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The Recruiting Sergeant

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Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
+44 1603 737077
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tomahawk steak was fabulous, and the Woodforde's Norada went down a treat! Make sure you book a table as it's very busy. There is also a very good B&B with the pub as well.

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Thank nick371
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Brilliant pub. Nice selections or real ale, really nice food servers in large portions. The gluten free availability is awesome. Most things are made fresh and can be altered to gluten free and they do a nice gluten free batter for the fish, chips are also gf 😉

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Thank Albert C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I can sometimes be tricky dining for me (meat eater) and her (veggie or fish). She will often end up with only one fish dish or a hardly worth it veggie option. Not the case here. A full array of seafood dishes and all sorts of meat options and a couple of decent vegetarian dishes. On top of that, we... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything about this family run venue is excellent. The freshly prepared menu is varied and delicious. The professional staff are available and eager to please while the welcome is warm and friendly. A favoured Gem of Norfolk and easy on your pocket. Highly recommended.

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Hemsby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Having heard so many good things from so many people, we finally found the time to try. Visited on a Thursday lunchtime, quite busy on arrival but a table was found for us immediately even though we had not booked. There was the choice of a bar or lunch menu. We both chose from the very extensive lunch menu. After... More 

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food on form this evening. Massive menu but the quality is still very high. Mains tonight lamb shank, sea bass, baked hake with smoked fish scotch egg, crab thermidore all top form. With 4 drinks and deserts £95-95. Great service top lady owner! Thanks Mach.

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped on the way back from the coast and was lucky to get a table, always busy, so normally I would book. Food was great. lovely venison bourguignon, rich and morish, as always good service.

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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A recommendation from friends lead to booking an overnight stay and we included a dinner booking to round off the experience.. The warm welcome that met us was matched by the quality of food experienced that evening. This quality spilled over to breakfast where the choice was impressive. The accommodation was clean and comfortable albeit a couple of bathroom accessories,... More 

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norwich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for a celebratory birthday lunch with my family. There is an extensive menu and when you are as indecisive as me can make it difficult :) I ordered the Torbay sole which I found very dry and tasteless it came with an enormous amount of new potatoes and green beans . My fellow diners also had enormous plates... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had our first visit to this lovely, friendly and welcoming establishment last weekend. Stayed for the night in an excellent room with large bathroom. From the moment we arrived the customer service was fantastic. The staff were very helpful and cheerful and the food amazing. We all had different main courses in our party of four, all of which were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 47
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Horstead
  • Phone Number: +44 1603 737077
Description
Award winning pub and restaurant with bedrooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?