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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExceptional1
Northdown - Magic DragonExcellent2
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Bad Seed - DallianceExcellent1
Ilkley - Joshua JaneExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Old Dairy - Blue TopGood1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourGood2
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

06 Jun 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on. Good crowd in on a warm afternoon
BeerABVScoreNotes
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50AcceptableThis was selling for £2.50 a pint. Perfectly acceptable but not my sort of beer
20 May 2021 (Dosser)
4 in and chat with boss about great pub crawls you can have around ramsgate these days. We disagreed on a few pubs tho.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Excellent Quality
17 May 2021 (Dosser)
Big crown inside after 6 and a half months closed. 6 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExceptionalSuperb
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

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional32
Excellent147
Good98
Acceptable14
Poor4

The pub is found in Ramsgate, Kent, CT11 9DS.

Micropub in York Street that 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 235 times, seen 316 different beers and tried 211 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS