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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


Green Hop Beer Fortnight
Green Hop Beer Fortnight
Green Hop Beer Fortnight

From September 27th The Phoenix are supporting the Kent Green Hop Fortnight with a Green Hop Festival and we will be featuring numerous Green Hop Ales during the festival.


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.

Gadds Green HopGreen Hop Ale

Gadds Brewery : Green Hop Ale ABV 4.8% "crisp, resinous"
The Brewery began life in the back of a Ramsgate boozer full of louts and ne'er-do-wells, back in 2002. In 2006 they purchased a big shed and set-up again (properly this time), bigger, better and bolder than before, brewing fresh, tasty, local ale for fresh, tasty locals. From them for their Green Hop Ale they grabbed a sackful of hops from Humphrey's Gardens and created a proper 'fresh hop ale', with extremely crisp resinous hop notes with the malt taking a back seat.

Gadds Green HopGreen Hop Ale

Gadds Brewery : Green Hop Ale ABV 4.8% "crisp, resinous"
The Brewery began life in the back of a Ramsgate boozer full of louts and ne'er-do-wells, back in 2002. In 2006 they purchased a big shed and set-up again (properly this time), bigger, better and bolder than before, brewing fresh, tasty, local ale for fresh, tasty locals. From them for their Green Hop Ale they grabbed a sackful of hops from Humphrey's Gardens and created a proper 'fresh hop ale', with extremely crisp resinous hop notes with the malt taking a back seat.

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).

Green & Gold Green HopGreen & Gold Green Hop

Canterbury Ales : Green & Gold Hop ABV 4.2% "punchy hop hit"
Established in 2010, The Canterbury Ales have been making our range of hand-crafted ales for pubs all over Kent for more than five years. As well as their range of "character" beers named after the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales they produce regular monthly specials which have proved hugely popular. From them comes Green and Gold Green Hop; a shed load of green East Kent Goldings go into this strong, golden, full-bodied green hop ale. A punchy hop hit!

Green & Gold Green HopGreen & Gold Green Hop

Canterbury Ales : Green & Gold Hop ABV 4.2% "punchy hop hit"
Established in 2010, The Canterbury Ales have been making our range of hand-crafted ales for pubs all over Kent for more than five years. As well as their range of "character" beers named after the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales they produce regular monthly specials which have proved hugely popular. From them comes Green and Gold Green Hop; a shed load of green East Kent Goldings go into this strong, golden, full-bodied green hop ale. A punchy hop hit!

Green Hop HarryGreen Hop Harry

McCains : Green Hop Harry ABV 4.5% "fresh"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, are also brewing under the name McCains. 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. From them comes Green Hop Harry, a fresh green hop version of the ever popular Harry Hop, brewed with hops harvested from a local farm, within 3 hours of picking.

Green Hop HarryGreen Hop Harry

McCains : Green Hop Harry ABV 4.5% "fresh"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, are also brewing under the name McCains. 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. From them comes Green Hop Harry, a fresh green hop version of the ever popular Harry Hop, brewed with hops harvested from a local farm, within 3 hours of picking.