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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Long FerryExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPAExcellent1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherExcellent1
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Wantsum - Green Hop ErnestGood1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleGood1
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Saltaire - BlondeNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer Not Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Amber AleNot Tried0
Kent - Mayflower 400Not Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Legra PaleNot Tried0
Salopian - IridescenceNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

08 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Noon on a mild,damp May morning. I sat in the gazebo in the back garden.Lively.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.50ExcellentSmashing vibrant pale,with lovely oat oiliness.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Legra Pale3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
01 May 2021 (Wittenden)
No room for me on a May morning.
17 Apr 2021 (Wittenden)
The back garden was full, but I was able to sit at the little table on the High Street, on a bright but cold Saturday early afternoon. In the background, the melancholy tolling of the church bell, in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh. This house is now also serving craft keg and canned beers.Good to be back.
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentCrisp, nettley American Pale Ale. Cask beer, I've really missed you.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
24 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Noon on a gloomy October Saturday.Steady trade.
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70ExcellentA session pale ale.Zestfully oily hops. Best Green Hop of the season so far.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
17 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
A few solitary drinkers on a cool Saturday lunchtime.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPA6.50ExcellentJuicy flint.Perfectly conditioned.Epic.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer 4.50Not TriedListed at 5% abv.
10 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Covid 19 prevention measures strictly enforced: I was admonished for talking to a fellow drinker's Patterdale without wearing my mask as I left the pub.
Wantsum - Green Hop Ernest4.20GoodBarley straw.Woody mouthfeel.Apricots. I've had better beers using Ernest hops.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
01 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon,I'd come in search of Green Hop beer, but alas one was on the stillage, but not on sale.Many tables pre-booked, so I sat in the little back yard and enjoyed my beer.
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90ExcellentDescribed as a Golden Ale,but it was better than that.Chewy malt and mouthwatering spicy hops.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
19 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
A few in,much comings and goings from the garden out back.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentDelightful zesty APA.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Saltaire - Blonde4.00Not Tried
12 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
A few familiar faces lurking behind perspex screens on a warm Saturday noon.
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80GoodOat straw,berry fruit.Refreshing.
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
05 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
Fairly busy, in a socially distanced way on a pleasant Saturday noon.
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80ExcellentAn appropriate beer for this scribe.Pale, with a fairly intense hop hit, followed by a resinous,bittersweet finish.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Kent - Mayflower 4004.20Not Tried
Salopian - Iridescence5.60Not 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 86 times, seen 168 different beers and tried 63 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB