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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.

Christmas SpiritChristmas Spirit

Whitstable Brewery : Christmas Spirit ABV 4.7% "marmalade".
In 2003, the Whitstable Oyster Company stepped in to save a Maidstone based Kentish microbrewery's site when it folded. They hired Rafik Abidi, a Heriot-Watt trained brewer with years of experience of the British brewing industry and he got straight to brewing great beer! Almost ten years and a huge increase in production later and the Whitstable Brewery's range has gone from one to twelve beers and five to hundreds of outlets. Even the meanest Scrooge will find their Christmas Spirit after a glass of Whitstable Brewery’s new Yuletide Ale! Crystal Malt gives this Red Ale a warmth and depth of flavour perfectly suited to the Festive season while an All-English hop blend led by the powerful Admiral and celebrated East Kent Goldings varieties rounds off this beer with spices, marmalade, and a balanced bitterness.

Christmas SpiritChristmas Spirit

Whitstable Brewery : Christmas Spirit ABV 4.7% "marmalade".
In 2003, the Whitstable Oyster Company stepped in to save a Maidstone based Kentish microbrewery's site when it folded. They hired Rafik Abidi, a Heriot-Watt trained brewer with years of experience of the British brewing industry and he got straight to brewing great beer! Almost ten years and a huge increase in production later and the Whitstable Brewery's range has gone from one to twelve beers and five to hundreds of outlets. Even the meanest Scrooge will find their Christmas Spirit after a glass of Whitstable Brewery’s new Yuletide Ale! Crystal Malt gives this Red Ale a warmth and depth of flavour perfectly suited to the Festive season while an All-English hop blend led by the powerful Admiral and celebrated East Kent Goldings varieties rounds off this beer with spices, marmalade, and a balanced bitterness.

Bombay SocialBombay Social

Angels & Demons : Bombay Social ABV 3.8% "huge hop loveliness"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes Bombay Social, a Social Session IPA is an absolute must for summer days, autumn haze, spring and winter, without malaise. Light in character with huge hop loveliness and a perfect cutting tool for hot curries and spicy mains.

Bombay SocialBombay Social

Angels & Demons : Bombay Social ABV 3.8% "huge hop loveliness"
Angels & Demons, located in Folkestone, Kent, brew beers of the highest quality and include only the finest natural ingredients. Carefully selected for their distinctive flavour profile, the beers are classically fermented for a smooth, bold taste and dry hopped for that modern twist giving heavy aroma and punchy finish. They use hops and malts from the UK and from across the world to give their ales their distinctive taste. From them comes Bombay Social, a Social Session IPA is an absolute must for summer days, autumn haze, spring and winter, without malaise. Light in character with huge hop loveliness and a perfect cutting tool for hot curries and spicy mains.

SkylarkingSkylarking

Pig & Porter : Skylarking ABV 4.0% "hints of tropical fruit"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. 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 : Skylarking ABV 4.0% "hints of tropical fruit"
Pig and Porter, based in Tunbridge Wells, is, as they say themselves, "a passion born of necessity, nurtured in a shed, fuelled by belief and fulfilled by the creation of beers that we love". They're now on a mission to share our beers with everyone who wants to drink better and incidently all of their beers are now vegan friendly with the exception of Honey Hill Wit which contains honey. 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.

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.