Enjoy a full English breakfast and our hearty supper menu delivered safely to your bedroom door
We are open for essential travellers
Following the latest Government announcement on Wednesday, 23rd December we will continue to only stay open to support all those guests who are permitted to travel.
Maids Head Suites
We have four beautiful, individually designed suites to choose between
2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant
Head Chef, Magic, finalist in the Craft Guild of Chef's National Chef of the Year competition
Maids Head Junior Suite
We have eight beautiful, individually designed junior suites to choose between
Traditional Afternoon Tea
Enjoy our award winning afternoon tea in the comfort of our lounges. Takeaway afternoon tea available on Valentine's weekend and Mothering Sunday
Welcome to Maids Head Hotel
Following the latest Government’s announcement we are staying open for those travellers whose journeys are essential. Please read our Blog page for full details. We are proud to deliver Norfolk’s finest for hospitality and for the comfort of our guests, we will also be providing room service of both full English breakfast along with a hearty supper menu, all delivered safely to their bedroom door
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, comfortable lounges and the addition of our brand new Bentley Showroom
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 wine list. Head Chef, Magic, finalist in this years Craft Guild of Chef’s, National Chef of the Year competition.
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.
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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 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.
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
From Boxing Day we will stay open for all those with permitted reasons to travel23rd December 2020
We are staying open to support all those who need to travel for permitted reasons, see the Government website for full details. This includes those guests who are travelling for business related purposes, or to attend wakes, elite sporting athletes. Please do get in touch with us if you are unsure, 01603 209955 and we will be happy to advise, or email [email protected] 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.