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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Legs - Bitter # 3Excellent1
Three Acre - Ruby PorterExcellent1
Three Acre - Centennial HazeExcellent1
Three Acre - Session PaleExcellent1
Goacher's - Real Mild AleExcellent1
Kent - Session PaleExcellent1
Three Acre - India Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - Born To Be MildExcellent1
Iron Pier - Black IPAGood1
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPAGood1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Killick's MillNot Tried0
Kent - Beyond the PaleNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Three Acre - Best BitterNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
Three Legs - Pale #3Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Whispering GrassNot Tried0
Tonbridge - IPANot Tried0
Lakedown - Sussex PaleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Jumping FrogNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - FiresideNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Kent - The Quiet AmericanNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - By my sideNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

18 May 2024 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime, several in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Born To Be Mild3.50ExcellentSweet chocolate, nutty.Bitter finish.Solid.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly English Wheat Ale4.20Not Tried
04 May 2024 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon.Convivial.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Black IPA5.90GoodThe famous brewing oxymoron:good, but why?
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Whispering Grass5.50Not Tried
Lakedown - Sussex Pale4.20Not Tried
27 Apr 2024 (Wittenden)
Busy noontime session.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40ExcellentPretty near perfection.Entrancing chocolate earthiness.
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Not Tried
Three Acre - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Three Acre - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
20 Apr 2024 (Wittenden)
Noon on a blustery Spring Saturday.Filling up on with a couple of large groups.The demise of Cellar Head was mourned.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Acre - Centennial Haze4.30ExcellentInternational pale ale: stone fruit,floral.Substantial,due to the listed lactose, perhaps?
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50Not Tried
Iron Pier - Killick's Mill5.30Not Tried
13 Apr 2024 (Wittenden)
Early on a sunnny Saturday noon.Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - Bitter # 34.20ExcellentFruity,malty,long bitter finish.Like the Seventies in a good way.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
06 Apr 2024 (Wittenden)
Rammed with what was described as an old skool outing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Wealdway IPA4.50GoodLight, arboreal session IPA.Grapefruit 'n' spice.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Kent - The Quiet American4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - By my side3.40Not Tried
23 Mar 2024 (Wittenden)
Sheltering from the hail on a wintry Saturday morning.Recently proclaimed branch pub of the year.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Acre - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentResinous hops,cane fruit.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20Not Tried
Three Legs - Pale #33.70Not Tried
09 Mar 2024 (Wittenden)
Midday on a sunny winter Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Session Pale3.70ExcellentSublime,flinty,floral.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Jumping Frog4.20Not Tried
02 Mar 2024 (Wittenden)
Midday on a wintry early spring Saturday.Talk was of a chap impersonating the late Guv of Larkins' Brewery.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Acre - Session Pale3.70ExcellentGrassy,golden pale ale.Leaf tea.Yum.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - IPA4.80Not Tried
Three Acre - Ruby Porter4.20Not Tried
24 Feb 2024 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a cold and damp Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Acre - Ruby Porter4.20ExcellentCoffee rich porter.Good for a winter's day.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Three Legs - Pale #33.70Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional11
Excellent136
Good52
Acceptable2
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, 2022 and 2024. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2022. CAMRA Kent Regional Pub of the Year 2022.

We have visited this pub 195 times, seen 295 different beers and tried 135 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB