Hannah Barnes won a competition earlier this year, run in conjunction with City College Norwich Art and Design students, for an illustration of the Maids Head Hotel to be printed on new mugs, which are now in the hotel’s 84 bedrooms, as part of the tea and coffee making facility. The mugs are also on sale in hotel reception.
The Maids Head Hotel launched a new Norwich Summer Staycation package at the Royal Norfolk Show, with a ‘beach burial’, on the hotel’s stand. Amy Elvin, the hotel’s wedding co-ordinator is pictured being buried by Carey Briggs from Pensthorpe Natural Park, hotel colleague Katherine Renhard and Louise Rout from Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden.
The Maids Head Hotel has launched Murtel Fish Ale, a new signature beer brewed by Woodforde’s, in time for the Norwich City of Ale festival, which runs from May 26 to June 5.
The beer takes its name from the Murtel Fish Tavern, the Maids Head’s predecessor, which was trading on Wensum Street, then known as Cook Rowe, from at least 1287. The change of name to the Maids Head was confirmed by John Paston in a letter dated 2 November 1482, in which he recommended the inn as a good place to stable your horse.
The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Brenda Arthur is officially launching the Maids Head Hotel's new outdoor seating area, overlooking Tombland, on Friday 15 April at a morning coffee event starting at 10.30am.
The Maids Head is donating 20% of all coffee and tea sales on the day in the hotel lounges and outdoor seating area to Sistema in Norwich, the Lord Mayor's Civic Charity 2015/16.
Two All Things Norfolk business members, Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden and The Maids Head Hotel are celebrating English Tourism Week which is from 5-13 March.
Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden is celebrating with special English Tourism Cupcakes whilst the Maids Head Hotel has created a special Norfolk Martini, featuring 50ml Wild Knight vodka, 25ml dry vermouth, 20ml Norfolk elderflower cordial and a sprig of Rosemary. To make your own, muddle rosemary and ingredients together, shake with ice and strain in to a coupé or martini glass and garnish with rosemary.
The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland is supporting the Cavell Nurses’ Trust’s #HereforNurses fundraising campaign during the Norwich City of Ale festival.
The hotel will donate 10p to the Cavell Nurses’ Trust for every pint of draught Maids Head Ale and Woodforde’s Wherry served in the Maids Head Bar during the City of Ale festival, which runs from Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 31.
The Maids Head has important links with the Edith Cavell story. Part of the hotel, acquired in 1956, was the former Cavell Home for District Nurses, opened by Queen Alexandra in 1918, at the same time as the unveiling of the Edith Cavell memorial. The main meeting room in this part of the hotel was renamed the Edith Cavell Room last December, when the Cavell Nurses’ Trust launched their centenary appeal at the Maids Head.