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Larkins' Alehouse

Open 2020+

7 High Street

01917 252585


Larkin's licensees 2019

Licensees 2019.


Larkins’ Alehouse won Maidstone and Mid Kent CAMRA branch pub of the year and cider pub of the year in 2019.


From the By Lauren MacDougall, 21 December 2019.

The 33 pubs in Kent you have to drink at in 2020 according to CAMRA.

In total Kent has heaps of pubs listed in the guide and, while 33 of these are new entries, others have appeared in previous editions of the guide.

A total of 33 pubs from around Kent make up the new entries that feature in the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide.

The guide is produced annually by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA), the independent guide to the best boozers in the UK that is researched by unpaid and independent volunteers nationwide.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA’s chief executive, said: “For nearly five decades, the Good Beer Guide has been a comprehensive guide to the UK’s breweries, their ales, and the best outlets to find them in across the country.

“What makes the Guide unique is that all the entries are compiled and vetted by a huge volunteer team, based around the country. We work hard to ensure that all areas of the country are covered and, unlike with some competitor titles, inclusion in this book is dependent only on merit, not on payment.

“The Good Beer Guide has always had an important role in acting as a barometer of the beer and pub industry. We believe information gleaned from the Guide is absolutely vital in the drive to save our pubs from closure and campaign for policies that better support pubs, local brewers and their customers.”

This pub is included in the 2020 list.

Larkins' Alehouse, Cranbrook.

What the guide says: "Dating from the 16th century, with low beams and an inglenook fireplace, the Crown sits above the village green in an area popular with walkers and but the snug room is child-free and used for village meetings."



WATERS Mark & Wendy and SALES Kevin & Julie 2019+


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