The Recruiting Sergeant
Colchester Inns
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The Recruiting Sergeant

Drink. Dine. Stay.


The Recruiting Sergeant is an award-winning traditional pub and restaurant with rooms situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, in beautiful Norfolk.

Explore our Food


The food in our restaurant is prepared from quality produce, sourced locally whenever possible, used in season to get the best results.

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Experience our Rooms


We are delighted to offer superior accommodation in 5 double bedrooms on the newly renovated first and second floors.

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Plan your Event


Do you require a private dining experience? Talk to us about our facilities and menus.

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Our Story


Read about our history, our location in the Norfolk Broads and things to do locally, and find other useful links.

A part of the family


Looking for another Colchester Inns establishment? All our pubs feature deluxe B&B accommodation and welcoming restaurants - each with their own distinctively different menu offerings.