Welcome to Maids Head Hotel
The Maids Head Hotel is known to be the oldest hotel in the UK dating back over 800 years. Situated in the historical centre of Norwich, in the Cathedral Quarter, this independent 4 star hotel boasts charm and individual character and is the Jewel in Norwich’s crown.
Walk through its doors and embrace the welcoming splendour of a traditional and historical hotel which today boasts elegant contemporary charm. Providing excellent service the hotel is an ideal place to stay when visiting the Norwich or the Norfolk area.
Our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, the Winepress, will delight you with monuthwatering dishes made from local produce combined with our extensive list of over 52 wines, all available by the glass.
Step back in time and enjoy an afternoon tipple or after dinner drink in our Jacobean bar, a beautiful oak lined bar and snug which is believed to be one of the oldest bars in the area, or relax in one of our contemporary lounges. Sample a local beer, wine, Gin or even Vodka and relax and imagine times gone by in this stunning hotel. Alternatively, indulge in a treatment offered by our onsite beauty salon, Best Beauty.
Take in the many styles of architecture as you walk through the hotel from Tudor, Georgian and Jacobean as you picture how the hotel has evolved over the last 800 years.
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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.
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.
The Rockland 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.
Filby Junior Suite
Nestled in the eaves of the hotel, this unique Suite boasts high valued ceilings with exposed beams and is decorated with inspiration from the flower ‘Birds of Paradise’.
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 Hickling Junior Suite
A tranquil junior suite boasting original exposed beams creating a warm and cosy relaxing space.
Period style en suite double bedded bedroom. Awash with period charm, these historic feature rooms boast exposed beams and fireplaces.
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.
Classic Double Room
Contemporary style en suite bedroom with double bed. Option of bath tub or walk in shower or 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 we do and the focus of our future. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, fantastic food, exemplary rooms and attention to detail in all aspects of our hotel that will make you want to return time and again.
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Having had one AA rosette since 2008 we are very proud to announce the awarding of a 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 an appropriate 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 special day, the most memorable and optimal 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 the perfect day according to your requirements.Find out more
A Passion for Records – new biography of Walter Rye18th January 2018
Peter Rye, great-grandson of Walter Rye, who was owner of the Maids Head from 1889-1895, visited the hotel on January 8 with Christopher Kitching, author of a new biography of Walter Rye called A Passion for Records.Read more »
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.