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The Recruiting Sergeant

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
+44 1603 737077
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We went here to the Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead on recomendation from the Huntersmoon B&B and are glad we did. Service was quick and efficient as well as friendly. We both ordered the calimari to start which was light and not chewy, served as a...More

1  Thank Peter59Bristol
Reviewed 5 days ago

I went here for a Mothers Day lunch treat with my husband, daughter and family. It was certainly a busy restaurant! We were shown to our table and a waitress asked about our drink requirements. Then we ordered our food and any little preferences were...More

Thank lynnwH6089RY
Reviewed 5 days ago

While exploring Norfolk came across this pub at lunchtime. We had our dog with us and he was made very welcome. Food was great and a massive choice, also the service was second to none. This pub is so good that we went back 2...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my mum here last night for her 87th birthday and true to form the food was excellent but too much on the plate which is always the case, so no complaints there as it’s better to get too much rather than too little. Service,...More

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fab meal as always. Highly recommend the marsh lamb. Something for everyone on the menu. Great service. Thank you.

Thank emilyhobey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a Saturday night for a family meal. Make sure you book as they are very busy! Totally recommend not eating a starter or desert because the main courses are huge and so delicious that there is no room for more! The evening was...More

1  Thank EllyZ92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing meal here recently. First class dishes freshly cooked using top produce. Service from start to finish was faultless, happy friendly staff. Will certainly be returning soon! Book up as it was busy.

Thank Partridge69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiancé had a booking at 3:30 for Sunday lunch. We were seen to our table by a lovely gentleman but sadly never saw him again. I ordered the mussels whilst my partner ordered the Camembert. The muscles were fine but the sauce...More

Thank Hannah H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so I’m biased. This is my favourite pub in Norfolk. Whenever I work down here I have to visit. And as always it didn’t disappoint. The staff are friendly. The food excellent. Portions fantastic and atmosphere was wonderful Best food around. Best staff around....More

1  Thank Richard W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for food, very generous portions! We have had many celebrations here and also made use of the B&B service which is second to none! Would highly recommend

1  Thank Sarah B
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10 November 2015|
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Response from gazzathenorfolkred | Reviewed this property |
Yes the do, and the staff are very helpful if required. Enjoy
Steven W
11 July 2015|
Response from NJColchester |
Good afternoon I'm sorry to hear about your experience this lunch time, following your Facebook post I have spoken to the manager who was on duty , she feels she did apologise but was unable to pacify you.... I'm not... More
Paula B
18 May 2015|
Response from NJColchester |
Good evening Paula The recruiting sergeant is most definitely dog friendly but it also has two areas that remain dog free at all times so if you are bringing a four legged friend with you its a good idea to let us know when... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 53
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
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Award winning pub and restaurant with bedrooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk.
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