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Betsey Trotwood (Shepherd Neame)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Big Lamp - Sunny DazeGood1
Shepherd Neame - Early BirdGood1
Shepherd Neame - Mild Not Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew BitterNot Tried0
Shepherd Neame - Kent's BestNot Tried0
Big Lamp - BitterNot Tried0
Big Lamp - Prince Bishop AleNot Tried0
Picture 1. Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, Central London

Visits Details

10 Mar 2014 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit, and for a while I was the only customer so I sat and enjoyed the very good background music. I have been past this pub many times but this was my first visit.
Shepherd Neame - Early Bird4.30Good
Shepherd Neame - Master Brew Bitter3.70Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Kent's Best4.10Not Tried
08 Jun 2013 (Stephen Harris)
There are so many different beer events and festivals on in London this weekend that it is hard to choose which to attend. This pub is jointly hosting a festival of Geordie beer and music with the nearby Gunmakers, and I show my face briefly in the late afternoon. My first visit here in years to tell the truth.
Big Lamp - Sunny Daze3.60GoodPale gold in colour. Nicely balanced and quaffable.
Big Lamp - Bitter3.90Not Tried
Big Lamp - Prince Bishop Ale4.80Not Tried
Shepherd Neame - Mild 3.50Not Tried

About the Betsey Trotwood

The pub sign. Betsey Trotwood, Clerkenwell, Central London

Summary of Beer Scores



The pub is found in Clerkenwell, Central London, EC1R 3BL.

This pub was established by the 1870s as the Butchers Arms and was historically a Watney’s Brewery pub. By 1983 it was trading as the Betsey, but was put up for sale by Watney’s. Shepherd Neame acquired the pub after a short period of closure, and in 1991 expanded the pub name to Betsey Trotwood, a name which will be familiar to readers of Dickens. There is a single ground floor bar, a basement music venue, and some pavement tables.

We have visited this pub twice, seen 7 different beers and tried 2 of them.

Map location

Postcode: EC1R 3BL