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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Potton - Pride of PottonExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Northdown - Magic DragonGood2
Whitstable - Oyster StoutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPAGood1
Brunswick - UbiquitousGood1
Northdown - Muggy PorterNot Tried0
Anarchy - BackfireNot Tried0
Northdown - Merry MargateNot 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

19 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
10 in, all on separate tables. Sad to learn regular drinker Laurence died last Friday. Well known character.
Potton - Pride of Potton6.00ExcellentLovely pint but 2£ for lynnes coke
14 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
4 beers on
Brunswick - Ubiquitous6.00GoodStarted off well but it lost something near the end
11 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
3 beers on
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50AcceptableTasted like something was missing. Too dry.
07 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
3 beers on
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20ExcellentIn great nick tonight
27 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
3 ales on. Barmaid wasnt to comfortable tonight
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentIn great nick
25 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
Nice to find this place open after it closed early on Friday. Just 3 beers on and 19 customers for Jackie to serve.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20GoodNot much left in this cask
14 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
4 beers on with Gadds featuring heavily
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60GoodA good pint but ive had better
29 Jan 2020 (Dosser)
4 beers on, mostly low gravity.
Whitstable - Oyster Stout4.50GoodNice but watery after my imperial stouts in the Baltics.
23 Jan 2020 (Jack William)
Friendly welcome as usual.
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50ExcellentDelicious, in sparkling condition.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not TriedSuperb according to my chum - and just £3.60 a pint.
Northdown - Merry Margate3.80Not Tried
18 Jan 2020 (ChrisE)
Early evening and all tables were occupied but this is a friendly place and there was no problem in sharing tables. Prompt and friendly service.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50Excellent
Northdown - Muggy Porter5.00Not Tried
Anarchy - Backfire4.50Not 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 225 times, seen 309 different beers and tried 206 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS