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“Killer pie! And the pub ain't bad either.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Betsey Trotwood

Betsey Trotwood
Ranked #10,642 of 22,204 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: Bar, British, Grill, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Neighbourhood: Clerkenwell
Marlow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Killer pie! And the pub ain't bad either.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

On Tuesday 25th March 2014 Henning Wehn did a gig at the Betsey Trotwood pub. This was one of his rehearsal nights for his forthcoming Eins, Zwei, DIY tour and took place in the Assembly Room of the pub, a small, cosy little room which had a capacity of 50 for the night. As the German Comedy Ambassador, he was trying out new material and building the show. My wife and I both love Henning and he didn't dissapoint.

The doors to the Assembly Room were scheduled to open at 7:50 so we decided to arrive an hour or so early and have dinner and a pint (or two). The menu wasn't vast but it looked very interesting. One of the dshes was 'Award Winning Pie' mas, peas and gravy. I was toying with the idea of a big burger and chips but, when the nights pies were described, one was lamb and chorizo. My decision was made. The order was placed and about 15 minutes later dinner was served. The mash was smooth and tasty, the peas were perfectly cooked, the pie? Oh yes! Absolutley gorgeous. If you go to the Betsey and lamb and chorizo pie is on the menu, go for it- you won't be dissapointed. The only people dissapointed by the lamb and chorizo pie on Tuesday evening were those that asked for one after they had all gone.

A nice pub wih freindly staff, good food and a good comedian.

10/10

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A bit run down”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

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.

Visited July 2013
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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202 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Great gig venue as well as great pub atmosphere and decent food”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England
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57 reviews
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“Friendly staff, good beer, great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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Birmingham
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Friendly central London pub”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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