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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Black MirrorExcellent1
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Excellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildExcellent1
Old Dairy - Über BrewExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale AleExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - ToplessExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil ThievesExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Forever LostGood1
Only With Love - RebootGood1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MENot Tried0
Only With Love - The O G Best BitterNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Kent - ZingiberNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - American PaleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Bipperty BoppertyNot Tried0
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPANot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Only With Love - GrizzlyNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESBNot Tried0
Long Man - Old Man Not Tried0
Tonbridge - TraditionalNot Tried0
Iron Pier - West Street PaleNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Red TopNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley SoulNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

18 Jun 2022 (Wittenden)
Noon on a sweltering June Saturday.Word is, the George of this parish is becoming a 'Spoons.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30GoodBronze,arboreal IPA.
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's Ale4.60Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Romney Marsh - Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
11 Jun 2022 (Dosser)
First visit to West Kents new poty. A superb example of a micro pub. Beer at 3.80 to £4.10 a pint unless you want craft ale. Staff very lively as we're punters around the bar. The lad who served me kept singing Genesis songs from selling England by the £. Different. I will have whatever he's on!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Topless4.90Excellent£4.10 and excellent. Champagne flavours.
11 Jun 2022 (Wittenden)
Midday in this award winning micro.Going from strength to strength.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time Mild3.80ExcellentTraditional light bodied dark mild.Oaty goodness, berry fruit.
Tonbridge - Rustic4.00Not Tried
Romney Marsh - American Pale5.00Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Bipperty Bopperty3.60Not Tried
28 May 2022 (Wittenden)
Mid day,Saturday.A few friendly faces in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern Mild6.00ExcellentLuscious,malty amber beer.More hops than I'd expected tempered the inherent sweetness.Grand.
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
20 May 2022 (Wittenden)
Brief noontime visit to comemmorate half a century of legitimate pub visiting.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - Black Mirror4.50ExcellentFine stout,tropical fruit finish.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern Mild6.00Not TriedComing next!
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. ME5.20Not Tried
Only With Love - The O G Best Bitter4.20Not Tried
07 May 2022 (Wittenden)
Early doors on a rainy Saturday.One other couple in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Only With Love - Reboot4.50GoodAmusingly named.Murky tropical trifle.Spicey finish.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80Not Tried
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Hockley Soul4.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10Not Tried
30 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A sunny Saturday lunchtime.A few in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10ExcellentA tropical blast,bulked up with a thoughtful malt bill.
Long Man - Old Man 4.30Not Tried
Tonbridge - Traditional3.60Not Tried
Iron Pier - West Street Pale4.10Not Tried
16 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A sunny Easter Saturday lunchtime:several folk in and out.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - HPA Hoppy Pale Ale3.60ExcellentBarley straw:refreshing and brisk on a warm day.
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone Best4.00Not Tried
Only With Love - Grizzly6.50Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Altered Egos ESB5.50Not Tried
09 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime in this prizewinning little pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Old Dairy - Über Brew3.80ExcellentNettley goodness.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Bexley - Anchor Bay IPA4.80Not Tried
02 Apr 2022 (Wittenden)
A few familiar faces in this lunchtime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10ExcellentLovely peppery farmyard ethos.
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
Kent - Zingiber4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Forever Lost5.30Not Tried

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent84
Good29
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, 2020 and 2022. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2022.

We have visited this pub 118 times, seen 214 different beers and tried 85 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB