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

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.

The Phoenix


A selection of our featured ales this month
Not all ales listed will be available throughout the month, we have a fast moving selection of real ales and those featured are amongst those on tap, waiting in the cellar or expected.

Betty StogsBetty Stogs

Skinner’s : Betty Stogs ABV 4.0% "zesty hop"
In 1997, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth. From them comes Betty Stogs, an award-winning, copper-coloured bitter brewed since 1997 using Cornish water; whole-flower Celeia, Northdown and Aurora hops; malted barley and wheat; and Skinner’s unique yeast.

Betty StogsBetty Stogs

Skinner’s : Betty Stogs ABV 4.0% "zesty hop"
In 1997, armed only with his own surname, a chap called Steve Skinner dreamed of setting up a community brewery in Cornwall. On the banks of the Truro River, he and his family brewed a ground-breaking golden ale and named it after the tin-mining faeries of local myth. From them comes Betty Stogs, an award-winning, copper-coloured bitter brewed since 1997 using Cornish water; whole-flower Celeia, Northdown and Aurora hops; malted barley and wheat; and Skinner’s unique yeast.

FestivAleFestiv'Ale

Gadds' : Festiv'Ale ABV 3.8% "amber ale"
Ramsgate based Gadds' brew distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they say they've been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes Festiv'Ale, with elaborate, tropical fruit hop notes which dominate the nose, whilst pale ale malts structure a decent body to complement a measured bitterness. 'Drink in the Sun', they say, (in other weathers and indoors are also options for consumption).

FestivAleFestiv'Ale

Gadds' : Festiv'Ale ABV 3.8% "amber ale"
Ramsgate based Gadds' brew distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they say they've been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes Festiv'Ale, with elaborate, tropical fruit hop notes which dominate the nose, whilst pale ale malts structure a decent body to complement a measured bitterness. 'Drink in the Sun', they say, (in other weathers and indoors are also options for consumption).

Horsham PaleHorsham Pale

Welton's Brewery : Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "bombardment of aroma"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey, before it was moved first to Dorking and now brews in Horsham, West Sussex. From them comes Horsham Pale, a golden yellow beer, with smooth malt & hops, then with a bombardment of aroma from the American hops.

Horsham PaleHorsham Pale

Welton's Brewery : Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "bombardment of aroma"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey, before it was moved first to Dorking and now brews in Horsham, West Sussex. From them comes Horsham Pale, a golden yellow beer, with smooth malt & hops, then with a bombardment of aroma from the American hops.

I spy DragonflyI Spy Dragonfly™

Angels & Demons : I Spy Dragonfly ABV 5.0% "lingering pineapple"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes I Spy Dragonfly, described as 'paler than Ed Sheeran’s face and fresher than the first drop of dew in spring. This quenching tropical and citrus hits with a lingering pineapple finish.

I spy DragonflyI Spy Dragonfly™

Angels & Demons : I Spy Dragonfly ABV 5.0% "lingering pineapple"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes I Spy Dragonfly, described as 'paler than Ed Sheeran’s face and fresher than the first drop of dew in spring. This quenching tropical and citrus hits with a lingering pineapple finish.