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The Phoenix (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Nottingham - DreadnoughtExcellent1
Pig & Porter - Elders and BettersExcellent2
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 7Excellent1
Wantsum - 1381Excellent1
Pig & Porter - Crab & WinkleExcellent1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop SimcoeGood1
Milestone - American Pale AleGood1
Adnams - Fat SpratGood1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - New Zealand Pale AleGood1
Wantsum - Yellow TailAcceptable1
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common ConspiracyNot Tried0
Brentwood - LumberjackNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Northern StarNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea ShellsNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Spring TopNot Tried0
Nelson - Trafalgar BitterNot Tried0
Wantsum - Miller's MirthNot Tried0
Kent - CobnutNot Tried0
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - 1914 Lest We ForgetNot Tried0
Weltons - Sussex PrideNot Tried0
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Copper TopNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Weltons - Old HarryNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - AnzacNot Tried0
Wantsum - Turbulent PriestNot Tried0
Weltons - Summer SpecialNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - BoubournNot Tried0
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - SleighbellNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Penhurst Pale AleNot Tried0
Wold Top - BitterNot Tried0
Cottage - AC AceNot Tried0
Weltons - Horsham OldNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Old American PaleNot Tried0
Weltons - Dark SideNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

20 Nov 2015 (Andrew)
I thought I'd arranged to meet some friends here but they didn't show. Still, it was a good pint and I got a CAMRA discount without asking.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80ExcellentA very good pint of 7
Weltons - Horsham Old4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Old American Pale4.20Not Tried
Weltons - Dark Side3.20Not Tried
17 Jul 2015 (Andrew)
Nice day. Sat in the rear of the pub. A few others in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Elders and Betters3.50ExcellentNice light mid brown bitter. Tasty.
Wold Top - Bitter3.70Not Tried
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50Not Tried
Cottage - AC Ace4.00Not Tried
13 Dec 2014 (Brian)
Start of our (now) traditional pre Xmas crawl around Canters. Only me Pete and Adrian this time as daughters were busy. Not many in, but we got a Camra discount from the barman even though all three of us had forgot to bring our membership cards...nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Milestone - American Pale Ale4.60GoodNice, easy going, hoppy. Nothing too special but good nevertheless.
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Sleighbell4.50Not Tried
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - GB Growler Bitter3.90Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Penhurst Pale Ale4.50Not Tried
05 Dec 2014 (Andrew)
The wood burner was on, pouring out heat - and a hint of smoke. Festive tunes were playing on the Radio. Lovely little pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Nottingham - Dreadnought4.50ExcellentPale brown. Fruity aroma. Nice well balanced peppery nettly hop bit with a dry malt body. Great stuff.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 73.80Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Boubourn5.00Not TriedA chocolate stout
22 Oct 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit and just a few in. We were informed that the brewing kit is still in situ downstairs but is not currently in use.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Crab & Winkle3.00ExcellentA very tasty 3% ale, just what was wanted on a tour of Canterbury's finest pubs.
Wantsum - Turbulent Priest4.40Not Tried
Weltons - Summer Special4.60Not Tried
17 Oct 2014 (Andrew)
Handful in. Friendly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - 13813.80ExcellentSlightly fruity. Hint of perspex. Light body. Slightly tart. Very drinkable.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Weltons - Old Harry5.20Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Anzac4.60Not Tried
23 Sep 2014 (Jack William)
Mid evening - four others in, friendly. The landlord has reinstated the mirror that has an etched image of Canterbury Cathedral that I remember from about 40 years ago. Nice - but my memory had it as much, much bigger!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Adnams - Fat Sprat3.80Goodvery good condition but rather bland
Weltons - Sussex Pride4.00Not Tried
Wantsum - More's Head (previously 3.4%)3.50Not Tried
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10Not Tried
22 Aug 2014 (Andrew)
Fair few in. We sat in the garden/yard until the wasps got the better of us.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Pig & Porter - Elders and Betters3.50ExcellentLovely nutty hoppy beer. Very well balanced. Excellent condition.
Nelson - Trafalgar Bitter4.10Not Tried
Wantsum - Miller's Mirth4.20Not Tried
Kent - Cobnut4.10Not Tried
Caveman (latterly a cuckoo at Leatherbritches) - Neanderthal (superseded by 4.4% version)4.60Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - 1914 Lest We Forget4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried
07 Jun 2014 (Andrew)
Sat on the rear yard-garden. You could hear the birds in the trees on the otherside of the railway tracks. Very nice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Single Hop Simcoe4.40GoodHint of soap but in a good way. Oaky and resinous
Wantsum - Yellow Tail4.50AcceptablePerhaps lacking a bit of condition and with a hint of mustard, but okay.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - She Sells Sea Shells4.70Not Tried
Old Dairy - Spring Top4.00Not Tried
17 May 2014 (Andrew)
Always liked this pub. A few in at the bar. Ian told me why I was wrong about lager, brewing, and whatever else. Lager! Do what!?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - New Zealand Pale Ale4.40GoodPeppery. Very peppery. I'm drinking pepper. Nice. I like pepper.
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - Common Conspiracy4.80Not Tried
Brentwood - Lumberjack5.20Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Northern Star4.40Not Tried

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About The Phoenix

The pub sign. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional12
Excellent63
Good64
Acceptable37
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DB.

Single roomed thin pub with excellent atmosphere and a great range of beers. Gets busy during cricket week when those who know, pack it out

We have visited this pub 134 times, seen 289 different beers and tried 134 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT1 3DB