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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bad Seed - DallianceExcellent1
Ilkley - Joshua JaneExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Potton - Pride of PottonExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourGood1
Northdown - Magic DragonGood3
Brunswick - UbiquitousGood1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
Wantsum - 1381Not Tried0
Arbor Ales - MosaicNot Tried0
Ilkley - Joshua JaneNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2020)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

30 Oct 2020 (Dosser)
19 in this tiny micro. Not eady to distance. Only 3 beers on with 3 to go on tomorrow. Discussed the latest gbgs with the locals.
BeerABVScoreNotes
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50GoodIn good nick but not my sort of beer. My beers are on tomorrow.
28 Oct 2020 (Dosser)
Fancied a pint after my blood test.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Blue Top4.80GoodNice pint
26 Sep 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
I have put this score on behalf of Dosser who is having problems logging on to this site. This is his score, not mine. He reports "Pouring rain brings in a full afternoon pub. 4 beers on. Good conversation about how many people in the pub were from Ramsgate. No one it seemed. I'm from Brum. 17 in but seems easier to distance here. Less furniture?"
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50Good
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Green Hop Ale (2020)4.80Not Tried
11 Sep 2020 (ChrisE)
I have put this score on behalf of Dosser who is having problems logging on to this site. This is his score, not mine.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Excellent
06 Sep 2020 (Dosser)
6 in today, all well spaced out plus a few outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExcellentLovely pint
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50ExcellentFull of flavour
17 Aug 2020 (ChrisE)
Monday afternoon and a lot of familiar faces in here, we managed to get a spare table and enjoyed some good micropub banter.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Excellent
17 Aug 2020 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon jovial reception from the locals enjoying the good beers on offer, track and trace details given as requested hence we can relax and enjoy the superb atmosphere here
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bad Seed - Dalliance4.00ExcellentDry yeasty plummy yet pale and refreshing
Wantsum - 13813.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Mosaic6.80Not Tried
Ilkley - Joshua Jane3.70Not Tried
19 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
10 in, all on separate tables. Sad to learn regular drinker Laurence died last Friday. Well known character.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Potton - Pride of Potton6.00ExcellentLovely pint but 2£ for lynnes coke
14 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brunswick - Ubiquitous6.00GoodStarted off well but it lost something near the end
11 Mar 2020 (Dosser)
3 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Northdown - Magic Dragon5.50AcceptableTasted like something was missing. Too dry.

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

The pub sign. The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional31
Excellent146
Good98
Acceptable13
Poor4

Website.

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 232 times, seen 315 different beers and tried 210 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS