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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of AlesExceptional1
Oakham - Black Hole PorterExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Wantsum - 1381Excellent1
Salopian - VelocityExcellent1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExcellent1
North Yorkshire - Rocket FuelGood1
Strathaven - EbonyGood1
Cotleigh - Old BuzzardGood1
Everards - Old OriginalGood1
Old Dairy - Silver TopGood1
Lymestone - Ein SteinGood1
Goldmark - Red IPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot 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

20 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Thursday crawl. Not many around. Off to the Canterbury beer festival.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00GoodGood light beer.
18 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Warm afternoon and no wind at back of the boat.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentSmooth and the right temperature
15 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Delivering aot magazine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
North Yorkshire - Rocket Fuel5.00GoodSweetish
Strathaven - Ebony4.40GoodNice stout
28 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Doing brisk trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80ExcellentFruity and hoppy as the tin might say, in fact tongue raspingly bitter
Salopian - Velocity5.30ExcellentNicely rounded
Goldmark - Red IPA4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
18 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Missed the six hop!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10ExceptionalCrackin
16 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Six hop not on till tomorrow!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cotleigh - Old Buzzard4.80GoodQuite sweet
14 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Last cask of Pearl for a while.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentQuality
11 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Heard about moo being on when in the conk so off we went
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExcellentI had the last 2 pints both excellent
08 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
Windy day
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Black Hole Porter5.50ExceptionalWonderful
03 Jun 2017 (Dosser)
3 females replaced paul
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards - Old Original5.20GoodHaven't seen this beer for a while
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50GoodThin stout

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional14
Excellent54
Good46
Acceptable2
Poor2

Website.

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). A highly polished Tomson and Wotton tray adorns one of the walls, a reminder of the superb beers that once came from the brewery up the road from this pub. Local closed breweries' artefacts adorn the walls and shelves including a haunting Mr Allbright metal face which would once have decorated a brewery dray. 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 there.

We have visited this pub 100 times, seen 142 different beers and tried 95 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS