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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildExcellent1
Kent - 40 Winks PorterExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Bristol Beer Factory - White Milk StoutGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal StoutAcceptable1
Big Hand - Havok American BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot 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

12 Jun 2022 (Dosser)
After Jack's report on taxi here yesterday I needed a pint. 4 beers on and several different to Jack's selection yesterday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExcellentQuality beer at £4 a pint.
11 Jun 2022 (Jack William)
Stop 7 on my early Father’s Day treat. Late afternoon, pleasantly busy. I do love these sessions with my daughter. 6 ales on the board.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40ExcellentOh so good. Even (or because?) I’d just had a salted caramel ice cream.
Big Hand - Havok American Bitter5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
08 Jun 2022 (Dosser)
A few regulars in, 4 beers on, 2 settling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodHad a couple of these
04 Jun 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on. People leaving to go home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPA5.00ExcellentGreat pint
03 Jun 2022 (Dosser)
Packed pub on a warm afternoon. Beers settling. Sat outside watching a petanque game.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - 40 Winks Porter4.90ExcellentThink this is now known as a complex stout. Maybe not.
29 May 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on 2 settling
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bristol Beer Factory - White Milk Stout4.50Good
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentQuality pint at £4.
27 Apr 2022 (Dosser)
Disappointing selection for a change
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Oatmeal Stout4.60Acceptable3rd one of these in a week in 3 micros. End of cask. Just acceptable.

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About The Hovelling Boat Inn

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

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional33
Excellent189
Good110
Acceptable17
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 280 times, seen 351 different beers and tried 237 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS