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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Revolutions - SwoonExceptional1
Old Dairy - Dark Side of the MooExceptional1
Gorgeous - GravediggerExceptional1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong PaleExcellent1
Clouded Minds - Hazel NutterExcellent1
Northdown - Muggy PorterExcellent1
Weltons - Broadwood WassailExcellent1
Three Sods - BoHo BitterExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Chai StoutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterGood1
Milltown - American Pale AleGood1
Beerblefish - 1853 ESBPoor1
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
Range Ales - Black OpsNot Tried0
3 Piers - Old Station PorterNot Tried0
3 Piers - Citra SmashNot 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

27 Feb 2019 (Dosser)
4 beers on. Warm afternoon. Boat still celebrating second place in poty micro pub section.
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00ExcellentVery good
17 Feb 2019 (Dosser)
Two visits this weekend
Revolutions - Swoon4.50ExceptionalAmazing
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Strong Pale5.80ExcellentVery hoppy
07 Feb 2019 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. Most seats taken. The Cavalier stencil on the front door has gone, explained by the Guv as being the result of an un-apprehended yob booting in a number of shop windows in the road outside.
Milltown - American Pale Ale3.90GoodOnce again too citrussy for me. An APA doesn't have to default to that
Range Ales - Black Ops4.80Not Tried
3 Piers - Old Station Porter4.70Not Tried
3 Piers - Citra Smash5.10Not Tried
25 Jan 2019 (Dosser)
Full pub on a Friday afternoon. Lots of oaps. 4 beers on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60GoodLast couple of pints in cask. Price up to £3.70.
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

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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 177 times, seen 251 different beers and tried 165 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS