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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.

blondeBlonde Ambition

Tonbridge Brewery : Blonde Ambition ABV 4.2% "spicy and citrus"
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 Blonde Ambition, a crisp, clean tasting and refreshing blonde ale. Well bittered and fully flavoured with spicy and citrus notes from Kent grown Challenger and First Gold hops.

blondeBlonde Ambition

Tonbridge Brewery : Blonde Ambition ABV 4.2% "spicy and citrus"
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 Blonde Ambition, a crisp, clean tasting and refreshing blonde ale. Well bittered and fully flavoured with spicy and citrus notes from Kent grown Challenger and First Gold hops.

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.

Wolf like meWolf like Me

Pig & Porter : Wolf like Me ABV 4.5% "rounded & fruity"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. From them comes 'Wolf like Me'A Single Hopped Pale Ale using the new English Hop, Mystic. Hops were added in the latter stages of the boil and we used a high volume to dry hop the beer as well. Mystic is an unusual new English hop giving tropical fruit notes with hints of spice and ginger.

Wolf like meWolf like Me

Pig & Porter : Wolf like Me ABV 4.5% "rounded & fruity"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. From them comes 'Wolf like Me'A Single Hopped Pale Ale using the new English Hop, Mystic. Hops were added in the latter stages of the boil and we used a high volume to dry hop the beer as well. Mystic is an unusual new English hop giving tropical fruit notes with hints of spice and ginger.

Cheeky monkeyCheeky monkey

Parkway Brewing : Cheeky monkey ABV 4.0% "classic pale ale"
The Parkway Brewing Company is a small independent brewery established in the autumn of 2018, brewing out of the market town of Somerton in Somerset with over fifteen years brewing expeience. The brewery launched with a fantastic range of traditional cask ales with the first casks leaving the brewery at the end of October 2018 and plan is to continue producing their existing range as well as a varied range of both regular and seasonal cask ales. From them comes 'Cheeky Monkey', a classic pale ale, light coloured with a crisp bitter finish.

Cheeky monkeyCheeky monkey

Parkway Brewing : Cheeky monkey ABV 4.0% "classic pale ale"
The Parkway Brewing Company is a small independent brewery established in the autumn of 2018, brewing out of the market town of Somerton in Somerset with over fifteen years brewing expeience. The brewery launched with a fantastic range of traditional cask ales with the first casks leaving the brewery at the end of October 2018 and plan is to continue producing their existing range as well as a varied range of both regular and seasonal cask ales. From them comes 'Cheeky Monkey', a classic pale ale, light coloured with a crisp bitter finish.