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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%
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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 yesterday

Had a delightful meal at this restaurant - very busy and buzzing. The service was quick, friendly and very efficient. The menu is quite extensive and the portions are for the hungry - don't have a piece of cake with your afternoon cup of tea...More

Thank Longey
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Devoid of atmosphere. Tables packed in to rob the most amount of people with the over priced food. Chips cooked in something horrible. Ham was dry and grey. Boiled egg was raw in middle. Smelt like detergent. The barmaid was dressed as from her night...More

Thank Matthew B
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had 2 starters. Both excellent. Although wife's prawn cocktail was difficult to eat as was in a very tall metal cocktail glass looking thing- so she had to get it out and put on the plate anyway! My crispy chilli beef salad was lovely! Mains...More

1  Thank DHonor1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was stuck on a hire cruiser in Coltishall on a Sunday evening. The local pub did not serve food on a Sunday evening. I could not find a taxi company who worked on a Sunday evening and I had no intention or ingredients to...More

3  Thank michael2863
Reviewed 1 week ago

We called in for Sunday lunch and we were made very welcome. The Pub was very busy with a very nice atmosphere. We were quickly seated and well attended to by the staff. The choice of food available for lunchtime on a Sunday is very...More

2  Thank Bob S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely place gorgeous food husband can be fussy but he really e noted the food .most defiantly visit again.1st time been to Norfolk really enjoyed it

Thank smurf1771
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great find me and hubby popped in on my off chance for Sunday lunch and are so glad we did, the staff were friendly and the food was great and very reasonable prices ,the portions are large so make sure your hungry.

1  Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent meals, attentive staff, wide menu will cope with most needs but beware the spare ribs as they would have fed three persons.

1  Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called in on a Wednesday without booking and only just got a table.Understandably because of the quality and quantity of the food with great service.If I lived locally this would be my regular dining venue as this restaurant offered great value for money and when...More

Thank Gordon1946b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a large group and I can say that everybody was really pleased with the quality of their meal: steak, scallops, skate, lamb shank, fish and chips were the dishes we ordered. Without exception, they were ENORMOUS. I actually didn't like that- none of...More

Thank sbizzle
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Questions & Answers
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$51
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
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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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