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The Recruiting Sergeant

Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
+44 1603 737077
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“monkfish” (25 reviews)
“steak” (53 reviews)
“ribs” (29 reviews)
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

We visited here for an early dinner, and fortunately they squeezed us in without a booking (we weren't so lucky later in the week). The food was excellent - I had the halloumi burger, OH had his usual fish and chips. Neither of us could...More

Thank Jockette
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been to the Recruiting Sergeant on a few occasions and are always thrilled with the quality of the food on offer. Service is friendly and very fast and the menu is fantastic. A huge range of options and especially nice to see so...More

Thank Katie R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow this place is good ! Huge portions , good food too. Really good menu with lots of choice. However a member of a party is extremely fussy and our waiter managed to order us something that wasn't off the menu. Which was so kind....More

Thank Alex K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent service and food as usual. There is always somthing on the menu for everyone and for whatever occassion we are celebrating.Thank you all

Thank mazznlee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife had wanted to go here for a while after passing it while visiting her parents as we don’t live locally. So I surprised her by going here for a meal. We were not disappointed! Service was amazing. Food was amazing! Great value for...More

Thank MrShaw1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely meal - had starters and main meal and lovely red wine. Couldn't fault the food. Waiting staff were very efficient but not intrusive. The only issue was that literally when our starter plates were cleared our main meals arrived - it would have been...More

Thank mrandmiss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been here a few times over the last couple of months and every meal has been first class. We've eaten from the lunch menu and the afternoon menu, both with an extensive range, enough to wet anyones appetite ( hand cut chips a must). We...More

Thank DebandPhil2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was rather a damp Wednesday evening and we were pottling about in the car looking for somewhere to eat. Happened upon The Recruiting Sergeant and after checking reviews, decided to give it a go A busy car park and a busy bar, but we...More

Thank Rob C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time here, had a wonderful meal. I had an omelette with Haddock and new potatoes. My friends had steak and kidney pudding with fresh vegetables. For a sweet i had ice cream and my friends had crumble and custard. We all said what a...More

Thank Teddie R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been here several times in past years but never been that impressed but a family member wanted to go a few weeks ago and it was absolutely brilliant. The staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you, the meal was great...More

Thank Linda H
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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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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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