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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExceptional1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Excellent1
Saltaire - Triple ChocoholicExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Binghams - Vanilla StoutExcellent1
Weltons - Ira Jones Double IPAExcellent1
Weltons - Red Rose MildGood1
Ripple Steam - Black IPAGood1
Weltons - ChurchillianPoor1
Loddon - Ferryman's GoldNot Tried0
Humpty Dumpty - SwallowtailNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not 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

12 May 2017 (Dosser)
Big crowd. Some bad language on a Friday night. Not from us.
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExceptionalSuperb and at £3.50 great value.
08 May 2017 (Dosser)
Miserable Monday afternoon so popped in for a quick pint.
Binghams - Vanilla Stout5.00ExcellentFine though sweet stout.
26 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Paul told me he sold all of the Churchillian stout on Sunday. It was very popular. Not with me though.
Ripple Steam - Black IPA5.80Good
23 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Fair few in
Weltons - Churchillian6.60PoorOne of the worst beers I have ever tasted. Fresh on today. Is it supposed to taste so sour? Lots complained about this.
17 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExceptionalQuality
08 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Good chat as always
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90ExcellentVery hoppy
01 Apr 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit, just squeezed in as all tables taken.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentSecond superb Gadd's of the day
Weltons - Ira Jones Double IPA6.00ExcellentA double hopped Welsh IPA. Fair do's, very bitter and a heady brew to boot
Loddon - Ferryman's Gold4.40Not Tried
Humpty Dumpty - Swallowtail4.00Not TriedFreshly on
Mad Cat - Golden India Pale Ale (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not TriedRan out
31 Mar 2017 (Dosser)
10 bods in but no sign of Paul.
Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic4.80ExcellentSooo much chocolate flavours
30 Mar 2017 (Dosser)
3 in plus a few dogs. Found another dark in on a lovely thanet afternoon.
Saltaire - Triple Chocoholic4.80ExcellentAs good as the pint in the conk last night.
10 Mar 2017 (Dosser)
Quiet sunny afternoon. Only 4 in.
Weltons - Red Rose Mild4.90GoodNot my sort of beer.

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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). 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 90 times, seen 131 different beers and tried 84 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS