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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 21st The Phoenix are supporting the Kent Green Hop Fortnight with a Green Hop Festival and we will be featuring no less than fourteen 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.

New HarvestNew Harvest

Cotleigh Brewery : New Harvest ABV 4.0% "exciting aroma and taste"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country, based in the historic brewing town of Wiveliscombefor over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands named with an ornithological theme. From them comes their seasonal offering, a beer equivalent of a Beaujolais Nouveau, using Early Bird Goldings hops. Fresh, clean, hoppy and exciting in aroma and taste.

New HarvestNew Harvest

Cotleigh Brewery : New Harvest ABV 4.0% "exciting aroma and taste"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country, based in the historic brewing town of Wiveliscombefor over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands named with an ornithological theme. From them comes their seasonal offering, a beer equivalent of a Beaujolais Nouveau, using Early Bird Goldings hops. Fresh, clean, hoppy and exciting in aroma and taste.

special opsSpecial Ops

Range Ales Brewery : Special Ops ABV 4.4% "kiwi fruit & lemon"
Range Ales started in 2013, and like all good ideas, it started one afternoon, in the pub, over a couple of ales. Both David and Jim (the two in the pub that fateful afternoon) live within a pebbles throw of Hythe Ranges, where military from all over the world come to train. All of their beers are conceived to the sound of gun fire. Hence the name. Holding onto the pale ale concept for refreshing summer ale, this is then singled hopped with locally grown hops. The end result smells clean and fresh with hints of lemon grove and tastes like kiwi fruit over lemon juice. A smooth bittering makes for easy drinking with a slight dry after taste on the palate. Very Moorish.

special opsSpecial Ops

Range Ales Brewery : Special Ops ABV 4.4% "kiwi fruit & lemon"
Range Ales started in 2013, and like all good ideas, it started one afternoon, in the pub, over a couple of ales. Both David and Jim (the two in the pub that fateful afternoon) live within a pebbles throw of Hythe Ranges, where military from all over the world come to train. All of their beers are conceived to the sound of gun fire. Hence the name. Holding onto the pale ale concept for refreshing summer ale, this is then singled hopped with locally grown hops. The end result smells clean and fresh with hints of lemon grove and tastes like kiwi fruit over lemon juice. A smooth bittering makes for easy drinking with a slight dry after taste on the palate. Very Moorish.

maryPale Ale Mary

Northdown Brewery : Pale Ale Mary ABV 4.03% "citrus-tinged".
A husband and wife team with a love of beer and 40 years of hospitality industry, having learnt their craft at East London Brewing Company, created the Northdown Brewery in Margate on January of this year following a successful kickstarter fund raising campaign. King Charles II & Samuel Pepys both referenced a 17th century brewery in Margate just off Northdown Road, which produced Northdown Ale, so there is history in these parts. From them comes Pale Ale Mary, an English style Pale Ale, the ideal, citrus-tinged ale to convert any diehard lager drinker.

maryPale Ale Mary

Northdown Brewery : Pale Ale Mary ABV 4.03% "citrus-tinged".
A husband and wife team with a love of beer and 40 years of hospitality industry, having learnt their craft at East London Brewing Company, created the Northdown Brewery in Margate on January of this year following a successful kickstarter fund raising campaign. King Charles II & Samuel Pepys both referenced a 17th century brewery in Margate just off Northdown Road, which produced Northdown Ale, so there is history in these parts. From them comes Pale Ale Mary, an English style Pale Ale, the ideal, citrus-tinged ale to convert any diehard lager drinker.