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The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate Central, Ramsgate

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12 York Street
Ramsgate
CT11 9DS
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Hovelling Boat Inn

Decent enough Micro pub but I have to say I didn’t warm to it as much as others have on here.
There are several positives. It’s a comfortable one roomed space with decent wooden seating and a clean modern decor that I thought was more cafe than pub. Very good service levels from the barmaid providing table service delivering the beers from the cold room in the corridor. Good selection of well kept ales and ciders and wines for the non beer or apple juice drinkers. The chalk board named six beers, four available and two coming soon. The four available were Kent Brewery Prohibition, Mad Dog Brewery Little NEIPA, Walton’s English Pride and East London Brewery Pearly Queen. Tried the local Prohibition and then had to go for the Pearly Queen despite it coming from four miles from my home address because when served well it really is an excellent smokey Porter , thankful as it was here.
I think the slight downside for me was that I just didn’t find it that pubby. This may have been partially down to the fact that I visited on a fine summers day in Ramsgate and despite the spacious front windows it was still gloomy inside compared to the outside. Perhaps it will be very different on a cold Dark December evening.

On 4th October 2019 - rating: 7
[User has posted 1673 recommendations about 1622 pubs]


Real Ale Ray left this review about The Hovelling Boat Inn

I really liked this proper micro pub, the beer choice was excellent, everyone was friendly and chatty. The service was impeccable and the décor had a warm and relaxed feel to it. This micro also opens daily and also opens early, so no waiting round till 4 or 5 like some I have encountered around the country. A choice of five ales on our Tuesday eve visit, which were Crate Brewery Hackney Wick Golden, Kent Brewery Birling Black Mirror, Mad Cat Platinum Blonde, Weltons Conker IPA and Southwark Bermondsey Best. I particularly liked the Weltons. They also had a huge selection of ciders, also glad we spent a bit of time in here.

On 18th November 2018 - rating: 10
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Hovelling Boat Inn

Excellent micro-pub, with no pretentions whatsoever - just good beer, a few basic bar snacks (including a fine cheese and onion roll) and good-natured conversation. Five (mostly local) real ales on offer when I called in, e.g. a double-hopped pale ale from the Four Candles micro-brewery at nearby Broadstairs (£3.10).

On 12th May 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by paulof horsham
Dumpton Park, 1.07 miles, 20 min walk (show)
Ramsgate, 1.11 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Broadstairs, 2.23 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Hovelling Boat Inn, Ramsgate
4th Oct 2019, 11:33
Review submitted by Steve of N21 amended by Steve of N21
 
4th Oct 2019, 11:32
Review submitted by Steve of N21

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No - small rear patio - last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : Yes last updated 17 March 2015 by David McNally
  • Pinball : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 09 May 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 07 October 2017 by Aqualung .
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