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Remarkable history and heritage belong to Harwich and we’re thrilled to see so many exciting projects being undertaken across the town, which in our view is a hidden gem and one of the UK’s most interesting and captivating coastal towns. From the rebuilding of the historic Mayflower Ship to the overhaul of the Redoubt Fort, there’s all sorts of fantastic ventures underway or in the pipeline.

The timing could not be better for our own project as we work towards the redesign, renovation, rebuild and relaunch of The Pier restaurant, alongside an exciting new continental inspired bar and terrace aptly named the NAVYÄRD. This major development represents an exciting new direction for The Pier and will undoubtedly be a fantastic addition to the Milsom Hotels & Restaurants brand.

The Pier (restaurant) will launch with a spectacular new first floor balcony for outdoor all-day dining, beautifully designed banquettes and stunning pewter bar amidst a newly designed interior billed as being “a marriage of industrial elements and stylish interiors”.

The Pier menu will, of course, take full advantage of the freshest fish, lobsters and crabs – landed just 20 feet from our doors. There’ll be a great grill and classically inspired brasserie dishes alongside an almost exclusively European wine list. Downstairs, the NAVYÄRD bar and terrace will serve coffee and pastries first thing through to short Scandinavian inspired food. We’re introducing the Gin Library (more than 100 gins to try!) and will serve classic cocktails. We can’t wait to open the doors to NAVYÄRD and we’re certain the interior design, atmosphere, food, gins, cocktails, ales, craft beers and outstanding service will help to make this a destination bar for locals, regulars and passing guests.


Our aim is to establish The Pier as the East Anglia’s top coastal destination for food and drink and in order to achieve this we’re seeking and recruiting the freshest talent, sharpest minds, hardest working and brightest operators within hospitality. If you are interested in joining the Milsom Hotels & Restaurants Group and helping us to launch the latest business from the Milsom brand, please get in touch today!


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We look forward to meeting you!

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