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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 21st The Phoenix will be supporting the Kent Green Hop Fortnight with a Green Hop Festival and we will be featuring no less than fourteen Green Hop Ales during the festival.

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.

old cockyOld Cocky

Welton's Brewery : Old Cocky ABV 4.3% "like a good Chablis."
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey, before it was moved first to Dorking and now brews in Horsham, West Sussex. From them comes 'Old Cocky', a golden beer described as having a flavour like a good Chablis. It was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition. The original Old Cocky recipe came from Fred Martin, the retired head brewer from King & Barnes who taught Weltons owner Ray Welton commercial brewing.

old cockyOld Cocky

Welton's Brewery : Old Cocky ABV 4.3% "like a good Chablis."
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey, before it was moved first to Dorking and now brews in Horsham, West Sussex. From them comes 'Old Cocky', a golden beer described as having a flavour like a good Chablis. It was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition. The original Old Cocky recipe came from Fred Martin, the retired head brewer from King & Barnes who taught Weltons owner Ray Welton commercial brewing.

fife and drumFife & Drum

Musket : Fife & Drum ABV 3.8% "Hint of wild blackcurrant"
Home for the Musket Brewery is Loddington Farm in the Borough of Maidstone at Linton, the adjacent parish to Coxheath. Their ales have military themed names as the site of the brewery was once home to an army camp which trained troops preparing to meet a Napoleonic invasion. From them comes "Fife & Drum", a Golden Ale which produces tantalising tastes and aromas of spice, honey, marmalade, floral and the merest hint of wild blackcurrant growing in the hedgerows of Kent. An ale which is akin to taking a refreshing stroll in the garden of England.

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Whitstable Brewery : Kent Coast ABV 3.8% "fruity flavour".
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. To make this session beer they took the finest Pale Ale Malt then added to it two huge helpings of the world’s most exciting hops. Both came together to deliver an intense burst of fruity flavour, refreshing bitterness and a brilliant golden colour in a beer that’s as memorable as it is drinkable!

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Wantsum Brewery : Montgomery ABV 4.0% "exploding with citrus"
The Wantsum Brewery takes its name from the Wantsum Channel, the watercourse separating the Isle of Thanet and what was the mainland of Kent. The brewery sits on what was one of the major tributaries to the Wantsum Channel. From them comes Montgomery, an amber best bitter exploding with citrus aromas and using exclusively American hops. Named after the SS Richard Montgomery which sank off Sheerness during WW2 whilst full of explosives and famously still sits somewhat menacingly on the seabed to this day.

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G2 Brewery : Orion ABV 3.8% "chestnut coloured classic"
G2 Brewing was founded in 2014 with one goal in mind – to craft outstanding beers. The key ingredients in beer are barley, hops, yeast and water. However there is one key ingredient that allows all of these to flourish - The Sun, a G2 class star! At G2 they take creative inspiration from our sun and the stars and from them comes Orion, a chestnut coloured classic, infused with time-honored hops, an amalgamation of malts, creating a parallax of full, mouthwatering flavors, which subtly introduce fresh blasts of mint, rustic malty earthy tones and sun quenched floral and lavender scents.

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.