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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for Sunday lunch with my elderly mother. We both went straight for the main course, a small roast chicken and normal roast beef. The food was cooked well but the portion size was ridiculous. There was so much meat and potatoes on my plate, there wasn't space for a single vegetable. The upshot was that most of my food... More 

Thank vmm2010
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a nice meal here in February with my parents so thought I would visit with my husband for a romantic night out. Sadly felt very let down. Cramped onto a horrible, tiny little table surrounded by other diners, felt more like I was in a canteen! Impressed by the extensive menu but thought prices were quite high in comparison... More 

1 Thank Charlotte S
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I went for lunch. Food was fabulous, both of us enjoyed our meal. Service was very relaxed, close to being slow, drinks were forgotten about. We pointed this out and staff was apologetic. Wouldn't stop me going again.

Thank Spaulsy
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best pubs in the country. The fillet steak was wonderful and the Dover sole is a real treat. The selection of real ales is always outstanding. The pub is always busy for a reason, because it serves high quality food. Love it!

Thank Nickcoggers
Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered crab salad with asparagus it came with a very large heap of salad very off putting I don't know weather the chef was thinking he was going to feed his rabbits, won't be returning

Thank D4764UFlindaa
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a table as we heard this a popular place to eat Arrived and promptly shown to our table drinks order was taken A bun was offered plain or brown and food order taken too Ordered rump steak and pork lion the food was cooked to perfection staff very friendly too When we asked for bill it was quickly delivered... More 

Thank criticman100
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food and staff are so nice here. They always go out of their way to ensure you get just what you wanted and nothing ever seems too much trouble. The Swannington Pork is one of my favourites, along with the Tempura Prawns...wow they melt in your mouth. All sauces are made on site so you know your always getting... More 

Thank Tina N
Norwich, United Kingdom
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416 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten at the Recruiting Sergeant several times and have always found the food and service to be consistent and of good quality with more than ample protions

Thank An_Old_Burian
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to eat, food was lovely, staff extremely friendly and very hard working, did not stop. Our two large dogs were welcomed and it seemed that most of the customers in the restaurant were dog friendly too! The food was very good, six people had six different starters and six different mains and none of us had any complaints.... More 

Thank wi5hht
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102 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I lived near this pub. I had the plaice and it was beautiful. So well cooked. Service Excellent.

Thank SurreyTravel_Bug

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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
Award winning pub and restaurant with bedrooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?