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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Larkins - Green Hop BestExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MEExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Green BullionExcellent1
Old Dairy - Breakfast StoutExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Excellent1
Three Legs - PaleExcellent1
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal StoutExcellent1
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer- Green Hop ErnestGood1
Only With Love - Yacht RockGood1
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Long GiantNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Only With Love - FlokiNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Only With Love - WingdingNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - FiresideNot Tried0
360° - FastbackNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

22 Jan 2022 (Wittenden)
Midday on a raw Saturday. A few in.
Kent - Breakfast Oatmeal Stout4.20ExcellentFull of oily oatiness,oranges to the finish.Yum.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - Winter Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Only With Love - Floki6.70Not Tried
08 Jan 2022 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a foul wet Saturday.A few in.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40ExcellentSolid, biscuity East Kent goodness.
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
17 Dec 2021 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on a dank December Friday.Pleasant post-work buzz.I learnt that Drake and Fletcher's manufactured a hop picking machine in the early days.Larkins Porter listed as coming next.Alas, I'll miss it.
Old Dairy - Breakfast Stout6.00ExcellentFull bodied,bible black.Dry,chocolate.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
04 Dec 2021 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a breezey Saturday noon. The progress of the Covid19 booster jab was discussed.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20ExcellentZesty hops, marmalade finish.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
27 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a wintry Saturday:plenty in.
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer- Green Hop Ernest5.00GoodResinous,wall fruit.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not TriedSelling well.
20 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a gloomy November Saturday lunchtime.Apparently, it had been hectic last night.
Only With Love - Yacht Rock3.80GoodPale,tooth rasping citrus.Alliaceous back taste.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20Not Tried
360° - Fastback5.20Not Tried
13 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild Remembrance Saturday.Some familiar faces.
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExcellentCrisp,hazy,autumnal fruit.Great flavours for the ABV.I'm not sure if this is Pale#3.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Only With Love - Wingding4.50Not Tried
23 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a cloudy Saturday.Several in.Goldilocks is Dead listed as coming soon.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00ExcellentA solid APA.Herbal notes.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
16 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild October Saturday. Fairly busy.
Hop Fuzz - Green Bullion5.00ExcellentVery pale.Resinous,black currants.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
09 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on an unseasonably mild Saturday:busy inside and out.
Larkins - Green Hop Best4.00ExcellentFirst Green hop of the year.Those hop oils got my mouth tingling.Gooseberries.
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
Long Man - Long Giant4.80Not 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, 2020 and 2022.

We have visited this pub 113 times, seen 206 different beers and tried 80 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB