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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Iron Pier - PorterExcellent1
3 Piers - Central CitraExcellent1
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal StoutExcellent2
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - CosmonautExcellent1
Gorgeous - GunpowderGood1
Iron Pier - Cast Iron StoutGood1
High House Farm - Ferocious FredGood1
Northdown - Pale Ale MaryGood1
Milestone - Missy Sippy Jazz AleGood1
Oakham - CitraPoor1
Elgood's - Golden NewtNot Tried0
Milton - NikeNot Tried0
Potton - South of the BorderNot Tried0
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Edwin Taylor's Extra StoutNot Tried0
Bexley - RedhouseNot Tried0
3 Piers - Central CitraNot Tried0
Daleside - Yorkshire Rascal 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

16 Oct 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening disappointment following on from there being no cask at the Ravensgate Arms. Winter hours here means 7pm close. Odd as all other pubs in the vicinity had reasonable patronage. Off to the next one ......
20 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
Good chat with the locals and Wayne
Gorgeous - Gunpowder4.80GoodNice flavours
15 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
Good selection of beers. Full micro
East London (ELB) - Quadrant Oatmeal Stout5.80ExcellentTop pint
10 Sep 2018 (beery steve)
Next port of call a few in
Northdown - Pale Ale Mary4.00Good
B&T (Banks & Taylor's) - Edwin Taylor's Extra Stout4.50Not Tried
Bexley - Redhouse4.20Not Tried
3 Piers - Central Citra5.00Not Tried
Daleside - Yorkshire Rascal 4.20Not Tried
08 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
Afternoon visit. Full pub.
3 Piers - Central Citra5.00ExcellentOutstanding
High House Farm - Ferocious Fred5.00Good
16 Aug 2018 (Dosser)
Good crowd in
Iron Pier - Porter5.30ExcellentFine porter
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

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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 160 times, seen 221 different beers and tried 148 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS