Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

Maids Head Hotel Norwich Achieves AA Four Star Silver Award

Written by  Paul Dickson
Rate this item
(1 Vote)
Maids Head Hotel Norwich Achieves AA Four Star Silver Award

The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has achieved a Four Star Silver Award, for the first time, in its 2018 AA overnight inspection. The hotel's Wine Press Restaurant has retained its Two AA Rosettes for culinary excellence. The Maids Head is the only hotel in the City of Norwich with a Four Star Silver Award.

The Maids Head's Silver Award was secured thanks to an increase in the AA merit score to 83% and acknowledges the quality of the hotel's physical attributes. The Silver Award is given to highly recommended hotels and was introduced in 2015. 

Christine Malcolm, General Manager Maids Head Hotel said: “The Four Star Silver Award is wonderful recognition of the £2.5 million invested by our owners, the Chaplin family, over the last five years, refurbishing the bedrooms and public spaces to ensure that our historic building meets the expectations of 21st century guests. It is also brilliant news for our staff who work so hard towards our ambition to be known as Norfolk's finest for hospitality.”

“Our chefs are delighted to retain the Two AA Rosette Award, but are keen to press on and step up to a third rosette. Our next project, which will support the chefs' ambition, is to fully refurbish the kitchens. Currently at the planning stage, we hope to begin work on the kitchens later this year.”

The AA Inspector's report stated that:

“Physical attributes remain very positive. Lots of investment has taken place over this last year, with a number of bedrooms and bathrooms at all levels benefiting from complete refurbishment. Refurbishment has been completed to a very high standard , interiors are characterful and chic, yet sympathetic to the traditional features of the building.”

“Dinner continues to be a real highlight of the guest journey. The menu had a strong emphasis on quality produce and appeared to cater well for the clientele. The dishes taken demonstrated skill and flavour balance, were well executed and remain worthy of the current Two AA Rosette Award.” 

AA Silver Award

The AA Silver Award is for highly recommended hotels offering a superior level of quality within their star rating, high standards of hotel keeping in particular hospitality, service and cleanliness and hold AA Rosette awards for the quality of the food. For details of the awards please visit www.theaa.com/hotel-services/ratings-and-awards

For more details about The Maids Head Hotel please visit www.maidsheadhotel.co.uk

Maids_Head_four_star_silver_award_April_18.jpg

Maids Head staff celebrating the Four Star Silver Award, left to right: Jonathan Brasnett Finance Controller, Mandy Ames Head Housekeeper, Christine Malcolm General Manager, Selina Morf Commis Chef and Ivan Cuturello Restaurant Supervisor.

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 January 2019 21:15

Related items

  • Maids Head Hotel Sous Chef in Norfolk Chef of the Year Final

    Maids Head Hotel Sous Chef, Elliott Winson, is a finalist in the Norfolk Food and Drink Awards Chef of the Year 2019 competition.

    Eight chefs will compete in the live cook off, at City College Norwich, on the morning of Tuesday, July 9. This will be followed by a technical skills challenge in the afternoon.

    To enter the competition chefs had to submit a main course, with a budget of no more than £4.50 a portion, featuring local, sustainable and seasonal Norfolk produce.

    Elliott’s main course features Gressingham Duck: confit duck leg with potato rosti, smoked carrot purée, heritage carrots, pickled elderflower and duck jus split with elderflower oil. 

  • Help find Dragons Trampoline Club a new home

    Dragons Trampoline Club, Norfolk's only recreational and competitive trampoline Club are in desperate need of a new home. Dragon Trampoline Club is non profit making and all the coaches do so on a volunteer basis.

    Our club is based in Easton, Norwich, and was set up over 20 years ago by our Head Coach Rachel Parker, Our members train both recreationally and competitively, with about 30% competing at both Regional and National level. We also run specific disability and adult only classes, which have been proving increasingly popular and has been a great opportunity for all ages and abilities to get involved with the sport!

    We moved into a designated centre with a local gymnastics club 4 years ago, which we believed would be a permanent home, and allowed us to keep our equipment up full time, purchase new equipment, and allowed us to install a rig - a vital coaching tool for teaching and progressing higher level skills. Unfortunately, they served us notice a couple of months ago in order to expand their own club, and if we do not find a new home by September, we are at risk of having to shut down

     

  • Maids Head Hotel Head Chef Semi-Finalist in National Chef of the Year Competition

    Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny (age 34), Head Chef at the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich and Chef of the Year in the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards 2016, is a semi-finalist in the 2019 Craft Guild of Chefs National Chef of the Year competition. This is the second year running that Magic has reached the semi-final.

    Forty chefs, split into four semi-final heats, will be competing on June 11 for a place in the final. The winner of each heat, plus the six best runners up, go through to the final, which is at The Restaurant Show on Tuesday, October 1.

    Magic’s semi-final heat is at Sheffield College. The brief for the chefs is to produce a creative three-course summer lunch menu.

  • Future Radio Announces New Breakfast Time Presenters

    Wake up to the sound of Norwich with Future Radio’s brand new breakfast show, hosted by our brand new presenting team!

    Broadcast right from the heart of the city centre at Open, Norwich’s Youth Trust venue, you’ll be able to tune in to Breakfast with Future Radio between 7.30 to 10 am Monday to Friday, to get the latest news, travel and weather to help you on your way with your morning commute. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and we believe the same is true for your morning radio show. We’ll provide the perfect soundtrack to that much needed first cup of tea and help you start your day off in the right way.

    Sam Day, Rammer and Jamie Debenham are your hosts for the only breakfast show from Norwich, about Norwich, for the people of Norwich, offering local listeners an alternative to the commercial mainstream that dominates our airwaves. Expect your ears to be graced with fantastic music from across the decades as well as some of the most exciting new local music that has been blossoming in our fine city.  Our three new clued-up presenters will give you the inside scoop as to what is happening in Norwich with the daily what’s on guide, meaning you’ll never miss out on seeing your favourite local band or an up-and-coming comedy night again. The show will get right to the heart of Norwich with features and interviews from local people and local businesses.

  • The Canaries: Onwards and upwards

    Colin Chapman has followed Norwich City for almost six decades and this is also in the blood of his granddaughter Jess and his son Simon who are also season ticket holders. Watching the Canaries’ celebrations last Monday, he looks ahead at the team and its tactics for the coming season in the Premiership.

    Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur – by results Europe’s top teams this year – will all be at Carrow Road next season. The Canaries will also face huge crowds the Emirates, Stamford Bridge, Anfield and White Hart Lane. Most, if not all, the matches will be shown on television across the world.

    This is the real and just  reward for the players, owners, supporters and staff of Norwich City Football Club, celebrated in fine style on the May 6 bank holiday. Our boys will be mixing it with the best Europe currently has on offer, providing fans the kind of stylish football all four play, and that has also been the hallmark of City’s title-winning success.