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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.

WarhorseFiggy Pudding

Wantsum Brewery : Figgy Pudding ABV 4.5% "soft toasted malt"
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 their seasonal offering, Figgy Pudding, a dark chestnut coloured bitter, with soft toasted malt flavours enhanced by the addition of figs and black sultanas blended with spicy and caramel nosed hops.

WarhorseFiggy Pudding

Wantsum Brewery : Figgy Pudding ABV 4.5% "soft toasted malt"
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 their seasonal offering, Figgy Pudding, a dark chestnut coloured bitter, with soft toasted malt flavours enhanced by the addition of figs and black sultanas blended with spicy and caramel nosed hops.

feast of stephenFeast of Stephen

Welton's Brewery Feast of Stephen ABV 3.8% "oranges & lemons"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey before it was moved to Dorking and now to the outskirts of Horsham. From them comes Feast of Stephen, a bright golden coloured ale, citrus flavoured with hints of spice, oranges and lemons and a light citrus aroma.

feast of stephenFeast of Stephen

Welton's Brewery Feast of Stephen ABV 3.8% "oranges & lemons"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey before it was moved to Dorking and now to the outskirts of Horsham. From them comes Feast of Stephen, a bright golden coloured ale, citrus flavoured with hints of spice, oranges and lemons and a light citrus aroma.

no 7No.7

Gadds' Brewery : No.7 ABV 3.8% "drinks lovely"
Gadds' 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.75', the "brewery workhorse". A simple beer brewed with Goldings hops for a little bitterness, Fuggles hops for flavour and some crystal malt for colour and body. Nice ‘n’ easy, drinks lovely.

no 7No.7

Gadds' Brewery : No.7 ABV 3.8% "drinks lovely"
Gadds' 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.75', the "brewery workhorse". A simple beer brewed with Goldings hops for a little bitterness, Fuggles hops for flavour and some crystal malt for colour and body. Nice ‘n’ easy, drinks lovely.

APAAmerican Pale Ale

Dark Star : American Pale Ale ABV 4.7% "crisp and full".
The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of a pub in Brighton. As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money they didn’t have. Twenty years on they find ourselves in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45 barrel brewhouse. From them comes their American Pale Ale, brewed with American West Coast style yeast along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low coloured Concerto malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to compliment the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.

APAAmerican Pale Ale

Dark Star : American Pale Ale ABV 4.7% "crisp and full".
The Dark Star Brewing Company was born in 1994 in the cellar of a pub in Brighton. As with all the best ideas, the business was planned on the back of a beer mat, driven by a few beers and funded with money they didn’t have. Twenty years on they find ourselves in Partridge Green, just south west of Horsham, West Sussex, with a 45 barrel brewhouse. From them comes their American Pale Ale, brewed with American West Coast style yeast along with Cascade, Centennial and Chinook hops. The low coloured Concerto malt provides a perfect light colour and dryness to compliment the crisp taste and full aroma of the hops.