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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.

WarhorseWar Horse

Gadds' : War Horse ABV 4.0% "ruby bitter"
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 War Horse, a ruby bitter with fuggles and golding hops, brewed to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

WarhorseWar Horse

Gadds' : War Horse ABV 4.0% "ruby bitter"
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 War Horse, a ruby bitter with fuggles and golding hops, brewed to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 4.3% "long, lingering aroma"
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 Old Cocky, a golden beer with a bitter/sweet flavour like a good Chablis. It was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition.

no 5Horsham Pale

Welton's Brewery Horsham Pale ABV 4.3% "long, lingering aroma"
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 Old Cocky, a golden beer with a bitter/sweet flavour like a good Chablis. It was a finalist in the Champion Beer of Britain competition.

Capel PaleCapel Pale

Tonbridge Brewery : Capel Pale ABV 4.5% "citrus and honey"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes their orignal green hop ale, brewed with fresh Pilgrim hops, picked on the day of brewing from Reeds Farm in Capel, one of their local hop gardens. This hop provides an intense citrus and honey flavour.

Capel PaleCapel Pale

Tonbridge Brewery : Capel Pale ABV 4.5% "citrus and honey"
The Tonbridge Brewery are a small, independent brewery based in the historic heart of Kent's hop growing area, dedicated to producing distinctive tasting and aromatic ales, using only the finest malted barley and locally grown hops. From them comes their orignal green hop ale, brewed with fresh Pilgrim hops, picked on the day of brewing from Reeds Farm in Capel, one of their local hop gardens. This hop provides an intense citrus and honey flavour.

maryPale Ale Mary

Northdown Brewery : Pale Ale Mary ABV 4.03% "citrus-tinged".
A husband and wife team with a love of beer and 40 years of hospitality industry, having learnt their craft at East London Brewing Company, created the Northdown Brewery in Margate on January of this year following a successful kickstarter fund raising campaign. King Charles II & Samuel Pepys both referenced a 17th century brewery in Margate just off Northdown Road, which produced Northdown Ale, so there is history in these parts. From them comes Pale Ale Mary, an English style Pale Ale, the ideal, citrus-tinged ale to convert any diehard lager drinker.

maryPale Ale Mary

Northdown Brewery : Pale Ale Mary ABV 4.03% "citrus-tinged".
A husband and wife team with a love of beer and 40 years of hospitality industry, having learnt their craft at East London Brewing Company, created the Northdown Brewery in Margate on January of this year following a successful kickstarter fund raising campaign. King Charles II & Samuel Pepys both referenced a 17th century brewery in Margate just off Northdown Road, which produced Northdown Ale, so there is history in these parts. From them comes Pale Ale Mary, an English style Pale Ale, the ideal, citrus-tinged ale to convert any diehard lager drinker.