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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
Brunswick - Black SabbathExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Wantsum - 1381Excellent1
Salopian - VelocityExcellent1
Strathaven - EbonyGood1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfGood1
Titanic - Plum PorterGood1
Lymestone - Ein SteinGood1
Peerless - red rye aleGood1
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' PorteredGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
North Yorkshire - Rocket FuelGood1
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 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Full bar
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Good
Peerless - red rye ale5.70GoodVanilla flavours
16 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Few in on a Wednesday evening
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90GoodIn good nick
10 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Very wet so came in here before tonight's camra crawl.
Brunswick - Black Sabbath6.00ExcellentOld ale with lots of chocolate and liquorice
02 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Interesting watching a holywood movie been filmed in Ramsgate. Rose Byrne and Ethan Hawkes riding around on a vespa.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60GoodNice pint
22 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Packed with carnival types
North Cotswold - Hung, Drawn 'N' Portered5.00GoodNice porter
20 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Thursday crawl. Not many around. Off to the Canterbury beer festival.
Lymestone - Ein Stein5.00GoodGood light beer.
18 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Warm afternoon and no wind at back of the boat.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentSmooth and the right temperature
15 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Delivering aot magazine.
North Yorkshire - Rocket Fuel5.00GoodSweetish
Strathaven - Ebony4.40GoodNice stout
28 Jun 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Doing brisk trade.
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!
Exeter - Darkness The Prince of Ales5.10ExceptionalCrackin

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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 105 times, seen 146 different beers and tried 99 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS