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The historic Maids Head has successfully reopened

We are delighted to announce that on Saturday, 4th July we successfully and safely reopened our doors. Rest assured we have put into place all the Government's COVID-19 Secure health and safety measures to ensure the well being of all our guests and staff. We are continuously updating our risk assessment as the Government guidelines change.
We would love to hear from you if you would like to discuss making a bedroom reservation or to book a table in our WinePress Restaurant, call 01603 209955 or email [email protected]

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The historic Maids Head has successfully reopened

15th October 2020

We are delighted to announce that we successfully reopened our doors on Saturday, 4th July. Click here to find a copy of our current risk assessment which is amended as the Government guidelines are amended. Hotel Risk Assessment

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the We’re Good to Go Industry Standard mark which means that we have followed Government and Industry COVID-19 measures and we have a Risk Assessment in place and processes to maintain cleanliness  and aid social distancing.  We have also received some lovely feedback from our guests already.

Please ensure before you leave home that you are not travelling from a very high risk, tier three area. The Government advice states “people should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK if they are a resident in a “very high” area”.  If this applies, and you have already made a reservation, please call us to cancel and we will look to welcoming you on another occasion in the future.

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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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Locally caught cod with squid ink crisp

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.

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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.

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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. 

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