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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green DwarfExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Kent - Beyond the PaleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal PaleExcellent1
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The TroubadourExcellent1
Kent - Tropic AleExcellent1
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleGood1
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Amber AleNot Tried0
Leigh on Sea - Legra PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - Orange CrushNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - GoldsmithNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider RyeNot Tried0
Bedlam - BenchmarkNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Amber AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

19 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime on a cloudy day:the pub was awaiting a delegation from Maidstone CAMRA who were presenting a Certificate long delayed by COVID19.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - The Troubadour4.50ExcellentFull bodied Best Bitter with enough hops to counter the malt sweetness.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
12 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A few in on a warm Saturday noon.My pub visiting seems to be rather curtailed of late, but both the beer and Covid precautions are good in this house. A beer from Only With Love brewery was also available.
Kent - Beyond the Pale5.40Excellent4.5 in my book.Nettley hops,oilly hop loveliness.Grand.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
05 Jun 2021 (Wittenden)
A rushed visit on a warm Saturday lunchtime.Steady trade.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentBold, quenching hops on a Summer's day.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedA rare sighting for this Midlands heavy weight.Sorely tempted.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Amber Ale4.40Not Tried
29 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Early lunchtime, a few familiar faces in attendance.
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00GoodA heavy amber pale pale ale,long hoppy finish.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye5.50Not Tried
Bedlam - Benchmark4.00Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
22 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Early doors on an autumnal May Saturday.My first indoor pub visit since last autumn.
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80ExcellentA hurried glass of this prize winning beer. Tropical fruit,gooseberries and mint.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Goldsmith4.00Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
15 May 2021 (Wittenden)
A damp May Saturday late morning. A couple in the gazebo.
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90ExcellentWhat it says on the tin. Wonder if my pre-lockdown taste for earthy beer will return? Excellent condition.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Kent - Orange Crush4.50Not Tried
08 May 2021 (Wittenden)
Noon on a mild,damp May morning. I sat in the gazebo in the back garden.Lively.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Oatmeal Pale4.50ExcellentSmashing vibrant pale,with lovely oat oiliness.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Leigh on Sea - Legra Pale3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
01 May 2021 (Wittenden)
No room for me on a May morning.
17 Apr 2021 (Wittenden)
The back garden was full, but I was able to sit at the little table on the High Street, on a bright but cold Saturday early afternoon. In the background, the melancholy tolling of the church bell, in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh. This house is now also serving craft keg and canned beers.Good to be back.
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentCrisp, nettley American Pale Ale. Cask beer, I've really missed you.
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Cellar Head - Amber Ale4.00Not Tried
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

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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 82 times, seen 166 different beers and tried 61 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB