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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg StoutExceptional1
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Double DFDExcellent2
Kent - CitraExcellent1
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)Excellent1
Bexley - Spike IslandExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent3
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent2
360° - FastbackGood1
Durham - Smokin GunGood1
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Puxton CrossNot 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

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.
29 Dec 2021 (Dosser)
Few in. 4 beers on ...none over 5%.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Saltaire - Triple Choc (was Triple Chocoholic)4.80Excellent
25 Dec 2021 (Dosser)
6 beers on for Xmas lunchtime. People shouting for free beer!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Citra4.50ExcellentSuperb
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Double DFD8.50ExcellentMmmn
23 Dec 2021 (Dosser)
5 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentQuality ale
Downlands (formerly South Downs) - Double DFD8.50Excellent£5 a pint. After 2 halves I knew I'd had a drink.
19 Dec 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on. A small bottle of coke was £2.50..way more than a beer
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodAt £4 the boat is one of the more expensive pubs in this part of the world. Dogbolter now £4 too.
17 Dec 2021 (Dosser)
Just 3 beers on...3 not ready
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent£4 a pint
26 Nov 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Lively crowd on a mid Friday evening visit, barmaid spotted us peering through the window and kindly made a table available with a great 'they've had enough and are just leaving' quote!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70ExceptionalTentatively opted for this and it exceeded my expectations, silky smooth hints of chocolate, coconut and coffee in faultless condition. I had 3 pints of this stuff just to make sure! NB this is called Ribersborg and is 4.7%
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPA5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Puxton Cross4.50Not Tried
18 Nov 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 settling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - Fastback5.20Good
Durham - Smokin Gun4.90GoodToo smoky for me

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional33
Excellent170
Good105
Acceptable14
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 257 times, seen 340 different beers and tried 227 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS