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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Three Legs - IPAExceptional1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Bedlam - AmagansettExcellent1
Larkins - PorterExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Goacher's - Fine Light AleGood1
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleGood1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleGood1
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Speyside BA Export PorterNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Single Hop Pale:GoldingsNot Tried0
Palmers - Tally Ho!Not 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Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Pardoner's Ale (superseded by 3.8% version)Not Tried0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 - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Marsh MidnightNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Saison's GreetingsNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPANot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Goacher's - Silver StarNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Brewsmith - Brewsmith IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

08 Aug 2020 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on an oppresively hot and sticky Saturday.Quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60GoodBronze APA:stone fruit. The heat detracted from this,though to be fair, the finest Fremlins/Goachers collaboration devised by members of this site would struggle today.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - Long Blonde 3.80Not Tried
Brewsmith - Brewsmith IPA6.00Not Tried
01 Aug 2020 (Wittenden)
A few socially distanced drinkers in on a warm Saturday lunchtime. I like my pubs like this, but it's hardly good for trade.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Brewers Reserve5.00ExcellentUpstanding pale ale.Dark rhubarb.Grand.
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Silver Star4.20Not Tried
25 Jul 2020 (Wittenden)
A few in on a pleasingly damp Saturday lunchtime.The Guv remarked that some of the older regulars are still cautious about returning.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60GoodJuicy pale ale.Does what it says on the tin.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
18 Jul 2020 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime. Two of the four socially distanced tables inside occupied-not sure if anyone was in the garden.Good to see this little pub reopened.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentSublime session IPA.Fresh hay.This level of bitterness is what I've missed over lockdown. Nectar.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - West Coast IPA5.60Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
14 Mar 2020 (Wittenden)
A dull March saturday.Trade holding up.Talk was of a virus related deep freezer shortage.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent45
Good17
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 and 2020.

We have visited this pub 66 times, seen 148 different beers and tried 50 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB