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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - GolgothaExceptional2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExceptional2
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Billericay - ZeppelinExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent2
Goody Ales - Bleangate Brewery - Good HarvestExcellent1
Kent - Green Giant (EKG)Excellent1
Exe Valley - It's Phil's AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop ErnestExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
4T's - APAGood1
Naylor's - Liquorish LibationAcceptable1
Maxim - SamsonNot Tried0
Weltons - Equal Night V2 Black IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Canterbury Brewers - Pacific Pale AleNot 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

24 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Pub hasnt been sold...yet
BeerABVScoreNotes
4T's - APA4.00Good
21 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Ambulance called for a sick chap on the toilet. Good choice of beers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Green Giant (EKG)6.00ExcellentTop notch
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60GoodNice pint.
07 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Freezing day warmed up by an afternoon pearl.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExceptionalOutstanding
06 Nov 2017 (ChrisE)
Late morning visit and already a fair number of customers in and putting the world to rights.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExceptionalDelicious
Billericay - Zeppelin3.80Excellent
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Canterbury Brewers - Pacific Pale Ale4.20Not Tried
05 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
Good chat with Paul.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50Exceptional
04 Nov 2017 (Dosser)
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentSuperb
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentGreat nick and the end of the cask
24 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Good selection tonight
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentTasted better from the new brewery.
14 Sep 2017 (Dosser)
Found a dark un
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Ernest5.10ExcellentFine pint
Naylor's - Liquorish Libation4.40AcceptableWaterary.

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional17
Excellent67
Good53
Acceptable3
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 118 times, seen 161 different beers and tried 108 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS