Good Hotel Guide Review
With its belvedere and striking iron-lace balcony, this hotel is a distinctive presence on the quay of a port town on the Stour and Orwell estuaries. Owned by the Milsom family (see also Maison Talbooth, Dedham), it has a buzzy, youthful vibe. You can watch the maritime traffic come and go from the Navyärd bar and terrace over a beer and a Danish-style open sandwich, or from the upstairs restaurant, with exposed brick wall, leather banquettes and a general air of industrial chic. John Goff and co-chef Stephen Robson, who is also now general manager, cook an all-day menu of dishes which feature plenty of seafood. There’s fish and chips, fish pie luxe and grilled brill with Harwich crab and herb butter as well as steaks and burgers. Bedrooms, in neutral shades with splashes of colour in the fabrics, are supplied with soft drinks and milk in a mini-fridge and posh toiletries. The Mayflower Suite, in the former Angel pub next door, has comfy seating, a telescope and panoramic views through the five-sash bay window. ‘It’s a particular pleasure at dusk, when the lights come on, watching the container ships and their cargo cranes.’
14. 7 in annexe, 1 on ground floor suitable for disabled.
bar, lounge (in annexe), restaurant, private dining room, small lift, in-room TV (Sky, BT, Freeview), civil wedding licence, balcony, small front terrace, parking, EV charging, restaurant, bar wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in the bar.
all ages welcomed, extra bed £20.
allowed in bedrooms (no charge), bar, lounge.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £135. À la carte £40.
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