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The Assembly House

2021 National Lockdown


If you have a booking with us that we are no longer able to honour, we will either have already been in touch with you or or invite you to give us a call to discuss it with you.

We’re still selling two-year gift vouchers online. All vouchers due to expire between March 2020 and march 2021 have been extended by a full year.

Emails will be monitored by our team remotely. It may take a little longer to get back to you than normal. Please bare with us. You can use the contact form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We will still be cooking meals for those in food need on behalf of FABB during our Tier 4 closure including a hot meal on Christmas Day - if you’re one of our lucky hostel clients, make sure you have a small breakfast!

Cakeaway Takeaway is available Wednesday to Sunday each week!

THANK YOU all for the support you’ve shown us in this difficult, challenging and often heartbreaking year. Thank for for visiting us in the restaurant, staying in our bedrooms, taking cookery classes at the Richard Hughes Cookery School, buying Cakeaway takeaways, buying gift vouchers, leaving us lovely reviews, marrying with us, celebrating with us and letting us know just what The Assembly House and our staff mean to you. We will miss you dreadfully.

And to our staff: there just aren’t enough glowing words for us to describe just how proud of you we are. You have risen to every challenge you’ve been faced with. You are spectacular. You are the jewel in our crown - thank you, thank you, thank you. We can’t wait to welcome you over the next few days and then we will be waiting until we can open our doors to you all safely again: because that’s who we are, that’s what we do: we just want to make you happy. Love from The Assembly House.

The Assembly House - COVID-19 Statement:

We are taking robust measures to ensure that the safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees are of paramount importance during the global outbreak of COVID-19.

The Assembly House closely monitors the official advice given by both the World Health Organisation and the guidelines from Public Health England plus the specific advice for hospitality from the UK Hospitality group. All our procedures and protocols have been implemented with your safety in mind. Risk assessments have been produced across all areas of our business to determine changes needed to our operating procedures to achieve our core aim of protecting our staff and customers. We are vigilant in ensuring all of our staff have been fully briefed and are constantly updated on the ongoing situation. We welcome the enhanced requirements being issued by many health authorities and governments globally and, as always, we remain uncompromising in our approach to cleanliness. We will work continuously with our dedicated in-house experts and in close collaboration with leading health and hygiene authorities to ensure our even-higher standards are achieved and upheld. At the same time, whilst adhering to the new guidelines on cleanliness and social-distancing, we are adamant that our guests will once again feel welcomed into warm and comfortable environments and be able to enjoy award-winning dining at its finest. We will continue to rise to the challenge of fulfilling our guests’ needs, as ever.

Be assured that:

Our public areas and guest rooms are meticulously cleaned using the strongest cleaning and high-grade disinfectant products proven to be effective against Coronavirus

All of our high-volume guest touchpoint areas including door handles, handrails, tables and reception desks are sanitised hourly

All menus and credit card machines are sanitised after each use

Tables are sanitised after each guest visit

All public areas are deep-cleaned nightly and at regular intervals throughout the day.

We have increased the numbers of antibacterial hand sanitizer available in all areas of the hotel

All the workforce will be temperature checked on arrival for work and during shift breaks.

We look forward to welcoming you back into an Assembly House which – as always – has your best and safest interests at heart.

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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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.