Norwich’s Historic Pubs

Maids Head Bar
The Maids Head Bar

Get a taste for the history of Norwich pubs on this guided walking tour. The tour starts from the 16th century Maids Head Hotel Bar on Wensum Street and lasts for 1½ hours.

See where Ralph McTell had his first professional gig and Paul Simon sang solo; explore where Monsieur du Pain entertained drinkers by dipping his feet in boiling lead; visit Alan Partridge’s favourite Norfolk bar and discover where 18th century diarist Parson Woodforde used to drink. Hear stories of gruesome murders, Sixties music heroes, student sit ins and much more.

The tour ends back at the Maids Head where you will be invited to sample the hotel’s Maids Head Ale, brewed by Woodfordes.

  • Maximum size of group 10
  • Cost £8.50 per person, includes ½ pint of Maids Head Ale or soft drink
  • Minimum charge £40

Public Tours

Thursday 22 July at 6pm. Book here