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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 23Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEExcellent1
360° - West Coast PaleExcellent1
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - Hop Gun DangerzoneExcellent1
Rooster's - Baby-Faced AssassinExcellent1
London Beer Lab - Pale Ale Mosaic & EquinoxExcellent1
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutGood1
Shivering Sands - Riberoborg StoutGood1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailNot Tried0
Kent - Black MirrorNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialNot Tried0
Cwrw Iâl - Pocket Rocket Not 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 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
5 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20Excellent
26 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 others not ready
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Excellent
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
22 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
5 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00GoodA good pint but more watery than I remember
17 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
6 beers on. Richard is doing a roaring trade. All beers 3.20 to 3.80 makes this place very competitive when compared to the other pubs in this area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Baby-Faced Assassin6.10ExcellentCouple of these and you know you've had a drink.
Shivering Sands - Riberoborg Stout4.50Not TriedRichard is selling this as a regular. Wholesale price is very good!
14 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
Sunny afternoon. 6 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - West Coast Pale5.20ExcellentCool pint on a warm day.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodNever as good out of cask. Handpump seems to work better with this beer.
11 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 236.40ExcellentLimited edition beer. Very nice. £3,80.
04 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on. No 5% ers tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shivering Sands - Riberoborg Stout4.50GoodNew brewery for me. £3.40 a pint and quite good
26 Jul 2021 (Dosser)
Went to the Monty but its shut Mondays and Tuesday lunchtimes so I ended up here before we had a thai meal around the corner for Lynnes birthday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
London Beer Lab - Pale Ale Mosaic & Equinox5.00ExcellentCloudy citra with great taste.
25 Jul 2021 (Dosser)
First real ale for 7 weeks. 6 beers on here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70ExcellentVery nice
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - Hop Gun Dangerzone6.00ExcellentThis was excellent
07 Jul 2021 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, I was greeted by name from Dave (former landlord of the Northern Bell) who was looking after the place today. Always good in here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Excellent
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50Not Tried
Kent - Black Mirror4.50Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80Not Tried
Cwrw Iâl - Pocket Rocket 4.00Not Tried

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional32
Excellent157
Good101
Acceptable14
Poor4

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 245 times, seen 327 different beers and tried 221 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS