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WinePress Restaurant launches new A La Carte Menu

17th January 2020

Following last autumn’s refurbishment of the Maids Head Hotel’s Wine Press Restaurant, Head Chef Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny, semi-finalist in the National Chef of the Year competition 2018 and 2019, has created a new A La Carte Menu to complement the contemporary look of the AA Two Rosette restaurant, featuring the finest of local seasonal produce.Read more »

Maids Head Frolic 31 Boat

Maids Head Hotel Takes to the River Wensum

9th January 2020

The Maids Head Hotel  has purchased an elegant Edwardian style Frolic 31 electric launch and, following a winter refit, the boat will take to the River Wensum in Norwich, when it will be officially named The Murtle Fish.

The boat will be driven by a Maids Head skipper, assisted by a steward, and can take 12 passengers. The Murtle Fish will be available to hire from the spring for afternoon tea afloat, wedding photography and receptions, business away days, drinks receptions and guided river tours. Read more »

Facsimile of Maids Head ‘Birthday’ Letter Unveiled

25th November 2019

Sir John Fenn (Rob Knee from the Paston Heritage Society) unveiled, on its 547th anniversary, a facsimile of the Paston Letter dated 22 November 1472, which gives the first mention of the Maids Head, the name of the inn that had taken over from the 13th century Murtle Fish. The facsimile is located just outside the entrance of the Maids Head’s Wine Press Restaurant. Read more »

Hotel Entrance from Car Park Project

Maids Head Hotel Entrance Improvements

7th October 2019

Last Tuesday (October 1), we began a project to improve the entrance to the hotel from the car park, and build a much-needed showroom for our two Bentleys. The work will take ten weeks and should be completed by the end of November. Read more »

Norwich Clockmaker Returns to Work on Historic Maids Head Clock

27th September 2019

Simon Michlmayr, of Norwich clock and watch makers and repairers S Michlmayr & Company, returned to the scene of his first summer clock repair job as a 14 year-old – the Maids Head Hotel.

Forty years ago Mr Michlmayr, under the watchful eye of his late father Fritz, repaired the mid 19th century clock, which overlooks diners in the Maids Head Hotel’s 2 AA Rosettes Wine Press Restaurant. Now it was the turn of Mr Michlmayr to oversee his assistant, Esme Collins, who repaired and restored the clock.Read more »