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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.

powder burnPowder Burn

Musket Brewery : Powder Burn ABV 5.0% "earthy and sweet aromas"
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 'Powder Burn', a Kentish Porter that is dark and mysterious yet explodes with flavour. Evokes the ancient earthy and sweet aromas of times gone by!

powder burnPowder Burn

Musket Brewery : Powder Burn ABV 5.0% "earthy and sweet aromas"
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 'Powder Burn', a Kentish Porter that is dark and mysterious yet explodes with flavour. Evokes the ancient earthy and sweet aromas of times gone by!

holy thornHoly Thorn

Glastonbury : Holy Thorn ABV 4.2% "hints of chocolate & orange"
The Glastonbury Brewery set to work back in 2006, bravely challenging the traditional values of the UK beer market. At the time, real ale was under-represented and largely unexciting. They brought unique and flavoursome ales to local pubs and shops, working with local chefs, farmers and herbalists they expanded our horizons. From them comes 'Holy Thorn', a silky smooth amber ale brewed to celebrate the winter flowering of the Glastonbury Thorn. Caramel malts and spicy hops laced with hints of chocolate and orange create a festive flavour.

holy thornHoly Thorn

Glastonbury : Holy Thorn ABV 4.2% "hints of chocolate & orange"
The Glastonbury Brewery set to work back in 2006, bravely challenging the traditional values of the UK beer market. At the time, real ale was under-represented and largely unexciting. They brought unique and flavoursome ales to local pubs and shops, working with local chefs, farmers and herbalists they expanded our horizons. From them comes 'Holy Thorn', a silky smooth amber ale brewed to celebrate the winter flowering of the Glastonbury Thorn. Caramel malts and spicy hops laced with hints of chocolate and orange create a festive flavour.

no 5No.5

Gadds' Brewery : No.5 ABV 4.4% "red berries & a full body"
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.5', a traditional Kentish Best bitter - the aroma is toffee malt and fresh green hops, the flavour is malt, hops and red berries with a full body and lingering bitter finish.

no 5No.5

Gadds' Brewery : No.5 ABV 4.4% "red berries & a full body"
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.5', a traditional Kentish Best bitter - the aroma is toffee malt and fresh green hops, the flavour is malt, hops and red berries with a full body and lingering bitter finish.

bobbledBobbled

Fome Brewery : Bobbled ABV 5.5% "citrus flavours".
The Fome Brewery Company is a family-run craft brewery based in Frome Somerset. Using the finest local ingredients they have been brewing unique and multi-award-winning beers since 1999. The brewing team brings years of brewing experience, creativity, and passion to each individual brew. In their words "It's all about the beer!". From them comes their seasonal ale 'Bobbled', an amber ale with citrus flavours with moderate maltiness.

bobbledBobbled

Fome Brewery : Bobbled ABV 5.5% "citrus flavours".
The Fome Brewery Company is a family-run craft brewery based in Frome Somerset. Using the finest local ingredients they have been brewing unique and multi-award-winning beers since 1999. The brewing team brings years of brewing experience, creativity, and passion to each individual brew. In their words "It's all about the beer!". From them comes their seasonal ale 'Bobbled', an amber ale with citrus flavours with moderate maltiness.