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House of the Trembling Madness

$$ - $$$, British,
48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
+44 1904 640009
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pies” (95 reviews)
“stew” (52 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
48 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS, England
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1 - 10 of 2,132 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Had the stew with yorkshire rarebit which was good grub, nice pint too in an atmospheric environment. So no quibbles at all.

Thank Waddler
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had some delicious beers while we spent a Thursday afternoon here. We got ourselves a couple of comfortable seats and enjoyed the beers, music, staff and other patrons we shared our table with. The chicken pie was fantastic.

Thank Evan D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the upstairs pub for lunch having seen the positive reviews on here. The room was surprisingly small but full of historical charm from the roof beams to the musical instruments around the room to the wall of animal trophy heads. Some are a bit...More

Thank Durhamguy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had already researched this before our visit as my husband loves ales/beers etc. This pub is above and beyond. We couldn’t get in on Saturday afternoon, but They do have someone at the bottom the stairs to advise you of this so you don’t waste...More

Thank Nacy6795
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always make sure we visit here BRILLANT selection of beers 🍺🍻 downstairs in the shop,then you find the treat which is the bar upstairs. Small bar area always very popular, great atmosphere food served too..

Thank Kinkypink
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub with a shop underneath selling Belgian German and craft beers. Quirky surroundings, always busy so may not get a seat, but worth waiting for one to be available. You can’t book tables though. Huge food portions and very reasonably priced.

Thank casey492015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A teeny tiny bar over a beer shop. It's not a restaurant, there's no table service. The building is old, very old. It been there for hundreds of years. And it is tiny. The bar is upstairs, the toilets in the cellar, the shop is...More

Thank Firu T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you enter it seems to be a shop where you can find a wide variety of beers but you have to follow the stairs in order to find a cool attic to enjoy a good beer, cosy and with views to the York Minster...More

Thank Ángel N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I visited this unusual bar while on a work visit with my colleagues who like 'proper' beer. It is the most unusual bar I have been too. It reminded me of the pub in beauty and the beast, I could imagine Gaston stomping in at...More

1  Thank Mrsbunny66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your into your beers, this shop is like heaven. So much to choose from. Upstairs there is a very small but quirky bar (if you just want the bar you have to enter through the shop) lots of interesting taxidermy animal heads on the...More

Thank Graeme L
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1 September 2017|
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Response from Valcar61 | Reviewed this property |
This pub doesn't but another great pub we visited does , The Yorkshire Terrier
Amy A
4 June 2017|
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Response from kirkgirl | Reviewed this property |
Nope, it's a pub. Don't go at busy times (weekend evenings and Sat and Sun afternoon)
16 March 2017|
Response from ashnby | Reviewed this property |
Guy Fawkes inn very good if you would like something central and with some history
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 11
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
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
  • E-mail
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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