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The Hovelling Boat Inn (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)Excellent1
Titanic - Plum PorterExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent2
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - Flat out like a Lizard Drinkin'Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil ThievesExcellent2
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent2
Kent - Hazed and ConfusedExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonGood2
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Tyler the VikingGood1
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

15 Aug 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on and a good crowd in
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40GoodNice and cool on yet another hot day
06 Aug 2022 (Dosser)
A fine selection of ales here on a sunny Saturday evening. And on a hot day no-one was complaining.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA (superseded by 5.6% version)6.50ExcellentDoesn't get much better. First higher strength beer from Gadds for a while. Worth waiting for. £3.80 a pint.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90GoodSlight difference with normal taste. Still a good pint though.
04 Aug 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on. All the beers were very cold here and that was welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40Good£3.80 a pint and very cold.
29 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on. First time ive seen the landlord in ages.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10ExcellentQuality hoppy beer
24 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on and very hot outside.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentLovely cold pint. £4. Great.
22 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
4 beers on
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentAs good as ever
20 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
Sat outside watching petanque. 4 beers on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentVery hoppy
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - Flat out like a Lizard Drinkin'5.00ExcellentAnother hoppy citrus beer
18 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
5 beers on. Boiling day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Titanic - Plum Porter4.90Excellent
14 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
3 beers on, 3 beers settling.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Hazed and Confused4.60ExcellentHazy grapefruit
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Tyler the Viking5.10GoodOaty IPA
11 Jul 2022 (Dosser)
Hot afternoon. 4 beers available
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10ExcellentFine hoppy beer. £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
Excellent198
Good114
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 290 times, seen 356 different beers and tried 242 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT11 9DS