A great find, just inside the city walls by Fishergate Bar, one of the mediaeval gateways.
The Phoenix has five hand pumps with mainly local beers. I found it really appealing Ė old but not very old, with a modern feel as if itís been sympathetically restored, and very friendly service. We sat in the front bar which was cosy, comfortable and welcoming with a nice open fire and candles. Thereís also a drinking corridor, a back room with bench tables and a whitewashed outside area. We didnít eat there but the food looked to be good value, homely fare.
(Visited 25 February 2012).