Very friendly, nice drinks, loads of events on in their two function rooms - including great comedy.
Time Out says
Posted: Wed Jun 20 2012
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’.
What's on at Betsey Trotwood
Stand-up, Geek comedy
Movie-buff Richard Sandling's excellent film-based comedy night has been a much-loved staple of the comedy scene for a good few years. Now he's turning the show into a podcast, featuring stand-up sets, movie discussions and live recreations of famous...
Country, Psych and garage rock
- Critics' choice
The headlining three-piece mix up psychedelia, krautrock and spoken word, with support from former Spacemen 3 drummer Rosco (aka Sterling Roswell) and dark country singer Trent Miller. A brilliantly strange brew.