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The Phoenix

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Coors - Hancock's - HBGood2
Brains - SAAcceptable2
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage DirectorsAcceptable1
Greene King - IPAAcceptable1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)Poor1
Caledonian - Deuchars IPAPoor1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious EnglishNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix, Ashford, Kent

Visits Details

11 Feb 2016 (ChrisE)
Early evening and fairly quiet.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Coors - Hancock's - HB3.60GoodNot my favourite beer but very good value at £1.99 per pint.
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
02 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
This pub reopened today after a closure period of just over two years. The plan is to have two cask beers on offer although only one was available tonight.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Coors - Hancock's - HB3.60GoodBadged as Phoenix Bitter
31 Oct 2013 (ChrisE)
Bramwell Pub Company (formerly Barracuda) went in to receivership today, and this pub is currently closed.
BeerABVScoreNotes
15 Oct 2013 (ChrisE)
Early evening and only a few in, I waited at the bar for a few minutes for someone to appear, I was served and the bar person seemed to vanish again. Good value at £2.09 per pint.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Acceptable
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier Glorious English4.10Not Tried
16 Sep 2010 (ChrisE)
A very quiet Thursday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA4.20Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
11 Mar 2010 (ChrisE)
Thursday afternoon, fairly quiet, and generally much nicer since its refurbishment. Two real ales on, and Brains SA was coming soon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Poor
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
17 Feb 2010 (ChrisE)
This place has recently had a face lift, and looks much more welcoming than previously. Unfortunately on this Wednesday afternoon the place was almost deserted.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Brains - SA4.20PoorTangy. I was unable to finish this pint.
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
24 Jan 2008 (Ian)
By Ashford standards, Deuchars IPA is pretty exotic. I got tempted into the pub by the pumpclip. The pub is an average town centre large drinking house, bit plusher than a Spoons. Thursday evening 5pm, and I was celebrating some good news from work.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Caledonian - Deuchars IPA3.80PoorCloudy pint. Lasting thin head. Just on the turn I'd guess. Suppable bitter, soft, some hop sting, but I would have been embarrased to serve this to anyone.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Wells Bombardier (now superseded by 4.1% version)4.30Not Tried
15 Jun 2007 (Steve)
Another Network Rail leaving do didn't expect much in the way of Real Ale and there wasn't . Food was good value
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - IPA3.60AcceptableBland session beer, as usual at these events had quite a few well it either this or Courage Best
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
13 Oct 2006 (Ian)
I was passing this on my way home from work so thought I should pop in as it has been open a couple of months now and should have settled down. Annoyed at the fact that I asked for Adnams Bitter as the pump clip was up, but they said it was off but didn't bother turning the pump clip around. Instead I had a pint of Courage Directors that was too cold. Not much atmosphere, but the other customers seemed to be enjoying themselves. My first pint of English beer in a pub since coming back from America and Canada. That was a bit of a shock. Where are the huge hops and high alcohol levels?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Directors4.80AcceptableIt was clear brown/amber with a disappearing head. It was served way too cold. It had some toffeeish malt and some hop character. Pretty standard low flavour bitter.
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About The Phoenix

The pub sign. The Phoenix, Ashford, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent-
Good3
Acceptable3
Poor3

Website.

The pub is found in Ashford, Kent, TN23 1QP.

Located on Tufton Street where the old Courts Furniture Shop used to be.

We have visited this pub 10 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 7 of them.

Map location

Postcode: TN23 1QP