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The Pier Hotel at Harwich

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Came here at Easter for a cheeky schnifter. Paid a whopping price for a couple of drinks. I know it's a fancy place but it's a total rip off. Nice enough view and peaceful. Probably number 2 or 3 place to go in Harwich but make sure you re-mortgage your house before you get a drink.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel itself is nice and clean, but it's very small. The rooms are tiny for the huge price. What makes it bearable is the resturant, get the fish cake and then the cheesecake, and the gin library. Seville orange gin. Beautiful. Going back soon.

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Thank Chris H
Harwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Terrace for lunch. Service was friendly, helpful and without delay. View from the terrace across the harbour was lovely. Food arrived in good time and was delicious. Would definitely visit again

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Thank Kerry2203
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our one night stay at The Pier. Our room was lovely, spotlessly clean, good quality toiletries, bed was extremely comfortable. All the staff from the minute we arrived until we checked out couldn't do enough to help. We will be back!

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Thank Elissel
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very pleasant lunch at the refurbished upstairs restaurant. Great welcome from the staff, nice atmosphere, good river views, and most important, excellent food. The Chef produced dishes much above gastropub standards and I had the opportunity to tell him that his smoked haddock fishcake, crisp on the outside ,light and soft on the inside with a soft...

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Thank Imrev969
Colchester, Essex.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a difference a couple of weeks can make! My wife and I lunched here in March and positively rhapsodized over the meal and service. A few days ago we had dinner with friends and it was a different story altogether. Service was slow and the food ranged between good to average to downright lousy. To explain; We waited at...

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Thank Caribauthor
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! A definate must . Brilliant place . Not cheap but amazing cocktails...would definitely recommend the James Bond and more gin than you can imagine. Lovely atmosphere. Great staff . Loved it . 🍸🍸🍸

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Thank Lyndsay-Tim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took our family to have a lunch at the Pier at Harwich. We used to enjoy the restaurant before the refurbishment and were interested to see the results, as we had been given vouchers. The restaurant was extremely quiet. The staff were very attentive. Unfortunately the meal was not that inspiring. When I I looked at the bill when...

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Thank Barry R
Billericay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in one of the deluxe rooms last weekend we were very pleased with the accommodation and felt it was value for the money. Staff were fantastic, very helpful and not sure what we expected but certainly be returning quest's. Food & wine menu's were great and felt they were good value. Overall great weekend fine food & wine....

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Thank DEGALR
Essex-UK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have always been happy with the Pier Hotel Restaurant in the last 15 years and excepted the changes. There were 3 of us at the restaurant this time and the staff at the restaurant are Excellent and such a helpful & happy team. However, gone has the coffee area which we used to enjoy looking down onto the restaurant....

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We thank you for your feedback, however we do not respond to individual comments. Following on from a 1.5 million reinvestment over the last 5 months, The Pier at Harwich is once again open and set to become East Anglia's number one coastal destination for food and drink. 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. The stripped back and raw textured interior, designed by Geraldine Milsom, makes reference to the industrious and hardworking Harwich port, but achieves a balance between function, luxury and glamour. The harbour wall is only 20 metres from the door and The Pier's newly extended first floor balcony (for drinks and outdoor dining) overlooks the water, ships and working docks. 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. 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. The wines, beers, ales, drinks list and a gin library have been sourced from across Europe and are complemented throughout the day by Nordic-inspired small-plated food. Great coffee, fresh pastries and the simplest tastiest late breakfasts (think eggs, rye bread and avocado) through to open Scandinavian sandwiches, sharing platters and fresh oysters. 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Pier Hotel at Harwich

Address: The Quay, Harwich CO12 3HH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Price Range: $204 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Pier Hotel at Harwich 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“remember to request a sea view where possible”
DEGALR, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in Room number one which was lovely with great views.”
136carolec, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for rooms in the annex with sea views”
rodneym362, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 has lovely view”
teresas129, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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