access to the Hotel from our car park. We apologise for any inconvenience, but rest assured, our aim is to provide our guests with an amazing first impression when they arrive at the Hotel. To find out more, read our Blog 

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The Rooms

Our Reviews

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.

These are just a few of our most recent reviews on tripadvisor. Visit our page on Tripadvisor to find out more.

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The WinePress Restaurant

The WinePress Restaurant proudly achieved it’s second AA rosette in 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.

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Weddings

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.

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The Blog

Facsimile of Maids Head ‘Birthday’ Letter Unveiled

25th November 2019

Sir John Fenn (Rob Knee from the Paston Heritage Society) unveiled, on its 547th anniversary, a facsimile of the Paston Letter dated 22 November 1472, which gives the first mention of the Maids Head, the name of the inn that had taken over from the 13th century Murtle Fish. The facsimile is located just outside the entrance of the Maids Head’s Wine Press Restaurant. Read more »

Best Beauty

Best Beauty

Best Beauty provide a full range of beauty treatments in a contemporary, chic and welcoming space. Located at the Hotel, the Salon offers a variety of treatments, ranging from those designed to relax and nourish you, to the more everyday essential treatments. Sophie and Leanne offer some of the very best treatments in Norfolk, including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures & waxing.

To make a booking, or to find out more, call 01603 628840, or email [email protected]. Alternatively visit their website bestbeautynorwich.co.uk.

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