The Pier at Harwich

‘A beacon of urbanity and flair on the quay’, Paul Milsom’s hotel is praised for its ‘obliging, well-intentioned’ staff. More

Contact details

The Pier at Harwich
The Quay
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3HH
England
01255 241212

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lift, bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony (alfresco meals), small front terrace.

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, bar.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B from £130. À la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘A beacon of urbanity and flair on the quay’, Paul Milsom’s hotel is praised for its ‘obliging, well-intentioned’ staff. Refurbishment has resulted in a slick ground-floor bar with ‘a serious gin and cocktail “library”’, and a chic first-floor restaurant and estuary-view terrace, Guide inspectors discovered in 2017. Bedrooms are ‘generously stocked with good-quality drinks and biscuits’ (‘chilled glasses in the fridge, too – nice’). ‘Our room overlooked the navy yard and estuary – a pleasure at dusk, when the ships and cargo cranes on the water light up. The room lacked pizzazz, but was clean and comfortable. We slept well.’ By day, lunch on ‘satisfying bowls of chowder’ in the bar; at night, join the ‘encouraging mix of locals and visitors’ in the split-level restaurant. (‘Critiques about uneven meals were handled with grace.’)At breakfast, ‘a gleaming copper table holds a neat buffet (shame about the packaged cereals)’. ‘We were served by a lovely, good-humoured woman – exactly who you want to see in the morning.’ Among the ‘interesting variety’ of cooked dishes, ‘I loved the perfectly ripe avocado and expertly fried egg served on a thick slice of rye bread’.

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Special offers

“Ginspired” Special Offer

What could be better than escaping to the coast? Delicious seafood, fabulous sunsets and great hospitality – The Pier at Harwich has it all, not forgetting the Gin Library in the NAVYÄRD Bar with over 100 gins for you to try! Situated overlooking the harbour in historic Harwich, The Pier offers a host of interesting things to do, see and explore from walking on the Blue Flag beach to taking a trip on the Harwich Foot Ferry and seeing a film at the Electric Palace Cinema. This overnight break offers: Three course dinner in the restaurant (free choice from the full menu). Overnight accommodation and full breakfast. ‘Captain’ Gin flight – your choice of four gins across the shelves. £115.00 per person. Subject to availability and based on double occupancy. When booking, please mention the Good Hotel Guide.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Pier at Harwich
The Quay
Harwich
Essex
CO12 3HH

Guest comments

'A well deserved entry, and even though there was a wedding reception going on in the dining room on the first floor, we had an excellent meal in the bar area, followed my a good night's sleep in the former Angel pub, and a great breakfast. Great position overlooking Felixstowe Harbour and all those huge container ships. ' - Richard Bright - June, 2015

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