Notice of Temporary Road Closure, Sunday, 30th June of Palace Street and Wensum Street

The Great British Cycling Festival comes to Norwich, featuring some of Britain's best cyclists. Due to the race, access to Pigg Lane will not be possible between approximately 12.30 and 1.30pm and 5.30pm and 6.15pm. A rolling road block, manned by Police motorbikes, will take place during these times. Any concerns, please call 01603 209955. The Hotel will be open for business as normal.

Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction

Ducks ready for the Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction

We were delighted to host Break’s Grand Norwich Duck Race Auction of large painted ducks, on Thursday 20 September, and are very pleased to announce that we managed a successful bid to buy Edith, our racing duck, for the hotel.

Masterminded by auctioneer Elliot Symonds, the evening raised £4000 for Break, an inspirational Norfolk based charity which supports young people, children and families in need.

Susan Hendry with Edith in the Edith Cavell Room

Susan Hendry with Edith in the Edith Cavell Room

Edith, who raced in the Grand Norwich Duck Race on 26 August, is a tribute to Edith Cavell; this year is the 100th anniversary of the unveiling of the Edith Cavell monument in Tombland and the opening of the former Edith Cavell Home for District Nurses (now part of the Maids Head).

Edith was painted by Susan Hendry.

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