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Featured Real Ales

Listed here are some of the real ales we have featured at The Hovelling Boat. What's on tap is constantly changing so you're less likely to ask for "a pint of the usual".


Gadds’ No 3 – 5%

This is good, clean Kent Pale Ale.


Gadds’ No 5

Apparently the 5 refers to how many you can have in one session.


Old Dairy Red Top 3.8%

A rich tan, balanced bitter, with a light citrus twist.


Old Dairy Gold Top Pale Ale 4.3%

A zesty aroma with a refreshing and rounded aftertaste


Old Dairy Blue Top IPA 4.8%

A dangerously drinkable pale ale. Nice and hoppy with hints of lemon


Old Dairy Copper Top 4.1%

A rich dark bitter that has a chewy toffee caramel body with chocolate undertones and a fruity bite from the Bramling Cross hops


Old Dairy Silver Top Cream Stout 4.5%

A milder stout with flavours of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and a fruity aroma


Gadds’ Dradons Blood

A classic full bodied mahogany ale.


Gadds’ No 7 – 3.8%

The brewery workhorse, pale bitter ale.


Wantsum Black Pig 4.8%

Adapted from an imperial Russian porter recipe, this beer is incredibly smooth with burnt chocolate and smoky malt notes mixed with delicate hop bitterness and floral notes.


Wantsum Black Prince 3.9%

A rich, full bodied Kent mild, smooth on the pallet with subtle hop notes.


Goody’s Good Friday 4.5%

A beer to die for, a full bodied bitter


Dark Star Hophead 3.8%

A light and hoppy ale.

summers day

Gadds Summers Day 4.4%

Light amber ale

she sells

Gadds She Sells Sea Shells 4.6%

Light Summer Ale

sea sider

Gadds Seasider 4.6%

Amber Ale - Malty body with sweet hop flavour


Gadds Rye Pale Ale 4.8%

Crisp, Hoppy & Spicy

old skool

Gadds Old School Mild 4%

Classic dark mild


Gadds East Kent IPA 6.5%

Full, hoppy pale ale

Green Hop

Gadds Green Hop 4.8%

Crisp resinous hoppy notes


Gadds Festiv Ale 3.8%

Hoppy, fruity pale ale

Dog Bolter

Gadds Dog Bolter 5.6%

Faithful dark porter

Dark Con

Gadds Dark Conspiracy 4.9%

Dark hoppy porter

black pearl

Gadds Black Pearl Oyster Stout 6.2%

Roasted barley and malted oats

ComCon Pump 135

Gadds Common Conspiracy 4.8%

Californian style pale ale


Whitstable Renaissance 3.8%

A lovely Ruby Mild


Whitstable East India Pale Ale 4.1%

kentish reserve

Whitstable Kentish Reverse 5%

Clear medium amber-orange colour with a light to moderate malty aroma.


Whitstable Oyster Stout 4.5%

Rich, dry, chocolate and mocha flavours. This is great chilled and served with oysters.

green hop

Whitstable Green Hop 4.8%

Pale ale hopped with Challenger


Whitstable Galaxy 4.4%

Single hopped beer using Galaxy hops.


Dark Star Darkness 3.5%

A range of dark malts bring classic roasted flavours along with a hint of sweetness through the natural complex sugars.


Dark Star Hophead 3.8%

An extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops.


Dark Star American Pale Ale 4.7%

Maris Otter malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to complement the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.


Dark Star 5%

A dark, strong and bitter beer that defies classification.


Dark Star Festival 5%

A chestnut bronze-coloured bitter with a smooth mouthfeel and freshness; a classic style strong bitter


Old School Absent 5.5%

Full bodied, traditional Indian Pale Ale, with strong hit of hop aroma.

Green Hop

Spencers Green Hop 3.9%

Light and smooth green hop golden ale.


Spencers Bitter 4.4%

Full bodied character, citrus aroma and an earthy bitter finish.


Wantsum Yellow Tail 4.5%

A 5 hop spring ale. Using New Zealand hops to create a sweet floral taste. It is fruity with a hint of vanilla. Pale in colour with mild malt flavours.

turbulent priest

Wantsum Turbulent Priest 4.4%

A full bodied bitter offering chocolate and coffee notes on top of a sweet malt base

rav wolf

Wantsum Ravening Wolf 5.9%

A strong New Zealand Pale Ale. Toasted biscuit and rye malt flavours support a pine lemon hop crispness with a hint of vanilla.

green hop

Wantsum Green Hop 4.5%

A green hop beer brewed using using hops from Kent. This is brewed with 12 hours of the hops being picked and varies in taste depending on the hops used.

mores head

Wantsum Mores Head 3.5%

A chestnut coloured bitter providing malt and roasted grains balanced by fruit and floral hop bitterness with a hint of citrus


Wantsum 1381 3.8%

A golden IPA combining pale and crystal malts with Williamette and Centenial hops to give delicate citrus and herbal aromas


Wantsum Imperium 4%

A deep amber Best Bitter with smooth biscuit malts and a hoppy nose.


Wantsum Hengist 5%

Golden pale ale with flavours of biscuit malt balancing a long fruit hop


Titanic Plum Porter 4.9%

This beer is dark strong and well rounded; the richness of such a rotund beer is brought to an even keel by the late addition of Goldings hops and natural plum flavouring.


Titanic Captain Smith 5.3%

A red/Brown, full bodied beer hoppy and bitter with a sweetness and roast malt flavour and a good strong finish.


Titanic Stout 4.5%

A true old fashioned stout. A dark combination of malt and roast with some hops. Strongly flavoured and well balanced.


Titanic Anchor 4.1%

This impressive russet gold beer has a strong fruity aroma.

english glory

Titanic English Glory 4.5%

This rose red beer, brewed using only English ingredients, has the poise and balance,strength and guile to defeat any dragons thirst


Titanic White Star 4.8%

A light refreshing distinctively hoppy beer with a freshness that belies its strength


Titanic Black Ice 4.1%

Still deep in the grip of winter this sumptuous warming beer is sufficiently well hopped to provide balance