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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cellar Head - Hop Project #004 West Kent IPAExceptional1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer Excellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Silver StarExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent2
Old Dairy - Green Hop Challenger Pale AleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Krpan & Lemondrop Joined at the HopExcellent1
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - LootGood1
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's DayNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPANot Tried0
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale GodivaNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy BearsNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Hop ProjectNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Kent - Lemon ScreamNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Bedlam - BoneshakerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Kent - CometNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

02 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Busy with post Rugby World Cup trade on a biblically wet Saturday lunchtime.
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer 4.50ExcellentGreen hop pale ale,using UK grown Cascade hops.Minty,oily,piney.
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
19 Oct 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on a changeable Saturday.Talk was of former ports now miles inland.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentOily,spicy.Pears.Great beer.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Comet4.50Not Tried
01 Oct 2019 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon:talk was of next weekend's apple fair,with the theme of hippies and vikings (eh?)
Old Dairy - Green Hop Challenger Pale Ale3.60ExcellentVibrant,floral,mint.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Wittenden)
Midday on a sunny Saturday.this pub is justifiably proud of its elevation to the 2020 Good Beer Guide.This led to discussion of reopened pubs in the area.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20ExcellentPale and earthy,floral.Ah,Fuggles.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
07 Sep 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday:much comings and goings.
Cellar Head - Hop Project #004 West Kent IPA6.20ExceptionalPale,hazy.Resinous hops,raspberries on the finish.Stunning beer.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Boneshaker4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
Early on a saturday afternoon.Several in:guerilla gardeners about their business outside.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90ExcellentGrapefruit,new mown hay,a stunner.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Lemon Scream4.70Not Tried
03 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime, a few in.The state of the local hop growing industry was discussed.
Holler (formerly Holler Boys) - Loot5.50GoodMy first meting with a NEIPA.Very fruity and thick.Lacking the hop hit I was expecting from an IPA.
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - 300 Hairy Bears4.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - Hop Project4.40Not Tried
20 Jul 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday,much coming and going.
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentHazy,oily,peppery.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale Godiva4.60Not Tried
29 Jun 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on the hottest day of the year to date:busy with those seeking relief from the sun.
Iron Pier - Krpan & Lemondrop Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentIron Pier continues to impress.Slight haze.Arboreal, some citrus, some welcome sweetness.Good for a summer's day.I hadn't heard of either of these hops,and Mr Google was unable to enlighten me with the Krpan.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Summer's Day4.30Not Tried
Iron Pier - Whiteout IPA5.30Not Tried
15 Jun 2019 (Wittenden)
Rushed visit on a busy Saturday midday.
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentFirst out of the cask.Floral,piney,hazy.
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not TriedWent off as I ordered.

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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.

We have visited this pub 60 times, seen 141 different beers and tried 47 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB