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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - MysticExcellent1
Larkins - Green Hop BestExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Green BullionExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent1
Kent - CashmereExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Goacher's - Gold StarExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Only With Love - Dance Every DayGood1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Kent - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Kent - AzaccaNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Only With Love - BongoNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone Free Pale AleNot Tried0
Long Man - Long GiantNot Tried0
Oakham - Bishops FarewellNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

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16 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild October Saturday. Fairly busy.
Hop Fuzz - Green Bullion5.00ExcellentVery pale.Resinous,black currants.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Pig & Porter - All These Vibes5.30Not Tried
09 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Late afternoon on an unseasonably mild Saturday:busy inside and out.
Larkins - Green Hop Best4.00ExcellentFirst Green hop of the year.Those hop oils got my mouth tingling.Gooseberries.
Pig & Porter - Stone Free4.30Not Tried
Long Man - Long Giant4.80Not Tried
25 Sep 2021 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a muggy Saturday lunchtime.No Kent Green Hopped beers on, alas.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's Ale3.90GoodLacking its (her?) normal zest.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90Not TriedAs always tempted;as always resisted.
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
11 Sep 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a suddenly and suprisingly sunny Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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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 95 times, seen 180 different beers and tried 69 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB