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House of the Trembling Madness

#18 of 682 Restaurants in York
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Billingham, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

What a brilliant room upstairs. I won't spoil the surprise because you must see it for yourself. I couldn't stop looking upwards. I am sure that this will do as well as it deserves to.

Thank Paul C
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were looking for somewhere to have lunch and have visited Trembling Madness for drinks previously. There was a good choice of snacks, meals and chef specials. We opted for a Christmas platter and a Madness platter, and weren't disappointed. Very generous portion and the speciality pork pies were outstanding. Must remember to come again on future visits.

Thank Vanessa D
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Passing through the beer/spirits shop and up to the medieval part which is a pub. Must have walked past this place hundreds of times but decided to try it and wasn't disappointed. Selection of good beers on draught and the selection of bottled beers to match any. Staff were very helpful. Food was really good and home cooked from a... More 

Thank Andy L
Selsey, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had to visit this amazing quirky bar/eatery situated in the shambles. Reasonable price for a bottle of wine, we also settled for chicken pie and mash, the beef pie had been sold out. The bar was packed and the atmosphere was great, locals and tourists. Can't wait to come back and visit

Thank David R
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint, quirky, friendly & knowledgable staff. Good, simple, rustic food. Fab range of craft beers + mulled wine & cider. LOVE IT!

Thank Gordon-Joanne
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing, individual, well stocked and brilliantly conceived. Love this place. Top banana. If your in York and want a quick drink or a lovely different pub meal go here. Staff are friendly and the seating is just right. Some places are so greedy to pack so many people in that service becomes an issue. It's strange that the same places... More 

Thank Davidsdad1712
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82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love York and this is one of many pubs in the centre that is unusual with very old surroundings. Has a very large collection of miniatures. Great staff very helpful and knowledgable ... cool name too 👍🏽

Thank Anthony A
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends from work as part of a Christmas Day out. Not easy to find as it is above a shop but what a find! The medieval furnishings in a very small room were complimented by real ales. The smell of cooking sausage was delightful. Yes it would have been nice to have a seat and eat but... More 

Thank Trevor B
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brilliant atmosphere, lovely bustling place to go for a drink, lovely old place up the stairs above a shop in the centre of York. Friendly happy staff

Thank Kaye W
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Popped in this lunch time for a rest stop and a bite to eat. Ordered the Blue burger, lovely and juicy and the Christmas Platter which had a good selection of meats and cheeses, pickles, pork pie and breads. I would highly recommend the Liquid Mistress ale, you cannot visit York and not visit this place, great for people watching.

Thank Vicky m

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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
$4 - $10
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, 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
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?