With its origins as a guest house built by the early Bishops of Norwich, the Maids Head has been welcoming guests for more than 900 years.
The Black Prince (King Edward III oldest son) visited Norwich for a joust in 1359 and dined at the Maids Head. Catherine of Aragon (King Henry VIII’s first wife) stayed here and Queen Elizabeth I is also believed to have slept for the night in 1587.
Admiral Lord Nelson, a pupil at the nearby Norwich School, had his first drink in the historic Maids Head Bar, which dates from the late 16th century. The bar has also received plaudits from Alan Partridge who declared it his favourite Norfolk pub.
Soak up the history in the bar and enjoy a pint of Maids Head Ale from Norfolk brewery Woodfordes, or a glass of wine from Winbirri Vineyard near Surlingham in the Norfolk Broads.
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