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.
Seven of the en suite bedrooms are in the main building, seven in the adjacent Angel, all very attractive with a nautical flavour and panoramic sea views. The Angel also has a comfortable sitting room, with bar & eating area, and large screen TV which lends itself perfectly to an all-inclusive house party for 14 guests.
Sailing and seal watching from the Ha'penny Pier can be arranged. The Pier is open all day every day serving local fish and shellfish landed in the harbour some 20 feet from the restaurant.
Dogs welcome. Open all year.
- Arrival Date:
- Tues , 5th Mar 2024
- Departure Date:
- Wed , 6th Mar 2024
- No. of Nights:
- Number of Rooms / Units
|Room / Unit Type
|Room / Unit Tariff*
|£145.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
|£125.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
|£210.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
|£135.00 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.
- Evening meals
- Licenced (table or bar)
- Packed lunches provided
- Restaurant open to non-residents
- Vegetarian diet available
- Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities
- Conference facilities
- Private parking
Map & Directions
Follow A120 from Colchester to Harwich quay and The Pier at Harwich is on the right-hand side.
Public Transport Directions
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.