The Pier, Harwich

The Quay, Harwich , CO12 3HH

A stylish boutique hotel overlooking the harbour

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  • Views of the sunset
  • Cool Restaurant
  • Bar & Terrace
The Pier Overview
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Children Welcome
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Seaside Location

This distinguishable Victorian listed building is a familiar landmark on the seafront. The Pier at Harwich boasts one of the most fantastic settings overlooking the historic harbour and is a wonderful coastal retreat with a cool nautical ambience.

Harwich lies on the Stour and Orwell estuaries and has a colourful maritime past and was once a naval base in 1657. In the evenings the most incredible sunsets can be seen from the The Pier hotel rooms, bar and restaurant.

Owing to its intimate location to the docks, The Pier has become a real treasure for food lovers. With fresh catches landing daily in the harbour, there are some delicious fish dishes on the menu as well as other culinary delights inspired by European cooking techniques. What makes the restaurant even more special are the unspoilt views of the harbour that are lit up with a warm orange glow of the setting sun in the summer evenings.

Located on the ground floor, The NAVYÄRD Bar & Terrace has a real industrial feel mixed with a touch of contemporary glamour to give it a stylish edge. This is a lively hub where friends gather to enjoy great company and sample the extensive gin list as well as cask ales and Nordic style bar menu.

Spread across the two historic buildings, which make up this small luxury hotel, all of the 14 bedrooms offer the perfect sanctuary for a relaxing escape by the sea. With all the latest in technology and the comfiest of beds, guests are assured an unforgettable stay. Whether you want a spacious suite overlooking the harbour or something a little cosier with a homely ambience, there is a room to suit you.

The Pier hotel is one of the most charming boutique hotels in Harwich and is a wonderful base for exploring this characterful coastal town and East Anglia, with so many places of interest just moments from the doorstep


As well as boasting a stunning Restaurant and Navyärd Bar & Terrace, the facilities at The Pier have been designed withn luxury and comfort in mind.

The Pier Restaurant

Situated on the first floor of the hotel, The Pier Restaurant is the go-to place for food lovers. With phenomenal views of the harbour, this is the perfect place to indulge in the wonderfully fresh seafood and fish dishes as you watch the warm orange and pink sunsets sink below the horizon. There is also a fantastic grill menu, which can be accompanied by a cocktail, cask ale or something from the European wine list. Designed by Geraldine Milsom, the interior mixes elegance with chic urbanity that also captures the roots of Harwich.


On the ground floor of the hotel, NAVYÄRD is a seriously cool bar with a subtle continental vibe. In the warmer months, you can sit out on the terrace and enjoy a bite to eat from the Nordic inspired bar menu along with one of the many types of gin in the most beautiful setting. This is a lively hangout with stylish, industrial design where friends come to share tasty plates of food, a few drinks and lots of laughs.

Things to do

Being in such a fabulous location on the coast, there are countless attractions and things to do in Harwich and the surrounding area. Close by you will find golf courses and beautiful walking trails, and there are also activities such as sailing and fishing to enjoy.

Harwich has a wonderful Art Quarter where you can enjoy the rich culture and many of the colourful festivals that take place throughout the year. Alternatively, stroll along the Blue Flag beach or take a trip to the Mayflower Museum or the Electric Palace Cinema, one of the oldest purpose-built cinemas in the country. Ha’Penny Pier and Visitor Centre lets you delve into the fascinating history of Harwich.

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