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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.

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.

Gold TopGold Top

Old Dairy Brewery : Gold Top ABV 4.3% "distinctly gold colour".
Having outgrown the milking parlour, in mid-2014 they built a new brewery inside two World War II Nissen buildings just off the High Street in Tenterden, Kent. Not for nothing is this pretty market town known as the ‘jewel in the weald’. From them comes 'Gold Top', a superb golden pale ale which combines Maris Otter with Munich and Carapils malts, normally used in the finest continental lager. Add East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Fuggle hops and the result is a refreshing ‘anytime’ beer with good body, caramelised undertones and a distinctly gold colour. Perfect with fish and spicy food.

Gold TopGold Top

Old Dairy Brewery : Gold Top ABV 4.3% "distinctly gold colour".
Having outgrown the milking parlour, in mid-2014 they built a new brewery inside two World War II Nissen buildings just off the High Street in Tenterden, Kent. Not for nothing is this pretty market town known as the ‘jewel in the weald’. From them comes 'Gold Top', a superb golden pale ale which combines Maris Otter with Munich and Carapils malts, normally used in the finest continental lager. Add East Kent Goldings, Cascade and Fuggle hops and the result is a refreshing ‘anytime’ beer with good body, caramelised undertones and a distinctly gold colour. Perfect with fish and spicy food.

Twelve DaysTwelve Days

Hook Norton : Twelve Days ABV 5.58% "pleasant sweetness".
Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy. Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. From them comes their festive offering 'Twelve Days', a dark brown strong beer, finely balanced, with a strong malt and nutty flavour. The hop character is present in the aftertaste, which is dominated by a pleasant sweetness. Has been described as Christmas in a bottle - best enjoyed not to far from a roaring log fire! A winner at the World Beer Awards 2015 as United Kingdom's Best Strong Dark Beer.

Twelve DaysTwelve Days

Hook Norton : Twelve Days ABV 5.58% "pleasant sweetness".
Sitting in its beautiful, mellow Cotswold Hills landscape, Hook Norton is a proudly independent and passionate family business that takes the very best of its handcrafted brewing heritage and combines it with a thoroughly modern approach, to create a range of real ales for today’s drinkers to enjoy. Hook Norton is one of only 32 family owned breweries and is the finest example of a Victorian Tower Brewery in the country. From them comes their festive offering 'Twelve Days', a dark brown strong beer, finely balanced, with a strong malt and nutty flavour. The hop character is present in the aftertaste, which is dominated by a pleasant sweetness. Has been described as Christmas in a bottle - best enjoyed not to far from a roaring log fire! A winner at the World Beer Awards 2015 as United Kingdom's Best Strong Dark Beer.

Christmas SpiritChristmas Spirit

Whitstable Brewery : Christmas Spirit ABV 4.7% "marmalade".
In 2003, the Whitstable Oyster Company stepped in to save a Maidstone based Kentish microbrewery's site when it folded. They hired Rafik Abidi, a Heriot-Watt trained brewer with years of experience of the British brewing industry and he got straight to brewing great beer! Almost ten years and a huge increase in production later and the Whitstable Brewery's range has gone from one to twelve beers and five to hundreds of outlets. Even the meanest Scrooge will find their Christmas Spirit after a glass of Whitstable Brewery’s new Yuletide Ale! Crystal Malt gives this Red Ale a warmth and depth of flavour perfectly suited to the Festive season while an All-English hop blend led by the powerful Admiral and celebrated East Kent Goldings varieties rounds off this beer with spices, marmalade, and a balanced bitterness.

Christmas SpiritChristmas Spirit

Whitstable Brewery : Christmas Spirit ABV 4.7% "marmalade".
In 2003, the Whitstable Oyster Company stepped in to save a Maidstone based Kentish microbrewery's site when it folded. They hired Rafik Abidi, a Heriot-Watt trained brewer with years of experience of the British brewing industry and he got straight to brewing great beer! Almost ten years and a huge increase in production later and the Whitstable Brewery's range has gone from one to twelve beers and five to hundreds of outlets. Even the meanest Scrooge will find their Christmas Spirit after a glass of Whitstable Brewery’s new Yuletide Ale! Crystal Malt gives this Red Ale a warmth and depth of flavour perfectly suited to the Festive season while an All-English hop blend led by the powerful Admiral and celebrated East Kent Goldings varieties rounds off this beer with spices, marmalade, and a balanced bitterness.