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The Phoenix (Freehouse)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Old Dairy - Red TopExceptional2
Tonbridge - Countryman Green HopExcellent1
Old Dairy - Cattle ShedExcellent1
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)Excellent1
Hop Fuzz - The EnglishExcellent1
Old Dairy - Copper TopGood1
Springhead - Fallen AngelGood1
Wantsum - Black PrinceGood1
Musket - Matchlock MildGood1
Whitstable - Christmas SpiritAcceptable1
Springhead - SurrenderAcceptable1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
Rockin Robin - Reckless RobinNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is DeadNot Tried0
Adnams - Mosaic Pale AleNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - TomahawkNot Tried0
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - GoalskiNot Tried0
G2 - CruxNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (green hop)Not Tried0
Old Dairy - Silver TopNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)Not Tried0
Pig & Porter - Whispering Bob APANot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Bullion BombNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Greenhorn Green Hop Bullion IPANot Tried0
Wantsum - Green Hop BullionNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - MartelloNot Tried0
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 5Not Tried0
Hopdaemon - AnzacNot Tried0
Hop Fuzz - FalloutNot Tried0
Ripple Steam - GoldNot Tried0
G2 - Southern CrossNot Tried0
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)Not Tried0
Wantsum - Five Gold GrainsNot Tried0
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPANot Tried0
Picture 1. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent
Picture 2. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Visits Details

10 Jul 2018 (Andrew)
Relaxed communal pub.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExceptionalBest pint of this I've had to date.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Rockin Robin - Reckless Robin4.50Not Tried
Angels & Demons (also uses McCanns branding) - Goldilocks is Dead5.30Not Tried
3D (a brand of Epic Beers) - Goalski4.50Not Tried
22 Dec 2017 (Jack William)
Mid evening. Only a handful in despite a duo playing live music. 6 of 7 ales on, but didn’t note them all.
Springhead - Fallen Angel4.50GoodLively with a hint of lemons.
Whitstable - Christmas Spirit4.60AcceptableLittle life in it.
Wantsum - Five Gold Grains5.00Not Tried
08 Dec 2017 (Andrew)
Christmas tree was up. Nice.
Old Dairy - Red Top3.80ExcellentMy kind of low hop sweet Brown bitter
Ramsgate Brewery (Gadds') - No. 54.40Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Fallout3.60Not Tried
G2 - Southern Cross4.80Not Tried
13 Oct 2017 (Andrew)
Nice and relaxing.
Tonbridge - Countryman Green Hop4.00ExcellentTop stuff.
Hop Fuzz - Bullion Bomb5.00Not Tried
Old Dairy - Greenhorn Green Hop Bullion IPA6.50Not Tried
Wantsum - Green Hop Bullion4.20Not Tried
12 Sep 2017 (Andrew)
Great little pub.
Hop Fuzz - The English4.00ExcellentEarthy brown bitter.
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (superseded by 5.5% version)4.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Whispering Bob APA6.50Not Tried
20 Nov 2016 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime - I was the only customer - shame, a good freehouse with interesting ales. I was offered a CAMRA discount without asking - bringing a pint to £3.24 - probably the cheapest in Canterbury outside a 'spoons.
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00ExcellentReally tasty - good balance of malt and "American hopped" flavour without being OTT.
Springhead - Surrender4.80AcceptableA bit whiffy to start unfortunately. Fine as it went on.
Old Dairy - Silver Top4.50Not Tried
21 Oct 2016 (Andrew)
Quite but pleasant.
Old Dairy - Cattle Shed4.50ExcellentGreat condition. Rich tangy and moreish light brown bitter
Hop Fuzz - Tomahawk5.00Not Tried
G2 - Crux4.80Not Tried
Pig & Porter - Red Spider Rye (green hop)4.80Not Tried
27 May 2016 (Andrew)
Sat outside and watched 2 guys paint the house opposite.
Old Dairy - Copper Top4.10GoodBit woodier than I recall but stil nice.
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
Adnams - Mosaic Pale Ale4.10Not Tried
20 May 2016 (Andrew)
I sat out the back in the yard that overlooks the Canterbury-Dover train line (or at least the trees on its banks). Very relaxing. I think I've been coming here for 16 years now. Made me think back to the glory days of Keith behind the bar.
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90GoodBlack low hopped lactic-tart beer
Hop Fuzz - Martello3.80Not Tried
Hopdaemon - Anzac4.60Not Tried
Ripple Steam - Gold3.80Not Tried
13 May 2016 (Andrew)
Not many in. Friendly as always.
Musket - Matchlock Mild3.80GoodDark mild. Low hopping. Oily tartness. Nice.
Nethergate (was Nethergate Growler for a while then name reverted) - Umbel Ale (aka Special Coriander Ale)3.80Not Tried
Wantsum - Black Prince3.90Not Tried
Silver Brewhouse (formerly Raw) - Baby Ghost IPA3.90Not Tried
Wantsum - Montgomery (was SS Richard Montgomery)4.00Not Tried

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About The Phoenix

The pub sign. The Phoenix, Canterbury, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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