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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 BitterExcellent5
Otter - BitterGood1
Timothy Taylor - LandlordGood4
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestGood1
Ringwood - BoondoggleGood1
Ringwood - RazorbackNot Tried0
Fuller's (part of Asahi Europe) - London PrideNot Tried0
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)Not 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
Hogs Back - T.E.A.Not Tried0
Sharp's - Coaster (or Cornish Coaster)Not Tried0
Adnams - LighthouseNot 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
Picture 1. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

15 Aug 2015 (ChrisE)
Evening visit for a meal after sailing the Swale in the Thames Barge Orinoco which was a friend's birthday treat. A good welcome from the landlord who had organised the sailing event, a most enjoyable evening. Beers on offer were as already listed by Mr. Pirrip.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExcellentVery good and I stayed loyal to Harveys for the rest of the evening.
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
Marston's - Wychwood Hobgoblin IPA (was Ruby Beer, was Hobgoblin)4.50Not 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 (part of Asahi Europe) - 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

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About The Phoenix Tavern

The pub sign. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional2
Excellent11
Good14
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

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 24 times, seen 33 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7BH