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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.

Dr SunshineDr Sunshine's Special Friendly

Gadds' : Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly ABV 5.0% "orange zest"
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 the esoterically named Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly. Coriander, orange zest, wheat and bags of fruity hops combine with malted barley to create a mellow, soft and refreshing English wheat ale. An ideal beer for revitalising the constitution after a hard day at the grindstone. Or the office.

Dr SunshineDr Sunshine's Special Friendly

Gadds' : Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly ABV 5.0% "orange zest"
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 the esoterically named Dr Sunshine's Special Friendly. Coriander, orange zest, wheat and bags of fruity hops combine with malted barley to create a mellow, soft and refreshing English wheat ale. An ideal beer for revitalising the constitution after a hard day at the grindstone. Or the office.

hopheadHophead

Dark Star Brewery : Hophead ABV 3.8% "elderflower notes"
The Dark Star Brewery started life back in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star pub in Brighton with a brew kit marginally bigger that that used by an enthusiastic home brewer. Their love of American hops that has shaped the beers they've become known for, started when their Chairman, Peter Halliday, returned from a business trip across the pond with a suitcase full of hops. From them comes Hophead, an extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

hopheadHophead

Dark Star Brewery : Hophead ABV 3.8% "elderflower notes"
The Dark Star Brewery started life back in 1994 in the cellar of The Evening Star pub in Brighton with a brew kit marginally bigger that that used by an enthusiastic home brewer. Their love of American hops that has shaped the beers they've become known for, started when their Chairman, Peter Halliday, returned from a business trip across the pond with a suitcase full of hops. From them comes Hophead, an extremely clean-drinking pale golden ale with a strong floral aroma and elderflower notes from the Cascade hops. This beer is full-bodied and full-flavoured yet gentle enough to make it a favourite session beer.

DogBolterDogBolter

Gadds' : DogBolter ABV 5.6% "roasty, chocolatey"
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 that they’ve learnt to mix innovation and change with custom and consistency. From them comes DogBolter, this sturdy dark porter is brewed with six different malts for a satisfying, rich, malty body full of roasty, chocolatey flavours, all balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness. This one hits the spot like no other.

DogBolterDogBolter

Gadds' : DogBolter ABV 5.6% "roasty, chocolatey"
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 that they’ve learnt to mix innovation and change with custom and consistency. From them comes DogBolter, this sturdy dark porter is brewed with six different malts for a satisfying, rich, malty body full of roasty, chocolatey flavours, all balanced by a deep and lasting hop bitterness. This one hits the spot like no other.

OspreyOsprey

Cotleigh Brewery : Osprey ABV 5.0% "huge hop loveliness"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country for over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands with ornithological themed names. From them comes Osprey Strong Ale, rich in flavour, this strong ale is always welcomed when it returns to the pumps. Described as a 'strong golden coloured bitter which is clean and refreshing with a generous, well hopped bitterness'.

OspreyOsprey

Cotleigh Brewery : Osprey ABV 5.0% "huge hop loveliness"
Cotleigh have been brewing in the West Country for over 35 years and have an extensive line up based around their core brands with ornithological themed names. From them comes Osprey Strong Ale, rich in flavour, this strong ale is always welcomed when it returns to the pumps. Described as a 'strong golden coloured bitter which is clean and refreshing with a generous, well hopped bitterness'.