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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.

CountrymanCountryman

Tonbridge Brewery : Countryman ABV 4.0% "herb and fruit"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes Countryman, a classic English style best bitter with an easy drinking, light malty body. Kentish Fuggles and Pilgrim hops provide a refreshing mild spice, herb and fruit finish.

CountrymanCountryman

Tonbridge Brewery : Countryman ABV 4.0% "herb and fruit"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes Countryman, a classic English style best bitter with an easy drinking, light malty body. Kentish Fuggles and Pilgrim hops provide a refreshing mild spice, herb and fruit finish.

holy thornHoly Thorn

Glastonbury : Holy Thorn ABV 4.2% "hints of chocolate & orange"
The Glastonbury Brewery set to work back in 2006, bravely challenging the traditional values of the UK beer market. At the time, real ale was under-represented and largely unexciting. They brought unique and flavoursome ales to local pubs and shops, working with local chefs, farmers and herbalists they expanded our horizons. From them comes 'Holy Thorn', a silky smooth amber ale brewed to celebrate the winter flowering of the Glastonbury Thorn. Caramel malts and spicy hops laced with hints of chocolate and orange create a festive flavour.

english prideEnglish Pride

Welton's Brewery English Pride ABV 3.8% "fruit and nutty"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey before it was moved to Dorking and now Horsham. From them comes English Pride, a dark amber beer with a fruit and nutty flavour.

martelloMartello

Hop Fuzz : Martello ABV 3.8% "pale, light bodied"
From light’n’zesty session ales to full bodied stouts, Hop Fuzz have it covered. They brew using traditional methods, on their hand-made brewing system. They started out in 2011 with some casual home-brew and things got out of hand from there and now supply bars and pubs across the Kent county and beyond with barrels of lovingly crafted, cask conditioned beers. From them comes Martello, a light bodied, sweet tasting American Pale Ale.

martelloMartello

Hop Fuzz : Martello ABV 3.8% "pale, light bodied"
From light’n’zesty session ales to full bodied stouts, Hop Fuzz have it covered. They brew using traditional methods, on their hand-made brewing system. They started out in 2011 with some casual home-brew and things got out of hand from there and now supply bars and pubs across the Kent county and beyond with barrels of lovingly crafted, cask conditioned beers. From them comes Martello, a light bodied, sweet tasting American Pale Ale.

double taoDouble Tap

Range Brewery : Double Tap ABV 4.1% "dangerously moreish".
Range Ales are based within a wayward shot of the Hythe military firing range, hence the name. From them comes 'Double Tap', a dark amber coloured beer which is their main all-year ale. Based on traditional English recipes from Burton-on-Trent, slightly altered to suit the Kent drinkers’ pallet. Well rounded, with a slight nutty taste, featuring Kent hops throughout the schedule, considered by most as a good session beer which has been described as "dangerously moreish" and doesn’t hang around on bars for long.

double taoDouble Tap

Range Brewery : Double Tap ABV 4.1% "dangerously moreish".
Range Ales are based within a wayward shot of the Hythe military firing range, hence the name. From them comes 'Double Tap', a dark amber coloured beer which is their main all-year ale. Based on traditional English recipes from Burton-on-Trent, slightly altered to suit the Kent drinkers’ pallet. Well rounded, with a slight nutty taste, featuring Kent hops throughout the schedule, considered by most as a good session beer which has been described as "dangerously moreish" and doesn’t hang around on bars for long.