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In the heart of Norwich City Centre, the traditional family owned and run FreeHouse dates back to 1530.

Trading as The Gardeners Arms since at least 1841, it gained the gruesome nick-name of The Murderers, following events of May 1895, when the landlady’s daughter was murdered by her estranged husband.

Today, this multi award winning pub welcomes well behaved dogs / owners, in this historic building.

We look forward to seeing you!

As per all listings on Dog Friendly Norfolk, we accept well behaved dogs.



Google Reviews

1,252 reviews
  • William
    5 months ago

    AMAZING! I was only there for a few hours to watch a couple of football matches and to have a few pints. I added a meal with a Krays burger which was twice the size of my stomach (though I gave it a good go). But the food was delicious. The best part was that, whilst this pub has been updated to become a sports pub with more than 10 screens, they haven't forfeited the ambiance that its history offers. If ever in Norwich again, I will definitely stop back in!

  • Eleni Papaioannou
    Eleni Papaioannou
    6 months ago

    Really pleasant pub, historic atmosphere, good drink variety... Although kitchen closes a bit too early.

  • Andrew Faithfull
    Andrew Faithfull
    2 months ago

    A great pub! We have visited a few times on a couple of trips to Norwich. Service is good - beer is good - atmosphere is good. We have eaten twice and both meals (burger & chips and nachos) were tasty. Pub is a nice mixture of old and traditional but with areas where you can watch live sport. Our labrador enjoyed the pub too and received lots of fuss from fellow drinkers and staff. We would definitely visit again.

  • Paul Hart
    Paul Hart
    3 months ago

    Good old fashioned pub with friendly staff. Excellent choice of real ales, tried a few before selection which was helpful. Menu was definitely more Pub Grub than gastro pub, and none the worse for it.

  • Noddy
    3 weeks ago

    Amazing, we had such a good time here friendly staff, good music, great atmosphere. Added bonus of meeting the Happy Hour Gang whilst we were here! 🇳🇺

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Thursday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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