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The Phoenix Pub, is no more - this pub has been demolished and will not be being rebuilt as a pub
unitedinns - 19 Mar 2016 12:50
Didnt this get shut down following a raid? Guns..drugs etc...
FredWhispers - 16 May 2013 12:05
The Phoenix is a great little pub very basic but friendly and now features Live Bands and great party nights. Bikers are back which is great and they have an outside stage where the bands will play in the summer months so all in all a great little venue.
rocker1 - 19 Mar 2010 14:51
The Phoenix is back as a biker friendly pub as of July 2009 m/ m/
the_phoenix - 19 Jul 2009 20:36
Oh ye of little faith. Hufflers regulars often pop down the Phoenix for a drink, and Phoenix drinkers are regularly found enjoying a game of pool in the Hufflers...
daniel567 - 5 May 2009 22:03
Oh ye of little faith. Hufflers regulars often pop down the Phoenix for a drink, and Phoenix drinkers are regularly found enjoying a game of pool in the Hufflers...
daniel567 - 5 May 2009 22:00
Thank you for informing Roger.

A 'Gay bar' next door to The Hufflers Arms? Should be interesting.
HTM69 - 8 Dec 2008 12:36
The tattooed extreme right wing bikers have packed thier bags and ridden off to a new location. The pub has now undergone a refurbishment and and will reopen as a Gay bar. You couldn't make it up.
RogerB - 5 Dec 2008 22:33
The short walk down this dead end street that leads to the marshes is not exactly enticing but it does have 2 pubs, the latter being the Phoenix. Years ago it was a Courage pub and was part of my dart playing circuit in the days when I could actually see the board. For many years it has been run and inhabited mainly by a right wing bikers club. The interior is a tight L shape, narrow at the front but a bit more spacious to the rear and a small linked room at the back. The d�cor is plain and simple with an assortment of motor bike parts, biker t-shirts, spare wheels and a bar canopy littered with ticket stubs, pin-ups, bike adverts and other, shall we say, less tasteful literature. There is a pool table, quiz / fruit machines, juke box (I dare anyone to stick on the Country Classics CD amid the usual Maiden / AC/DC that pumps out at high volume) and the dart board I knew so well (probably the same one). More recently it has become more of a live music venue � punk and metal being the norm. Be warned though, the bands don�t play in the pub; there is a sizable compound (aka beer garden) at the rear with a stage that looks like an old shed with the front ripped out. It is loud, it is basic, it is open air and it goes on late. Out of curiosity, I went to see US Metal band Amen do an unscheduled gig here. It was freezing and didn�t stop until well gone 1.00am. Certainly the Phoenix is not for the faint hearted or easily offended but I have been here a couple of times in recent months and never encountered any problems and I feel more comfortable and safer here than I would in some of the chav infested rat holes in the town centre. Regarding the beers, there are 2 hand pumps but no Real Ales which is disappointing given the strong image of bikers and their knowledge of beers, but prices are reasonable, especially for a music pub. An experience but you wouldn�t want to use it for a first date.
RogerB - 6 Dec 2007 10:35
Well, what do we have here in Dartford then? A proper biker�s pub, that�s what! I had no idea The Phoenix existed prior to a rather late evening visit last Friday (30th Nov) and whilst I cannot envisage another visit, the nosey bugger in me reared its head and I am glad I checked it out. Inside, it�s rather dull, with a pool table and a conservatory at the back. I didn�t notice any ale, so drank Stella. The regulars were grizzly and leather clad. Background music included The Who and Nirvana. Anything else worth adding? Not really. Visit if you�re the curious type, otherwise stay clear. It�s undoubtedly vital to the biking community, but can�t see it suiting the average Joe.
HTM69 - 4 Dec 2007 18:45

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