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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Jester : The New LocalExcellent1
Larkins - PaleExcellent1
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:PilotExcellent1
Old Dairy - Spring TopExcellent1
Larkins - TraditionalExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionGood1
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:ArcherGood1
Hop Fuzz - AdhoptionGood1
Brumaison - BullionAcceptable1
Larkins - PorterNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of OzNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Pattern RecognitionNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Three Legs - DarkNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Brumaison - GBNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Musket - TriggerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American AmberNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Sub ThreeNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Wantsum - Black PigNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Chasing Connor's CureNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud SurferNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Billericay - Mayflower GoldNot Tried0
Truman's - RunnerNot Tried0
Larkins - Best BitterNot Tried0
Arbor Ales - RocketmanNot Tried0
Weltons - SpinnakerNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

01 Sep 2018 (Wittenden)
Quite busy with a mature clientele on a sunny Saturday noon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:Archer4.60GoodWall fruit-a bit sweet for me.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Weltons - Spinnaker4.10Not Tried
04 Aug 2018 (Wittenden)
Busy on a humid Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brumaison - Bullion4.50AcceptableUnderstated single hop pale.Spice.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Larkins - Best Bitter4.40Not Tried
Arbor Ales - Rocketman6.00Not Tried
16 Jun 2018 (Wittenden)
One other in on a cloudy Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Larkins - Pale4.20ExcellentEarthy,farmyard,resinous.Complex and rewarding.Hadn't seen this one before,and the first time on at this pub.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Billericay - Mayflower Gold6.50Not Tried
Truman's - Runner4.00Not Tried
27 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Hot,sticky Sunday afternoon.We were selling plants in the street as part of Cranbrook goes Nuts in May:this occasioned repeated visits.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00ExcellentSurprisingly, this was the first time I've drunk this from cask:pale 'n' spicy,chewy malt.Bit too heavy for the heat!
Romney Marsh - Marsh Mellow3.60ExcellentRich gold,grassy,herbal hops.Summery.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedBizarrely the ABV was given as 4.8% on the blackboard.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Cloud Surfer4.50Not Tried
20 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Sunday lunchtime:quiet.I was on a mission to buy asparagus and dogfood,so found my way here.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00ExcellentZesty,nettley hops.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Not Tried
Tonbridge - Chasing Connor's Cure4.00Not Tried
05 May 2018 (Wittenden)
Late Saturday afternoon:good post work vibe.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:Pilot4.60ExcellentClear for an unfined beer.Marmalade.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Fatal Flaw American Amber4.50Not Tried
Cellar Head - Sub Three2.70Not Tried
21 Apr 2018 (Wittenden)
Noon on a scorching Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80GoodLoosing condition.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not TriedTempted,but today isn't quite the right weather for an Old!
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Musket - Trigger3.60Not Tried
15 Mar 2018 (Wittenden)
Quiet: a long established Kent winegrower and cider maker was in attendance.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Jester : The New Local4.50ExcellentBarley straw: I don't usually use citrus as a descriptor,but it fills the bill here.Blackcurrants in the finish.
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried Sorely tempted.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Brumaison - GB4.40Not Tried
15 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon, several in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Fuzz - Adhoption4.20GoodDark chestnut Best Bitter.Blackcurrants.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Three Legs - Dark4.50Not Tried
01 Feb 2018 (Wittenden)
Quiet for a fleeting Thursday visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Larkins - Traditional3.40ExcellentPretty much the best Trad I've had for a long time:delicious.
Larkins - Porter5.20Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Blizzard of Oz4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Pattern Recognition4.20Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent14
Good7
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.

We have visited this pub 20 times, seen 54 different beers and tried 20 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB