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Nelson’s Gold, a brand new spirit drink from Norfolk’s Wild Knight English Vodka, was launched today (March 20) at the Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich. The new spirit drink combines Wild Knight English Vodka and caramelised East Anglian sugar beet. It takes its name from the story behind the predecessor of Horatio Nelson’s HMS Victory, which was sunk in 1700 containing around £500m worth of gold coins.
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Students from Istituto Tecnico per il Turismo G.Mazzotti, Treviso in northern Italy, took part in a pancake challenge at the Maids Head Hotel, in Norwich, to mark Shrove Tuesday. The Italian students were victorious in a timed pancake making competition, against a team comprising staff from the Maids Head, The English Experience and Liftshare. Linzi Rawson, Sales Manager, Maids Head Hotel explained: “The English Experience asked if we would host the group of 40 Italian students and take them on a tour of the hotel. As it was Shrove Tuesday, we decided to also introduce them to our pancake tradition.
Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Maids Head Hotel Retains Platinum Graded Loo's

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The Maids Head Hotel in Norwich has retained top platinum grading for its public toilets in the annual Loo of the Year Awards, along with a special Attendant of the Year Award for cleanliness. The Loo of the Year Awards, have been identifying the best in Britain since 1987, and are recognised as standard setters for all those who provide ‘away from home’ facilities for staff, customers and visitors.
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What a difference a year makes, and 2017 is going to be a great year in Burnham Deepdale, with a new team running the hostels and campsite at Deepdale Farm, the return of Deepdale Conservation Weekends, the second Deepdale Spring Market, the inaugural Deepdale Hygge, and the first ever North Norfolk Coast Hygge Fair. And that just tells you what’s happening up until the first weekend of Spring at the end of March. Beyond that there is so much more planned, but we’ll come to that in due course. The new team at Deepdale Backpackers & Camping are really beginning to make good their plan to return the award winning facilities at Deepdale to their best. The redecoration is almost complete, the new shower blocks are under construction, the electric…
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Inceptum Norwich, a business formed by a group of year 12 students at Norwich School, who are taking part in this year's Young Enterprise Programme’s company scheme, have produced and published, Norwich: A colouring guide for a fine city, featuring 15 historic buildings and locations throughout the city (price £5.99). The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, one of the buildings in the colouring guide, is selling the booklet at hotel reception. Guests on the Maids Head’s Historic Norwich package receive a copy in their room. The hotel has also combined with Inceptum Norwich to offer dinner for two for the best coloured-in booklet. Completed guides should be handed-in at hotel reception by February 28.
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A framed Edwardian watercolour of the exterior of the Maids Head Hotel in Norwich, painted by Walter Hayward-Young in 1908 for a series of postcards of the hotel, has been discovered in a loft in Surrey. Graham O’Connell, who lives in Frimley Green, Surrey, bought the painting 20 years ago in Camberley, along with a number of other paintings, drawings and documents. He was tidying up items in his loft, found the painting and decided to offer it to the Maids Head.
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City College Norwich students Katie Carruth and Robyn Jackson, who won October’s Maids Head Apple Cake Bake off, returned to the hotel on Monday to take part in a Marie Curie Norfolk Knobbler cook off to create a new dish for the hotel’s Wine Press Restaurant. The Maids Head also announced that Marie Curie will be the hotel’s charity for 2017. Robyn worked alongside Marcin ‘Magic’ Pomierny, Maids Head Head Chef and Katie was paired with Charlie Hodson, Norfolk Food & Drink Champion. Each team had 10 ingredients to create and cook a dish in one hour; the main ingredient was the Norfolk Knobbler sausage, from Archer’s Butchers. Sausage sales are raising money for Marie Curie in Norfolk.
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 00:00

The Grove Wins Prestigious Award

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The Grove in Cromer has been recognised by the Luxury Travel Guide as their Unique Luxury Hotel of the Year and commended for the high quality of food, amenities and accommodation. It comes on the back of the Eviivo Hidden Gems award shortlisting earlier in the year – to go with a double AA Rosette, four-star Gold Award and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence - and rounds off the eightieth anniversary of the same family running the Grove. The judges said: “The Luxury Travel Guide Awards represent the pinnacle of hospitality achievement, championing the best in their respective fields; therefore to come out on top is truly an achievement to be proud of. This year has seen an unprecedented number of shortlisted companies, providing strong competition in every category.
Saturday, 12 November 2016 00:00

Debut children's book from Norwich author

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Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is a new children's book written and illustrated by Norwich author and artist, Sandra Derry. It is the first in a series of books by Sandra, who grew up on a farm, aiming to introduce children to countryside life. Curly Sheep's Bad Hair Day is beautifully illustrated. It explains, in a fun way, how and why sheep get sheared. Sandra approached Kinsale Infant School for feedback, when she was writing the book and creating the illustrations. The reviews from children at the school are included on the back cover. To thank the children, Sandra visited Kinsale Infant School to present copies of the book to her band of reviewers.
Wednesday, 02 November 2016 00:00

News from The Grove Cromer

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In spring this year, our conservatory was knocked down and the patio that was just outside dug up. Mortons of Norwich came in and added a new roof with a huge central lantern. A wooden decked slope was made to join onto the path to The Orchard Rooms, oak flooring, moody lighting, a little bar in the corner and chesterfields were added. We restored an ancient butler’s tray table from the pre-Graveling era and as for the three remaining walls, they were left pretty much as they have always been, one brick from the 1790s rebuild, one brick from the 1800s kitchen extension, and one flint from sometime long ago. The result is a perfect fit with The Grove. It is small, it is intimate, it is a lovely space…
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