Where the rivers Stour and Orwell meet, Harwich Harbour separates Harwich on the Essex side and ShotleyHarwich foot ferry and Felixstowe on the Suffolk side. The ferry service runs throughout the summer months providing a frequent service for tourists to East Anglia, for those with business between the ports and for the convenience of local people.

The harbour area is very popular with visitors who particularly enjoy the beautiful scenery along the Stour and Orwell. There are many footpaths and cycle tracks along the riversides and birdwatchers are well catered for with feeding waders on extensive mudflats on both rivers and three reserves within easy reach. Harwich is also at the end of the Essex Way, which finishes just a few metres from The Hanover Inn.

Harwich Harbour Ferry Services – 0791 991 1440

MapHarwich Town railway station is a short distance from the Hanover, just 300m away. Connecting services from London, Cambridge & Norwich serve this station.

The A120 Stansted to Harwich road ends close to The Hanover making the pub accessible by water, rail and road.


If you’re planning a walking group into Harwich then The Hanover is the perfect stop for your lunch or afternoon buffet. Please contact us, our menu and is flexible and we can accommodate medium to large groups. We are located next to Harwich Town Railway Station and Harwich Bus Station for onward travel. We can also cater for particular dietary needs.