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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 - LandlordGood3
Ringwood - BoondoggleGood1
Timothy Taylor - Golden BestGood1
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - BitterNot Tried0
Wychwood - HobgoblinNot Tried0
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
Hop Back - Summer LightningNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Phoenix Tavern, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

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
18 Apr 2012 (Philip Pirrip)
A reasonable crowd in despite the rainy night.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Harvey's - Sussex Best Bitter4.00ExceptionalAbsolutely first rate, top drawer. Best Best I have tasted for a number of years. It was required to have a second one.
Brakspear (at Marston's Wychwood) - Bitter3.40Not TriedReally not sure why anyone sells this and subsequently anyone buys this badge-brew engineered beer when so much else is on the market.
Wychwood - Hobgoblin4.50Not 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
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 22 times, seen 32 different beers and tried 9 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 7BH