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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - Speyside BA Export PorterExceptional1
Wantsum - Transatlantic FogExceptional2
No Frills Joe - Brainwash BitterExceptional1
Hammerton - N7Excellent1
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pudding AleExcellent1
Northdown - Muggy PorterExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Pearly Queen PorterExcellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
3 Piers - Sad BastardExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APAGood1
Oddly - Empathy Citra IPAAcceptable1
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
East London (ELB) - Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot 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 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
Good afternoon crowd in
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb quality and temperature
22 Jun 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Middle evening visit. Dosser of this website was in residence and agreed to accompany me on my remaining Ramsgate travels.
Oddly - Empathy Citra IPA5.00AcceptableRather cloying and no pre-warning it would be hazy
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
East London (ELB) - Pale Ale4.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
22 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
2 visits. 5 different ales on. Found Mr Pirrip in here on my second visit.
Iron Pier - Speyside BA Export Porter7.30ExceptionalSuperb. Off by my second visit.
20 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on. Usual suspects in.
Hammerton - N75.20ExcellentSuperb
Wantsum - Transatlantic Fog6.00ExcellentStill great after last weekends session
16 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
6 ales on including 2 dark uns
Wantsum - Transatlantic Fog6.00ExceptionalEven better than at the brewery
East London (ELB) - Pearly Queen Porter4.50Excellent
East London (ELB) - Quadruped Black APA5.30Good
08 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
My first real ale for 50 days. Usual suspects in.
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00ExcellentNice beer
03 May 2019 (Dosser)
Only 3 beers on...2 had just an out. First beer for 10 days.
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Pudding Ale4.80ExcellentMmmnn
14 Apr 2019 (Dosser)
Most tables taken. 4 beers on. Shouldnt discuss beer with a vegan. Or food. Or Brexit.
No Frills Joe - Brainwash Bitter5.80ExceptionalBeautiful dark unfined bitter. A vegan lectured me on drinking beer with fish guts.
05 Apr 2019 (Dosser)
Quick drink before a great meal at the Greek restaurant around the corner
3 Piers - Sad Bastard7.30ExcellentBig hitter with one hell of a kick. Not bad at £3.80 a pint
03 Apr 2019 (Dosser)
Big crowd in for afternoon drink. 4 beers on, all very unusual but popular with the locals.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10ExcellentVery nice. liquorice flavours

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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). 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. Under new ownership in spring 2018.

We have visited this pub 200 times, seen 280 different beers and tried 188 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS