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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Hoppy PaleExceptional1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent2
Three Legs - PaleExcellent2
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPAGood1
Weltons - Topper MildGood1
Brumaison - BullionGood1
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Brumaison - 1770 London PorterNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale-First GoldNot Tried0
Goacher's - 1066 Old AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Whitstable - East India Pale AleNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the MoonNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Centennial PorterNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Bedlam - Golden AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)Not Tried0
Musket - Matchlock MildNot Tried0
Weltons - Horsham PaleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

15 Jun 2019 (Wittenden)
Rushed visit on a busy Saturday midday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentFirst out of the cask.Floral,piney,hazy.
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not TriedWent off as I ordered.
01 Jun 2019 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a sweltering Saturday morning:filling up nicely.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Weltons - Topper Mild4.00GoodI'd always thought Weltons iffy,so I usually miss 'em, but referring to this website shows that in fact I'd never tried 'em!Dark mild,bittersweet: a bit rough round the edges.
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Weltons - Horsham Pale3.70Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
04 May 2019 (Wittenden)
Dodging the noontime hail on a May Saturday.Early doors,filling up.Hurried visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPA5.00GoodVery pale,reedy hops (appropiately).Pineapple.Light for its strength.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Hoppy Pale3.60Not Tried
20 Apr 2019 (Wittenden)
Midday on a warm Easter Saturday.Several in,debating a neighbouring pub's bouncy castle issues.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brumaison - Bullion4.50GoodSpicy:English soft fruit.Pale.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Dark Star - American Pale Ale (some, if not all, also brewed by Fuller's)4.70Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
13 Apr 2019 (Wittenden)
A wintry April Saturday, a few in.A customer regaled the room with details of unseemly goings-on at a memorial service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Hoppy Pale3.60ExceptionalGolden pale.Tropical fruit,gravelly hops,long hoppy finish. Delicious lunchtime beer.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Golden Ale4.20Not Tried
23 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Pretty near full on a cloudy Saturday early afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExcellentGrassy.Hints of austerity. A fellow occupant of the window table declared it to be delicious:it was.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Centennial Porter5.40Not Tried
09 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Busy on a gusty Saturday midday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)4.50ExcellentHazy straw gold.Peaches,sun warmed straw.Intruiging, brewed with the experimental hop CF247.
Whitstable - East India Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Black Taxi to the Moon5.40Not TriedI was tempted...
02 Mar 2019 (Wittenden)
Busy on a Saturday lunchtime:most tables occupied.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - English IPA5.00ExcellentResinous hops,stone fruit.Moreish.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - 1066 Old Ale6.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
23 Feb 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on an unseasonably mild Saturday.I'm getting recognised by other customers,help!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - Pale3.70GoodPale and nettley.Some haze.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale-First Gold4.60Not Tried
16 Feb 2019 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a mild and misty Saturday.Busy:some galanthophiles were defending their obsession.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent27
Good12
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.

We have visited this pub 41 times, seen 102 different beers and tried 34 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB