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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.

traditionalTonbridge Traditional

Tonbridge Brewery : Traditional ABV 3.6% "Light, fruity"
Established in 2010 in Tonbridge and expanded in 2013 with new premises in East Peckham, Kent, the Tonbridge Brewery aims to produce distinctive, high quality ales brewed predominantly with Kent grown hops and a strain of live yeast that originated from the Barclay Perkins Brewery. From them comes 'Traditional', An easy drinking and refreshing ale with a light fruity and aroma from Kent grown 'Golding' and 'Challenger' hops in a typical traditional English style.

traditionalTonbridge Traditional

Tonbridge Brewery : Traditional ABV 3.6% "Light, fruity"
Established in 2010 in Tonbridge and expanded in 2013 with new premises in East Peckham, Kent, the Tonbridge Brewery aims to produce distinctive, high quality ales brewed predominantly with Kent grown hops and a strain of live yeast that originated from the Barclay Perkins Brewery. From them comes 'Traditional', An easy drinking and refreshing ale with a light fruity and aroma from Kent grown 'Golding' and 'Challenger' hops in a typical traditional English style.

fife and drumFife & Drum

Musket : Fife & Drum ABV 3.8% "Hint of wild blackcurrant"
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 "Fife & Drum", a Golden Ale which produces tantalising tastes and aromas of spice, honey, marmalade, floral and the merest hint of wild blackcurrant growing in the hedgerows of Kent. An ale which is akin to taking a refreshing stroll in the garden of England.

fife and drumFife & Drum

Musket : Fife & Drum ABV 3.8% "Hint of wild blackcurrant"
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 "Fife & Drum", a Golden Ale which produces tantalising tastes and aromas of spice, honey, marmalade, floral and the merest hint of wild blackcurrant growing in the hedgerows of Kent. An ale which is akin to taking a refreshing stroll in the garden of England.

FlintlockFlintlock

Musket Brewery : Flintlock ABV 4.2% "Spicy orange undertones"
The old military camp near the site of the Musket Brewery conjured up, for the owners, images of an era where chivalry, courtesy, attention to detail, commitment, honour and traditional values were paramount. These are the values on which the Musket Brewery is founded. From them comes Flintlock, a best bitter which evokes a taste of an old English woodland, with shafts of dappled sunlight striking through green cedar trees, igniting your tastebuds with its spicy orange undertones and just a hint of marmalade.

FlintlockFlintlock

Musket Brewery : Flintlock ABV 4.2% "Spicy orange undertones"
The old military camp near the site of the Musket Brewery conjured up, for the owners, images of an era where chivalry, courtesy, attention to detail, commitment, honour and traditional values were paramount. These are the values on which the Musket Brewery is founded. From them comes Flintlock, a best bitter which evokes a taste of an old English woodland, with shafts of dappled sunlight striking through green cedar trees, igniting your tastebuds with its spicy orange undertones and just a hint of marmalade.

jack spittyJack Spitty

Colchester Brewery : Jack Spitty ABV 4.0% "Delicate bitterness"
The Colchester Brewery is located in Wakes Colne in Essex, a few miles from the historic town of Colchester. By using double-drop brewing and with the development of old-style fermentation and brewing yeasts their beers are already delighting the discerning drinker and have won awards at a number of festivals around the region. From them comes "Jack Spitty", a golden easy drinking summer ale. Full of hop flavour with delicate bitterness and light aroma.

jack spittyJack Spitty

Colchester Brewery : Jack Spitty ABV 4.0% "Delicate bitterness"
The Colchester Brewery is located in Wakes Colne in Essex, a few miles from the historic town of Colchester. By using double-drop brewing and with the development of old-style fermentation and brewing yeasts their beers are already delighting the discerning drinker and have won awards at a number of festivals around the region. From them comes "Jack Spitty", a golden easy drinking summer ale. Full of hop flavour with delicate bitterness and light aroma.