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The Recruiting Sergeant

Norwich Road | Horstead, Near Coltishall, Horstead NR12 7EE, England
+44 1603 737077
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (58 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 1 week ago

This busy restaurant has a very talented chef serving exciting dishes at sensible prices. We enjoyed a superb crab and celeriac purée with fennel salad and hake with a crab Thermidor, which was accompanied by perfectly cooked vegetables. The service is very friendly and efficient....More

Thank Beltayne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been here so many times now and I'm writing a review. The food here is out of this world!! Absolutely faultless everytime me and the mrs love going back. No word of a lie we've never had British/pub food like this before, its that good....More

Thank Salim K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They say you never do what's on your doorstep and this proves to be the case after ten years of living close by. The reputation is large portions and the evening menu looks really creative too, however we were eating from the lunch snack menu....More

Thank Gavin F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on the 26th October for a family meal with two young children. The service was brilliant, really friendly and nothing seemed to much trouble. The food was amazing! The lamb cooked perfectly. And the kids loved their spag bol! It's a shame we...More

Thank hayley d
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good evening meal in a spacious and friendly pub / restaurant. We were 3 generations of family in a very large group and all of us enjoyed ourselves. Easy parking and great food.

Thank ScottyGPP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a place you drive past many times saying wonder what it is like or heard good reviews about there. We booked for a Sunday after 2pm, arrived and first impression was bloody hell it's busy this could be a long afternoon. We had...More

Thank Adrian S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived at the venue, at 6.45pm, the car park was already full, but we managed to park the car across the road. The service was friendly and the food delicious. I ordered the beef bourguignon and had to get my husband to help...More

Thank Canaryfan13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really lovely meal, tables close together but we really enjoyed the service and food. good choice of menu

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I enjoyed yet another meal at the sergeant. With eight of us in our party including two vegans. We ordered a variety of meals to suit all our tastes. The food was all very good with very generous portions. The vegan Katsu...More

5  Thank AngieClaxton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been a while since we've been and menu had changed quite a bit with many more fish dishes which you could smell as soon as you entered! Very busy for 7pm mid week which is a good sign, nice atmosphere, lots of attentive staff but...More

Thank DisneyNorwich_UK
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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
19 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$50
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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