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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Oakham - CitraExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent2
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Magic Rock - Dark ArtsExcellent1
Bexley - Spike IslandExcellent2
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutGood1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Good1
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Acceptable1
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

25 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
Top beers on today as Richard returns.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentQuality and down to £3.80 maybe to combat the competition??
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentSuperb and down to £3.80 a pint.
22 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on none over 4.2%. Locals revolting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Oakham - Citra4.20ExcellentGreat beer but not one I'd normally have. £3.40 a pint.
19 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on but running out fast. Not many dark or strong beers left.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50GoodIn good condition but too sweet for me. £3.40 a pop.
12 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Magic Rock - Dark Arts6.00ExcellentLovely stout at £4.20 today. Prices up a little here.
09 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on all under 4.5%.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.50GoodA little watery for me. £3.40.
06 Feb 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on tonight
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80AcceptableI was told this was near the end of the cask but I still went for it. £3.60 a pint.
31 Jan 2022 (Dosser)
After getting covid in Prague and doing my time in covid prison 2 negative tests set me free. Unfortunately lynne had 2 positive tests so she's not happy to see me out. 5 beers on this afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentFine pint and at £4.
13 Jan 2022 (Dosser)
6 beers on today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentThis has just gone on. Superb drop. £4 here.
08 Jan 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 settling. Heard The Pub is shut for a week for decorating.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentFine pint at £4 a pop.
Bexley - Spike Island5.30GoodRichard thought this was on the way out but it was still in good nick.
01 Jan 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 settling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bexley - Spike Island5.30ExcellentVery spicy. £3.80 a pint.

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional33
Excellent185
Good108
Acceptable17
Poor4

Website.

The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9DS.

Micropub in York Street that 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 274 times, seen 348 different beers and tried 234 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS