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Celebrate Christmas 2024 in Style

Maids Head Bentley at Christmas. Our cars offer complimentary spins around the City to our guests

Celebrate Christmas 2024 in style at our award winning, historic and beautifully appointed, AA 4 star silver Hotel.  Choose either our 3 or 4 night stay. Our festive residential offer embraces the true spirit of Christmas.

The team are exceptionally proud to have won Best Large Hotel in the East of England Tourism Awards 2022. Relax in the comfort of one of our contemporary bedrooms whilst enjoying our warm hospitality and let us take you on a culinary journey with our 2 AA Rosette acclaimed Kitchen Brigade.

23rd December

You are welcome to park up at leisure and take the opportunity to explore our fine City. There is also the option of an afternoon spin in our vintage Bentley. After settling in, enjoy a glass of mulled wine and mince pies before dining inour 2 AA Rosette WinePress Restaurant. Our Kitchen Brigade will serve our four course Tasting Menu, where seasonal produce is championed. Dishes will be accompanied by expertly chosen wines to complement the flavours.

Christmas Eve – 24th December

Enjoy a relaxing morning or take advantage of our prime location to explore our fine City. Take a walking tour with
local guide Paul Dickson. Following in the footsteps of the letter-writing 15th century Paston family. It was in a letter dated 1472, that the first written mention of the Maids Head was noted. You can also take a spin with Santa around the
City in one of our vintage Bentleys. Our Chefs will serve a two course lunch from noon. In the afternoon we invite those of you who have just arrived for a glass of mulled wine and mince pies. Whilst in the evening, we welcome you to join fellow guests for our six course Taste of East of England dinner. There will be entertainment from our Jazz Duo, Francesca and Clifford.
The menu takes inspiration from the wealth of ingredients our region produces. The WinePress Restaurant was proudly
awarded Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Tourism Awards 2022.

You are then invited to join us as we take a stroll across the road to Norwich Cathedral to attend “The Midnight Eucharist” with carols and lessons. Upon returning, enjoy a warming hot chocolate and stollen cake in the lounge before retiring to bed.

Christmas Day – 25th December

Start your special day with a full English breakfast, accompanied by a glass of Bucks Fizz. Afterwards there is a second chance to join Paul for a talk and tour of the Maids Head, and to hear about the hotel’s 800-year history.
A glass of Champagne awaits you as you join us from 12 noon for our sumptuous Christmas Day luncheon. Chef’s menu will feature the traditional Christmas dishes, along with some twists on the classics. In the afternoon, relax in the comfort
of the lounge to watch the King’s Speech. To fully embrace Christmas, join us for Evensong at Norwich Cathedral, before finishing the day with our Taste of Norfolk buffet for you to graze upon at leisure.

Boxing Day – 26th December

After breakfast, take a drive out to the coast or perhaps visit the Norfolk Broads. Return for a traditional afternoon tea
served from 12 noon. In the evening our Kitchen Brigade will present a five course Farewell Dinner, served under the glittering chandeliers in our Minstrel Suite. After dinner, try your luck and have a flutter at our casino table.

27th December

Before setting off on your journey home, enjoy a final full English breakfast or maybe look to add on an extra night or two.

Enjoy a 3 night stay – 24th – 27th December from only £640.00 per person.

Enjoy a 4 night stay – 23rd to 27th December from only £825.00 per person.

All prices are based on 2 people sharing a Classic double room, single supplements of £50 per night apply.
Enquire about upgrading to one of our contemporary executive rooms, or to one of our beautiful, uniquely designed Suites.
Why not join up and spend Christmas with family and friends. When booking 2 or more rooms we will offer a 10% discount on the three or four night package.
Enquire about our family rooms. A Christmas craft hamper awaits any child joining us on the Festive Residential.

Extend your stay from as little as £140 per night, bed and breakfast, or £90 for a single room.

To find out more details of how you can celebrate Christmas 2024 in style, or indeed to make a booking, please contact our Reservations team, 01603 272007, or email

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