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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.

summer's daySummer's Day

Gadd's Brewery : Summer's Day ABV 4.3% "Light, refreshing"
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 'Summer's Day', a deeply flavourful amber ale brewed with 'Munich' malt for a full body, a little aromatic malt (for, er, its smell) and a combination of spicy Kent and fruit west coast hops.

summer's daySummer's Day

Gadd's Brewery : Summer's Day ABV 4.3% "Light, refreshing"
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 'Summer's Day', a deeply flavourful amber ale brewed with 'Munich' malt for a full body, a little aromatic malt (for, er, its smell) and a combination of spicy Kent and fruit west coast hops.

pardonersThe Pardoner's Ale

Canterbury Ales : Pardoner's Ale ABV 3.8% "Dry, fruity pale ale"
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 Pardoner's Ale', a light pale ale, with honey notes giving way to spicy, orange & citrus hops.

pardonersThe Pardoner's Ale

Canterbury Ales : Pardoner's Ale ABV 3.8% "Dry, fruity pale ale"
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 Pardoner's Ale', a light pale ale, with honey notes giving way to spicy, orange & citrus hops.

skylarkingSkylarking

Pig & Porter Brewery : Skylarking ABV 4.0% "Hints of tropical fruit"
The Pig and Porter Brewing Company is a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that they love. They now say that they're on a mission to share their beers with everyone who wants to drink better. From them comes 'Skylarking', an ultra-pale super refreshing session IPA hopped with Ella and Galaxy. Expect hints of tropical fruit, mango, lychee and melon.

skylarkingSkylarking

Pig & Porter Brewery : Skylarking ABV 4.0% "Hints of tropical fruit"
The Pig and Porter Brewing Company is a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that they love. They now say that they're on a mission to share their beers with everyone who wants to drink better. From them comes 'Skylarking', an ultra-pale super refreshing session IPA hopped with Ella and Galaxy. Expect hints of tropical fruit, mango, lychee and melon.

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.