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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

1,462 reviews
  • Barrie Smith
    Barrie Smith
    3 months ago

    Fabulous real ale pub in the centre of Norwich. Plus great food. The KRAYS burger was superb and really good cod and chips as well.

  • Martin Bryant
    Martin Bryant
    3 months ago

    Favourite Norwich pub, cool wooden interior with lots of booth type areas. Quick service, lots of beers!

  • Brian Grigg
    Brian Grigg
    a week ago

    First visit too this pub . Went in at lunch time had the best fish and chips in a pub I've ever had . The service was great didn't have too wait too long just enough time too know your meal was cooked fresh The staff were very professional. Will definitely visit again next time in Norwich

  • Anna
    5 months ago

    Love this pub, it's one of the best in town, a true old school local with heart and a story. Beers on tap are great (one of the reasons I go) and the staff and regulars are super welcoming, don't let the name put you off paying them a visit! You can tell it's loved and well managed, I always judge a place by it's toilets and theirs are spotless, five stars well deserved.

  • david young
    david young
    a month ago

    First time visiting Norwich and was told to try here, it's definitely my favourite that I went to. Good beer I got a stout and a larger both tasted good. Service good, didn't try the food, a really good old style pub

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  • 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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