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

Lobster Lovers Sunday

Extend the weekend with this extra special Sunday night offer. The Pier is lucky to have the best local lobsters which are delivered almost daily from the harbour opposite, hence the reason for the Lobster Lovers Sunday! Included: Overnight accommodation in the best available room with full breakfast; Medium Lobster, fries and salad; bottle of Petit Chablis; for just £100 per person. This offer is based in double occupancy and subject to availability on Sunday nights in May, June, July and August. When booking, please mention the Good Hotel Guide.

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This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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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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