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The Gardeners Arms (The Murderers) (Free House)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Captain Cook - Black PorterExcellent1
Black Country - Pig on the Wall MildExcellent1
All Day - Norfolk Green HopExcellent1
Manchester - No Shirt No Shoes No DiceExcellent1
Wolf - Edith CavellExcellent1
Elmtree - Golden Pale AleGood1
Brancaster - OystercatcherGood1
Golden Triangle - City PaleGood1
Spectrum - Spring PromiseGood1
Cross Bay - AuroraAcceptable1
New-K-Ham (Joint Venture Oakham Ales / Newby Wyke) - Captain PugwashAcceptable1
Oldershaw - St. Wulfram's SummitAcceptable1
Bradfield - Yorkshire FarmerNot Tried0
Lincolnshire Craft (formerly Tom Wood's) - Pesky PoacherNot Tried0
Yeovil - Posh IPANot Tried0
Brewsmith - Anvil AleNot Tried0
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutNot Tried0
AllGates - TagNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans CloutNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
St Peter's - Ruby Red AleNot Tried0
Old School (OSB) - TextbookNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Wolf - Straw DogsNot Tried0
Kingstone - Humpty's FuddleNot Tried0
Greene King - AbbotNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - AzzaparrotNot Tried0
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port StoutNot Tried0
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)Not Tried0
Woodforde's - Once BitternNot Tried0
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - William WallaceNot Tried0
Tombstone - Texas JackNot Tried0
Woodforde's - WherryNot Tried0
First Chop Brewing Arm - SIPNot Tried0
Mauldons - Orange AdderNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)Not Tried0
Winter's - Geniuss StoutNot Tried0
Itchen Valley - FaginsNot Tried0
Stod Fold - Blonde Not Tried0
Adnams - Ghost ShipNot Tried0
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford WobblerNot Tried0
Turners - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Grain - SlateNot Tried0
Downton - Dark DelightNot Tried0
Bude - HavenNot Tried0
Wolf - Murderers AleNot Tried0
Slater's - Western American IPANot Tried0
Hale's - Black HeartNot Tried0
Tipple's - BowlineNot Tried0
Arundel - Black StallionNot Tried0
Elland - HeliumNot Tried0
Poppyland - Hawkey Frolic (Collaboration with Moongazer)Not Tried0
Black Paw - Black Paw IPANot Tried0
Flying Monk - HabitNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Gardeners Arms (The Murderers), Norwich, Norfolk

