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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
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Larkins - PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Bedlam - BenchmarkExcellent1
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleGood1
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:ArcherGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot 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
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 - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Amber AleNot Tried0
Kent - AmarilloNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

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
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

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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 29 times, seen 77 different beers and tried 27 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB