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Jazz in June

Join Francesca and Clifford for an evening of Jazz in the Courtyard

Don’t miss our Norwich Wine Week showcase event, Wednesday, 19th June

Sunday 23rd June 6am – 11am – access notice


Classic Bentley in front of the Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Experiences

Take a complimentary spin in one of our vintage Bentleys. Ask for details when booking your stay.

Large Hotel Winner

Large Hotel of the Year Winner

East of England Tourism Awards

The Bedrooms
Taste of East of England

Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Award

Passionate about using local suppliers and seasonal produce

WinePress Restaurant and Winter Garden at the Maids Head Hotel
Afternoon Tea in the WinePress Restaurant at Maids Head Hotel, Norwich

Afternoon Tea

Traditional Afternoon tea is served daily

Paston Suite at the Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Suites

We have four beautiful, individually designed suites to choose between

Paston Suite
Enjoy our Stay and Dine offer in our WinePress Restaurant

WinePress Restaurant

Our Restaurant boasts 2 AA Rosettes

WinePress Restaurant and Courtyard at the Maids Head Hotel
The Filby Junior Suite at the Maids Head Hotel

The Filby Junior Suite

We have eight beautiful, individually designed, Junior Suites to choose between

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Our new Executive double rooms

Contemporary bedrooms

All 84 ensuite bedrooms have their own unique charm and character

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Norwich Cathedral from the Erpingham Gates

Norwich Cathedral

Located on our doorstep in Tombland

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.

In February, 2022, the Maids Head proudly won Large Independent Hotel in the East of England Tourism Awards and Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Award. The 2 AA Rosette, WinePress Restaurant, Food and Beverage team, are committed to sourcing locally grown produce and to using local suppliers for both food and drink. Menus reflect the seasons and will delight your taste buds with mouth-watering dishes.

Over the past seven years, the Maids Head Hotel has embarked on a multi-million pound investment with guests at the heart of every decision made. The Hotel is investing in providing guests with unique experiences, whether a spin around the City in a vintage Bentley, to hiring one of the Bobbin Bikes to explore the surrounding area, or to enjoying a fine dining experience in our WinePress Restaurant.

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Video Tour

Take a virtual tour of the Maids Head Hotel and see the stunning rooms, our beautiful restaurant, inviting bar and more...

Luxury Suites

Junior Suites

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 has proudly retained it’s 2 AA rosette since 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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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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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.

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The Paston Honeymoon Suite

May Bank Holiday Offer

21st May 2024

We have a great May Bank Holiday offer. Stay with us on Sunday, 26th May and enjoy the night of Monday, 27th  for half price.

You choose the room type, but hurry, as we only have a limited number of rooms available. You can select from our classic doubles, executive rooms, dog friendly rooms, feature rooms, family rooms, junior suites or suites.

Ketts Keep Feature Room at the Maids Head Hotel

Ketts Keep, one of four feature rooms, all with a roll top bath


Dog friendly hotel

The hotel has four dog friendly executive rooms

The Filby Junior Suite at the Maids Head Hotel

The Filby, one of eight uniquely designed Junior Suites.

Our Cathedral Suite boasts a separate lounge and is perfect for families wishing to share a room.


This incredible May Bank Holiday offer can only be redeemed by contacting us direct, so give us a call on 01603 209955, or email MAYBHOL24, at the time of booking.

Norwich has so much to offer. Extend your weekend by booking a three or four night break. Explore the Norfolk coast, visit the Broads or the National Trust properties of Blickling or Felbrigg Hall.  Alternatively, relax with a stroll along the River Wensum and take in the magnificent Norwich Cathedral, both on our doorstep. Walk across the City to Plantation Gardens, Norwich’s Secret Garden. Choose a different mode of transport! Hire a canoe and paddle upstream or borrow one of the Hotel’s Bobbin Bikes which are available complimentary to Hotel guests. If the weather is inclement, book the Shoebox experience and visit Norwich’s hidden street.

Reserve one of our Bobbin Bikes, which are available complimentary to our guests, so please enquire about availability when booking. Also, remember to book to dine in our 2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant during your stay, or dine alfresco in our pretty courtyard, found nestling in the heart of the Hotel.

Enhance Beauty

Enhance Beauty Salon at the Maids Head Hotel

Ellie Wilson, at Enhance, has now joined us to offer a range of beauty treatments in the Hotel’s delightful onsite beauty rooms. From facial cleanses and massages to arm and hand massages and from lash extensions and brow wax tint to lip filler and makeovers.

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Access our guest services from your phone

Download the iRiS Mobile Valet App to your phone and get access to our guest services right in your device. Order room service, control the heating, control the television and much more : search maidshead hotel

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