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Hovelling Boat Inn

Closed Now: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Open today: 11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Friendly place with great local beers and wines

A welcoming team selling really good local products and fresh ales from further afield. And they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip W
Staple, United Kingdom
Still great.

The Hovelling changed hands in April 2018. We popped in on Sunday early evening. Not many people... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“micro pub”(24 reviews)
“pork pie”(9 reviews)
“real ale”(10 reviews)
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12 York Street, Ramsgate CT11 9DS, England
+44 7974 613030
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 December 2017

I am not an ale drinker but my compadre is and neither of us were disappointed. A good choice of ales and ciders were on hand and the barlady was very friendly and informative. A very relaxed atmosphere and the drinks were delivered to our...More

4  Thank qtkitty888
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 1 July 2015

We went in for a drink after going out in Ramsgate for something to eat and wish we hadn't bothered. My wife ordered a glass of "pino" and it was horrible I asked for my money back, which was meet with a terse reply, so...More

6  Thank Graham B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A welcoming team selling really good local products and fresh ales from further afield. And they have started the odd poetry and music night too. Well worth a visit.

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The Hovelling changed hands in April 2018. We popped in on Sunday early evening. Not many people, due to close at around 1900. Nice choice of ales covering most tastes, Table snacks as it was a Sunday, nice. Staff warm and welcoming. We'll be back...More

Thank HalDavies
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Popped in to try this for first time. Heard about it and so thought we'd give it a try. Choice of ales seemed a little more limited than I expecetd, but happy with choice we saw on board. Friendly staff who provide table service. No...More

Thank Hatfield_visitor
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great beers, local and national interesting beers sold here. Staff are fab and always will get you the beer you want if available. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Danny100
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Absolutely loved this little pub. A real gorgeous gem in the heart of Ramsgate. We stumbled on it by accident and stayed way too long - and even returned the next day! Maybe it was the great ciders and ales, but the lovely, helpful staff...More

2  Thank Joey M
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This little pub is a must visit if you are ever in Ramsgate and thirsty!. Good Ale selection which changes regularly, Great staff (Wayne gets a round of applause for dealing with a large group that arrived while he was off duty and he promptly...More

1  Thank andreacampbell2018
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Visited this hidden gem and have to say that the real ale and cider line up would satisfy any drinker. This is what we wanted, a locals bar with no music, fruit machine or sport on....simply a small bar with friendly staff and a short...More

1  Thank Kebabus_1
Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

This is probably the best bar in ramsgate! We needed up spending all afternoon here! It's a tiny pub and full of locals but we were made to feel welcome The beers and ciders are really well kept and they do home made snacks of...More

2  Thank nancylondon33
Reviewed 12 May 2018

Lovely little micropub, very friendly and enthusiastic staff. Atmosphere is warm, bubbly, and everyone very welcoming and friendly. Love the fact you choose your drink off of the chalkboard, loved you can have samples of each ale (on the off chance you don't like it),...More

3  Thank Hollieeee
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Changed hands about three weeks ago and now six ales not just four. Very good tastes and a great tiny pub.

2  Thank ijmark
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Yes it it :)