Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday :
12 noon to 12 midnight Sunday 12 noon to 11 pm

As a Free House, we are very keen to promote Real Ales and host beer festivals at least four times a year, including our Christmas ale themed festival, our Wicked Brew Beer and Music Fest featuring beers from Kent Breweries, the War of the Roses Beer Festival for the May Day Bank Holiday and our 'Canstock' music festival.

Heinz Tomato Soup    £2.95
Ploughman's Lunch     £4.95
Jumbo sausage&chips £6.55
Cheeseburger & chips £6.55
All day breakfast       £5.45
Egg, chips & beans     £5.25
Steak, Chips & Salad  £7.95
Baked Potato with either :    
  Cheese & beans        £4.55
  Chilli con Carne        £4.55
Steak Pie                   £5.95
Chicken Pie                £5.95
with a choice of Home made Bubble & Squeak or Chips.
Typical day's menu shown, items subject to availability

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Live Music
from 8.30pm 'til late

Friday 6th January
Standard 5
Bob and the boys fantastic

Friday 13th January
Sam Brothers
brilliant busker always singing in Canterbury

Friday 20th January
origins of Rock great keyboards and guitar

Friday 27th January
Nic Bennett
always welcome great soloist

Sizzling Steak Night
every night is now steak night, with
8oz rump, choice of 3 sauces, chips, salad & mushrooms : £7.95

Balti - every day
Now available every day, not just on Thursdays, with choice of Balti Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Veg. £4.50 each
(medium Hot)

Wednesday Quiz
at The Phoenix !

Starts 8.30 pm (£1.50 entrance, 3 chances, no win rollover ‘til next week, snacks at half time)
Sunday Roast
Beef, Lamb or Chicken plus a selection of seasonal vegetables, served between
1 & 4 pm : £7.50
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Welcome to The Phoenix

The Phoenix pub is situated on the corner of Old Dover Road and Cossington Road, between the County Cricket Ground and Canterbury city centre. A Free House, The Phoenix always endevours to stock eight real ales, including one mild. Food is available lunchtimes and evenings, there is outdoor seating on our beer terrace, a covered smoking area and a patron's car park to the side.

Bob & Nilla Griffiths are now the licensees, having also been running the Rose & Crown in St.Dunstans for over three years and now transferring their attentions to The Phoenix. While both now are retired, Bob was previously in medical sales whilst Nilla ran two hairdressing salons. Last owning pubs thirty-four years ago in Rochester, including The Don Cossack, they now turn their attentions and fondness of real ale to one of Canterbury's best known hostelries, well loved amongst cricket fans, visitors to the city and locals alike.

Bob's family were in Pubs all his life and he learnt his cellar skills from his step father who apart from being a Licensee had also been a dray man for twenty-five years, and so there was nothing you could tell him about beer, (one quote being "there are no such thing as bad beers, just some better than others").

burns night chinese

Bookings required for Burn's Night & Chinese New Year

Just some of the ales on this month :

Cockle WarmerWhitstable Brewery,, "Cockle Warmer" : (ABV 4.7%)
“full-bodied biscuit”

The Whitstable Brewery started in 2003, when the Whitstable Oyster Company stepped in to save a Kentish microbrewery's site when it folded. They hired Rafik Abidi, a Heriot-Watt trained brewer with years of experience of the British brewing industry and he got straight to brewing great beer! From them comes 'Cockle Warmer', described as an 'Autumn Ale with backbone!'. The finest Crystal and Cara malts add a burning copper colour, full-bodied biscuit flavour and reviving warmth to the wonderful spiciness of the Styrian Golding hop. This is backed by an expert blend of three others to add a well-balanced citrus top note and a rounded bitterness. They say 'A pint of Cockle Warmer is the perfect choice to relax with after a cold and rainy day!'.

AshburnhamPig & Porter, "Ashburnham Pale Ale" : (ABV 3.8%)
“caramel maltiness”

Pig and Porter, they say, is 'a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love'. From full-time event caterers and occasional brewers, Pig and Porter changed direction when they took over a former brewery in Tunbridge Wells. The success and growing reputation of their early beers forced them to make a choice and they decided to focus on the beer and they're now on a mission to share their beers with everyone who wants to drink better. From them comes 'Ashburnham Pale Ale', a classic English Pale Ale with a touch of caramel maltiness. Brewed with Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops late in the boil and then dry hopped with EKG’s to add a spicy nish. A regular best seller for good reason.