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House of the Trembling Madness

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
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Reviewed yesterday

There are not enough superlatives in the English language for House of the Trembling Madness. Every time we stay in York this place is a must. The moment you go up the narrow staircase to the attic bar you are transported to a medieval era....More

Thank killiealan
Reviewed 1 week ago

Trembling madness is great, it pretty much set the standard for micropubs in the surrounding areas too. I'd say it's had quite a broad influence. Always worth dropping in to purchase a few beers from the enormous selection on the ground floor. When I was...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic place for lunch with an excellent beer selection. So refreshing to come across this excellent individual pub serving great food and beer making such a change from the usual chain pubs available everywhere. The shop below the pub has a suburb range of craft...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In a quaint and very small premises on Stonegate, we tried to visit for a drink upstairs on both the Friday and Saturday evenings of our stay in York but sadly it was full on both occasions. They sell a wide variety of beer and...More

Thank Sally F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing selection and a cheeky spree in the bottle shop made for an enjoyable afternoon. Enjoyed a cheeseboard and smoked salmon pate with my husband - very pleasant indeed!

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very strange, very busy place. I don’t think the barman was as helpful as could be. Had the worst pint of dark beer I’ve ever had in my life.The taste was awful and it was an aftertaste that stayed with me all night through the...More

1  Thank sapper145
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They do something quite special here! An amazing choice of ales and spirits in the shop! Then up the stairs to find a great little room full of tables and chairs and a little bar, with a kitchen in it! Great recommendations on drinks, friendly...More

Thank 143nat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a tiny little pub/restaurant/liquor store in The Shambles section of York. Great food, daily specials, great ales & beers, but it's so small that it's difficult to get a table. We spent 3.5 hours there waiting for a table, getting a table, getting...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in for a drink after a recommendation by a family member. It looks like a shop at first but the secret world is up the stairs at the back! Ended up ordering food because we were hungry, phenomenal! The beer and bacon burger...More

Thank Rchllln
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing selection of ales, went twice in one day and beers had changed!! Staff had excellent product knowledge and were happy to share this and answer any questions!! Yes it is small but this just adds to the atmosphere!! Fantastic bar, fantastic shop!! This is...More

Thank Alan W
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1 September 2017|
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Response from AndyH1615 | Reviewed this property |
No sorry just pick it up
Amy A
3 June 2017|
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Response from kirkgirl | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it's a pub. Don't go at busy times (weekend evenings and Sat and Sun afternoon)
16 March 2017|
Response from ashnby | Reviewed this property |
Guy Fawkes inn very good if you would like something central and with some history
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 640009
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This is a medieval ale house and specialist beer merchant/store. It is simply amazing, the quirky food is excellent - robust cheeseboards , pies, stews, best locally sourced ingredients and has a 5 start rating from hygiene standards. They also have some amazing holiday apartments, check out their website
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