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Larkins' Alehouse (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Larkins - Green Hop BestExcellent1
Old Dairy - Red TopExcellent1
Hop Fuzz - Green BullionExcellent1
Tonbridge - American PaleExcellent1
Iron Pier - Perry St PaleExcellent1
Three Legs - PaleExcellent1
Cellar Head - India Pale AleExcellent1
Only With Love - Dance Every DayGood1
Only With Love - Yacht RockGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Wife of Bath's AleGood1
Pig & Porter - All These VibesNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - SeasiderNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - SkylarkingNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Only With Love - WingdingNot Tried0
Kent - AzaccaNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - FiresideNot Tried0
Only With Love - BongoNot Tried0
360° - FastbackNot Tried0
Bedlam - AmagansettNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Bexley - Bursted Session BitterNot Tried0
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurNot Tried0
Bedlam - Phoenix Pale AleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Stone FreeNot Tried0
Long Man - Long GiantNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

20 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a gloomy November Saturday lunchtime.Apparently, it had been hectic last night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Only With Love - Yacht Rock3.80GoodPale,tooth rasping citrus.Alliaceous back taste.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Cellar Head - Fireside5.20Not Tried
360° - Fastback5.20Not Tried
13 Nov 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild Remembrance Saturday.Some familiar faces.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Three Legs - Pale3.70ExcellentCrisp,hazy,autumnal fruit.Great flavours for the ABV.I'm not sure if this is Pale#3.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Only With Love - Wingding4.50Not Tried
23 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Lunchtime on a cloudy Saturday.Several in.Goldilocks is Dead listed as coming soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Tonbridge - American Pale5.00ExcellentA solid APA.Herbal notes.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Seasider4.30Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Skylarking4.00Not Tried
16 Oct 2021 (Wittenden)
Midday on a mild October Saturday. Fairly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional6
Excellent69
Good24
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 98 times, seen 183 different beers and tried 70 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB