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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Legs - IPAExceptional1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent2
Three Legs - PaleExcellent1
Bedlam - AmagansettExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExcellent1
Larkins - PorterExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Palmers - Tally Ho!Not Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Black Pearl Oyster StoutNot Tried0
Brumaison - BBNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Siren Craft - UndercurrentNot Tried0
Three Legs - Oatmeal StoutNot Tried0
Cellar Head - FiresideNot Tried0
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Bedlam - StollenNot Tried0
Whitstable - Rocky RyeNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Speyside BA Export PorterNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:GoldingsNot Tried0
Range Ales - Golden ShotNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 3Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Range Ales - Shot In The DarkNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale (superseded by 3.8% version)Not Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MidnightNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Saison's GreetingsNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

14 Mar 2020 (Wittenden)
A dull March saturday.Trade holding up.Talk was of a virus related deep freezer shortage.
Larkins - Porter5.20ExcellentA cheering sight.Dried fruit,bitter chocolate.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Iron Pier - Saison's Greetings3.80Not TriedDon't think it was "greeting's" but same ABV.
29 Feb 2020 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a wintry Saturday.Storm Jorge was awaited.
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00ExcellentAccessible,fruity APA.Wall fruit,apricots.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Marsh Midnight4.50Not Tried
15 Feb 2020 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime before the storm.Several in on a gloomy Saturday.
Three Legs - IPA6.00ExceptionalDelicious murky,juicy IPA,apparently put out to trade this week, and selling well.Stewed apricots.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Range Ales - Shot In The Dark4.50Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale (superseded by 3.8% version)4.10Not Tried
01 Feb 2020 (Wittenden)
Busy on a springlike February Saturday noon.
Goacher's - Fine Light Ale3.70GoodFine, bit of marmalade.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 35.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
25 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Anticyclonic gloom permeates the town this January Saturday lunchtime.A few in.
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentLeafy,resinous.In good nick.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Palmers - Tally Ho!5.50Not Tried
Range Ales - Golden Shot3.70Not Tried
11 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Plenty of comings and goings on a gloomy January Saturday noon.
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70GoodPale and hazy,zesty,thin.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Iron Pier - Speyside BA Export Porter7.30Not Tried
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:Goldings4.60Not Tried
04 Jan 2020 (Wittenden)
Start the year with Goacher's,part one.Quiet on a Saturday lunchtime.
Goacher's - Crown Imperial Stout4.50ExcellentFirst beer of the New Year:roast,luscious.
Three Legs - Pale3.70Not Tried
Whitstable - Rocky Rye4.70Not Tried
14 Dec 2019 (Wittenden)
Busiest I've seen this in a while on a showery Saturday noon.
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30ExcellentA grand pale ale.Oily oatiness,determined hops.
Five Points - XPA4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
Bedlam - Stollen6.50Not Tried
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

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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 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 62 times, seen 143 different beers and tried 48 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB