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The Phoenix, Rainham - pub details


Address: Broadway, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9YW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 12202) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Rainham - Essex (0.1 miles), Dagenham Dock (2.1 miles), Belvedere (2.7 miles)

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New Angel Inn, Rainham (0.0 miles), Bell Inn, Rainham (0.0 miles), Rainham Social Club, Rainham (0.2 miles), Rainham Working Men's Club, Rainham (0.2 miles), Albion, Rainham (0.3 miles) - see more nearby pubs

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Sorry to report that John Sellwood, the Landlord of the Phoenix, died yesterday (Wednesday 22nd August). The pub is currently closed & it's future is now uncertain.
NigelB - 23 Aug 2018 13:59
After visiting the other 2 non real ale pubs in the town we arrived here just before 4.45pm and what a difference the Phoenix is to both The Bell & The New Angel.

4 ales on the hand pumps but unfortunately the John Smith’s Cask was almost off and tasted vile, I asked the barmaid to change but during our 3 hours here it wasn’t changed!!

So for all the time we spent here I was on the very drinkable Abbot Ale, well kept, strong and lethal after not having any decent ale earlier in the day.
Busy we arrived here and busy when we left with a steady flow of punters coming through the doors. Football was on the box from 5.30pm and this brought a fair few blokes in.

The garden was also popular, it’s pretty big and was the perfect place to sit in on a very hot day, but not if you wanted to watch the football.

The Phoenix appears in the 2016 GBG and is the only one in Rainham that does but that’s really not a surprise.

I liked it here, the pub has charm, good ales and some very interesting and friendly punters. Older style decoration with heavy 70’s style carpets, but it all works.

Also very convenient for the train station.
lezford - 4 Oct 2016 14:26
I can't say I've ever been to Rainham before. But the town centre looked quite nice. The Phoenix is a locals pub. But locals and staff did appear friendly. Most were watching the rugby. The ales were all national ones - St Austell Tribute, Greene King Abbot, Courage Directors & John Smiths Cask. There was a vacant handpull, that I believe normally has Wells Bombardier. A nice pub that had a 'comfortable' feel to it. But a shame the ale range wasn't more adventurous. But my Directors was ok. Moved on to the Crooked Billet at Creekmouth (not listed on here), only to find it occupied by some eastern Europeans that didn't speak much English!
blue_scrumpy - 11 Oct 2015 21:41
Nice friendly pub with a proper landlord, entertainment most weekends. Look out for Ruby on a Saturday night she gets the pub rocking.
gilberto - 23 Jul 2010 02:20
Very good roadhouse styled locals; lively mid-afternoon but friendly. Had Maldon Gold on but I had John Smiths Cask which had real flavour - worth its Beer Guide entry
mtaylor40 - 23 Nov 2007 22:40

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