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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Iron Pier - Long FerryExcellent1
Kent - Brewers ReserveExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPAExcellent1
East London (ELB) - CowcatcherExcellent1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleGood1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleGood1
Wantsum - Green Hop ErnestGood1
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleGood1
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Saltaire - BlondeNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Über BrewNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Goacher's - Silver StarNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer Not Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Long Blonde Not Tried0
Brewsmith - Brewsmith IPANot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Kent - Mayflower 400Not Tried0
Salopian - IridescenceNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

24 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Noon on a gloomy October Saturday.Steady trade.
Kent - Green Dwarf3.70ExcellentA session pale ale.Zestfully oily hops. Best Green Hop of the season so far.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
17 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
A few solitary drinkers on a cool Saturday lunchtime.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - East Kent IPA6.50ExcellentJuicy flint.Perfectly conditioned.Epic.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Pole Dancer 4.50Not TriedListed at 5% abv.
10 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Covid 19 prevention measures strictly enforced: I was admonished for talking to a fellow drinker's Patterdale without wearing my mask as I left the pub.
Wantsum - Green Hop Ernest4.20GoodBarley straw.Woody mouthfeel.Apricots. I've had better beers using Ernest hops.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
01 Oct 2020 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon,I'd come in search of Green Hop beer, but alas one was on the stillage, but not on sale.Many tables pre-booked, so I sat in the little back yard and enjoyed my beer.
Iron Pier - Long Ferry3.90ExcellentDescribed as a Golden Ale,but it was better than that.Chewy malt and mouthwatering spicy hops.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80Not Tried
19 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
A few in,much comings and goings from the garden out back.
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentDelightful zesty APA.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Saltaire - Blonde4.00Not Tried
12 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
A few familiar faces lurking behind perspex screens on a warm Saturday noon.
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80GoodOat straw,berry fruit.Refreshing.
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
05 Sep 2020 (Wittenden)
Fairly busy, in a socially distanced way on a pleasant Saturday noon.
East London (ELB) - Cowcatcher4.80ExcellentAn appropriate beer for this scribe.Pale, with a fairly intense hop hit, followed by a resinous,bittersweet finish.
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60Not Tried
Kent - Mayflower 4004.20Not Tried
Salopian - Iridescence5.60Not Tried
08 Aug 2020 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on an oppresively hot and sticky Saturday.Quiet.
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.
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.
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

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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 73 times, seen 157 different beers and tried 56 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB