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The Assembly House


As you may now be aware, The Assembly House and The Richard Hughes Cookery School are temporarily closed for the foreseeable future due to the Covid-19 virus in the UK. How long will we be closed? We just don’t know at this stage. Understandably, health will always come first and this has been at the forefront of our decision to close in terms of looking after our extremely hard-working team and you, our customers.

Please keep up to date with us by using the contact form at the bottom of this page, checking this website regularly or visit our social media pages for more details. Love and best wishes to everyone at this difficult time.


The Assembly House is a Georgian gem in the heart of the city which has been hosting fabulous celebrations for centuries.

Designed by architect Thomas Ivory in 1754, no expense was spared in the construction of The Assembly House and while historians view it as one of the most important buildings in Norwich, we would simply describe it as the most beautiful venue in Norfolk.

The Grade I-listed splendour of the House is evident from the moment you approach our sweeping driveway and, once inside, there is romance hidden around every corner. From the sparkling chandeliers that make evenings glitter to the gorgeous gardens where you can sip ice-cold drinks or comforting hot chocolates, the 11 luxury bedrooms packed with sumptuous details to the glamorous dining room where we serve our famous Afternoon Tea, our aim is to exceed your expectations every time you visit.

Our restaurant is open daily, from breakfast to dinner, with menus by director and renowned Norfolk chef Richard Hughes, we host stunning weddings and impressive events and in January 2017 we became the home of The Richard Hughes Cookery School, the inaugural winner of The British Cookery School of the Year. Come and celebrate every day at The Assembly House.

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The Assembly House

For all general enquiries including wedding, private dining, corporate or questions about the House please use the form below and our team will aim to get back to you within 48 hours.