The Pier Hotel



With Harwich being so easily accessible by road, train and boat; The Pier is perfectly situated on the quay in the heart of the old town. The brasserie is located on the first floor, and is open from 12 noon every day until 9.30 pm and there’s no need to book which is very useful if you are arriving by water. The menu celebrates modern classics and wonderful fresh fish and shellfish landed on The Pier’s doorstep. With estuary views from every table, The Pier, only a stone’s throw from the confluence of the Stour and Orwell estuaries is a very special destination for lovers of great food and drink.

The harbour wall is only 20 metres from the door and The Pier’s first floor balcony overlooks the water, ships and working docks at Felixstowe and when the sun is shining and the wind in the right quarter there can be no better place to enjoy lunch or dinner.

The NAVYÄRD Bar on the ground floor is adjacent to the working harbour, the ideal place for fun and relaxation and is fast becoming famous for the Gin Library of over 150 gins (and growing). The NAVYÄRD is open every day for coffee, breakfast and smörgåsbord open sandwiches. 

The Pier also has 14 delightful en-suite bedrooms, some of which have the fabulous views over the harbour. The jewel in the crown is definitely the Mayflower room which comes complete with a telescope to capture the ever changing views across the water.

2020 was set to be a special year for the town as Harwich celebrated one of its most famous sons, Captain Christopher Jones.  Jones was the master of the Mayflower, the ship that sailed with the pilgrims to the new world in 1620.  Due to the current situation, these celebrations have been postponed to 2021.

The Pier is just a short 10 minutes from Felixstowe and Shotley on the Harwich Harbour Ferry.  The service operates daily from March to October and then weekends (weather permitting). Private evening charters are also available during the summer. The Ferry also operates another boat which offers a 90 minute sailing trip to see seals on the Walton Backwaters, booking is essential for this.

And we mustn’t forget the Electric Palace just around the corner, which is one of the oldest working cinemas in the UK and well worth a visit, take a look at their website to find out the weekly programme.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Deluxe£165.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Standard£145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Suite£225.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
Superior£155.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Electric car charging point

Booking & Payment Details

  • American Express accepted
  • Christmas special programme
  • Travel agent bookings
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Cooked Breakfast
  • Evening meals
  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

COVID-19 Response

  • 1m distancing in place
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • Contactless payment only
  • Contactless payment possible
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Facilities must be booked
  • Floors clearly marked for social distancing
  • Food available during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Hygiene screens in place
  • One way system
  • Online booking possible
  • Open now
  • Outside seating
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Pets welcome during COVID-19 restrictions
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Leisure Facilities

  • Free WIFI
  • Secure cycle storage

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities


  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking on Site
  • On street/public parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs Accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • King-sized bed
  • Minibar in bedrooms
  • Private facilities
  • Radio
  • Satellite TV
  • Scenic view
  • Seaview
  • Shower
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Telephone
  • Television

Room/Unit Facilities: Deluxe

  • King-sized bed

Room/Unit Facilities: Standard

  • King-sized bed

Room/Unit Facilities: Suite

  • Bath
  • King-sized bed
  • Seaview
  • Shower

Room/Unit Facilities: Superior

  • King-sized bed

Map & Directions


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.

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

Tel: 01255 241212

Fax: 01473 617614

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel


  • Other Accommodation AwardsSignpost Signpost 2016