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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExceptional1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Old Dairy - Spring TopExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Excellent1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleExcellent1
Romney Marsh - Marsh MellowExcellent1
Larkins - PorterExcellent1
Larkins - PaleExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:ArcherGood1
Brumaison - BullionAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot 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
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark ConspiracyNot Tried0
Kent - PaleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)Not Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Truman's - LazarusNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - DogBolter Dark PorterNot Tried0
Harvey's - Star of EastbourneNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

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
20 Oct 2018 (Wittenden)
A sunny October Saturday lunchtime.Several within and without.
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50ExcellentGreen Hop-Pilgrim. Intense citrus, pears.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Dark Conspiracy4.90Not Tried
Kent - Pale4.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Bitter (unfined)3.50Not Tried
29 Sep 2018 (Wittenden)
Some seditious talk from the citizenry on a sunny Autumn Saturday lunchtime.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExceptionalDelicious golden floral beer.Hazlenuts.Pushing a five star.Dammit,it is a five star.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
01 Sep 2018 (Wittenden)
Quite busy with a mature clientele on a sunny Saturday noon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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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 25 times, seen 65 different beers and tried 23 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB