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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Larkins - PorterExceptional1
Tonbridge - Ebony MoonExcellent1
Three Legs - English IPAExcellent1
Cellar Head - Hop Project 001 (CF247)Excellent1
Kent - KGBExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Friar's AleExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Bedlam - BenchmarkExcellent1
Cellar Head - Winter Pale AleGood1
Three Legs - PaleGood1
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
Larkins - TraditionalNot 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
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
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

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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
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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?
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional3
Excellent25
Good9
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.

We have visited this pub 35 times, seen 91 different beers and tried 31 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB