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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - CashmereExcellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Old Dairy - MysticExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Bedlam - AmagansettGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Kent - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - AzaccaNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

15 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
A long over due visit to this pub, I took advantage of a free vintage bus service that was running from Tenterden to get here. A very weloming pub with free nibbles on a Sunday. Ticks all the boxes.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentThe best seller in here today.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Azacca4.50Not Tried
07 Aug 2021 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a Saturday of heavy downpours.
Old Dairy - Mystic3.60ExcellentA new 'un from Old Dairy.Golden Pale Ale.Quite a lot going on here for the ABV. Berry fruit, marmalade.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
31 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Several groups in on a sunny, blustery Saturday lunchtime.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentHadn't tried this in years.Approachable strong pale ale,spicy bitter finish.In tip top condition.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
24 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon.I sat outside at the little street table, not wishing to fumigate the pub with my fish 'n' chips. The landlady kindly offered me a plate and cutlery, but they were awaited at home.
Kent - Cashmere4.50ExcellentGolden,plenty of condition.Lime,melons,thyme.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedAs always, sorely tempted.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a warm Saturday. Few inside, several on the Street.Hurried visit.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentThunderingly good floral APA.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Noon on a damp July Saturday, a few in.
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00GoodA fruity,oily APA. No one in the house could pronounce this one.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
03 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Mid day on a muggy July Saturday. Filling up.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentA dark bitter? We thought it wonderful when it came out in the 80s.Still pretty damn good.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
19 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime on a cloudy day:the pub was awaiting a delegation from Maidstone CAMRA who were presenting a Certificate long delayed by COVID19.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentFull bodied Best Bitter with enough hops to counter the malt sweetness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
12 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A few in on a warm Saturday noon.My pub visiting seems to be rather curtailed of late, but both the beer and Covid precautions are good in this house. A beer from Only With Love brewery was also available.
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Excellent4.5 in my book.Nettley hops,oilly hop loveliness.Grand.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A rushed visit on a warm Saturday lunchtime.Steady trade.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentBold, quenching hops on a Summer's day.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedA rare sighting for this Midlands heavy weight.Sorely tempted.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not 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. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 99 times, seen 184 different beers and tried 71 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB