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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Larkins - PorterExceptional2
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Bedlam - BenchmarkExcellent1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleGood1
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Star of EastbourneNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Weltons - Feast of StephenNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Chai StoutNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Wantsum - ThunderboltNot Tried0
Wantsum - Portly PigNot Tried0
Brumaison - BullionNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Snow TopNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Amber AleNot Tried0
Kent - AmarilloNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Brumaison - BBNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Brumaison - 1770 London PorterNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

16 Feb 2019 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a mild and misty Saturday.Busy:some galanthophiles were defending their obsession.
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentJuicy,fir tree hops.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Brumaison - 1770 London Porter4.70Not Tried
Cellar Head - Winter Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
26 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a mild but gloomy Saturday.Several in,discussing micropubs.A cracking list today.
Larkins - Porter5.20ExceptionalExemplorary.Bible back,roast,raspberries.On tiptop form.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
19 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on a chilly Saturday.The foibles of the Cranbrook rozzers of yore were discussed.
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentDecent peppery farmyard bitter.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Brumaison - BB3.60Not Tried
13 Jan 2019 (Jack William)
Early afternoon- my first visit. Good busy-but-mellow atmosphere. Free snacks on the bar - like a proper old-fashioned Sunday lunchtime.
Cellar Head - Winter Pale Ale3.90GoodInteresting flavour - for a pale ale - brewed with Phoenix hop.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
Kent - Amarillo4.50Not Tried
12 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild but gloomy Saturday.Coughs and Colds were the order of the day.Doncha just love January?
Tonbridge - Ebony Moon4.20ExcellentIt's been a while since I've drunk this.A delightful easy drinking 'session'Porter.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Brumaison - Bullion4.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
05 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Midday on a cloudy January Saturday.Several in.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00ExcellentNew style old school Best Bitter.Farmyard,hedge fruit.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Wantsum - Thunderbolt6.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Portly Pig5.50Not Tried
22 Dec 2018 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday:busy with a mainly mature crowd enjoying some decent ale.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's Ale4.30ExcellentLong fruity hoppy finish.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Weltons - Feast of Stephen3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Chai Stout6.00Not Tried
01 Dec 2018 (Wittenden)
Mid day on a rainy December Saturday.Talk was of daughters wedding plans, which struck a chord with this scribe.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentI'm always surprised that this isn't dark for some reason.Zesty and cedarey,
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark Porter5.60Not Tried
Harvey's - Star of Eastbourne5.50Not Tried
24 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
Noon on a murky November Saturday.They were preparing a cold collation for a celebrating customer.A handsome pie was paraded to general acclamation.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentDelicious roasty,chocolatey ,earthy Tovil goodness.
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
10 Nov 2018 (Wittenden)
Noon on an unseasonally mild November Saturday.A largely mature clientele,reminiscing about Cranbrook's police establishment in times gone by. CellarHead's Armistice Ale, a recreation of a Fremlin's beer from 1918, was listed as coming soon.I'd have liked to have tried it!
Larkins - Porter5.20ExcellentFirst sighting of this iconic beer for the season. Muscular and dry.Magic.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Truman's - Lazarus4.20Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried

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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.

We have visited this pub 32 times, seen 84 different beers and tried 29 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB