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Landlubbers' haven at the heart of old Harwich

Fashioned on a Venetian palazzo back in 1862, The Pier at Harwich is rather grand outside. Inside this quayside hotel perched at the water's edge, all is bright and fresh with nautical accents.

Come Here For...
  • Sea-bright views, fresh sea breezes and sea-fresh food.
  • Nautically themed rooms. 
  • The quirky charm of being right on the docks. 
  • Fresh oysters with a glass of bubbly.

Hit the Spot
Bang on the seafront in old Harwich.

There are two restaurants – a ground floor brasserie style bistro and the smarter Harbourside upstairs. Both major on seafood.

Good to know
Bring some binoculars – there's plenty to watch in the harbour.

Essential info
Check in
Minimum Stay
Open all year
There is free guest parking.
London Stansted – 40 miles
Harwich Town station – five minutes
No restrictions
The Quay, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3HH, United Kingdom



The 14 bedrooms are individually styled to match the seascape and take full advantage of the brilliant light that you only get when staying on the coast. Harwich enjoys glorious sunsets with molten coloured horizons and the setting sun on the Stour estuary is a special feature of staying at The Pier. All bedrooms are equipped with complimentary soft drink mini-bars, Aromatherapy Associates bathroom products, Sky In-Room and free Wi-Fi making The Pier an exceptional small hotel

Special features
All rooms have wide beds, fluffy white towels, satellite TV and great views over the Stour and Orwell estuaries. There's wi-fi throughout.

Pillow talk
Try the enormous bed in the Mayflower suite for size. There's even a telescope for playing I-Spy.

Eat & Drink

Dining in

The redefined brasserie is located on the first floor of the completely modernised 1860 listed building in historic Harwich. Experience all-day dining (all-year-round) and outdoor dining - whenever the sun shines - with a menu celebrating modern classics, an exciting grill menu and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on The Pier’s doorstep. Guests can select from a predominantly European wine list or enjoy Prosecco-based cocktails, craft beers and cask ales.

NAVYÄRD on the ground floor is a continental bar and terrace adjacent to the working harbour, the ideal place for fun and relaxation. Cask ales, craft beers, a great drinks list, Prosecco-based cocktails and one of the most carefully sourced and extensive gin lists makes the NAVYÄRD ‘the’ go-to bar for The Pier’s neighbours, friends and welcomed guests. The NAVYÄRD is undeniably and unashamedly a ‘love letter to the continent’ – celebrating and championing the influential and historic links that Harwich holds with Scandanavia and wider Europe.



Continental breakfast is served until 9.30am.

Room service
Available morning and evening.


See & Do
Earn your nautical stripes by hiring a sailing boat from the town’s pier and having a day at sea. Walk along the sea wall to Dovercourt and onto the blue flag beach – perfect for a bracing dip. And do book seats for a show at the nearby Electric Palace cinema – a vintage gem.

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