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The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich has revealed a new contemporary look for its AA 2 rosette Wine Press Restaurant, which is located in the former courtyard of the 15th century inn that first took the name Maids Head. The Lord Mayor of Norwich, Councillor Vaughan Thomas and the Sheriff of Norwich, Dr Marian Prinsley visited the hotel on Thursday, November 14 to officially reopen the restaurant following its £60,000 makeover. Interior Designer, Nicola Lovell, working closely with General Manager, Christine Malcolm, has created a colourful and exciting restaurant with new tables, chairs, banquettes, pictures and decoration, which complement the ancient courtyard of the hotel. The Wine Press refurbishment is the latest project at the Maids Head, which has seen £3.5 million invested by the hotel’s owners, the Chaplin…
Saturday, 09 November 2019 00:00

Latest News from The Grove Cromer

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As we head into winter, we are running a series of accommodation offers including offering one night's free accommodation on our Superior Rooms before Christmas, and our Pamper Package; with one full body massage and dinner, bed and breakfast, as well as, our Sunday Is The New Saturday offer, which is a great deal for Sunday nights. Our autumn menu, with warming dishes featuring lots of Norfolk produce, supplemented by our fruit and veg garden is going down a treat, and Christmas party bookings are coming in. https://thegrovecromer.co.uk/a-la-carte-menu/
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From today, foodies can enjoy a special lunch time experience at Barnham Broom with the newly launched Prix Fixe lunch menu. The stylish yet relaxed Brasserie restaurant has a new offering with this new lunch menu which features locally-sourced ingredients and outstanding flavours which have been carefully curated by Head Chef, Mark Elvin. Mark says:“Norfolk is blessed with excellent produce throughout the region, from the plentiful pastures to the wealth of fish and seafood caught off the north Norfolk coast. Wherever we can, we use local ingredients in our dishes to ensure you get the very best our fantastic region has to offer.” This philosophy has seen the restaurant go from strength to strength with seasonal menus throughout the year, with is complimented by the use of local suppliers and…
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The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, is the new permanent home for The Norwich Panorama, created by John Moray-Smith in the mid 1940s for Morgans Brewery. The Norwich Society acquired the Panorama in 2016 to both save and restore the panel. The magnificent 2.5 metre by 1.5 metre panel is now on display next to the entrance to the Maids Head's Wine Press Restaurant. The three-dimensional panel depicts the view of Norwich from St James Hill. It was commissioned by Morgans Brewery for the Cock Inn on King Street. Following the Inn’s closure in the mid 1970s, the panel was moved to Caistor Hall Hotel, where at some point after 2010 it was damaged and placed into storage. The Norwich Society bought the panel in 2016, and with the…
Wednesday, 09 October 2019 00:00

The Kings Head wears the crown

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The Kings Head in Bawburgh has been named as South Norfolk Council’s Community Pub of the Year 2019. The announcement was made on 7 October after judges picked the Kings Head from the four category winners. This is the eleventh year the Council have run the competition which aims to support the local trade and celebrate everything that makes a great pub. Anton Wimmer, whose family have owned the Kings Head for more than 35 years told us: “I would like to thank the judges and congratulate the other category winners. To be successful, you have to cover all bases and be willing to diversify. You also need great staff who buy into your ethos and who make sure our customers enjoy their whole experience.”
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Simon Michlmayr, of Norwich clock and watch makers and repairers S Michlmayr & Company, returned to the scene of his first summer clock repair job as a 14 year-old – the Maids Head Hotel. Forty years ago Mr Michlmayr, under the watchful eye of his late father Fritz, repaired the mid 19th century clock, which overlooks diners in the Maids Head Hotel's 2 AA Rosettes Wine Press Restaurant. Now it was the turn of Mr Michlmayr to oversee his assistant, Esme Collins, who repaired and restored the clock. “It has been really interesting to come back to the Maids Head and help repair this historic timepiece again,” said Simon Michlmayr. “I remember being very excited forty years ago as I embarked on my first official job.I am pleased that I…
Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:00

Anglian Annals by Peter Sargent

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Anglian Annals, Norwich writer Peter Sargent's new East Anglian history book was launched at Jarrold Book Department Norwich on Saturday, September 21, along with Peter Sargent's Moments in Time, a box set featuring his three local history books, A Moment in Time (2017), A Place in History (2018) and Anglian Annals. Peter Sargent presents 50 more short history stories, in Anglian Annals, which both entertain and inform. Peter explained his research and selection process: "Ideas come to me for stories from all sorts of sources. It can be an item on the news, a random conversation, often a reference in a book or film. In the case of Sir John Hawkwood, who features in Anglian Annals, I came across him while planning a trip to Florence. When I discovered he…
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The Maids Head Hotel, in Tombland Norwich, has acquired a rare 1950 Bentley Mark 6, left hand drive convertible, with a Park Ward body. Only four of this particular model were made and only two survive. The Mark 6 was Bentley's first post war luxury car and was manufactured between 1947 and 1952. This is the hotel's second classic car; earlier this year a 1963 Bentley S3 was purchased and has proved very popular, taking hotel guests on chauffeur driven explorations of the city. The bride and groom at weddings hosted by the hotel are also able to take a spin in the Bentley, with resident chauffeur Dave Currums, and have photographs taken at Pull's Ferry, at St James Hill, overlooking the Anglican Cathedral and the city centre and in…
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‘Matthew Shardlake’ (Paul Dickson) and Maids Head Hotel General Manager, Christine Malcolm unveiled a plaque outside the hotel on Friday, August 2 to celebrate the Maids Head appearing in CJ Sansom’s best-selling novel Tombland. Tombland is the seventh in CJ Sansom’s series of historical novels featuring Tudor lawyer Matthew Shardlake. In the book, he heads to Norwich to look into the circumstances of a horrific murder and stays at the Maids Head, before getting engulfed in Kett’s Rebellion in the summer of 1549. “We have been offering a special Shardlake’s Norwich package since February,” said Christine Malcolm. “Guests on the package are given a copy of Tombland and have the option of booking a Shardlake tour with our resident tour guide, Paul Dickson.” “The package has proved very popular, with…
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Head to Fairhaven Woodland and Water Garden this summer, explore the garden and enjoy the popular Great Bear Hunt with additional Teddy Bears' Picnic, plus the Tree-Mendous trail, Den Building, the tree swing and Wild Wednesdays, craft related wildlife activities every Wednesday during the school holidays (11am to 3pm). All the activities are included in the garden entry charge, which is £6.85 for adults, £6.60 for concessions, £3.95 for children (5-16) and under 5 free. Volunteer Andy Usher has carved 10 bears from Fairhaven wood to create the Great Bear Hunt. The bears are located throughout the garden next to trees and shrubs. It's a fun way to learn about the woodland and get out and about in the garden. Andy has also created a special summer Teddy Bears' Picnic…
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