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Submitted on Wednesday, 13th July 2011
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The Phoenix, Gillingham Town, Gillingham

High Street
Gillingham
SP8 4AN
Phone: 01747823277
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E TA left this review about The Phoenix

A friendly high street local which is well described by JAQPTIO below, once a coaching inn but now reduced in size to comprise a single L-shaped bar with a dining area at one end in what was once a separate bar. The bar is carpeted and has a small fireplace in one corner. They serve good value home-cooked food, basic pub grub plus Sunday lunches. The staff are friendly and the beer is good – they have a GBG entry. Ales on this occasion were Doombar, Rev James Gold and Proper Job, all gratefully received and enjoyed. If I lived in Gillingham this would be my local.

On 3rd July 2019 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Phoenix

Looks like it was originally a larger establishment, with the corner of the building now separated off as the Gillingham Tandoori restaurant. This has left a single-bar pub, with a dining room of similar size to one side. A back door leads out into a small yard which must have been where the inn's former stables were, with an archway beyond providing a separate entrance from the town's compact Square where a few wooden picnic benches can be found. Quite plainly furnished and decorated, with background music not drowning out the good-natured conversations going one. Two of three handpumps in operation, offering Sharp's Doom Bar and Atlantic (£3.20). Overall, seems to have improved since the Hall & Woodhouse days.

On 4th January 2015 - rating: 7
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BobOs . left this review about The Phoenix

Average small town pub, quite comfortable but with a somewhat 'quaint' atmosphere. The first time I called in for a swift pint I found myself surrounded by little old ladies 'taking tea' - I thought I'd been wafted back to the 'thirties! Three pumps but only one on - Badger. Say no more. Now re-opened and with a new landlord it at least does some decent ales now - the Tribute was spot-on.

On 13th July 2011 - rating: 5
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Gillingham (Dorset), 0.46 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Templecombe, 7.35 miles, 2 hr 21 min walk (show)
Tisbury, 10.63 miles, 3 hr 25 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Phoenix, Gillingham
3rd Jul 2019, 05:56
Review submitted by E TA
 
4th Jan 2015, 13:08
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 May 2010 by Will Larter
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 13 March 2012 by Dave McNally
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • Real Cider : No last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 10 June 2019 by E TA
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