Visits Details

12 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late morning and fairly busy with early lunchtime diners and a few drinkers. Time for a couple of pints while we waited for the arrival of newcomers to our group. Beer list same as yesterday so I've only listed what I had.
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70ExcellentThis was very good, full of fruity flavours with a yeasty hint, I had to have another..
11 Feb 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Late afternoon and fairly busy with mostly older folk with a few dining too from the good value menu on offer. Relaxing atmosphere we sat at a table in one of the many nooks and crannies available.
Manchester - No Shirt No Shoes No Dice3.80ExcellentRefreshing zesty with good carbonation in fine form
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Winter's - Geniuss Stout4.30Not Tried
Adnams - Ghost Ship4.50Not Tried
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70Not Tried
Grain - Slate6.00Not Tried
Wolf - Murderers Ale3.90Not Tried
Tipple's - Bowline3.80Not Tried
Poppyland - Hawkey Frolic (Collaboration with Moongazer)5.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2016 (Andrew)
We walked past at 11 and it was quiet. By midday when we came in it was busy.
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot5.00Not Tried
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Hook Norton - Lion (aka Cotswold Lion)4.00Not Tried
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70Not Tried
Tombstone - Texas Jack4.00Not TriedElder berry taste. Hazy. Tart and leafy bitter finish.
Mauldons - Orange Adder3.60Not Tried
28 Oct 2015 (HSB)
11:30 Beer festival week is always a good time to visit Norwich pubs as quite a few increase their range to attract the festival goers. The Murderers had gone the extra mile and was staging a beer festival. One alcove of the pub was taken over with stillage accommodating the additional beers. Pub itself was quiet but it was still early doors.
All Day - Norfolk Green Hop4.50ExcellentNew brewery at Salle, new beer, first day on sale. Bramling Cross and Fuggles. Too hoppy for one of our party.
Woodforde's - Wherry3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Itchen Valley - Fagins4.10Not Tried
Dartford Wobbler (re-named from Millis) - Dartford Wobbler4.30Not Tried
Downton - Dark Delight5.50Not Tried
Slater's - Western American IPA5.00Not Tried
Arundel - Black Stallion3.70Not Tried
Wolf - Edith Cavell3.70Not Tried
Black Paw - Black Paw IPA5.00Not Tried
Bradfield - Yorkshire Farmer4.00Not Tried
Yeovil - Posh IPA5.40Not Tried
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00Not Tried
Dorset Brewing Company - Flashmans Clout4.50Not Tried
Old School (OSB) - Textbook3.90Not Tried
Kingstone - Humpty's Fuddle5.80Not Tried
Hanlons (formerly O'Hanlon's) - Port Stout4.80Not Tried
Black Wolf (formerly Traditional Scottish Ales (TSA)) - William Wallace4.50Not Tried
First Chop Brewing Arm - SIP5.40Not Tried
Butcombe - Rare Breed (or Adam Henson's Rare Breed)3.80Not Tried
Stod Fold - Blonde 4.50Not Tried
Turners - American Pale Ale4.70Not Tried
Bude - Haven4.20Not Tried
Hale's - Black Heart5.00Not Tried
Elland - Helium3.80Not Tried
Flying Monk - Habit4.20Not Tried
Lincolnshire Craft (formerly Tom Wood's) - Pesky Poacher4.30Not Tried
Brewsmith - Anvil Ale4.50Not Tried
AllGates - Tag3.60Not Tried
29 Mar 2015 (Dosser)
Super boozer but the beers didn't match up
Cross Bay - Aurora4.00Acceptable
New-K-Ham (Joint Venture Oakham Ales / Newby Wyke) - Captain Pugwash5.50Acceptable
08 Sep 2012 (Stephen Harris)
Early, pre-lunch pint. Quite a good number of customers given the early hour.
Captain Cook - Black Porter4.40ExcellentBlack, chocolaty and liquorice porter. Creamy.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
St Peter's - Ruby Red Ale4.30Not Tried
Wolf - Straw Dogs4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Azzaparrot4.20Not Tried
Woodforde's - Once Bittern4.10Not Tried
02 Jun 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Two visits here, first early doors and quiet, then called in late Saturday afternoon and much busier.
Brancaster - Oystercatcher4.40GoodMay be contract brewed by a local brewery. Amber bitter with a good balance of hop and malt flavours. My score 15/20.
Golden Triangle - City Pale4.20GoodPale bitter with a good crisp citrus hop flavour and a dry, hoppy finish.
25 Feb 2012 (Martin the Mildman)
Oldershaw - St. Wulfram's Summit4.30AcceptableQuite bitter Amber beer with a rather dry finish. My score 14/20
18 Feb 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with office workers and shoppers dining on a Friday lunchtime
Black Country - Pig on the Wall Mild4.30ExcellentSomewhat out of area, but a good find and in excellent condition too. Ruby coloured and smooth and malty with a fruity finish. My score 16/20.
13 Feb 2010 (Martin the Mildman)
Busy with mainly non-real ale drinkers.
Spectrum - Spring Promise4.50GoodWell balanced golden ale with a fairly bitter finish. My score 15/20.
Elmtree - Golden Pale Ale5.00GoodThe name says it all, good hop character and a fairly sweetish taste giving way to a drier, hoppy finish. My score 15/20.

About The Gardeners Arms (The Murderers)

The pub sign. The Gardeners Arms (The Murderers), Norwich, Norfolk

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3LB.

Also known as the The Murderers, this is a busy city centre pub with plenty of passing trade. There is a house beer and and regular beers plus local guest beers.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 56 different beers and tried 12 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NR1 3LB