Betsey Trotwood

It isn’t only Farringdon’s media types who are thankful for the Betsey Trotwood’s long-overdue facelift. The Victorian pub’s spruce-up includes fresh flowers, retro lighting and crazy, coppery wallpaper, though thankfully not much has changed on the music front. The upstairs bar still hosts great soul nights, the downstairs box still shoehorns in indie outfits and the soundtrack appears to be Bob Dylan on a loop. Spitfire and Bishops Finger ales are joined by guest Whitstable Bay behind the bar; there’s also a decent choice of wines by the glass, a dozen malt whiskies, ‘special’ bloody Marys (glass or pitcher), coffees and herbal teas. Appetites can be sated with regularly changing menus (sandwiches and home-made comfort food) that are ‘not gastro, just good’.
Venue name: Betsey Trotwood
Address: 56 Farringdon Rd
Transport: Tube: Farringdon

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  • Geek comedy Wed April 1st 2015 - Wed May 6th 2015
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  • Open-mic nights Mon April 6th 2015 - Mon April 20th 2015 Free
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  • Wed April 15th 2015 - Wed April 15th 2015
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  • Stand-up Wed April 29th 2015 - Wed April 29th 2015
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  • Thu May 7th 2015 - Thu May 7th 2015
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Average User Rating

5 / 5

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Very friendly, nice drinks, loads of events on in their two function rooms - including great comedy.


Great pub. Love The lantern Society 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.