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Sending warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and safe 2021 from all the team at the Maids Head

Following the latest Government announcement on Wednesday, 23rd December, we will continue to stay open to support all those guests who are permitted to travel for essential purposes. For the comfort of our guests, we will also be providing room service of both full English breakfast along with a hearty supper menu, all delivered safely to your bedroom door. Call 01603 272007, or email reservations at [email protected] if you have any concerns, or if indeed if you would like to make a reservation. We will keep you updated and let you know as soon as we are able to throw open our doors once more.
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 have also been awarded the Good to Go mark. We are continuously updating our risk assessments as the Government guidelines change.

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Newly Refurbished Rooms Opened During English Tourism Week

Christine Malcolm , General Manager, Maids Head unveils the newly refurbished rooms with the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and Sheriff of Norwich David Walker.

During English Tourism Week in March, we opened a series of newly refurbished rooms in the oldest part of the hotel and unveiled a photograph of our late Victorian owner, Walter Rye.

General Manager, Christine Malcolm was joined by the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman and the Sheriff of Norwich David Walker to declare the refurbished rooms open for business.

The rooms feature the innovative capillary mat heating system, which has so far been added to 46 rooms. The temperature is controlled using the Ipad’s which feature in every room.

Peter Rye and the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor David Fullman, with the photograph of Walter Rye

We also welcomed Peter Rye and his wife Julie to the hotel. Peter is greatgrandson of Walter Rye, owner of the Maids Head from 1889-95 and Mayor of Norwich from 1908-09. Walter Rye was key to securing the future of the most historic parts of the hotel like the courtyard, snug and bar, but also acquired property on Tombland and expanded the hotel, giving it a firm footing opposite the Cathedral.

Peter Rye unveiled a photograph of Walter Rye,  located in reception. The photograph shows Walter in his Mayoral robes. Walter was the last Mayor of Norwich. His successor became Lord Mayor of Norwich, a title gifted to the city by King Edward VII.



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