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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Legs - IPAExceptional1
Tonbridge - India Pale AleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent2
Three Legs - PaleExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadExcellent1
Goacher's - Crown Imperial StoutExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Janet Street Green Hop PorterExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Autumn GoldNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot 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
Five Points - XPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Bedlam - StollenNot Tried0
Whitstable - Rocky RyeNot 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Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale (superseded by 3.8% version)Not Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

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15 Feb 2020 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime before the storm.Several in on a gloomy Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale (superseded by 3.8% version)4.10Not Tried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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent41
Good15
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 60 times, seen 141 different beers and tried 47 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB