Inside Out at the Maids Head Hotel
Enjoy dining alfesco in our pretty courtyard, brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner served daily between 9.00am and 9.00pm
New for summer 2021 - our Frolic 31
Our delightful Tiffany Rose river boat is available for private hire and perfect for celebrating a special occasion.
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Served daily alfresco in our pretty Inside Out courtyard, in the comfort of our lounge or in the WinePress Restaurant
Maids Head Suites
We have four beautiful, individually designed suites to choose between
Maids Head Junior Suite
We have eight beautiful, individually designed junior suites to choose between
All 84 ensuite bedrooms have their own unique charm and character
Maids Head Bobbin Bikes available to hire
A new Maids Head Experience for Summer 2021
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.
Over the past seven years, the Maids Head Hotel has embarked on a multi-million pound investment with our guests at the heart of every decision made. We are also investing in providing our guests with unique experiences, from a spin around the City in one of our vintage Bentleys, to hiring one of our Bobbin Bikes to explore the surrounding area or, new for August 2021, to enjoy a cruise along the river in our delightful Frolic 31 river boat, the Tiffany Rose. To find out more about these experiences contact [email protected] .
In March 2019 the Maids Head proudly 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 wine list. Head Chef, Magic, finalist in this years Craft Guild of Chefs, National Chef of the Year competition.
Also, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Dippy, the diplodocus from the Natural History Museum, who will be at Norwich Cathedral until Saturday 30th October.
Take a virtual tour of the Maids Head Hotel and see the stunning rooms, our beautiful restaurant, inviting bar and more...
Catherine of Aragon Suite, new for 2019
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 Rockland suite is a quintessentially British suite which is full charm which is bright and spacious with decadent furnished the suite has a cosy homely 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. Our executive rooms are more spacious than standard doubles and feature a king or super king sized bed which can also be arranged as a twin bedded room on request,
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 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.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
You never know what you might find at the Maids Head!20th July 2021
Some regular Hotel guests, Liz and Andy, stayed at the hotel recently and whilst enjoying a relaxing evening in the Oak Room discovered something completely unexpected when browsing the old books on the book shelf.
When scanning the pages of the 1962 Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists, Liz discovered an entry referring to her late father with the details of when he qualified and of the location of his own Pharmacy. Liz said ‘it was so special to see his name – unfortunately he passed away when I was in my mid-twenties so Andy and our children never had the privilege of meeting him’.
On learning about this lovely story the hotel felt it was only right that the book should be given to Liz as a family keepsake. In return Liz insisted on making a generous contribution to the hotel’s charity of the year, Norfolk and Waveney Mind.
Liz says that ‘the book will now take pride of place alongside a few other pharmaceutical measuring jugs and apothecary jars, which are cherished memories of her father.
Liz and Andy often return to Norwich and stay at the hotel and say ‘our stays are always first class – friendly, helpful staff. extremely clean and well organised and a wonderful location with easy parking’.
The Maids Head team very much look forward to welcoming Liz and Andy back again soon,
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.