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Pressure Drop Taproom, Tottenham Hale, N17

Pub added by Tris C
Unit 6, Lockwood Industrial Park, Mill Mead Road
N17 9QP

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Pub SignMan left this review about Pressure Drop Taproom

Another industrial estate, another craft beer brewery taproom, this time from the reliable Pressure Drop Brewery who have selected a good location a fairly short distance from Tottenham Hale station and on the same estate as another craft beer brewer – Beavertown – which makes the traipse out here doubly worthwhile. At first glance, this is yet another industrial estate unit brewery conversion, but a look around reveals a taproom that is on a much larger scale than nearby concerns like Beavertown and Ora, making it a much more comfortable prospect, especially as the place starts to fill up a bit. The unit has the usual concrete floor, whitewashed blockwork walls and very high corrugated iron ceiling, whilst seating comes in the form of long canteen-style tables and benches arranged in two rows either side of a central walkway. The servery is on the rear wall and has a plain wooden counter and blockwork bar back which is mostly obscured by a large beer board with the brewery logo in the centre. The left side of the room houses the brewery, with a few particularly large vessels encroaching into the centre of the room. Large shelving units to the left also break up the space a little and there is a small Korean kitchen set up on a table which wasn’t getting a great deal of custom. Pop music was playing fairly quietly in the background and a table near the entrance had a donation box for a local food bank scheme. Despite the freezing cold weather outside and the high ceiling within, the room was surprisingly warm and it this place was notably busier than the two aforementioned brewery taprooms.
The beer board listed ten Pressure Drop beers in total, all on keg of course. I tried something called In Dreams for £5.40 a pint plus a 50p deposit for the glass which was refunded at a table to the front of the room on departure. My heart sank when the barmaid handed over an insanely cloudy pint that looked like it might need a spoon to finish off, but the beer was packed with flavour and didn’t suffer from the yeasty after-taste that a lot of these unfined brews seem to impart.
I thought this was a pretty well put-together taproom that solved some of the inherent problems of drinking in a factory unit and put on some very good beer, albeit at prices that don’t really reflect the surrounds. Certainly the best of the three taprooms in this part of town, I wouldn’t complain if I found myself back here again sometime.

On 2nd April 2020 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about Pressure Drop Taproom

Located on the same Lockwood Industrial Park as the Beavertown Brewery, just a bit further onto the Industrial Park and around the corner to the left, The Pressure Drop Brewery is also open 2.00PM to 8.00PM on a Saturday and uses the same card payment only and £2.50 deposit system for the glass as employed by Beavertown.
The difference is that it doesn’t attract the crowds that the Beavertown brewery attracts and being one large Industrial unit space internally it was just that bit more of a comfortable experience to sup an ale. Also, the setup is a bit cleaner than at Beavertown round the corner, with the tap wall bar at the far end of the industrial unit past all the bench seating, and then there is a separate till at the entrance for returning glasses for refund of a bottle of beer when you are on your way out.
The tap wall was dispensing ten Pressure Drop brews with all at £3.00 for a half or 2/3 depending on strength, except for the 3.6% Alive and Well Session IPA at £2.50 for 2/3 and the 7.4% Partial Pressures which was £3.50 for a half.

On 30th October 2018 - no rating submitted
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