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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.

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.

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.

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.

SeasiderSeasider

Gadds' : Seasider ABV 4.3% "amber ale"
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 Seasider, a mellow, easy drinking amber ale brewed with a little crystal malt and a lot of Goldings hops. Nothing flash, just a very decent malty body and a balancing hop flavour.

SeasiderSeasider

Gadds' : Seasider ABV 4.3% "amber ale"
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 Seasider, a mellow, easy drinking amber ale brewed with a little crystal malt and a lot of Goldings hops. Nothing flash, just a very decent malty body and a balancing hop flavour.

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.