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Larkins' Alehouse (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Kent - Green Ernest Excellent1
Only With Love - Minstrel Single Hop Sunshine AleExcellent1
Only With Love - StarlightExcellent1
Two by Two - Snake EyesExcellent1
Iron Pier - Rakau & Archer Joined at the HopExcellent1
Only With Love - Tinker London PorterExcellent1
Tonbridge - Velvet RavenExcellent1
Iron Pier - Dark MildExcellent1
Surrey Hills - Shere DropGood1
Pig & Porter - My Father was a NunGood1
Kent - Tropic AleNot Tried0
Kent - Halloween ScreamNot Tried0
Larkins - TraditionalNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Not Tried0
Kent - ProhibitionNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Session Pale AleNot Tried0
Tonbridge - Blonde AmbitionNot Tried0
Cellar Head - India Pale AleNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Tonbridge - IPANot Tried0
Kent - Old SkoolNot Tried0
Goacher's - Gold StarNot Tried0
Iron Pier - West Street PaleNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - CaravanNot Tried0
Gun - Project Babylon Pale AleNot Tried0
Three Acre - Session PaleNot Tried0
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale AleNot Tried0
Iron Pier - BitterNot Tried0
Cellar Head - Fuggle Rock Green HopNot Tried0
Kent - Session PaleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook, Kent
Linda Kilby

Visits Details

02 Dec 2023 (Wittenden)
Mid day on a gloomy Decmber Saturday.We were amused by the antics of a very small child.
Iron Pier - Dark Mild3.00ExcellentGentle,toasty mild. Lot of flavour for the modest ABV.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Tonbridge - IPA4.80Not Tried
25 Nov 2023 (Wittenden)
Early afternoon on a chilly November Saturday. Several in.
Only With Love - Tinker London Porter4.00ExcellentDark roasty Porter.Bitter coffee.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Cellar Head - India Pale Ale5.00Not Tried
18 Nov 2023 (Wittenden)
Quiet on a dreich November Saturday afternoon.
Surrey Hills - Shere Drop4.20GoodLast pint out of the cask; a reflection of cellaring skills in this venue.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not Tried
Cellar Head - Session Pale Ale3.80Not Tried
04 Nov 2023 (Wittenden)
Much jollity on a rainy Saturday noon.
Only With Love - Starlight4.90ExcellentBible black dry stout.Long bitter finish.
Kent - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
Kent - Tropic Ale4.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Caravan3.60Not Tried
Kent - Halloween Scream4.70Not Tried
28 Oct 2023 (Wittenden)
Filling up on a rainy Saturday midday.
Kent - Green Ernest 4.60ExcellentBarley straw.Stone fruit,nettley hops,rasping oiliness. Lovely.
Gun - Scaramanga Extra Pale Ale3.90Not Tried
Iron Pier - Bitter4.00Not Tried
Cellar Head - Fuggle Rock Green Hop5.00Not Tried
14 Oct 2023 (Wittenden)
Mid Saturday afternoon, the decs for Halloween were going up (boo).
Pig & Porter - My Father was a Nun3.40GoodGentle Christmas fruit,some Green Hop resin.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Gun - Project Babylon Pale Ale4.60Not Tried
Three Acre - Session Pale3.70Not Tried
07 Oct 2023 (Wittenden)
The street was closed for Cranploma,a Spanish take on Apple Day (don't ask!).Crowded inside and out on an unseasonally warm Saturday afternoon. On promising to remain inside, my beer was served in a real glass. Respect.
Tonbridge - Velvet Raven5.20ExcellentDelicious bible black stout.Blackcurrants,black coffee on finish.
Goacher's - Gold Star5.10Not Tried
Iron Pier - West Street Pale4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Caravan3.60Not TriedMarked as 3.4%abv on the board.
23 Sep 2023 (Wittenden)
Filling up on a warm Saturday noon.
Iron Pier - Rakau & Archer Joined at the Hop3.80ExcellentHazy.Great depth of flavour.Stone fruit,citrus.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Old Skool4.10Not Tried
09 Sep 2023 (Wittenden)
Cranbrook was en fete on a sweltering September lunchtime, mainly eating vans and dubious music.I repaired to the shade of Larkins.
Two by Two - Snake Eyes4.70ExcellentHazy pale ale in great condition. Hedge fruit.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Tonbridge - Blonde Ambition4.20Not Tried
02 Sep 2023 (Wittenden)
First in at noon on a warm September Saturday.
Only With Love - Minstrel Single Hop Sunshine Ale3.90ExcellentGolden pale.Zesty hedgerow fruit.
Larkins - Traditional3.40Not Tried
Kent - Prohibition4.80Not 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, 2020 and 2022. CAMRA West Kent Pub of the Year 2022. CAMRA Kent Regional Pub of the Year 2022.

We have visited this pub 174 times, seen 277 different beers and tried 123 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN17 3EB