London’s first ever urban cidery has opened in Bermondsey.
Hawkes Cidery & Taproom has opened its doors in Druid Street, on the renowned Bermondsey Beer Mile near Maltby Street Market.
The dedicated cider taproom offers an ever-evolving menu of craft drinks including Hawkes’ flagship Urban Orchard and ginger beer products, alongside a range of guest UK and world craft ciders.
As well as that, the venue will play host to a range of events, including cider-making workshops and tours with the chief cider maker.
Simon Wright, chief hawker of Hawkes, said: “Cider has spent too long in the background, suffering an image problem versus craft beer and spirits. That needs to end now, and it starts with presenting cider in a totally new light.
“The design and layout of the cidery has been fitted in our unique Hawkes style and, for the first time in London, people will be able to immerse themselves in cider, and get to feel, touch and taste its potential.
“We passionately believe that cider deserves its place at the craft drinks table, so there was no better place to start than in the middle of the iconic ‘brewery mile’.”
Hawkes is open from 4-11pm Wednesday to Friday, 11am to 11pm Saturdays, and 11am to 6pm on Sundays.
For more information about tours and masterclasses, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/urban-cider-making-masterclass-tickets-38801755094