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The Phoenix, Canterbury - pub details

Address: 67 Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3DB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 30181) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Canterbury East (0.5 miles), Canterbury West (1 mile), Sturry (2.4 miles)

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Looks old & traditional from the outside, geared to students inside
Wilson_MacDonald - 23 Oct 2018 18:14
There's always a decent range of real ales here but there's also a cliquey feel to the place. The regulars line up along the bar chatting to the landlord and bar staff so the effect is that anyone else is seen as an outsider.
There are a few picnic tables outside but basically you're sitting in the car park!
It's very handy for the cricket and I generally have a couple after play before moving on. Not sure how many people visit after about 9pm.
The choice of ales is good. The last time I was there they had Wantsum More's Head, Dark Star Partridge, (both of which were fine), along with 3 or 4 other beers.
Good marks for ales, poor marks for atmosphere.

outtamehead - 6 Nov 2013 14:46
After my wondering to the cricket ground the other afternoon i was surprise to find the place open, to find that new owner had taken the place ov the guy behind the bar was very good and knew about the ales he had on which to my surprise was 5, to start with it was me, but within 20mins there were a few people sitting at the bar. after a long time i have used this pub, it was nice to see it open all day, with a nice selcetion of beer from london pride to the local whitstable brewery to which i like both i asked if they could get some dark star in to which they would look into in so fingers cross.
binks - 20 Aug 2010 18:03
Popped in acouple of weeks ago after the cricket and was a bit dissapointed.

Only had 3 Greene King and Charles Wells beers on. I hope the new landlord gets it right. I did however see a For Sale board on the wall outside which does not bode well. This pub could be a goldmine if the right people took it over.
Huey - 14 May 2010 12:19
The Phoenix is probably the best pub in the city for real ale. It's a little way out from the centre though very handy if you're going to the cricket.
There are always 6 or 7 real ales available. Bombardier is generally on the others can be very varied indeed.
Anyone who is a fan of real ale should visit this pub.
The food is pretty good too.
It has to be said there is not too much other than the beer to keep the visitors. Not the most lively of pubs it seems to rely on a few elderly locals much of the time who probably enjoy a quiet drink of decent beer.
And why not!
outtamehead - 23 Jan 2010 01:42

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