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  • 4.0 star rating
    15/8/2013

    Murderers there areon the walls.killers such as Harvey Oswald and Capone look back at you.
    A lovely proper pub offering a fair few beers (9 always on). I went for Knot Just Another IPA (in honour of the Knot Bird)
    Shame there are a few games machines. Always annoying.

  • 4.0 star rating
    9/5/2011
    1 check-in First to Review

    A traditional public house that's still got the usual nooks and crannies as it twists and turns back from the bar area into the restaurant area. Serving a few of the usual mass produced beers, this place also has a fine selection of real ales and guest ales, so that you're not stuck with the same old same old.

    Friendly staff. I didn't try dinner as I arrived too late to eat.

    They have a couple of large screen TV's and apparently offer football in 3D - you can borrow the glasses for the match.

    The place is called The Murderers Pub because there is apparently a history of not one but TWO murders related to its history, which dates back to the 1530.

    There are seats outside on the street. They tend to get some sunlight in the afternoon.

    • Qype User paulyp…
    • Birmingham, West Midlands
    • 23 friends
    • 7 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    29/8/2008

    The Murderers (aka) The Gardeners Arms

    The Murderers has a Juke Box!

    Situated in the heart of Norwich, The Murderers offers a great weekend city vibe with so many bar staff you never have to wait for more than a few minutes to be served. With a vibrant atmosphere and friendly bar staff, it is a great place to go drinking before heading to a club or gig.

    Although it is not the cheapest place to drink in Norwich, the quality of the beers and lagers is superb so you get what you pay for!

    The Murderers is a warm, cosy pub and the interior gives the place a more traditional feel with wooden beams on the ceilings and walls, ageing furniture and odd ornaments such as copper pots and pans dotted around.

    Serving decent traditional pub food at a reasonable price, it is popular with city workers at lunch times and throughout the daytime.

    The Murderers has a Juke Box!

  • 4.0 star rating
    29/6/2011

    Not a bad spot - catching the afternoon rays - and a damn good array of drinkables.

    I seem to have swapped the toothless ones of Norwich for the Grant Mitchell lookalikes now but can't complain.

    The pub is a decent size and the food looks good. The young bar man was a bit "look at me" - but I'm sure that was more his age and the fact that he has a full set of teeth.

    Right next to the castle and well worth popping in to.

    • Qype User beccu…
    • Norwich, Norfolk
    • 9 friends
    • 18 reviews
    4.0 star rating
    5/10/2008

    A great little city centre pub, the murderers or the gardeners arms (it is known as both!!) that serves food as well as a huge range of drinks and has a great atmosphere.

    It also has a great back room for party hiring, which i have done and the staff are very friendly and prices not too pricey! I'd avoid it on football days as it does tend to be a good place to meet in the city.

  • 3.0 star rating
    18/3/2013
    6 check-ins

    Great place to watch sports!

  • 5.0 star rating
    13/3/2013

    Quality pub. Always worth a visit

    • Qype User dennis…
    • Norwich, Norfolk
    • 6 friends
    • 14 reviews
    3.0 star rating
    5/10/2008

    Ah the Murderer's. Popular pub in the centre of Norwich. Nice beer, good atmosphere, traditional feel, all around good boozer with great back room for private parties. Well recommended

  • 2.0 star rating
    31/1/2013

    Not very welcoming environment.

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From the business

Specialties

Traditional family run free house based in Norwich city centre. Dating back to at least 1841, this beautiful and historic pub trades with two names. Having always been trading as The Gardeners Arms, events of Jun e 1895, gave the pub the gruesome nickname of the Murderers, when the landladies daughter Millie, was murdered by her estranged husband Frank Miles.
Now, possibly the last free house in Norwich city centre, The Murderers, is a haven for pub lovers...great home cooked food, voted the regions best sports pub in the Great British awards 2011, listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide, and appear in the Famous Grouse 100, list of the most historic pubs in the UK.....
Well worth a visit!

History

Established in 1841.

Millie Miles was married to Frank in 1893, but following arguments and money worries, Millie separated from Frank, moving back into her mothers public house, the Gardeners Arms. Frank still felt strongly towards Millie, and bought her clothes and gifts to woo her back. However, Millie was seen by Frank going into the pub with another man....throwing Frank into a rage. He threatened Millie, telling her that he would "do for you in the morning"
Frank was true to his word, returning in the morning and attacked Millie with a hammer...she died 2 days later from her injuries.
Frank Miles was tried and convicted but his death sentence was commuted to life in prison, withnthe judge stating that Frank had been 'provoked'
Frank died in Parkhurst prison in May 1905, aged 37

Meet the Business Owner

Philip C.
Philip C. Business Owner

I have worked here for 25