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“A Great Recommendation!”

The Recruiting Sergeant
Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Horstead
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$49
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Award winning pub and restaurant with bedrooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in Norfolk.
Highworth, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A Great Recommendation!”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We came by The Recruiting Sergeant by way of a recommendation from the lady the in The Broads Information Centre in Wroxham. We were looking for somewhere to have lunch before collecting the boat for our holiday on The Norfolk Broads and were put off by the pub near the Information Centre's unappetising-looking carvery. At the top of her list was The Recruiting Sergeant and are we glad we went there! We had a lovely light lunch of scallops and pate and decided to return later in the week for dinner. By the time we managed to get a phone signal (very intermittent in The Broads!), we were lucky enough to get the last available slot on the Friday night. My husband had the oysters starter and said he'd wished he'd ordered more of them as they were delicious. I had the smoked salmon three ways and was maybe expecting smoked salmon with different coatings but was surprised and delighted to receive smoked salmon, potted smoked salmon and smoked salmon mousse served with toast - fantastic! For mains, my husband chose the fish and seafood tapas and received a massive board of all sorts of fishy delights. I had the chicken wrapped in parma ham, which was lovely. I also asked (even though it wasn't on the menu) if I might have a side portion of samphire as it was being served with other dishes and was delighted to have my request granted. I had been looking forward to having some samphire ever since we booked the holiday! All the food was extremely plentiful (had absolutely no room for desserts although we would have loved to have tried them) and very tasty. So I've no hesitation in passing on the recommendation that we received. Thank you lady in the Tourist Centre!

  • Visited June 2014
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Best in the broads”
Reviewed 27 June 2014 via mobile

Terrific food,good portions,quality cooking, great service.The lady in charge is superb in her role,but I do feel she needs to delegate at times.If you visit coltishall you need to eat here

Visited June 2014
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Leamington spa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 June 2014

Very friendly and efficient staff. Very large portions. Starter and pud were wonderful. Main course was a little disappointing in that it wasn't quite as described in the menu.

Visited June 2014
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Highly recommended”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

Very, very nice. Welcoming, good value and excellent food. Always busy so best to book well in advance for dinner. Can't be faulted.

Thank ukmusic
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Wont return”
Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

was told it was big meals and gd service .we found it .food Wasent big .and not much for our money.our service Wasent Brillant.we won't return .it may have all changed now .we placed our order .and dint get service we thought .we must have been forgotten . as got up to go to bar

  • Visited July 2013
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