Tottenham in North London isn’t exactly the most hip ‘n’ happen’ place in London (and nor am I for saying hip ‘n’ happen’). But even in Tottenham you’ll find some gems. One of these is Beavertown Brewery.
When people found out I was moving to Tottenham their responses ranged from “is it safe?” to “What, Tottenham Court Road?” Rather surprisingly a lot of Londoners don’t seem realise Tottenham Court Road and Tottenham are two very different places.
If you Google for things to do in Tottenham Hale there’s a few on-line forums that come to a consensus that the only reason to go to Tottenham Hale is to visit the retail park or to go to Ikea. There’s also news articles from a few years ago when riots broke out in the retail park.
Having lived in Tottenham for 6 months I would agree that there isn’t a huge amount to do in Tottenham. However, it’s less than thirty minutes from central London thanks to the Victoria Line (the best tube line!). If you look hard enough you’ll find it does have a few great things going on that are worth taking note of such as Beavertown Brewery.
About Beavertown Brewery
Beavertown Brewery beers have been around since 2011 when they home brewed and found some pubs to serve their beer in. Over the years the brewing operation grew and they moved to their current space in Tottenham Hale (via Hackney Wick) in 2014.
Every Saturday between 2pm and 8pm, the brewers open up the doors to their brewery.
During this time you can take a seat in the brewery, amongst the machinery and the cans ready to be transported to pubs, and try their range of beers. On nicer days there are also plenty of seats outside.
The beer costs £2 1/2pint and £2.50 for 2/3s of a pint; pretty good prices for a beer in London!
Beavertown Brewery’s Tap Rooms event is a bit of a hipsters paradise, the majority of men had well groomed and oiled beards (is that what you do to beards?). Having said that, don’t be put off, you’d be a fool to miss out!
Food at Beavertown Brewery’s Saturday Taproom
Beavertown Brewery’s Ales
If you’re a lover of strong ales then Beavertown Brewery is the place for you.
Give the Heavy Water Stout which has a hefty 9% alcohol content.
Prefer something a bit paler? There’s beers for you too. The Neck Oil IPA or Gamma Ray American pale ale are probably a good place to start.
Don’t drink but want a cool place to hang out for a while? You can grab a soft drink and play table tennis with friends in the brewery.
Where to find Beavertown Brewery
Beavertown Brewery is along the river in Tottenham Hale. Catch the Victoria Line to Tottenham Station and head towards the river. The address is: Unit 17, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Rd