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The Phoenix, Public House Canterbury

The Phoenix, 67 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DB

The Phoenix, 67 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DB

A pub has stood on the corner of Cossington Road and Old Dover Road since 1874, originally known as the Bridge House Tavern, it was severely damaged in a fire in 1968 after which it was rebuilt and appropriately enough it was renamed as 'The Phoenix'. Now owned by Bob and Nilla Griffiths, they welcome you to enjoy a wide range of real ales, good food and live music at The Phoenix!

• Real Ale • Good Food • Live Music
• Real Ale • Good Food • Live Music
The Phoenix Christmas

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.

Every Wednesday is Quiz Night at The Phoenix, starts 8.30 pm (£1.50 entrance, 3 chances, no win means a rollover ‘til next week, snacks at half time).

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").



Christmas Beer Festival 2017
Christmas Beer Festival 2017
Christmas Beer Festival 2017

Our annual Christmas Beer Festival from Friday 15th to Sunday 24th December

Ascot Santas Reserve • Fixed Wheel Golden Cycle • George Wright Reindeer's Revenge • Springhead Fallen Angel • Skinners Jingle Knockers • Skinners Christmas Fairy • Marston Christmas Everyday • Hook Norton Twelve Days • Weltons Hoppy Christmas • Weltons Feast of Stephen • Weltons Xmas IPA • Whitstable Christmas Spirit • Hopdaemon Xmas Ale

Christmas Dinner available from Friday 15th 'til 24th please book in advance. See our ''food'' page for the full menu.

Please note: we are Open Christmas Day 12 noon til 3.00pm.


Join us at The Phoenix

The Phoenix CanterburyReal Ale

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.
Check the ''ales'' page for more.

The Phoenix CanterburyReal Ale

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.
Check the ''ales'' page for more on our current selection and upcoming beer festivals.

Live MusicLive Music

Live Music, every week at The Phoenix, from 8.30pm 'til late.
This month's line-up includes:
Friday 8th December Ben Russell, reggae inspired
Friday 15th December BoogaRed, piano guitar vocal combo
Saturday 16th December Riley, acoustic-eclectic pop covers
Sunday 17th December Jim's Birthday Open Mic Bash
Friday 22nd December Ray Fielder, singer/songwriter
Friday 29th December Mouse
More details on our ''live music'' page.

Live MusicLive Music

Live Music, every week at The Phoenix, from 8.30pm 'til late.
This month's line-up includes:
Friday 8th December Ben Russell, reggae inspired
Friday 15th December BoogaRed, piano guitar vocal combo
Saturday 16th December Riley, acoustic-eclectic pop covers
Sunday 17th December Jim's Birthday Open Mic Bash
Friday 22nd December Ray Fielder, singer/songwriter
Friday 29th December Mouse
More details on our ''live music'' page.

Good FoodGood Food

Sizzling Steak Night : every night is now steak night, with 8oz rump, choice of 3 sauces, chips, salad & mushrooms : £7.95
Balti : now available every day, not just on Thursdays, with choice of Balti Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Veg. £4.50 each (medium Hot)
See more on our ''food'' page.

Good FoodGood Food

Sizzling Steak Night : every night is now steak night, with 8oz rump, choice of 3 sauces, chips, salad & mushrooms : £9.95
Balti : now available every day, not just on Thursdays, with choice of Balti Beef, Lamb, Chicken or Veg. £4.50 each (medium Hot)
See more on our ''food'' page.

Beer GardenBeer Garden

We have an outdoor seating on our beer terrace to the rear of the pub, a covered smoking area and a patron's car park to the side.

Beer GardenBeer Garden

We have an outdoor seating on our beer terrace to the rear of the pub, a covered smoking area and a patron's car park to the side.