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“Quirky! Odd!”

House of the Trembling Madness
Ranked #38 of 954 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$11
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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
Reviewed 15 August 2014

We stopped off for lunch, not disappointed food is brilliant for price, really enjoyed the Madness Platter ...in fact had two days in a row! Need to get in early as they do struggle on space so can be a wait on food, however worth it.

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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Love this pub, visited again on Wednesday as it was my birthday. Once found, never forgotten (lots of people never find it and I'm not sharing). It is always busy and atmosphere is great.
If you are a fan of boring ales such as found in your average pub, this place is not for you. They serve Belgian beers, bottled and on draught, Aspall cider, bar snacks and also inside the bar is the tiny kitchen where you can get really delicious food.
There are burgers, platters, hearty stews and soup. There are a range of pies with mash and mushy peas - I had the steak and ale pie which is packed with steak and ale gravy and thoroughly recommend it to anyone with a decent appetite.
If you are of a nervous disposition, then caution because one wall is lined with animal heads. The rest of pub is gothic in design with a little window through which you can see the Minster in the background.
There is an extensive off-licence downstairs and in the cellar where you will find alcohol brands unheard of in most supermarkets.
Happy hunting!

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Thank Neil A
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

Been here many times afor a drink but never eaten. Called in last Saturday when it was fairly quiet and had lunch. The food that comes from behind that small bar is simply wonderful, I had the Yorkshire platter with ham cheese pickle bread etc and my wife had the the Yorkshire rarebit that came with bacon on it. Truly wonderful taste and presentation.

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1  Thank nigel1096
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Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Would never have found this hidden restaurant if we weren't led there by a local. Looks like an ale specialist off licence until you climb the stairs to the tiny restaurant. We got there about 12.40pm and every table was already taken so we knew it must be good! Pounced on one and ordered some food from the really upbeat and friendly staff and prepared ourselves for the 45 minute wait. Considering their kitchen is really tiny it's a miracle that they can make any food at all!
The wait was worth it. All our food was delicious and such incredible value. I had the chicken and Leek pie which was probably the best I'd ever tasted. I was hugely impressed and will eat here again next time I'm in York.

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1  Thank rockworld
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Reviewed 14 August 2014

Fantastic place in a Medieval hall (worth a look in itself), which is decorated with stuffed animal heads. A tiny bar staffed by friendly and knowledgeable young staff, serving a range of platters and good selection of ales from around the world. Also an extensive shop downstairs selling bottled beers and wines. Gets very busy (& warm) at times, but always has a buzz and attracts a good mix of people.

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Thank carleton23
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