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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay SocialExcellent1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Thoroughly Modern MildExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Lilac Time MildExcellent1
Kent - The Quiet AmericanExcellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - ToplessExcellent1
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Not all Heroes Wear Capes Excellent1
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil ThievesExcellent1
Kent - Black MirrorExcellent1
Only With Love - Champion Big Session IPAGood1
Pig & Porter - Forever LostGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - The Knight's AleNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - Best BitterNot Tried0
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) Not Tried0
Bexley - Idaho 7Not Tried0
Goacher's - Real Mild AleNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - A.D.H. MENot Tried0
Iron Pier - X-AleNot Tried0
Only With Love - The O G Best BitterNot Tried0
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & WarthogNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish BestNot Tried0
McCanns (see also Angels and Demons) - Folkestone BestNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Gun - Chummy BlusterNot Tried0
Tonbridge - RusticNot Tried0
Romney Marsh - American PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Bipperty BoppertyNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

13 Aug 2022 (Wittenden)
Late morning on a scorching Saturday.Pleasantly busy.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nightjar (formerly Slightly Foxed) - Not all Heroes Wear Capes 5.50ExcellentHazy:tropical fruit, farmyard.Good on a summer's day.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Gun - Chummy Bluster4.40Not Tried
30 Jul 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday noontime.Ran into an old compadre from many years back.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Kent - The Quiet American4.20ExcellentZesty, earthy : very pale.
Triple fff - Pressed Rat & Warthog3.80Not Tried
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Kentish Best3.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10Not Tried
23 Jul 2022 (Wittenden)
Busy on a sunny Saturday noontime.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Only With Love - Champion Big Session IPA4.90GoodArboreal,citrus.Lacking in the malt bill for a four rating.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - The Quiet American4.20Not Tried
Iron Pier - X-Ale4.30Not TriedTempted,but too hot a day for a mild.
09 Jul 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday lunchtime on a sultry July day.Great line up:Jaipur to come.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Bombay Social3.80ExcellentIdeal quaffing material for a hot day.
Goacher's - Real Mild Ale3.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
02 Jul 2022 (Wittenden)
Saturday noon on a windy July day.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Evil Thieves5.10ExcellentAs good as ever.
Bexley - BOB (Bexley's Own Beer) 4.20Not Tried
Bexley - Idaho 74.40Not Tried
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

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About the Larkins' Alehouse

The pub sign. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional7
Excellent88
Good30
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. CAMRA Kent Regional Pub of the Year 2022.

We have visited this pub 123 times, seen 223 different beers and tried 87 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB