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Thank you so much for all the love and support you have shown us, we have loved welcoming you back

We wish to reassure you that we will be continuing with all the excellent measures we have put into place over the past year to help keep both out fabulous guests and fantastic staff safe and well

The wellbeing of all our guests and staff are our priority and we will continue to be committed to rigorously updating our risk assessments in order to provide that all important peace of mind.

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Inside Out courtyard

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

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We are now fully open

We are loving welcoming our guests back once more

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Maids Head Frolic 31 Boat

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.

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Afternoon Tea in WinePress Restaurant at Maids Head Hotel

Traditional Afternoon Tea

Served daily alfresco in our pretty Inside Out courtyard, in the comfort of our lounge or in the WinePress Restaurant

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Paston Suite at the Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head Suites

We have four beautiful, individually designed suites to choose between

Paston Suite
Head Chef Magic in WinePress Restaurant

2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant

Head Chef, Magic, finalist in the Craft Guild of Chef's National Chef of the Year competition

The Filby Suite at the Maids Head Hotel

Maids Head 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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Bobbin Bikes

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.


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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 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.

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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 Blog

1962 Register of Pharmaceutical Chemists

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

The Hotel’s onsite beauty rooms provide a range of 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,  including massages, facials, manicures, pedicures & waxing.

To make a booking, or to find out more, call 01603 209955

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