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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAExcellent2
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)Excellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood3
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk StoutGood1
Salopian - Golden ThreadGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutGood2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Round Corner - TopsideNot Tried0
Brew York - Merchant XPANot 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 2024 (Dosser)
5 beers on all under 4.5%. First pint after 3 weeks in tenerife. Not a warm day for July.
Bristol Beer Factory - Milk Stout4.50GoodNot exciting at £4 a pint.
16 Jun 2024 (Dosser)
Sunshine out at last. But for how long? 5 beers on and a great selection and crowd in.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60ExcellentSuperb hoppy ipa and at correct temperature. At £4.20 great value.
15 Jun 2024 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. Intended one pint but then an offer to have a No 4 (Not yet on) Gadds' West Coast IPA (don't tell anyone), Could not be refused.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60GoodA nourishing pint
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60Good2nd pint out of a cask just broached today. Perhaps a little fresh, wow tomorrow I expect
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Round Corner - Topside3.80Not Tried
Brew York - Merchant XPA4.10Not Tried
12 Jun 2024 (Dosser)
5 beers on and a good crowd in
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodStill in good nick
09 Jun 2024 (Dosser)
5 beers on
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentSuperb hoppy beer at £4.20 a pop.
04 Jun 2024 (Dosser)
5 beers on and it's all election chat. Mostly voting reform here it seems even though we don't have a candidate. The bionic man can't stand so some in limbo...
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)6.50ExcellentBeautiful ipa. £4.20. Had to have 2 on a warm but windy afternoon.
28 May 2024 (Dosser)
6 beers on and a lot of locals arguing political stuff. Prices up after the big drop over the long weekend.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60GoodGood, but not as good as the red lion over the weekend. Up to £4. Still reasonable.
25 May 2024 (Dosser)
All beers £3.60 for the long weekend. Pity jaipur was coming soon!
Salopian - Golden Thread5.00GoodNice floral golden beer in very good condition.
05 May 2024 (Dosser)
6 beers on. Smaller crowd in..all beer prices up. Very price sensitive here.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentQuality hoppy beer at £4, so still good value.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not TriedUp to £4.40 so miles more than the red lion around the corner. Didn't notice anyone ordering it.
01 May 2024 (Dosser)
5 beers on. Very loud crowd at 5.30 pm.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodHoppy but a little flatter than it should be. At £4.20 good value.

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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 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 361 times, seen 395 different beers and tried 277 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS