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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.

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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.

friars's aleThe Friar's Ale

Canterbury Ales : The Friar's Ale ABV 4.2% "hoppy and fruity"
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 Friar's Ale', an intensely hoppy IPA using all Kent hops - EKG and Jester. A true IPA - hoppy and fruity with a good smack of bitterness.

friars's aleThe Friar's Ale

Canterbury Ales : The Friar's Ale ABV 4.2% "hoppy and fruity"
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 Friar's Ale', an intensely hoppy IPA using all Kent hops - EKG and Jester. A true IPA - hoppy and fruity with a good smack of bitterness.

blondeBlonde Ambition

Tonbridge Brewery : Blonde Ambition ABV 4.2% "spicy and citrus"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes 'Blonde Ambition', a crisp, clean tasting and refreshing blonde ale. Well bittered and fully flavoured with spicy and citrus notes from Kent grown Challenger and First Gold hops.

blondeBlonde Ambition

Tonbridge Brewery : Blonde Ambition ABV 4.2% "spicy and citrus"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes 'Blonde Ambition', a crisp, clean tasting and refreshing blonde ale. Well bittered and fully flavoured with spicy and citrus notes from Kent grown Challenger and First Gold hops.

Red SpiderRed Spider

Pig & Porter : Red Spider ABV 5.5% "massive burst of citrus"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. From them comes 'Red Spider', a ruby red ale made with rye malt and Centennial and Columbus hops. The rye lends a peppery spiciness and the Centennial gives a massive burst of citrus. Full of flavour and really distinctive, this was awarded best beer in Kent 2015 by Ratebeer.

Red SpiderRed Spider

Pig & Porter : Red Spider ABV 5.5% "massive burst of citrus"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. From them comes 'Red Spider', a ruby red ale made with rye malt and Centennial and Columbus hops. The rye lends a peppery spiciness and the Centennial gives a massive burst of citrus. Full of flavour and really distinctive, this was awarded best beer in Kent 2015 by Ratebeer.

Ravening WolfRavening Wolf

Wantsum Brewery : Ravening Wolf ABV 5.9% "hint of vanilla"
The Wantsum Brewery takes its name from the Wantsum Channel, the watercourse seperating the Isle of Thanet and what was the mainland of the English county of Kent. During the time of King Henry VIII this channel was the mooring place of the King's Fleet. The brewery sits on what was one of the major tributaries to the Wantsum Channel. From them comes 'Ravening Wolf', a strong New Zealand pale ale. Toasted biscuit and rye malt flavours support a pine lemon hop crispness with a hint of vanilla.

Ravening WolfRavening Wolf

Wantsum Brewery : Ravening Wolf ABV 5.9% "hint of vanilla"
The Wantsum Brewery takes its name from the Wantsum Channel, the watercourse seperating the Isle of Thanet and what was the mainland of the English county of Kent. During the time of King Henry VIII this channel was the mooring place of the King's Fleet. The brewery sits on what was one of the major tributaries to the Wantsum Channel. From them comes 'Ravening Wolf', a strong New Zealand pale ale. Toasted biscuit and rye malt flavours support a pine lemon hop crispness with a hint of vanilla.