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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cellar Head - Hop Project #004 West Kent IPAExceptional1
Kent - Green GiantExcellent1
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer Excellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Silver StarExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent1
Old Dairy - Green Hop Challenger Pale AleExcellent1
Three Legs - PaleExcellent1
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - Lemon ScreamNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Bedlam - BoneshakerNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Whitstable - Native BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - DynamoNot Tried0
Goacher's - Fine Light AleNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Kent - CometNot Tried0
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish BitterNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn GoldNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Kent - Comfortably PlumNot Tried0
Palmers - Tally Ho!Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Brumaison - BBNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Siren Craft - UndercurrentNot Tried0
Three Legs - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Cellar Head - FiresideNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

07 Dec 2019 (Wittenden)
One-ish on a mild Saturday afternoon.Busy.Much fuss was made of the Postman.
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExcellentDescribed as Pale#2,but same ABV. Brambly Hops.Pale, hazy.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Siren Craft - Undercurrent4.50Not Tried
Three Legs - Oatmeal Stout4.50Not Tried
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20Not Tried
30 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on a frosty Saturday morning.Seasonal attire was the topic.
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Excellent"Anaemic looking",as my neighbour commented,but some good spicy and muted lemon flavours.
Palmers - Tally Ho!5.50Not TriedIntrigued, but not today.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster Stout6.20Not Tried
Brumaison - BB3.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
23 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Early on a mild but gloomy Saturday afternoon.Filling up.
Tonbridge - India Pale Ale4.80ExcellentOat straw.Hoppy aroma,herbal,spicy.Bitter.Perhaps a strong Bitter.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Comfortably Plum4.90Not Tried
16 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday:several in.Plaster casts to the lower leg were in evidence.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop Porter4.50ExcellentI was pleased to see this award winning beer.Dark brown,dry,some hedgerow fruit.Perfect for an autumn's day.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn Gold4.70Not Tried
02 Nov 2019 (Wittenden)
Busy with post Rugby World Cup trade on a biblically wet Saturday lunchtime.
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer 4.50ExcellentGreen hop pale ale,using UK grown Cascade hops.Minty,oily,piney.
Westerham - Grasshopper Kentish Bitter3.80Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
19 Oct 2019 (Wittenden)
Noon on a changeable Saturday.Talk was of former ports now miles inland.
Kent - Green Giant6.00ExcellentOily,spicy.Pears.Great beer.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Comet4.50Not Tried
01 Oct 2019 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon:talk was of next weekend's apple fair,with the theme of hippies and vikings (eh?)
Old Dairy - Green Hop Challenger Pale Ale3.60ExcellentVibrant,floral,mint.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not Tried
Whitstable - Native Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Dynamo4.30Not Tried
21 Sep 2019 (Wittenden)
Midday on a sunny Saturday.this pub is justifiably proud of its elevation to the 2020 Good Beer Guide.This led to discussion of reopened pubs in the area.
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20ExcellentPale and earthy,floral.Ah,Fuggles.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
07 Sep 2019 (Wittenden)
Saturday midday:much comings and goings.
Cellar Head - Hop Project #004 West Kent IPA6.20ExceptionalPale,hazy.Resinous hops,raspberries on the finish.Stunning beer.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Boneshaker4.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 Aug 2019 (Wittenden)
Early on a saturday afternoon.Several in:guerilla gardeners about their business outside.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90ExcellentGrapefruit,new mown hay,a stunner.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Lemon Scream4.70Not 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. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 54 times, seen 131 different beers and tried 44 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB