The Maids Head Hotel – The Perfect Norwich Base

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The Maids Head Hotel – The Perfect Norwich Base

The award-winning Maids Head Hotel is known to be the oldest Hotel in the UK, dating back over 800 years.

Ideally located in the centre of Norwich, this independent AA 4-Star Silver Hotel boasts charm and an abundance of character. Walk through its doors and embrace the welcoming splendour of a traditional and historical hotel which today boasts contemporary elegance.

Over the past seven years, the Maids Head Hotel has embarked on a multi-million-pound investment with guests at the heart of every decision. All 84 stylish ensuite bedrooms have been completely refurbished, offering everything from single rooms to luxurious suites, each with unique features. Twin-bedded rooms are also available. There is also an option for a walk-in shower. There is always a warm welcome from all the fantastic team at the Maids Head team, and the guarantee of gracious hospitality at its best.

In February 2022, the Maids Head proudly won Large Independent Hotel in the East of England Tourism Awards and Highly Commended in the Taste of East of England Award. The 2 AA Rosette, WinePress Restaurant Food and Beverage team, is committed to championing seasonal produce sourced from the abundance of local suppliers Norfolk is proud to promote. The Maids Head Bar also backs locally produced spirits, ales and wines. The Hotel also has a pretty courtyard and cosy lounges to sit and relax in. 

The Maids Head offers bespoke quotes for groups for bed and breakfast or half board; packed lunches can also be made available. The Hotel benefits from a large car park for both guests travelling independently and can accommodate a large coach. Porterage is available on request.

It is ideally located in the Cathedral Quarter of the fine City of Norwich, with so much to enjoy on the doorstep. From the medieval street of Elm Hill to the Cathedral and Norwich Castle, it is currently being restored to being a medieval Castle Keep. The City proudly boasts a host of independent shops and restaurants, all within a stroll of the Hotel.

The Maids Head is a popular base for special interest groups. Norfolk offers many experiences, from the National Trust Properties of Blickling and Felbrigg Hall to the stately home of Holkham Hall and Sandringham, the private country estate of The Royals. There are also gardens galore to visit, from Fairhaven to East Ruston and Plantation Gardens, the hidden gem secreted away next to the Cathedral of St John the Baptiste. There are also experiences like the Bure Valley Railway and the Mississippi River Boat. Then, of course, visit the idyllic Norfolk Broads National Park and the 90 miles of stunning coastline. The Hotel has six versatile meeting and event rooms to host private dinners and presentations. Walking tours of Norwich can also be arranged in advance of your visit.

Planning a varied and delightful itinerary when visiting the fine City of Norwich is never difficult. Christmas is also a prevalent time of the year to visit, with groups taking in the highly popular Thursford Christmas Spectacular and some shopping.

The Hotel also invests in providing guests with unique experiences as if more were needed. Whether this is taking a complimentary spin around the City in a vintage Bentley, using one of the Bobbin Bikes to explore the area, or booking a table to enjoy a fine dining experience in the WinePress Restaurant, the Maids Head prides itself on delivering Norfolk’s finest for hospitality. 

To discover more about bringing a group to the Maids Head Hotel, call 01603 209955 or visit or email


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