Have always struggled to say anything nice about Ramsgate.
But the products of Gadds brewery are first class.
After an in-depth tasting am now going to lie down in a darkened room with damp towel on forehead.
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Thread: Ramsgate, nice beer.
10-04-12, 14:59 #1
Ramsgate, nice beer.Formerly known as colmce
10-04-12, 17:44 #2Registered User
Location : London, boats in Portsmouth & Fethiye
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- Nov 2007
Has Ramsgate got anything else going for it - I'm thinking of stopping off there when taking my newly acquired yacht from the Orwell to Portsmouth.
10-04-12, 18:57 #3
We really enjoy Ramsgate! Never quite sure why folk beef about it so much.
Try La Magnolia for excellent Italian food and wine, their daily specials are really good and it's just a few paces away from the Royal Temple YC. Very welcoming, nice leather chairs and they used to do a good sunday lunch in the past. Both these overlook the harbour, head for the green neon strip...you'll see what I mean. Very good ice creams near the fish and chip shop, both near the old casino, turn right along the back of the marina, past the shipyard, they are on the left. Also a fair breakfast under the arches overlooking the marina, the Ship locker or somesuch name. Don't ask for scrambled eggs though.
Downside, the showers are usually s---e. Constant grumbling from boat owners and staff result in inadequate repairs by the council.If antifoul doesn't stop fouling then its expensive gravy
10-04-12, 19:08 #4
10-04-12, 19:21 #5International Yacht Delivery.
10-04-12, 19:22 #6Registered User
Location : Greenwich
- Join Date
- Mar 2002
Ramsgate one of my favourite harbours - just beats my second favourite, Dartmouth, but that's only because its nearer.
Great harbour side bars and the excellent and grungy Foy boat for the end of a long evening. Bon Appetit is such a favourite for great local food cooked in a French style that we even went down for New Years eve. One good and one stunning Thai, and a lot more places to eat if you walk along the beach at low tide to Broadstairs.
I also like the Georgian architecture and the supermarket hidden one street back from the Marina. It also has the best B and B I've come across anywhere - the Royal Harbour. Takes friendliness and quirkiness to a new level.
Sailing wise, it's a bit challenging with fast tides, moving sandbanks and the Goodwins. The only downside of my year based there was only harbour nearby for a short hop is Dover.
10-04-12, 20:05 #7Registered User
Location : Broadstairs Kent
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- Mar 2004
Live in Broadstairs - boat at Ramsgate. generally the town is very nice, good yacht club and other local hostelries.
If you are passing through - pm me and we could meet for a beer.
10-04-12, 22:47 #8
Belgian Bar near casino well worth a visit - if you don't have anything important to do for a day or two afterwards = like sail a boat back to Ipswich
Personally I try to make Dover when heading south and west and stop at Ramsgate when heading back home.Harwich for the Continent - Frinton For the Incontinent
11-04-12, 07:48 #9
Breakfast in the arches overlooking the Marina, Belgian Cafe, RTYC, and a beautiful walk along the cliff top to broadstairs....perfick! Oh and there is a Waitrose in town"Boat that never leave pond, never know wonder of ocean...."
11-04-12, 16:58 #10Registered User
Location : Medway
- Join Date
- Nov 2001