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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Session PaleExceptional1
Kent - Jester : The New LocalExcellent1
Kent - PorterExcellent1
Larkins - PorterExcellent1
Larkins - TraditionalExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Holler Boys - Fog CutterGood1
Hop Fuzz - AdhoptionGood1
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Old Dairy - Snow TopGood1
Brumaison - GBNot Tried0
Four Candles - Magnum SessionNot Tried0
Holler Boys - Heavy LiftingNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - RPANot Tried0
Three Legs - DarkNot Tried0
Three Legs - PaleNot Tried0
Truman's - FirestarterNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Truman's - ZephyrNot Tried0
Wantsum - ImperiumNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

21 Apr 2018 (Wittenden)
Noon on a scorching Saturday.
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodLoosing condition.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not TriedTempted,but today isn't quite the right weather for an Old!
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
15 Mar 2018 (Wittenden)
Quiet: a long established Kent winegrower and cider maker was in attendance.
Kent - Jester : The New Local4.50ExcellentBarley straw: I don't usually use citrus as a descriptor,but it fills the bill here.Blackcurrants in the finish.
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried Sorely tempted.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Brumaison - GB4.40Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon, several in.
Hop Fuzz - Adhoption4.20GoodDark chestnut Best Bitter.Blackcurrants.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Three Legs - Dark4.50Not Tried
01 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Quiet for a fleeting Thursday visit.
Larkins - Traditional3.40ExcellentPretty much the best Trad I've had for a long time:delicious.
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not Tried
06 Jan 2018 (Wittenden)
Away with the messages on a dank January Saturday afternoon.My first pub of the year-no Dryjanuary malarkey for me.
Holler Boys - Fog Cutter4.50GoodA light session pale ale. Piney hops and an intriguing floral finish. Selling well today.
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried
Truman's - Firestarter4.20Not Tried
Four Candles - Magnum Session3.80Not Tried
23 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Noon on the last Saturday before Christmas. A few in.
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExceptionalSublime, in tiptop nick.Floral hops. Magic.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Holler Boys - Heavy Lifting4.20Not Tried
15 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
Visited in the gloaming of a gloomy December afternoon.Empty save for one of the lady Guvs-(Tapster?) and her Dad. A lively conversation about micros and hops ensued.
Larkins - Porter5.20ExcellentMy first sighting of this iconic Porter this year.Roasty,bitter chocolate and mercifully no caramel.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Wantsum - Imperium4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2017 (Wittenden)
A few in on a gloomy December Saturday lunchtime.This little pub always seems to afford some interesting Kent beers.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentBible black 'Imperial Russian Porter'.Dry, dried fruit.Hadn't been greatly impressed by Wantsum Beers hithertofor:this is good stuff.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Rockin Robin - RPA3.90Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
25 Nov 2017 (Wittenden)
Sunset on an autumnal November Saturday.A fairly youthful custom;well I was the oldest there.
Kent - Porter5.50ExcellentTawny,dry and well bodied.Yum.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Three Legs - Pale3.70Not Tried
11 Nov 2017 (Philip Pirrip)
The inevitable end of crawl late evening return visit. Less frenetic and good rapport with bar staff. The bus away leaves just up the road.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00GoodA nightcap brew
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Truman's - Zephyr4.40Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Cranbrook, Kent, TN17 3EB.

Long awaited micropub in a former florist's shop in the High Street. Long narrow room,with servery bar counter to the back. Beers served on gravity dispense from a cool room to the rear. Some tables and chairs to the front. Opened on Friday 6th October 2017. Unisex toilet.

We have visited this pub 14 times, seen 39 different beers and tried 13 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB