Nowadays, think of an industrial estate in London and chances are there will be a brewery or two to be found. Just a short walk from Tottenham Hale station on the Victoria Line is Beavertown, the brewery founded by the son of the frontman of those strutting 70s rock Gods, Led Zeppelin. You might have seen their core beers around town – Gamma Ray and Neck Oil – but what better place to taste these than direct from the source? They have 10 taps with some excellent seasonal choices – I have been in the summer when a scorching blood orange IPA has been on and on my winter visit a warming smoked porter.
Sustenance comes in the form of some impressive street food trucks which change every week. One Saturday it might be a one-man-band Italian pizza chef using a portable camping stove oven, and on another, hot dogs or loaded pitta nachos.
It’s a great stop-off either before or after a match at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium (if you’re lucky enough to have a ticket!) and make a session of it with Pressure Drop just around the corner on the same industrial estate. These humble beginnings might also be the start of something even bigger, with Beaverworld due to arrive later in 2020, so get here soon and say you saw where it all started.