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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Gorgeous - GravediggerExceptional1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExceptional2
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterExcellent1
Weltons - Broadwood WassailExcellent1
Muirhouse - APAExcellent1
Potton - Squirrel's RestExcellent1
Three Sods - BoHo BitterExcellent1
Tollgate - Old Rasputin StoutExcellent1
Weltons - Feast of StephenGood1
Iron Pier - Export Brown StoutGood1
Pig & Porter - Chai StoutGood1
Beerblefish - 1853 ESBPoor1
Weltons - Xmas MaximusNot Tried0
Potton - A Rye SmileNot Tried0
3 Piers - Blackpool BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical DeluxeNot Tried0
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Bobbled AmberNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPANot Tried0
3 Piers - Poulton 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

14 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
All tables taken on a cold afternoon
Clouded Minds - Hazel Nutter5.00ExcellentLovely
Weltons - Broadwood Wassail6.10ExcellentSuperb stout served at 13degrees. Just how I like it
10 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
5 beers on
Pig & Porter - Chai Stout6.00GoodDiscussion about what spices fruit was in this
09 Jan 2019 (beery steve)
Third visit on a lunchtime beerabout. A few in.
Three Sods - BoHo Bitter4.10Excellent
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Chai Stout6.00Not Tried
3 Piers - Poulton Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
07 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
5 beers on
Gorgeous - Gravedigger5.00ExceptionalBeer of the day
29 Dec 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit. A place with a clear local following of regulars.
Beerblefish - 1853 ESB5.30PoorGrim, no condition and a murk of a beer which was hardly pleasant to finish, a chore. An old recipe best left on a dusty shelf
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not TriedThe beer, I suspect, I should have plumped for
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Howling Hops (Brewed at Hackney Wick) - Tropical Deluxe3.80Not Tried
Frome (formerly Milk Street) - Bobbled Amber5.50Not Tried
26 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExceptionalSuperb
20 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
Early evening and 5 beers on.
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the Moo7.00ExceptionalSuperb and £3.80 a pint.
Weltons - Feast of Stephen3.80Good
18 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
5 beers on
Tollgate - Old Rasputin Stout4.50ExcellentQuality stout
17 Dec 2018 (beery steve)
Early lunchtime visit a dozen in. This is a superb pub.
Muirhouse - APA4.20Excellent
Potton - Squirrel's Rest5.00Excellent
Weltons - Xmas Maximus7.40Not Tried
Potton - A Rye Smile3.90Not Tried
3 Piers - Blackpool Bitter4.00Not Tried
14 Dec 2018 (Dosser)
Ales of thanet delivery day
Iron Pier - Export Brown Stout6.30GoodBit sickly

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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 173 times, seen 245 different beers and tried 162 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS