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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.

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Gadd's Brewery : No.5 ABV 4.4% "toffee malt, fresh green hops"
Gadd's Brewery began life in the back of a Ramsgate boozer full of louts and ne'er-do-wells, (their words), back in 2002. In 2006 they purchased a big shed and set-up again (properly this time), bigger, better and bolder than before, brewing fresh, tasty, local ale for fresh, tasty locals. From them comes 'No.5', the aroma is "toffee malt and fresh green hops, with full body and a lingering bitter finish".

no 5No.5

Gadd's Brewery : No.5 ABV 4.4% "toffee malt, fresh green hops"
Gadd's Brewery began life in the back of a Ramsgate boozer full of louts and ne'er-do-wells, (their words), back in 2002. In 2006 they purchased a big shed and set-up again (properly this time), bigger, better and bolder than before, brewing fresh, tasty, local ale for fresh, tasty locals. From them comes 'No.5', the aroma is "toffee malt and fresh green hops, with full body and a lingering bitter finish".

wife of bathThe Wife of Bath's Ale

Canterbury Ales : Wife of Bath's Ale ABV 3.9% "Hoppy, Golden 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 Wife of Bath's Ale', a crisp spicy golden bitter with citrus hops and a long dry finish.

wife of bathThe Wife of Bath's Ale

Canterbury Ales : Wife of Bath's Ale ABV 3.9% "Hoppy, Golden 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 Wife of Bath's Ale', a crisp spicy golden bitter with citrus hops and a long dry finish.

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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.

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Rockin' Robin Brewery : Robin Redbest ABV 4.0% "easy drinking"
The Rockin' Robin Brewery was established in 2012 and prides itself on the production of brewing traditional craft ales. They moved premises in 2014 to Campfield Farm in Boughton Monchelsea, where they installed a 15BBL Brewery. From them comes 'Robin Redbest', a blend of Kent Challenger and EKG creates a traditional copper coloured style easy drinking best bitter.

Robin RedbestRobin Redbest

Rockin' Robin Brewery : Robin Redbest ABV 4.0% "easy drinking"
The Rockin' Robin Brewery was established in 2012 and prides itself on the production of brewing traditional craft ales. They moved premises in 2014 to Campfield Farm in Boughton Monchelsea, where they installed a 15BBL Brewery. From them comes 'Robin Redbest', a blend of Kent Challenger and EKG creates a traditional copper coloured style easy drinking best bitter.