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The Betsey Trotwood
56 Farringdon RoadThe CityLondonEC1R 3BL
- +44 (0)20 7253 4285
- Public transport:
- Barbican, Underground
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As soon as my friends and I walked up, the patio area was packed full of people. Granted, it was about 10:30 on a Friday night, so things were already in full swing. We eventually sidled up to the bar, and my friends aren't beer drinkers (or anything drinkers, really), so they asked for some recommendations, and the server was helpful and indulging of us Yanks. Good beer and wine selection,...more
This is a Shepherd Neame pub but has the feel of an independent drinking establishment. It's nicely decorated in an understated way and has a good vibe. The manager was friendly and told us straight away that they weren't serving food in case we wanted any.
They had a great selection of wines, plus the usual beers and spirits and numerous whiskeys. There was a further bar upstairs which I...more
Clerkenwell has pubs-a-plenty, so if you've just stepped off the Farringdon tube, I can say with severe conviction that you should walk past the Castle, and ignore the other old men pubs, (perhaps stop by Jerusalem). But if you're looking for something with a bit more charm, and a younger clientele than some of the other after-work haunts; the Betsey Trotwood is just up the road and has a lot...more
So here's a little background about the essence of the bar -- betsey co-owners razz and scott are some badass individuals.
I have never seen scott remotely close to sober. The first time I met him, he forced me to take sambuca shots with him. The next time, he insisted my name was Joanne and forgot to charge me cover within 30 seconds of mentioning it (cover only on select nights... but go...more
I think the only time I've ever been in Farringdon was when visiting the Betsey Trotwood. To begin with, what a great name; Betsey Trotwood!. It sounds like a porn star from the 1930's. Not that they had porn stars in the 1930's. But if they did.
The bar upstairs is nice. Pretty compact but a nice corner bar and it's not too expensive. But the real treat is downstairs. If you ever get a...more