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“Great atmosphere”
Review of Hovelling Boat Inn

Hovelling Boat Inn
Ranked #1 of 49 Nightlife in Ramsgate
Certificate of Excellence
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

This is a great little bar. Seating was limited so we squeezed in alongside a friendly local couple and happily spent the time chatting away. There was a great selection of real ales and ciders at good prices, cheaper in general than most regular pubs. My partner had a cider at 7.5% so he only needed on pint as he felt a bit tipsy soon after! There are some food options: pork pie & pickles, cheeseboard with local cheeses, and whilst we didn't dine we saw others dining and it looked very tasty. If your looking for some local / regional drinking experiences I can recommend this place, and don't be shy, the locals don't bite :-)

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English first
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful little discovery”
Reviewed 1 September 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful little place. Stopped for a drink on Saturday night and pleased to find a little gem in a town with a bad reputation. Lovely girl serving who was knowledgable and helpful. Sat outside and played a couple of games of boules in an area designed for it. Slightly off put by the drunks sitting on the interim of the boules court but they were rather jovial and shouted out tips for throwing! Will visit again.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Nice and Friendly”
Reviewed 28 August 2013 via mobile

This is the 2nd micro pub we have been to on our Kent coast holiday. We found this to have a good choice of beers and ciders. All at reasonable prices. Beer was kept perfectly and I would recommend anyone who enjoys Real Ale to give this a try.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
88 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Very nice place for a drink...”
Reviewed 25 June 2013

Right in the town centre and perfect either for coffee or a drink. Small bar and very friendly staff; I can't talk about the beer, as I don't drink it, but I'm guessing they have a fair old selection! Wine and so on great. Doesn't really do food yet - hope they will start a few more snacks. NO loud teenagers or prams....or music. Fab place to go; unpretentious but sylish.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
241 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and friendly staff”
Reviewed 18 June 2013

Hadn't been to a pub/bar in the UK for many years but had a craving for real ale. I have now been here a couple of times and although not a big drinker was made very welcome. No juke box or TV means that the conversation flowed and everybody enjoyed the chat. Snacks are available and the selection of beers, wines and ciders is great. I expected the place to be full of heavily bearded Morris dancer types but I was wrong, great place for a social drink.

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