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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Bedlam - AmagansettGood1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Kent - CashmereExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleGood1
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Kent - Orange CrushNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

24 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon.I sat outside at the little street table, not wishing to fumigate the pub with my fish 'n' chips. The landlady kindly offered me a plate and cutlery, but they were awaited at home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cashmere4.50ExcellentGolden,plenty of condition.Lime,melons,thyme.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedAs always, sorely tempted.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a warm Saturday. Few inside, several on the Street.Hurried visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentThunderingly good floral APA.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Noon on a damp July Saturday, a few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00GoodA fruity,oily APA. No one in the house could pronounce this one.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
03 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Mid day on a muggy July Saturday. Filling up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentA dark bitter? We thought it wonderful when it came out in the 80s.Still pretty damn good.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
19 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime on a cloudy day:the pub was awaiting a delegation from Maidstone CAMRA who were presenting a Certificate long delayed by COVID19.
BeerABVScoreNotes
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentFull bodied Best Bitter with enough hops to counter the malt sweetness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
12 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A few in on a warm Saturday noon.My pub visiting seems to be rather curtailed of late, but both the beer and Covid precautions are good in this house. A beer from Only With Love brewery was also available.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Excellent4.5 in my book.Nettley hops,oilly hop loveliness.Grand.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A rushed visit on a warm Saturday lunchtime.Steady trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentBold, quenching hops on a Summer's day.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedA rare sighting for this Midlands heavy weight.Sorely tempted.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
29 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Early lunchtime, a few familiar faces in attendance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00GoodA heavy amber pale pale ale,long hoppy finish.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
22 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Early doors on an autumnal May Saturday.My first indoor pub visit since last autumn.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80ExcellentA hurried glass of this prize winning beer. Tropical fruit,gooseberries and mint.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
15 May 2021 (Wittenden)
A damp May Saturday late morning. A couple in the gazebo.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentWhat it says on the tin. Wonder if my pre-lockdown taste for earthy beer will return? Excellent condition.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Orange Crush4.50Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent60
Good21
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 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 86 times, seen 168 different beers and tried 63 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB