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House of the Trembling Madness

#17 of 664 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had dinner here one evening in York. I had the Yorkshire Platter (ham, cheese, chutney, bread, apple) and husband had the Hunter's Platter (venison, boar, sausage, ham, bread, salad). The food was very good and atmosphere was excellent. Very eclectic decor.

Thank Susan_7654
Hockley, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had been recommended this place by friends who had visited previously, and I am glad we did.The restaurant sits on the upper floor with a specialist beer and spirits store. The restaurant /bar serves individually chosen beers and fantastic locally sourced food,. I was floored by the large steak pie with mash and mushy pease. My wife took the... More 

Thank Michael G
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my partner for lunch on a Friday. Really busy but managed to get seats after a short wait. Had lunch which was good. What a selection of beer. Staff were really helpful and informative and guided us through various beers on both the Friday and Saturday when we came back for a return visit. Downstairs there is... More 

Thank ross4467
Hitchin, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little Bruges like bar full of strong beers and hearty laughter! The animal heads adorn the walls and the candle wax sculptures on every table give this place an antiquated atmosphere!

Thank tim a
Caltignaga, Italy
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66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It worth a visit! We stopped because very recommended on tripadvisor. shop downstairs with hundreds of beers! Upstairs very warm and particular bar with few tables. We tried the cheese and bear soup that was DELICIOUS and the Lamb stew with a couple of beers. Next time we will try the Burger that looked very good!

Thank DavideFacc
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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176 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been a good few times. Can get busy and you might have to queue to get in, but worth it. Lots of good beers to choose from. Not much seating, but what there is comfy and cozy :-)

Thank Ross W
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited House of the Trembling Madness whilst shopping in York. The place is really quaint, plenty of atmosphere and good food and drink. Will definitely return next time we are in York.

Thank Dave C
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had heard about this place, its friendly, cosy and food smells and looks lovely. Good choice of beers and other drinks. Steep stairs to get to bar and it does get busy but worth a visit as it's so unique. Downstairs toilets have no sink in, take your own hand gell, seems a bit odd. Great to visit

Thank ashnby
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The shop downstairs has an incredible range of global beers. It was great to rediscover some of my favourite holiday beers. Upstairs is a cosy and very quirky pub. A number of taxidermy animals decorate the walls. They serve a variety of different beers on tap behind the bar and at a very reasonable price (compared to the London prices... More 

Thank Sam B
Bridlington, England, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good selection of beers. The food choice is extensive and looks as good as it tastes. The only drawback is that it is a small place and feels a bit crowded. I love the animal heads on the walls but I guess they won't be to everyone's taste! Great atmosphere.

Thank Linda L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?