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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - GolgothaExceptional1
Black Tor - Dartmoor Pale AleExcellent1
Fuzzy Duck - FusionExcellent1
North Yorkshire - NYPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent2
Brightside - Pinwheel IPAExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Juicy 4pm Good1
Redemption - Victorian MildGood1
Poynton - Black PearlGood1
Wantsum - Black PigGood1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordAcceptable1
Springhead - ResolutionAcceptable1
Dark Star - HopheadNot Tried0
Wantsum - HengistNot Tried0
Twisted - GauchoNot Tried0
North Yorkshire - ValhallaNot Tried0
3 Piers - Golden SmilerNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent
Picture 2. The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent
Picture 3. The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent
Chris Excell

Visits Details

10 May 2018 (Dosser)
7 beers on! Hope they can sell them all. The ones we tried were very good.
Brightside - Pinwheel IPA5.00ExcellentFine pint. Hazy.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Good
06 May 2018 (Dosser)
Trying to put on 6 ales but the dark uns are playing up. Sunday evenings will be open soon...
Redemption - Victorian Mild6.00Good
04 May 2018 (Dosser)
No dark beers on as they were exploding in the back room. Read that some vandal broke several windows in York St including a window in the Boat. Scum.
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Juicy 4pm 4.90GoodLooked like scrumpy
26 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
Good chat with the new boss
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentA fine pint
18 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
New management...and nothing seems to have changed. Great ales and the same customers.
Black Tor - Dartmoor Pale Ale4.50ExcellentTop beer but clip said its 5.2%
14 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
New management Monday
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExceptionalQuality
12 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - well patronised - some talk of the change of owner about to happen. Good snacks.
Fuzzy Duck - Fusion3.70ExcellentSuperb light ale, well hopped. Unanimously favoured by our party of 5.
North Yorkshire - NYPA4.60ExcellentGood body and lingering bitterness.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Good
Springhead - Resolution4.20AcceptableRather a soapy aftertaste. Not popular with the group.
07 Apr 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid to late evening visit. The Guv's privately owned local brewery artefacts slowly being taken down, leaving the walls increasingly empty, prior to the pub changing hands after next weekend, being the end of an era.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Lord5.00AcceptableCame out with little carbonation or head
North Yorkshire - Valhalla5.50Not Tried
3 Piers - Golden Smiler4.00Not Tried
Springhead - Resolution4.20Not Tried
31 Mar 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit with plenty of banter all round. The Guv is selling on this Micropub and is leaving in a fortnight.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentBest beer of the evening, a superb Gadds' concoction
Dark Star - Hophead3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
Twisted - Gaucho4.60Not Tried
11 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Only 2 in....
Poynton - Black Pearl5.00Good

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

The pub sign. The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9DS.

Micropub opened on Good Friday 2013 on the site of the Hovelling Boat pub which closed in 1909 (and re-opened 104 years later). No lager or keg beers are sold here. Other past lives of the building have been as a florist's shop and a fancy gift shop. A menu of the beer and cider on offer is shown on a wall blackboard then your drink is fetched (with table service) from a back room having been served on gravity dispense there.

We have visited this pub 143 times, seen 197 different beers and tried 133 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS