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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Old Dairy - MysticExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Kent - ProhibitionExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent1
Kent - CashmereExcellent1
Bedlam - AmagansettGood1
Only With Love - Dance Every DayGood1
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Kent - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Kent - AzaccaNot Tried0
Long Man - American Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Best BitterNot Tried0
Only With Love - BongoNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Iron Pier - Rosherville RedNot Tried0
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

11 Sep 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a suddenly and suprisingly sunny Saturday.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00ExcellentHadn't seen this in cask form for a while.Resinous,piney.Looks as if I'm the only scribe on this site to drink this.
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Bexley - Bursted Session Bitter3.80Not Tried
Only With Love - Dance Every Day3.80Not Tried
28 Aug 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon:a few in , discussing fish wholesalers.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70ExcellentA delicious,nettley pale ale:stone fruit on the finish.In tiptop condition.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00Not Tried
Only With Love - Bongo5.00Not Tried
21 Aug 2021 (Wittenden)
One or two others in on a cloudy Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Only With Love - Dance Every Day3.80GoodEndearing murky pale ale from an endearing East Sussex brewery. Citrus based,with a long dry finish.Good condition,short lived head.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Only With Love - Bongo5.00Not Tried
15 Aug 2021 (ChrisE)
A long over due visit to this pub, I took advantage of a free vintage bus service that was running from Tenterden to get here. A very weloming pub with free nibbles on a Sunday. Ticks all the boxes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentThe best seller in here today.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Azacca4.50Not Tried
07 Aug 2021 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a Saturday of heavy downpours.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Mystic3.60ExcellentA new 'un from Old Dairy.Golden Pale Ale.Quite a lot going on here for the ABV. Berry fruit, marmalade.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
31 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Several groups in on a sunny, blustery Saturday lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10ExcellentHadn't tried this in years.Approachable strong pale ale,spicy bitter finish.In tip top condition.
Oakham - Bishops Farewell4.60Not Tried
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not Tried
24 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon.I sat outside at the little street table, not wishing to fumigate the pub with my fish 'n' chips. The landlady kindly offered me a plate and cutlery, but they were awaited at home.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Cashmere4.50ExcellentGolden,plenty of condition.Lime,melons,thyme.
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedAs always, sorely tempted.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale Ale4.30Not Tried
17 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a warm Saturday. Few inside, several on the Street.Hurried visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Prohibition4.80ExcellentThunderingly good floral APA.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
10 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Noon on a damp July Saturday, a few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Bedlam - Amagansett5.00GoodA fruity,oily APA. No one in the house could pronounce this one.
Long Man - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Rosherville Red4.80Not Tried
03 Jul 2021 (Wittenden)
Mid day on a muggy July Saturday. Filling up.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentA dark bitter? We thought it wonderful when it came out in the 80s.Still pretty damn good.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Long Man - American Pale Ale4.80Not Tried
Iron Pier - Perry St Pale3.70Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent65
Good22
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 92 times, seen 176 different beers and tried 67 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB