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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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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been around 4/5 times now and the food has been a fab standard every time. Large portions. Happy to accommodate children and lots of choice. Only been for dinner but tried lunch last week and it was gorgeous.

Thank Charlotte B
United Kingdom
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159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting the area last night and checked Tripadvisor for good restaurants in the vicinity. We chose the Recruiting Sergeant and were very pleased that we did. The menu wa excellent and varied, with plenty of choice. The food was excellent, beautifully cooked and generous portions. Although we hadn't booked a table, we were lucky enough to get one.... More 

Thank NorfolkNigel
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41 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, friendly and attentive staff, and all set on the edge of the beautiful Norfolk Broads. Vicki is awesome 😁

1 Thank Mark F
Brighton, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good meal here, and large portions (no room for desser!). We both had fish dishes, which were beautifully cooked. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Fiona P
London, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We telephoned to book a table for lunch after seeing the fabulous, varied and mouthwatering menu online. The restaurant doesn't welcome dogs so we reserved a table in the bar. We were advised they were fully booked until 2:30 so we decided on a later time of 3:30. We arrived at 2 pm with plans to take one of the... More 

Thank GiveMeFive
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed somewhere to eat with a friend and remembered this fabulous restaurant. Rang to book this morning for a lunchtime meal, no problems. Portions were as enormous as always and absolutely delicious. So much fantastic choice we will definitely be coming back again. We were left to our own devices while eating which was brilliant (do some staff specifically wait... More 

Thank who_needs_a_username
Norwich, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favourite place to eat and we try to go there several times a year. Whenever we drive past the carpark is always full, both lunchtime and in the evening. Accommodation is also available there. It is a very friendly place, children are welcome. It has a very extensive menu and local produce like meat and poultry is... More 

Thank bettyydyble
Llangollen, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I ever i work around here I have to eat a drink drink at the sergeant. As it is wonderful. Great staff. Awesome food. And this time was no different. I Had the burger and it was just divine and then for pudding I had sticky toffee. It was just perfect. I would give you 6 stars if I... More 

Thank Richard W
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived around 6pm without booking and the staff pulled tables together to fit 8 of us in (4 adults and 4 children) From the moment we walked in the service was fantastic, the staff were proffesional and friendly and engaged with the children. We were never without drinks, the table was kept clear and tidy and when the pot... More 

Thank MLinRay
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I challenge anyone to eat 3 courses here. The food which is served is really tasty and satisfying. The fish is sourced locally and is fresh daily. Great place to eat.

Thank Paul R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$49
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?