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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HarvestExcellent1
Exe Valley - It's Phil's AleExcellent1
Green Jack - Rising SunExcellent1
Leeds - HellfireExcellent1
Brunswick - Black SabbathExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop ErnestExcellent2
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent3
Peerless - Penny Red RyeGood1
Naylor's - Liquorish LibationAcceptable1
Loddon - HullabalooNot Tried0
Ilkley - American SmoothNot Tried0
Kirkby Lonsdale - One More BrewNot Tried0
Maxim - SamsonNot Tried0
Weltons - Equal Night V2 Black IPANot 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

28 Sep 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening. A couple of others in and good conversation, albeit about death, I learned some. Guv confirms that after 5 years the pub is up for sale.
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good Harvest3.80ExcellentGreen hopped
Exe Valley - It's Phil's Ale4.80ExcellentTastes stronger than it is
Maxim - Samson4.00Not Tried
Weltons - Equal Night V2 Black IPA4.20Not TriedWeltons must be nearing its millionth beer name
27 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Is this micro about to be sold? Doh. Some of the best beer in Thanet. Coconut porter at 6% next up.
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentGreat nick and the end of the cask
24 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Good selection tonight
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentTasted better from the new brewery.
14 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Found a dark un
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Ernest5.10ExcellentFine pint
Naylor's - Liquorish Libation4.40AcceptableWaterary.
14 Sep 2017 (beery steve)
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Ernest5.10Excellent
10 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
In here for quickie before football
Leeds - Hellfire5.20ExcellentSuperb
26 Aug 2017 (ChrisE)
Early evening visit. I had a good chat with a former landlord of a pub in Margate.
Green Jack - Rising Sun4.80Excellent
Loddon - Hullabaloo4.20Not Tried
Ilkley - American Smooth4.30Not Tried
Kirkby Lonsdale - One More Brew5.00Not Tried
20 Aug 2017 (Dosser)
Full bar
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Good
Peerless - Penny Red Rye5.70GoodVanilla 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

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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 112 times, seen 157 different beers and tried 105 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS