Gardeners Arms / Murderers pub in Timberhill

Gardeners Arms / Murderers pub in Timberhill - Credit: Archant © 2012

The first known licensee was William Bales in 1850, although the building dates to 1542. Also known as the Gardeners Arms, it acquired its nickname from a murder.

The story goes that in 1890, a lady of pleasure got violent with a client who would not pay and stabbed him to death. But that was just a story and the real murder took place in 1895 when an ex-Cavalry man bludgeoned to death his estranged young wife Millie. The pub has been jointly known as the Murderers and the Gardeners ever since. Watney Mann closed the pub in 1970 and it re-opened in 1978 after a major refurbishment. Over the past few years the pub has put on two beer festivals every year. They normally occur around April or May and again around October and feature the best of local brewers. The pub is run by popular landlord and ambassador for pubs in the city, Phil Cutter.


2/8 Timberhill,

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Monday 10.00 – 23.00

Tuesday 10.00 – 23.00

Wednesday 10.00 – 23.00

Thursday 10.00 – 23.00

Friday 10.00 – 01.30

Saturday 10.00 – 01.30

Sunday 12.00 – 23.00

Bank Holiday Monday 10.00 – 23.00

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