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The Pier at Harwich


4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Hotel
The Quay, HARWICH, Essex, CO12 3HH

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The Pier at Harwich


The Pier was built in 1862 in the style of a Venetian palazzo to provide overnight accommodation for passengers travelling by train and ship to the Continent.

The Great Eastern Railway’s terminal was the Ha’Penny Pier (the cost of entry in those days). Gerald Milsom bought the Pier in 1978 and opened a seafood restaurant. It is wonderfully situated on the seafront overlooking the harbour at the confluence of the Stour and Orwell rivers. Across the water is Shotley Yacht Marina with Felixstowe in the distance. The Pier is open all day every day serving local fish and shellfish landed in the harbour some 20 feet from the restaurant.

The Pier has undergone a large and exciting refurbishment during 2016 with changes to the ground floor bar and first floor restaurant. Welcome additions are a lift and extension to the balcony to include tables to soak up the view.

Seven of the en suite bedrooms are in this main building, seven in the adjacent Angel, all very attractive with a nautical flavour and panoramic sea view. The Angel also has a comfortable sitting room with large screen TV.

Sailing from the Ha'penny Peir can be arrnaged. Harwick is also the home of the Mayflower and is playing a large part of the historic 2020 celebrations with the building of a replica ship.

Open all year.

Dogs welcome.


Road Directions

By Road:
Follow A120 from Colchester to Harwich quay and The Pier at Harwich is on the right-hand side.

By Public Transport:
From Harwich town station, turn left at High Street. Follow road to the Quay, turn right and walk 200yds. The pier is opposite RNLI Lifeboat Station.



  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Packed lunch available
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Serve evening meal

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - Children welcome from any age
  • Cot Available

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Sea Views
  • Separate guests lounge
  • Wireless internet (WiFi) connection available

Key Features

  • Non smoking establishment

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • King sized bed some/all rooms -
  • Television available


Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)


  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel


  • Other Accommodation Awards Signpost 2017

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