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The historic Maids Head is making plans to reopen it's doors

We are delighted to announce that we are getting ready to open our doors. Rest assured, we are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that when we do reopen on July 5th we have put in place lots of health and safety measures to ensure the well being of all our guests and staff.

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Catherine of Aragon Suite at Maids Head Hotel
Afternoon tea at the Maids Head Hotel
Paston Suite at the Maids Head Hotel
2 AA Rosettes WinePress Restaurant
The Filby Suite at the Maids Head Hotel
Our new Executive double rooms
Food at the Winepress Restaurant
The Lounge at Maids Head Hotel
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Welcome to Maids Head Hotel

The Filby Suite at the 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 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 and comfortable lounges.

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 list of over 45 wines, all available by the glass.

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.

Complimentary car parking is available for all guests, subject to availability.

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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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Filby Junior Suite

Preparations underway to reopen the Hotel

4th June 2020

We are delighted to announce that we are preparing to throw open our doors

Following Government guidelines we will be reopening the hotel from Monday, 5th July. Rest assured we are currently working hard to not only put into place all the many good practices that we introduced before lockdown, but also lots of new measures, to ensure the safety and well being of all our guests and staff.

If you would like to discuss this with a member of the team then please give us a call on 01603 209955, or email [email protected]. For your peace of mind we are offering flexible cancellation regards policies and we will of course continue to take direction from the Government.

Our Restaurant and Bar may possibly have to remain closed, but when we reopen, we are looking at providing a “knock and drop” service of both breakfast and dinner

In the meantime stay safe and well.

From all the great team at the Maids Head


Best Beauty

Best Beauty Pamper Package

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

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