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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 24th The Phoenix will be supporting the Kent Green Hop Fortnight with a Green Hop Festival, there will be 6 Green Hop Ales on at any one time.

Check back for further details soon!


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.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "golden, hoppy, aromatic"
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 Horsham Pale, using pale malt with a small addition of malted wheat and caramalt, but then the inclusion of two super strength American hop varieties; Zeus & Apollo to transform the character of the beer. These hops give floral, citrus, grapefruit and pepper notes to the flavour and aroma and when you drink the beer you taste them all.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "golden, hoppy, aromatic"
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 Horsham Pale, using pale malt with a small addition of malted wheat and caramalt, but then the inclusion of two super strength American hop varieties; Zeus & Apollo to transform the character of the beer. These hops give floral, citrus, grapefruit and pepper notes to the flavour and aroma and when you drink the beer you taste them all.

uberÜber Brew

Old Dairy Brewery : Über Brew ABV 3.8% "bursting with hops"
The Old Dairy Brewery started out in 2010 in an old milking parlour deep in the Kent countryside. From them comes Über Brew, a beer bursting with hops, an extremely clean-drinking hoppy pale ale with a strong floral aroma. Full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a stunning session beer, featuring Citra, Chinook and Equinox hops. Winner of the Bronze in the Cask standard bitters and pale ales category at the SIBA South East Awards 2017.

uberÜber Brew

Old Dairy Brewery : Über Brew ABV 3.8% "bursting with hops"
The Old Dairy Brewery started out in 2010 in an old milking parlour deep in the Kent countryside. From them comes Über Brew, a beer bursting with hops, an extremely clean-drinking hoppy pale ale with a strong floral aroma. Full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a stunning session beer, featuring Citra, Chinook and Equinox hops. Winner of the Bronze in the Cask standard bitters and pale ales category at the SIBA South East Awards 2017.

RegattaRegatta

Adnam's Brewery : Regatta ABV 4.3% "lovely biscuit backbone"
The Sole Bay Brewery in Southwold was purchased in 1872 by George and Ernest Adnams the company and has remained independent since then, producing a range of beers for distribution mainly in East Anglia. From them comes 'Regatta', a blonde ale, brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt and English hedgerow hops. Light and crisp with a lovely biscuit backbone, perfect for the summer. A distinctively different summer bitter with a delicate palate with hints of lemon.

RegattaRegatta

Adnam's Brewery : Regatta ABV 4.3% "lovely biscuit backbone"
The Sole Bay Brewery in Southwold was purchased in 1872 by George and Ernest Adnams the company and has remained independent since then, producing a range of beers for distribution mainly in East Anglia. From them comes 'Regatta', a blonde ale, brewed with East Anglian Pale Ale malt and English hedgerow hops. Light and crisp with a lovely biscuit backbone, perfect for the summer. A distinctively different summer bitter with a delicate palate with hints of lemon.

Eye ContactEye Contact

Pig & Porter Brewery : Eye Contact ABV 4.2% "hoppy pale ale"
The story of Pig & Porter is one of fate and serendipity, ability and determination. Like many good things it was conceived around a kitchen table. On one side, Sean, positively evangelic about great modern beers who’d been brewing in his shed for several years “because it was cheaper than buying it”. On the other, Robin, a keen amateur cook recovering from several eye operations and disillusioned with recruitment. From them comes Eye Contact, a pale ale, single hopped with Simcoe.

Eye ContactEye Contact

Pig & Porter Brewery : Eye Contact ABV 4.2% "hoppy pale ale"
The story of Pig & Porter is one of fate and serendipity, ability and determination. Like many good things it was conceived around a kitchen table. On one side, Sean, positively evangelic about great modern beers who’d been brewing in his shed for several years “because it was cheaper than buying it”. On the other, Robin, a keen amateur cook recovering from several eye operations and disillusioned with recruitment. From them comes Eye Contact, a pale ale, single hopped with Simcoe.