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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg StoutExceptional1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEExcellent1
360° - West Coast PaleExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Rooster's - Baby-Faced AssassinExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - SuperstarExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 23Excellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Rudgate - York Chocolate StoutGood1
360° - FastbackGood1
Durham - Smokin GunGood1
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPANot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Puxton CrossNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyNot Tried0
Marble - PintNot Tried0
Kent - KGBNot Tried0
Salopian - Darwin's OriginNot 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

26 Nov 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Lively crowd on a mid Friday evening visit, barmaid spotted us peering through the window and kindly made a table available with a great 'they've had enough and are just leaving' quote!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70ExceptionalTentatively opted for this and it exceeded my expectations, silky smooth hints of chocolate, coconut and coffee in faultless condition. I had 3 pints of this stuff just to make sure! NB this is called Ribersborg and is 4.7%
Salopian - Darwin's Origin4.30Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPA5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Pitchfork (a brand of Epic Beers) - Puxton Cross4.50Not Tried
18 Nov 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 settling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - Fastback5.20Good
Durham - Smokin Gun4.90GoodToo smoky for me
28 Oct 2021 (Dosser)
Great selection again
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Excellent
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Superstar5.10Excellent
28 Oct 2021 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening and busy we occupied the last free table by the window in the corner. Friendly relaxed atmosphere as always in this under rated superb micropub. Top marks to the jovial barmaid who made sure everyone was enjoying their visit and kept the beers flowing! Gratis plates of chicken wings were offered to customers - a bonus consolation prize to comfort us from our previous disappointment.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentA citrusy APA
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Superstar5.10ExcellentDangerously drinkable zesty IPA
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90Not Tried
Marble - Pint3.90Not Tried
Kent - KGB4.10Not Tried
13 Sep 2021 (Dosser)
5 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20Excellent
26 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on, 2 others not ready
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Excellent
Kent - Prohibition4.80Excellent
22 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
5 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rudgate - York Chocolate Stout5.00GoodA good pint but more watery than I remember
17 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
6 beers on. Richard is doing a roaring trade. All beers 3.20 to 3.80 makes this place very competitive when compared to the other pubs in this area.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Rooster's - Baby-Faced Assassin6.10ExcellentCouple of these and you know you've had a drink.
Shivering Sands - Ribersborg Stout4.70Not TriedRichard is selling this as a regular. Wholesale price is very good!
14 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
Sunny afternoon. 6 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
360° - West Coast Pale5.20ExcellentCool pint on a warm day.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodNever as good out of cask. Handpump seems to work better with this beer.
11 Aug 2021 (Dosser)
4 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - 236.40ExcellentLimited edition beer. Very nice. £3,80.

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional33
Excellent161
Good103
Acceptable14
Poor4

Website.

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 249 times, seen 338 different beers and tried 225 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS