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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.

She Sells Sea ShellsShe Sells Sea Shells

Gadds' Brewery : She Sells Sea Shells ABV 4.7% "zesty hop flavour"
Gadds' Ramsgate Brewery operate a 15 bbrl brewery, a shop, an office and a couple of delivery vans. They produce around 1 million pints of beer a year and deliver to pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout East Kent, brewing distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they’ve been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes the tongue-twisting She Sells Sea Shells, a pale ale with a clean, fresh bitterness and a gorgeous, zesty hop flavour. It used to be a summer special but is now available all year round.

She Sells Sea ShellsShe Sells Sea Shells

Gadds' Brewery : She sells Sea Shells ABV 4.7% "zesty hop flavour"
Gadds' Ramsgate Brewery operate a 15 bbrl brewery, a shop, an office and a couple of delivery vans. They produce around 1 million pints of beer a year and deliver to pubs, clubs and restaurants throughout East Kent, brewing distinctive Kentish beers, using years of knowledge, experience and understanding – they’ve been around long enough to know what they’re doing, and not so long as to be old fashioned. From them comes the tongue-twisting She Sells Sea Shells, a pale ale with a clean, fresh bitterness and a gorgeous, zesty hop flavour. It used to be a summer special but is now available all year round.

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Dorking Brewery : Buffalo ABV 5.1% "grapefruit and citrus".
The Dorking Brewery is a multi-award winning brewery based on the Surrey / Sussex border. Their team have spent time travelling around the United States learning about the Craft Beer market in order to bring exciting new beers to the UK. They source our hops and grain from all over the world to ensure quality. From them comes 'Buffalo', an American style pale ale, amber coloured with grapefruit and citrus flavours. Now hopped with Cascade and Amarillo from Washington state, which they believe deliver the most citrus flavour and using extra pale malt.

buffaloBuffalo

Dorking Brewery : Buffalo ABV 5.1% "grapefruit and citrus".
The Dorking Brewery is a multi-award winning brewery based on the Surrey / Sussex border. Their team have spent time travelling around the United States learning about the Craft Beer market in order to bring exciting new beers to the UK. They source our hops and grain from all over the world to ensure quality. From them comes 'Buffalo', an American style pale ale, amber coloured with grapefruit and citrus flavours. Now hopped with Cascade and Amarillo from Washington state, which they believe deliver the most citrus flavour and using extra pale malt.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "golden, hoppy, aromatic"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey before it was moved to Dorking and now Horsham. From them comes Horsham Pale, using pale malt with a small addition of malted wheat and caramalt, but then the inclusion of two super strength American hop varieties; Zeus & Apollo to transform the character of the beer. These hops give floral, citrus, grapefruit and pepper notes to the flavour and aroma and when you drink the beer you taste them all.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 3.7% "golden, hoppy, aromatic"
Welton's Brewery is an independent brewery founded by Ray Welton in 1995 in Capel, Surrey before it was moved to Dorking and now Horsham. From them comes Horsham Pale, using pale malt with a small addition of malted wheat and caramalt, but then the inclusion of two super strength American hop varieties; Zeus & Apollo to transform the character of the beer. These hops give floral, citrus, grapefruit and pepper notes to the flavour and aroma and when you drink the beer you taste them all.

no 5No.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 5No.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.