Nestled in Bermondsey Beer Mile is Hawkes, the urban cidery and taproom. Cider is my drink, i'm excited to see some amongst the beer. Under the arches, this is a casual spot with incredibly knowledgeable and friendly staff, helping you choose the cider best suited to your tastes, giving you samples.
We opt for Soul Trader, a dry offering, lightly sparkling, pale and moreish. Spying cider donuts at the bar, we cannot resist seeing if they taste as good as they sound. Crunchy sugar coating giving way to a cinnamon apple filling, these are balls of deliciousness. Hawkes is well worth a visit, a welcome break from all of the beer.