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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Hoppy PaleExceptional1
Larkins - PorterExceptional1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Three Legs - PaleExcellent2
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)Excellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Brumaison - BullionGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - I Spy Dragonfly IPAGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Snow TopNot Tried0
Brumaison - BBNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot 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
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
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

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
26 Jan 2019 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a mild but gloomy Saturday.Several in,discussing micropubs.A cracking list today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - KGB4.10ExcellentDecent peppery farmyard bitter.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
Brumaison - BB3.60Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional4
Excellent26
Good11
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 39 times, seen 97 different beers and tried 33 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB