It was. I mean, the food there is quite good, granted, and they do a good range of beers, but it's just sooo poncy. Only pop in there now and then, if it's earlier on, as it fills up with suits of an evening. Bootys has a nice chilled out atmosphere, and the staff there know us and treat us very well. The Grapes is a little gem; proper pokey old riverside pub, and again with nice grub. Further along, the Prospect is of course a nice old pub, and the Captain Kidd is one of my faves. The Town of Ramsgate is another pokey little place, very narrow, but appealing.
Yeay, Ramsey has kind of missed the point of what a riverside pub should be really. It's soulless and popular simply because it's owner is a sweary bloke on telly. It was better before, and did good beer then.
Don't spose you know the scruffy dive on Three Colt St, the Three Bells and Blade Bone/Urban Bar? Can get proper lively in there, girls dancing on tables, open till silly o'clock, right laugh sometimes.