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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Tinker's CussExceptional1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Canopy - EPAExcellent1
Wantsum - GolgothaExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Old School MildExcellent1
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - CosmonautExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutExcellent2
Milestone - Missy Sippy Jazz AleGood1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutGood1
Iron Pier - PorterGood1
Burning Sky - AuroraAcceptable1
Oakham - CitraPoor1
Elgood's - Golden NewtNot Tried0
Milton - NikeNot Tried0
Potton - South of the BorderNot 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

11 Aug 2018 (Dosser)
Usual suspects in
Iron Pier - Cast Iron Stout4.70Good
05 Aug 2018 (Dosser)
4 beers on
Milestone - Missy Sippy Jazz Ale5.50GoodDifferent
02 Aug 2018 (Dosser)
Small crowd in. % beers on
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Cosmonaut4.40ExcellentSuperb milk stout
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80GoodNear the end but a good pint
28 Jul 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. All of Ramsgate's good and great were out on the streets for the first tolerably warm (as against stifling) evening for weeks.
Oakham - Citra4.20PoorNo head, flat with no apparent condition made it a chore to drink. No off flavours to be fair
Elgood's - Golden Newt4.10Not Tried
Milton - Nike4.70Not Tried
Potton - South of the Border3.60Not Tried
27 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
Hot evening. Sat outside.
Wantsum - Golgotha5.50ExcellentFine pint. Room temperature
19 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
5 beers on
Canopy - EPA5.50ExcellentQuality beer with citrus flavour
15 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
Usual faces in
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentSuperb
13 Jul 2018 (Dosser)
Beers running out fast
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60ExcellentFine pint for my first one after my holiday. AOT now out and about after my deliveries.
14 Jun 2018 (Dosser)
10 in and 6 beers on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Old School Mild4.00Excellent
Burning Sky - Aurora5.60AcceptableA little tired
06 Jun 2018 (Dosser)
6 beers on. Lots of good dark uns. They know there customers!
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80Exceptional
One Mile End Brew Co. (formerly Mulligans at the White Hart and then WH Brew Pub) - Tinker's Cuss5.20ExceptionalWow
Iron Pier - Porter5.30Good

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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 154 times, seen 214 different beers and tried 144 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS