The popular foot ferry which has been in use for over 100 years to link Essex and Suffolk has been saved from folding.

This is great news for guests at Milsom Hotels who regularly make use of the Harwich Harbour ferry as they visit The Pier at Harwich and milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

There were fears the service would cease to operate when operator Alan Sage announced he was retiring, but Christian Zemann has taken over ownership of the Harwich Harbour ferry, which has been runinng since 1912.

The boat carries pedestrians and cyclists between Harwich, Felixstowe and Shotley.

To discover more about the new owners and this historic service, click here.

+ Sue Bunting

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Maison Talbooth

01206 322367

A luxury boutique hotel in Essex, looking out across Constable’s Countryside and Dedham Vale.

  • 12 uniquely designed bedrooms
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • The Treatment Rooms day spa

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Le Talbooth

01206 323150

Great food and great service at this stunning restaurant beside the River Stour.

  • Riverside terrace and lawn
  • Outdoor marquee perfect for weddings
  • Private dining options available

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The Pier

01255 241212

Visit our hotel and restaurants by the coast for something a little different.

  • 14 individual bedrooms
  • All-day dining in the bar brasserie
  • Fresh sea food caught daily

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Milsoms

01206 322795

Escape from the bustle and relax at this charming hotel with bar, restaurant, lounge and terrace.

  • 15 quiet and relaxing bedrooms
  • Bar and restaurant with all-day dining
  • Two great spaces for meetings or private dining

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Kesgrave Hall

01473 333741

Charming hotel and restaurant set in beautiful grounds in the heart of Suffolk.

  • 23 en-suite bedrooms
  • Relaxed brasserie – open all day
  • Premier event venue The Hangar

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