Where are we?

We’re in Historic Harwich, a peninsula in the far North-East corner< of Essex. Just across the estuary is Suffolk, to the East is Belgium & The Netherlands.

Foot ferry

We’re three minutes walk from Harwich Quay & Ha’Penny Pier where you’ll find the Harwich Harbour Foot & Cycle Ferry, serving Felixstowe & Shotley in Suffolk (Seasonal – see website)

Rail travel

Harwich Town Railway Station is between five and ten minutes walk away with hourly services (daily) to & from Manningtree for connections to Colchester, Chelmsford, Stratford, London Liverpool St, Ipswich, Cambridge & Norwich.


The Harwich Passenger Ferry & Cruise Ship terminal can be reached via Harwich International Railway Station, two stops from Harwich Town. The ferry terminal has two sailings a day to/from the Hook of Holland with Stena Line, making it easy to reach the New Bell from the Netherlands or further afield.


Harwich Bus Terminal is on the forecourt outside the main entrance of Harwich Town Station with two services an hour to Colchester & one per hour to Clacton weekdays / Saturdays, with a reduced service service Sundays / Bank Holidays.


National Cycle Route 51 runs past the New Bell, ending on Harwich Quay. Between Colchester and Harwich it is also part of the North Sea Cycle Route, and is additionally known as EuroVelo 12.

The Essex Way starts/ends at the High Lighthouse, a few minutes away from the New Bell. It runs 82 miles to Epping.


There’s also limited parking outside the pub with on-street parking close by. A free public car-park is under five minutes away. Please note that parking on Harwich Quay is not free.


Contact us

The New Bell Inn

Outpart Eastward,
Harwich, CO12 3EN

01255 503545