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The Phoenix Tavern (Ei Group (formerly Enterprise Inns))

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Moorhouse's - Blond WitchExcellent1
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout - now use 4.5% version entry (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)Excellent1
Harvey's - Sussex Best BitterExcellent6
Otter - BitterGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood4
Ringwood - BoondoggleGood1
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestGood1
Adnams - LighthouseNot Tried0
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - BroadsideNot Tried0
Timothy Taylor - House Ale "Phoenix Tavern Easter Bunny Ale" said to be re-badged Golden BestNot Tried0
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Fuller's - London PrideNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)Not Tried0
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

15 Aug 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening after a friend's birthday celebratory trip on the sailing barge Orinoco from Faversham Creek to Harty Ferry (southside) slipway organised by the pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Good
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Good
Goacher's - Best Dark Ale (aka Original)4.10Not TriedOn gravity on the counter top
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not TriedSeveral guests sent this back for being hazy and out of condition
Mad Cat - Auburn Copper Ale (previously Meaney's Auburn Copper Ale)4.20Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
08 Jan 2015 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Bit of a wait for service but a comfortable venue with settee seating by the open fire.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodIn good condition but I only got a dose of bitterness with no real smell or describable taste
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
14 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Evening, live band playing (not bad) - reasonable number of drinkers and foot tappers in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30ExcellentJust as it should be - safe choice but very nice.
Ringwood - Boondoggle4.20GoodRefreshing,,very good condition - doesn't pack much flavour though.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
25 Mar 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Brief end of evening visit.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentI should say this was the best beer encountered tonight in Faversham and environs
Fuller's - London Pride4.10Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
02 Jan 2014 (Jack William)
Lunchtime, reasonably busy, friendly welcome.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50ExcellentTop rate blond beer with bite.
Mad Cat - Jet Black Stout - now use 4.5% version entry (previously Meaney's Jet Black Stout)4.80ExcellentOnly brewed once a year according to the landlord . Richly complex - so much body you can almost chew it.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
01 Aug 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Late evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentBanging on near to outstanding
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Wye Valley - HPA (Hereford Pale Ale)4.00Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried
10 Jul 2013 (Blair)
High hopes were slightly dashed by the mediocre ale line-up, still a nice characterful pub with a pleasant beer garden.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Landlord4.30GoodLittle flat but still good enough.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
03 Apr 2013 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00GoodNot at its best
Otter - Bitter3.60GoodTasted very malty and yeasty
Adnams - Broadside4.70Not Tried
Timothy Taylor - House Ale "Phoenix Tavern Easter Bunny Ale" said to be re-badged Golden Best3.50Not Tried
23 Feb 2013 (Andrew)
Never been here before. 2 real fires and a pleasant atmosphere. We sat in the corner and I laughed at private eye look-a-likes.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Timothy Taylor - Golden Best3.50GoodWeak, slightly syrupy beer.
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Hogs Back - T.E.A.4.20Not Tried
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)3.60Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
28 Aug 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
2105 to 2155 hours visit. Dribs and drabs of custom but it is in the interregnum between a bank holiday and a Hop Festival!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Exceptional2nd out was cooler. Did I dream or could I taste all constituent parts of the brew including the fishy finings. Yeah I did
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00Excellent1st one
Moorhouse's - Blond Witch4.50Not Tried
Adnams - Lighthouse3.40Not Tried
Ringwood - Razorback3.80Not Tried

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About The Phoenix Tavern

The pub sign. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent11
Good13
Acceptable1
Poor-

The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 7BH.

Situated on the attractive historic Abbey Street, this is a 3 room pub. Inglenook fireplace. Lots of wood and a lowish beamed ceiling add to the cosy English pub feel. Restaurant seated area. 6 handpumps on the bar counter. Cider sometimes sold from a cask on the counter top.

We have visited this pub 23 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7BH