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The historic Maids Head is making plans to reopen it's doors

We are delighted to announce that we are ready to reopen our doors. Rest assured, we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure that when reopen, at midday on Saturday, 4th, 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 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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Take a Bow – Quackerine of Aragon

Duck Decorators Victoria and Susan with Quackerine of Aragon Duck Decorators Victoria and Susan with Quackerine of Aragon

Here’s  the Maids Head Hotel’s 2019 entry for Break‘s Grand Norwich Duck Race, which takes place on Sunday 25 August on the River Wensum between St George’s Bridge and Fye Bridge.

‘Quackerine of Aragon’ celebrates the visit to the Maids Head in 1520 of Catherine of Aaragon, Henry VIII first wife. The duck was designed and painted by talented staff members, Susan and Victoria.

Race timings

2.00pm Individual Mini Duck Race

3,000 little ducks will head to the finish line.

2.30pm Large Painted Duck Race

Large decorated ducks, including ‘Quakerine of Aragon’ take to the water to compete to win the Grand Norwich Duck Race Trophy.

After the race, the Maids Head will host the auction of the large painted ducks on the evening of Thursday 5 September.

Break is the Maids Head Hotel’s charity of the year 2019. Break makes life better for vulnerable young people in East Anglia. The charity believes that every child and young person needs a home where they feel safe and loved, so they can grow in confidence and look to the future with hope. Break’s vision is to ensure children, young people and families reach their full potential and shape their own future in a safe and creative environment.

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