Maids Head Hotel Takes to the River Wensum
The Maids Head Hotel in Tombland, Norwich, has purchased an elegant Edwardian style Frolic 31 electric launch and, following a winter refit, the boat will take to the River Wensum in Norwich, when it will be officially named The Murtle Fish.
The boat will be driven by a Maids Head skipper, assisted by a steward, and can take 12 passengers. The Murtle Fish will be available to hire from the spring for afternoon tea afloat, wedding photography and receptions, business away days, drinks receptions and guided river tours.
A two-hour trip will depart from the Quayside next to Fye Bridge and will head to Whitlingham before returning to the city centre. The Murtle Fish will also be used to transport guests to the Maids Head's box at Norwich City FC.
Christine Malcolm, General Manager, the Maids Head Hotel said: “We are really looking forward to offering a luxury service afloat in the heart of Norwich. The Murtle Fish will complement our two Bentleys, providing a memorable experience for guests.”
"To celebrate the launch's purchase we organised a photo shoot with local businesses, who are our wedding partners,” continued Christine Malcolm. “I would like to thank, Best Beauty, Elizabeth's the Florist, Elm Hill Brides, Hairsmiths, Just Big Smiles Photography and Milly J Shoes for their support, along with our staff who were the models on the day.”
The Murtle Fish is the original name of the Maids Head Hotel. The tavern operated on the Maids Head site from at least the middle of the 13th century. The name change to the Maids Head was confirmed in a Paston Letter dated 22 November 1472.