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 Trembling Madness on Stonegate still exists! I would recommend the original Stonegate site to anyone visiting York. Click my Trembling Madness review and just take a look at how amazing that building is!
House of Trembling Madness, Lendal
Anyway, the new craft bar, House of Trembling Madness, is on Lendal. It 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 Trembling Madness 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.
Our latest trip to House of Trembling Madness was in 2021 (I’m updating this post now!) and we went around midday for a coffee and something to eat. We enjoyed lovely bacon sandwiches on fresh crunchy bread and a coffee. Our weaning baby enjoyed the bread, too!
We have been a few times to this Trembling Madness now. Although I prefer the original Trembling Madness on Stonegate, this one has more seating. They do great coffee and bacon sandwiches, too!