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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.

She sells sea shellsShe sells Sea Shells

Gadds' : She sells Sea Shells ABV 4.7% "zesty hop"
Ramsgate based Gadds' brew distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they say they've been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes She Sells Sea Shells, a pale ale with a clean, fresh bitterness and a gorgeous, zesty hop flavour. It used to be a summer special but is now available all year round.

She sells sea shellsShe sells Sea Shells

Gadds' : She sells Sea Shells ABV 4.7% "zesty hop"
Ramsgate based Gadds' brew distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they say they've been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes She Sells Sea Shells, a pale ale with a clean, fresh bitterness and a gorgeous, zesty hop flavour. It used to be a summer special but is now available all year round.

knight'sThe Knight's Ale

Canterbury Ales : The Knight's Ale ABV 4.6% "dark ruby bitter"
Established in 2010, The Canterbury Ales have been making our range of hand-crafted ales for pubs all over Kent for more than five years. As well as their range of "character" beers named after the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales they produce regular monthly specials which have proved hugely popular. From them comes 'The Knight's Ale', bringing a dark and complex malt base with roast and toffee notes and a classic Goldings hop finish.

knight'sThe Knight's Ale

Canterbury Ales : The Knight's Ale ABV 4.6% "dark ruby bitter"
Established in 2010, The Canterbury Ales have been making our range of hand-crafted ales for pubs all over Kent for more than five years. As well as their range of "character" beers named after the pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales they produce regular monthly specials which have proved hugely popular. From them comes 'The Knight's Ale', bringing a dark and complex malt base with roast and toffee notes and a classic Goldings hop finish.

victoryPapworth Victory Best Bitter

Northdown Brewery : Papworth Victory ABV 4.2% "juicy fruit,".
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 Papworth Victory Best Bitter, brewed with Northdown, Fuggles, Pacific Jade & Rakau hops, pale, light Amber with a floral Hoppy amora of pine & peach and a juicy fruit, dry and balanced taste.

victoryPapworth Victory Best Bitter

Northdown Brewery : Papworth Victory ABV 4.2% "juicy fruit,".
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 Papworth Victory Best Bitter, brewed with Northdown, Fuggles, Pacific Jade & Rakau hops, pale, light Amber with a floral Hoppy amora of pine & peach and a juicy fruit, dry and balanced taste.

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Angels & Demons : Bombay Social ABV 3.8% "huge hop loveliness"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes Bombay Social, a Social Session IPA is an absolute must for summer days, autumn haze, spring and winter, without malaise. Light in character with huge hop loveliness and a perfect cutting tool for hot curries and spicy mains.

Bombay SocialBombay Social

Angels & Demons : Bombay Social ABV 3.8% "huge hop loveliness"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes Bombay Social, a Social Session IPA is an absolute must for summer days, autumn haze, spring and winter, without malaise. Light in character with huge hop loveliness and a perfect cutting tool for hot curries and spicy mains.