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 silver 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 Norwich or the Norfolk area.

Our 2 AA Rosette restaurant, the WinePress, will delight you with mouthwatering dishes made from local produce combined with our extensive list of over 45 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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Luxury Suites

Junior Suites

The Rooms

Our Reviews

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.

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

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.

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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.

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The Blog

John Paston (Rob Knee

Celebrate the Maids Head Hotel’s ‘Birthday’ with the Pastons

1st November 2018

The Maids Head is staging a special dinner party hosted by ‘John Paston’ on Thursday, November 22, to mark the first mention of the the hotel’s name in a Paston letter dated November 22, 1472.

The evening will feature a three course dinner in the historic Oak Room, with medieval music from Hexachordia, readings from Paston Letters and contemporary poetry inspired by the Paston story. John Paston will also cut a special birthday cake.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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