The Pier at Harwich

On the quay, overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, and with ‘a compelling view over the boats and container ships on the water’, the Milsom family’s hotel is run by friendly young 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 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

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

Background music

in the bar.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms, bar, lounge.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

per room B&B £135-£215. A la carte £35.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

On the quay, overlooking the Stour and Orwell estuaries, and with ‘a compelling view over the boats and container ships on the water’, the Milsom family’s hotel is run by friendly young staff. The Victorian building, topped with a cupola, has a first-floor terrace behind iron lace for alfresco dining. ‘Public spaces are decorated in a chic industrial style, with vintage shipping posters framed in fluorescent perspex.’ A main-house room (some are in the annexe) was a fair size, with neutral decor and panorama of navy yard and church. Extras included ‘quality tea and coffee, still and sparkling water, fresh milk and chilled glasses in a mini-fridge’. The bathroom was compact, with bathtub, shower curtain and rain shower head. Minor irritations: no handy socket for the kettle, squeaky floorboard. Light snacks are served by day in the Navyärd bar, while, in the split-level brasserie, there are steaks, chops, Norfolk mussels, Colchester rock oysters, Harwich crab (dressed, baked, devilled, ‘when Gary the Crab can be bothered to fish!’). At breakfast there is house-smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, San Daniele ham.

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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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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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