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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - Rye IPAExcellent1
Canopy - Everyday Oyster StoutExcellent1
Dark Revolution - VelveteenExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Redemption - Fellowship PorterExcellent1
Revolutions - Communiqué (collaboration with Tyne Bank)Excellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Wantsum - Vacay in CaliExcellent1
No Frills Joe - APAGood1
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Black As Yer 'at MildGood1
3 Piers - Old Station PorterGood1
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best BitterAcceptable1
No Frills Joe - HefeweizenAcceptable1
Beatnikz Republic - BoardwalkNot Tried0
Brockley - Blueprint v3 Citrus IPANot Tried0
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Little Ben's India Pale AleNot 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 2019 (Dosser)
5 beers on. It is with great sadness that I must announce...that the boats been sold!! October. New landlord ex publican. Sold 2
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Excellent
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
26 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit on a roasting day. 5 beers on.
Redemption - Fellowship Porter5.10ExcellentLovely pint
21 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
Usual suspects in
Canopy - Everyday Oyster Stout5.00ExcellentLovely pint
16 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on
Iron Pier - Rye IPA5.10ExcellentNot keen on red beers but this ones great.ish.
11 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
5 ales on. The usual suspects in.
Revolutions - Communiqué (collaboration with Tyne Bank)6.00ExcellentThis beer was a stout called castleford . Amazing
Wantsum - Vacay in Cali7.00ExcellentSuperb big hitter. Only £3.90 a pint. Noticed it at £5.40 in another Kent micro!
No Frills Joe - Hefeweizen4.30AcceptableNot very enjoyable. Maybe an infection?
09 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on. Small crowd.
Dark Revolution - Velveteen4.80ExcellentQuality smooth ale
03 Aug 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. A gentleman in the corner was saying "Morning" to every new entrant, which left me confused!
Northdown - Papworth Victory Best Bitter4.20AcceptableTasty enough but hazy, sticky and cloying
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Black As Yer 'at Mild4.30Not Tried
Beatnikz Republic - Boardwalk4.00Not Tried
Brockley - Blueprint v3 Citrus IPA4.50Not Tried
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Little Ben's India Pale Ale4.90Not Tried
01 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
Down to 3 ales, but a another put on when my beer ran out
Parkway (was Glastonbury Ales) - Black As Yer 'at Mild4.30GoodFresh on.
3 Piers - Old Station Porter4.70GoodLast one out. Fine ale.
20 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
Good evening crowd
No Frills Joe - APA5.00GoodA good pint but not very flavoursome
17 Jul 2019 (Dosser)
Warm day. 4 beers on.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb pint

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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