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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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Cotleigh Brewery : IPA ABV 4.0% "zesty hop punch"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country for over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands, many with ornithological themed names. From them comes a summer-time offering, IPA, with an aroma of a medley of summer fruits emanating from the New Zealand Motueka hops and the taste is a zesty hop punch that you would expect from a traditional IPA.

ipaIPA

Cotleigh Brewery : IPA ABV 4.0% "zesty hop punch"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country for over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands, many with ornithological themed names. From them comes a summer-time offering, IPA, with an aroma of a medley of summer fruits emanating from the New Zealand Motueka hops and the taste is a zesty hop punch that you would expect from a traditional IPA.

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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.

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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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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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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Brains : The Rev James ABV 4.5% "mellow & malty"
The Brains Brewery story began on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff in a small stone brewery in 1882 when founders Samuel Arthur Brain and his uncle Joseph Benjamin Brain, combined their brewing experience and financial resources to brew the first pint of Brains beer. From them comes The Rev James, based on a recipe from 1885 it is original is rich and well-balanced with a mellow malty flavour that unexpectedly gives way to a clean, refreshing finish. Brewed using exclusive Buckleys’ yeast this award winning ale will save your soul and satisfy your thirst.

Rev JamesThe Rev James

Brains : The Rev James ABV 4.5% "mellow & malty"
The Brains Brewery story began on St Mary’s Street, Cardiff in a small stone brewery in 1882 when founders Samuel Arthur Brain and his uncle Joseph Benjamin Brain, combined their brewing experience and financial resources to brew the first pint of Brains beer. From them comes The Rev James, based on a recipe from 1885 it is original is rich and well-balanced with a mellow malty flavour that unexpectedly gives way to a clean, refreshing finish. Brewed using exclusive Buckleys’ yeast this award winning ale will save your soul and satisfy your thirst.