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“A bit run down”
Review of Betsey Trotwood

Betsey Trotwood
Ranked #9,282 of 23,592 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, Grill
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
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Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
Reviewed 27 July 2013

The place is in desperate need of a make over.

It's a Shepard Neame pub but only had three of the ales actually on.

The place is apparently famous for its burgers. If you have a look at the state of the lift that transports the food from the kitchen to the pub you may not be so keen on eating there. It was grubby and not hygienic to say the least.

It's worth a visit only to see some of the entertainment on. Otherwise, frankly it's worth giving a miss.

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Reviewed 1 December 2012

We went here for a gig and were pleasantly surprised by the pub which was full to brimming, folk standing and eating and a really lively atmosphere. Food was very reasonable and delicious. The upstairs venue fits in about 70 people and was also full. Gigs here are regular and popular. A great place to spend a mid-week evening.

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Thank BJDLondon
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Reviewed 12 October 2012

Many London boozers have tried to attract more people by having cheap booze and losing their individual character. Not this place. It has character; atmosphere; friendliness; good beer (not tried the food but they are apparently very good - popular as outside caterers). Don't get me wrong, this is not an 'old geezers' place. It is alive and willing to think outside the box for customers. See http://www.thebetsey.com/events for a list of what they do - a real eclectic mix or events or a friendly drinking hole - what a pub SHOULD be.

Thank MartinBorrill
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Reviewed 31 August 2012

My band did a gig at this pub, which was the only reason we were there, but as soon as we walked in, we felt a very pleasant friendly vibe from this venue.

The staff were friendly without being over-friendly, and hip without being cold. The pub itself is quirky without being overly-forced into a pose.

The food was decently-priced and really good. My sausage and mash was fantastic!

The gig venue downstairs is quite small, but we had an attentive, helpful, non-patronising soundman so it all went quite well.

I would definitely go back, and if you're in London and there's a gig or poetry reading or whathaveyou on, do go because it's a gem, worthy of your support.

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Thank helvissa
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Reviewed 12 March 2013
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Thank Peter R
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