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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
Dukeries - GunsmokeExcellent1
Fuzzy Duck - FusionExcellent1
North Yorkshire - NYPAExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
Hammerpot - Double HelixExcellent1
Brunswick - UbiquitousExcellent1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)Good1
Poynton - Black PearlGood1
Wantsum - Noah's Ark AleGood1
Springhead - ResolutionAcceptable1
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good LordAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Raw - Red Ghost IPANot Tried0
Ashover - JaggersNot Tried0
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

18 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
New management...and nothing seems to have changed. Great ales and the same customers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Black Tor - Dartmoor Pale Ale4.50ExcellentTop beer but clip said its 5.2%
14 Apr 2018 (Dosser)
New management Monday
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExceptionalQuality
12 Apr 2018 (Jack William)
Lunchtime - well patronised - some talk of the change of owner about to happen. Good snacks.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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....
BeerABVScoreNotes
Poynton - Black Pearl5.00Good
08 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Few in
BeerABVScoreNotes
Dukeries - Gunsmoke5.50ExcellentSmokin
Mad Cat - Ninth Life (a.k.a. 9th Life)5.90Good
04 Mar 2018 (Dosser)
Good chatter as always
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brunswick - Ubiquitous6.00ExcellentFlavoursome
25 Feb 2018 (Dosser)
New owners after Easter?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hammerpot - Double Helix5.20ExcellentOutstanding
17 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit, took the last table space.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Noah's Ark Ale3.50GoodRather thin
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Not Tried
Raw - Red Ghost IPA5.90Not Tried
Ashover - Jaggers4.60Not Tried

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional19
Excellent83
Good63
Acceptable5
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). 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 139 times, seen 194 different beers and tried 130 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS