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House of the Trembling Madness

#18 of 675 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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Leeds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bar and bottle shop is a must for any beer fan. They have a huge, well selected and very well priced range, superb food and a very atmospheric venue. Never one to disappoint!

Thank UrbanBoozeHound
Level Contributor
26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been here before but never eaten, so we went out of our way to make sure we came for lunch. This place is always busy, i remember last time we came in we could only get seats at the bar. This time we got even luckier, the place was full but as we looked for a table a group... More 

Thank Allan T
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely old bar with a dead Lion. They have Rochefort 10!! Perfect, good personalities behind bar. Pukka food too. See you soon 😀😀😀🍻

Thank Mark G
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Floor to ceiling beer / ales from around the world! You are spoiled for choice and the staff really know what they are talking about! My only wish is that the delivered to Newcastle or opened a store there 😜

Thank J-mul1978
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited late on a busy Friday night, at around 10.30. The place was packed out and we struggled to find a seat, until a couple vacated and we managed to squeeze on a bench up the corner! My friends and I all had the strawberry beer which was fine. We had expected that the place would have a fun... More 

Thank Kate D
Trembling_Madness, Owner at House of the Trembling Madness, responded to this review

Sorry you found it dreary. We really are a social talking place rather than loud dancing place. It is completely different every night depending on how loud and lively the other customers are and what group you are sat in. Bring some friends down next time and drink the gin, ask the staff to put on a few of your... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is very much an off-licence. Yes the choice is second to none if you stick to that. However the "pub" upstairs is dreadful and you should avoid it at all costs. The "pub" is nothing more than an ordinary loft. The choice of beers is poor. This is nothing more than a tourist trap in the heart of York... More 

1 Thank Fred A
Trembling_Madness, Owner at House of the Trembling Madness, responded to this review

Sorry you didn't like the clientele, you came to York during the Easter holidays, maybe try us when towns a little quieter, we have a very loyal local client base. We stock over 800 ales available to drink upstairs, there's over 150 ales upstairs of which our current menu includes Beavertown, Verdant, Deya, Marble, Thornbridge, Wild Beer, Northern Monk plus... More 

Loughborough, United Kingdom
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425 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had drinks here recently and really enjoyed the lovely medieval building not to mention the fantastic range f beers in the bar upstairs and the amazing shop below!! Fabulous range and knowledgeable staff. Does serve some hot food too from a very limited space-buzzing and lively-nice!!

Thank Alison23lufbra
Richmond, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Called here for a couple of afternoon drinks. A unique bar with quirks such as the wild boar pelt on the wall. Worth a vivid. I had a pint of verdant bloom, not cheap but worth it.

Thank Sarah H
Oslo, Norway
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248 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place with regards to the interior, good food and decent beer selection on tap. They also offer shots of outrageously strong beers. If you're a beer connaisseur the shop on the ground floor is the real gem here though, possibly the best I've seen around.

Thank Smaskifa
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This can be a difficult place to find , the access is via a shop from selling beers. Make your way to the Ye olde starre pub, there is a large sign which goes all the way across the road some fifteen, five mteres, above head height witht he olde starre name on it, the House of TTM, is twenty... More 

Thank Ian 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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?