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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEExcellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildExcellent1
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)Excellent1
Fyne - JarlExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutGood2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurGood2
Rooster's - Roots. Rock. Reggae. Good1
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Marble - Earl Grey IPANot Tried0
Shivering Sands - Black DeepNot 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

22 May 2022 (Dosser)
Lovely afternoon and 6 beers on and all at £3. Landlord wouldnt say why they were priced so low but we found out later that The Pub in the High Street is selling all beers at £3 this week as its been open a year. Nothing like a bit of competition.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern Mild6.00ExcellentSuperb pint. Nothing like a mild and a bargain at £3.
02 May 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on and several that were on yesterday have sold. Richard is doing well.
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent3.80 a pint and top condition with a giant head.
01 May 2022 (Dosser)
3 beers settling so just the 3 on.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentQuality pint at £4.
27 Apr 2022 (Dosser)
Disappointing selection for a change
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Acceptable3rd one of these in a week in 3 micros. End of cask. Just acceptable.
13 Apr 2022 (Dosser)
10 in on a sunny afternoon. Conversation was how Richard the boss will take not getting into top 3 of poty for micros. Very political views here today.5 beers on.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20ExcellentIt wasn't supposed to be on but..quality at £3.80 a pint.
10 Apr 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on and good chat
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExcellentLovely. £3.80.
18 Mar 2022 (Magnus Greel)
Early evening busy as expected for this popular venue we were lucky to bag a table by the entrance. Sadly the usual jovial barmaid wasn't in attendance and the replacement was the complete opposite preferring to remain aloof and engage with her phone rather than the customers.
Purple Moose - Snowdonia Ale (Cwrw Eryri)3.60ExcellentNever disappointed with this brewery's ales..
Fyne - Jarl3.80ExcellentI'd forgotten how sweet this is :(
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Marble - Earl Grey IPA6.80Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Black Deep4.30Not Tried
15 Mar 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on , 2 settling. Most beers at £3.60 today. Few boys in and discussing what pubs would make it into gbg next week when top pubs announced. Conclusion was that it should be pubs that have been open full time. Many open for only a few hours after covid.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60ExcellentFine pint
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentLovely pint.
11 Mar 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExcellentSuperb pint at £3,60.
03 Mar 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on and the sun is shining. 5 people in.
Rooster's - Roots. Rock. Reggae. 6.40GoodDidn't taste like a strong un. £4 a pint.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90AcceptableLast one out. Okish.

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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 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 274 times, seen 348 different beers and tried 234 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS