Betsey Trotwood, EC1R 3BL
- 020 7253 4285
- 56 Farringdon Road, EC1R 3BL
Named after the character from Dickens' David Copperfield, the Betsey Trotwood has been a venue for small bands and clubnights for many years. It has both an upstairs room and a 'cosy' basement venue available to be booked out, while the ground floor remains a perfectly decent environment for a pint. It was redecorated in 2012 and now has a rather smart green/dark wood colour scheme.
On Kat's visit in March 2014, there were three handpulls on, all serving Shepherd Neame beers (I only tried the Early Bird, and it was well-kept). It was relatively quiet in the main section, considering it was a Saturday evening — the website advises booking a table for food on weekday lunchtimes, however.
Accessibility: the ladies' toilets are down a flight of stairs, next to the basement venue (past the alarmingly life-sized picture of Alvin Stardust).