Friday, 23 March 2007

The Betsey Trotwood, Farringdon 22nd March 2007

Planned on going to the Jerusalem Tavern on Britton Street round the corner but it was full and smoky so I suggested the Betsey as I'd never been there before.

A Shepherd Neame pub, there were three beers available and we tried two.

Shepherd Neame Early Bird (4.3%): Darker and redder than I expected, this was light and hoppy tasting and was served fairly cold. When it warmed up it lost some of its flavour.
Shepherd Neame Bishops Finger (5.0%): Rounded and sweet malty beer.

Rather worryingly, the very pleasant staff did not know the strengths of the beers, although they offered tasters.

This lovely small pub has a vibrant live music scene run from the space downstairs.


  1. Anonymous8:40 am

    The Bartender is so cute...where is his end?

  2. The staff is so rounded, sweet and malty !