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House of the Trembling Madness

#14 of 663 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
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Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Popped into this cosy bar yesterday - full of quirky animal heads, candles etc. Loved the place. Tried the Titanic porter and wasn't disappointed. Also tried the home made cheese and beer soup served with fresh bread and butter - just the thing after a freezing cold walk around old York. Never seen so much alcohol for sale in such... More 

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Thank Christine G
York, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I couldn't get over this place, once we managed to explore it. On one evening we entered the bar upstairs and it was way too full to be able to order food and sit at a table, so we decided to leave it until next time. Arrived 3pm-ish the next day, we managed to find room easily in the upstairs... More 

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Thank Corin B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is gorgeous. The entrance gets you into a liquor shop at the ground floor, with a huuuge selection of spirits and beers, then you get at the first floor where the pub is. The ambience is just great, very typical, a variety of animal trophies hanging from the walls, high ceiling, everything really Yorkshire. Not so many seats.... More 

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Thank Riccardo C
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great pub upstairs in a tudor building with open beams and good beer. Limited food but hey - it's a pub. You'll probably have to queue on a busy night due to fire regs.

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Thank Chris C
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place. Fabulous atmosphere and really welcoming staff. We just had a cheeseboard snack rather than a meal which was lovely. Definitely going back.

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Thank Sarah K
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We struggled to find the House of the Trembling Madness because we had forgotten that it has a shop front! Shop has every sort of alchohol you can think of, and more. Upstairs is the bar and it is fascinating. It was late Sunday afternoon when we visited and it was busy - am guessing it is busy all the... More 

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Thank Joanna C
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hidden behind and upstairs of a quirky little shop selling every type of alcohol imaginable lies this brilliant bar. It feels like you are in medieval york when you enter from the random seating to the fur rugs to the stuffed animals on the walls. Great range of beers available and a nice chilled vibe to the place. On our... More 

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Thank james m
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place, an extremely vast selection of beers to drink in or take home super cozy pub with nice food too! the decor is mad cool and the staff were amazing! Obligatory visit in York!!

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Thank Ana P
Manchester
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80 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a delightfully weird and wonderful place; with the largest selection of beer and spirits we've ever seen in such a small space. I was only remarking over Christmas that I couldn't find any miniature spirits in supermarkets anymore; this place had a whole wall dedicated to them. If you head through the shop and up the stairs you get... More 

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Thank MBSmiley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We only called in for drinks so can't comment on the food but saw the menu and some of the food that was being served and it looked nice. The main selling point is the building though. It's kind of Viking ish and has a great atmosphere. There are plenty of beers and ciders to choose from. The most impressive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$10
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?