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Lord Mayor's Procession - Saturday, 2nd July

Please be aware that Tombland will be closed from 2.00pm – 6.00pm for the procession. Access to the Hotel via Palace Street and  Wensum Street is not affected.

The Blog

Norwich 10K Run in aid of MIND

1st June 2022

The Norwich 10K Run 2022  returns this year on Sunday, July 17th.

Our Sales Office Manager, Rose and Marketing Manager, Georgina, have entered, along with Georgina’s daughter, Laura. They will be running for Norfolk and Waveney MIND which is the Maids Heads Charity of the Year. The charity was especially chosen by the team as over the past few years the hospitality industry has suffered hugely and so they have a passion to support it in any way they can.

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Winner, Large Hotel, East of England Tourism Awards

The Maids Head scoops Large Hotel win in the East of England Tourism Awards 2022

5th March 2022

In February, 2022, the Hotel became the extremely proud winner of Large Hotel of the Year, in the East of England Tourism Awards, held at Duxford War Museum.

The team are totally bowled over to have been recognised for their passion and dedication to the historic Maids Head Hotel and to be able to bring the award home to the Fine City of Norwich. Christine Malcolm, the General Manager, commented “Our dedicated team have worked so hard over the past few years and we have been fortunate to have received such support and investment from our owner. The Hotel is going from strength to strength and this award cements everything the team are aiming to achieve. Our guests are at the heart of everything we do and this award demonstrates that commitment ”

Not only has the Hotel been fortunate to have had a multi-million pound makeover, but it is now investing in Maids Head Experiences. This includes a dining experience in the WinePress Restaurant, to a spin in one of two vintage Bentleys, or the hiring of a Bobbin Bike to a cruise along the Wensum in the Hotel’s Frolic 31 electric river boat, The Tiffany Rose.

The Hotel also achieved Highly Commended, in the Taste of East of England award, recognising the Food and Beverage team for their support of local suppliers and produce and for the seasonality of their menus. Head Chef, Simon said “The whole team are so excited by this recognition of everything we strive to achieve and we have to thank our local suppliers and this region for the wealth of fantastic food and drink we have available to us”

To book a stay at the Hotel, click on the link, or call 01603 209955 alternatively, email [email protected] Tables for the WinePress Restaurant can be booked online, or by calling 01603 272010.

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 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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