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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExceptional1
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Long Man - Rising GiantExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - BlacksmithExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil ThievesExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Only With Love - RebootGood1
Old Dairy - MysticGood1
Only With Love - HallandGood1
Cellar Head - FlapjackNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Surrey Hills - Shere DropNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - EnglishNot Tried0
Iron Pier - West Street PaleNot Tried0
Gun - Zamzama IPANot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Only With Love - Let's Go! IPANot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Forever LostNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPANot Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Only With Love - GrizzlyNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESBNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

07 May 2022 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a rainy Saturday.One other couple in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Only With Love - Reboot4.50GoodAmusingly named.Murky tropical trifle.Spicey finish.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10Not Tried
30 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime.A few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10ExcellentA tropical blast,bulked up with a thoughtful malt bill.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - West Street Pale4.10Not Tried
16 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A sunny Easter Saturday lunchtime:several folk in and out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentBarley straw:refreshing and brisk on a warm day.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Not Tried
Only With Love - Grizzly6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime in this prizewinning little pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentNettley goodness.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A few familiar faces in this lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentLovely peppery farmyard ethos.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried
26 Mar 2022 (Wittenden)
Busy on a Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentLovely zesty pint,punching way above its weight.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Only With Love - Let's Go! IPA5.70Not Tried
19 Mar 2022 (Wittenden)
Midday on a sunny equinoctal Saturday. Buzzing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExceptionalZinging herbal hay.Superb.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
05 Mar 2022 (Wittenden)
Busy on a gloomy Lenten Saturday noon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Blacksmith4.20ExcellentBible black roasty chocolatey stout.Delicious.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - English4.00Not Tried
Gun - Zamzama IPA6.50Not Tried
12 Feb 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon.A few familiar faces in attendance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Long Man - Rising Giant4.80ExcellentAmber APA.Peppery fruitiness.Long bitter finish. Is this Long Man's APA renamed?
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Cellar Head - Flapjack4.70Not Tried
29 Jan 2022 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a welcome sunny Saturday. Several in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Mystic3.60GoodFruity, but lacked some condition.
Only With Love - Halland4.90GoodCreamy oatmeal stout.Dark chocolate.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent80
Good28
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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