When we heard there was a new House of Trembling Madness opening in York, we heard rumours that the old Trembling Madness was closing so Betty’s could expand into it. It opened in June and I am very happy to report that the old one still exists! I would recommend the original Stonegate site to anyone visiting York. Click my review and just take a look at how amazing that building is!
Anyway, this new craft bar is on Lendal and has a craft beer shop that sells meads and ciders to drink in and take away in the basement, a craft beer bar on the ground floor that offers 11 kegs, 3 casks and Yorkshire-inspired Pintxos, alongside their usual menu & specials boards. The first floor has another craft beer bar with a further 11 kegs, a huge range of spirits, full menu including specials. There’s also a private hire room for events.
I would say we made a mistake by sitting downstairs in this bar as it had more of the feel of a cafe than an actual bar. Upstairs had a much more ‘old British pub’ feel with grandfather clocks and old furniture everywhere. I have to admit I do prefer the original bar, but this is a nifty spot that sells a variety of different beers to try if you’re a craft beer lover.