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A very Happy New Year, we can not wait to welcome you through our doors in 2022

Rest reassured we will be continuing with all the excellent measures we put into place last year to help keep both our 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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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,


Maids Head Bobbin Bikes

Bobbin Bikes available to hire – a NEW Maids Head Experience

24th June 2021

We are delighted to announce that we have added 4 Bobbin Bikes and 2 electric bikes to our Maids Head Experience portfolio this summer

Bikes will be available for guests to hire for either a half day or a full day from the Hotel Reception. Guests will be provided with a helmet and a high viz vest to wear, along with a map of Norwich so that they can plan their own adventure.

Our Bobbin Bikes are proving extremely popular as an alternative way for guests to explore our Fine City.  Our sister Hotel, The Gonville in Cambridge, has had Bobbin Bikes for several years now and we thought it was time that the Maids Head was able to also offer this experience to our guests.

Maids Head Experiences now include Bentley rides, Bobbin Bikes and River Cruises onboard our Frolic 31 Boat.




Maids Head Frolic 31 Boat

A NEW Maids Head Experience for summer 2021 – The Tiffany Rose, Frolic 31 River Boat

22nd June 2021

Unfortunately, due to the unprecedented rain storm in July causing damage to The Tiffany Rose we will not be able to offer any further sailings this summer. Rest assured she will be back in action for Spring 2021, kindly sign up to our newsletter to stay in touch.

The Maids Head Hotel  has purchased an elegant Edwardian style, Frolic 31 electric launch and her name is The Tiffany Rose. This exciting new Maids Head experience will take to the River Wensum on Friday, 9th July and be available for sailings on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sundays throughout the summer

The boat will be driven by a Maids Head skipper, assisted by a steward, and will take up to 10 passengers onboard. The Tiffany Rose will be available to hire for afternoon tea afloat, wedding photography and receptions, business away days, drinks and canapes receptions and guided river tours. The electric river boat provides the perfect setting for celebrating a special occasion with friends and family.

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Maids Head Hotel Head Chef in National Chef of the Year Final

3rd October 2020

Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny, our Head Chef, is one of the Top 10 chefs in the UK, following his appearance in this year’s final of the Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition.

Ten chefs competed in the final cook off at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school in London on Monday, September 7, and the winner, Nick Smith, Head Chef at Vacherin London, was revealed on Wednesday, September 30, during Hospitality Week.

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The Maids Head Accepts Dogs

13th June 2020

Preparations are underway for the Hotel to welcome dogs. Three of the Hotel’s executive rooms are to become dog friendly when the Hotel reopens in July.

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Front of Hotel

Closure of the Maids Head Hotel

24th March 2020

It is with a very heavy heart we announce the immediate closure of The Maids Head Hotel, for what potentially is the first time in its 800 year history. We will initially remain closed until the end of April, but we will keep you updated as soon as we have some good news to share.

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Corona virus – Covid-19 Precautions

21st March 2020

As a responsible company we are working under Government guidelines for the well being of all guests and staff.

Following the announcement by the Government on Friday, 20th March, our WinePress Restaurant, Maids Head Bar and Lounges are currently closed for external customers. We are however, still accepting accommodation bookings. Residents will be offered a a “Knock and Drop” room service option where full English breakfast, dinner and refreshments will be available for delivery to all our Hotel bedrooms.

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