Its great for a local independent business in York to gain national recognition for the Best Craft Beer Retailer in the UK. We work hard sourcing new up and coming brands as well as stocking the greatest world beers. Our range contains over 1000 different craft ales that change seasonally. Hopefully we can continue to develop and grow through the knowledge we have gained and serve the people of York for many years to come. We are still in limbo over our lease not being extended with Betty's in 2018 but we are in the process of relocating to a new exciting premises that will be announced later in the year if licenses and planning are granted.
Thanks to all our beer drinking customers!
Full list of all the award winners here
If you like our little pub why not give us a quick vote here
The top 30 pubs get added to the Welcome to Yorkshire Ale Trail 2015 - we'd like everyone to sample some the superb new craft ales available today, our beer range is currently over 700 .
Soundproofing installed between apartments
Our listed apartments are over 650 years old and due to the nature of the medieval build are not soundproof between floors, we therefore painstaking installed soundproofing between the beams, replastering and decorating as if it had never happened. So I do hope you notice the difference if you stay. Well done to the contractors on a very tough job.
Check out the apartments here
The biggest festival to happen in York is coming very close - make sure you're there this year as there's better food, better music and better beer! Have a look at our current selection that is going to be ready for you to enjoy and dispensed professionally. We can't wait!
Tickets still available - follow the link below
If you like the Trembling Madness we would love you to vote for us as your favourite Yorkshire pub, if we win then we'll have a party and some great freebies, including BBQ York squirrel and free beer!
Once again The House of Trembling Madness has been shortlisted in the VisitYork Tourism Award category of York Pub of the Year 2014.
This year we are making numerous changes to improve the business and be the best it has ever been. You may not have even noticed but we have already put in a new staircase, new chandelier, new kitchen equipment, brand new spirit showroom and are currently revamping all flooring throughout the building. Our range of beers have improved and we will be giving a greater variety of draught throughout the year. All are pies are have been improved using a larger meat content and better ingredients. Our food menu will continually change throughout the year, we have new sausage making equipment and are currently developing new flavours and cured meats. A lot of retail store products will also be available to buy online before the Summer. We hope you like the changes we make, please give us some feedback and ideas.
Also included in the list of 60 finalists for the VisitYork Tourism Awards are our luxury apartments - The Old Gallery & Chamber nominated for self-catering accommodation of the year. Once again we are making a great deal of changes to improve the apartments. They are already the 2 most kitted out apartments in York, we are still theming them even more. The retro apartment has a continual flow of iconic memorabilia appearing and the haunted chambers collection of the bizarre and taxidermy is growing. Keep an eye on the webpage for updates and new photos.
The awards ceremony will be held May 8th so fingers crossed to see whether can gain another coveted tourism award to add to our collection.
See the press article here
Siren Craft Brew Competition
Siren Crafts collaboration with Omnipollo in June last year was a rip roaring success. Rik Lindqvist was the winner of the Swedish homebrew competition, and Nacken was the beer from that partnership.
The gauntlet was thrown down to the UK homebrewing community to see what they could do, and the response was fantastic. A good range of styles were sent from pale ales to hoppy IPA’s, Brett IPA’s, Imperial Stouts and a few saisons.
The judges at Siren went through the entries scored them and then sent the top 6 to Sweden for Henok & Karl to judge.
The winner was our beer guru Michael Bates with a well crafted Saison. The judges felt that it had a great aroma and was a beautiful beer.
Siren Craft are in the process of booking in a brewing schedule and will work with Michael & Omnipollo in Sweden to put together the ideas of what they will brew, so keep your eyes out for updates.
Michael has been working at Trembling Madness for some time and has become our leading expert on everything beer, follow his Beer of the Week Column in the York Press or read his reviews on our blog here. With his production of superb original homebrews the future is looking very bright, I'm sure we will all be enjoying Michael's beers in the not to distant future.
Running this week we have some great Scottish specials.
Double Malt Whisky £5
Range of Scottish Ales
Scottish Food and some music to match (but no bagpipes!).
Come down and join us this Winter January Week
A great mention for Yorkshire and the House in the New York Times this January. See the article here
22. Yorkshire, England
A photogenic (and historic) ale trail.
The sprawling northern county of Yorkshire is becoming a big destination for beer lovers, thanks to a recently published guidebook called “Great Yorkshire Beer” and a renewed interest in historic breweries like Samuel Smith (founded in 1758) and Timothy Taylor (from 1858). Spend an evening crawling through the Fat Cat, the Kelham Island Tavern and other award-winning pubs in Sheffield — recently called Britain’s best beer city by the connoisseur Adrian Tierney-Jones — then travel to Leeds, whose compact center is home to the Victoria Hotel, the Cross Keys and other public houses that pull pints on traditional hand pumps. A final stay in the photogenic city of York offers a Tudor-style pub at the end of every cobbled lane, as well as modern beer temples like York Tap, Pivni and the House of Trembling Madness.— EVAN RAIL
Also related -
BBC Feature on the story here , Yorkshire Evening Post here , The Star here
York's top 10 craft beer pubs
The article by Tony Naylor has done well in listing 10 craft beer bars. Of course we all have other personal favourites that aren't mentioned. To read the full article visit here.
Here's the snippet on the House.
The House of Trembling Madness
Even if you stand in the ground-floor off-licence (its stock of over 600 beers will leave you slack-jawed), it is quite possible not to notice that upstairs lies one of Britain's most idiosyncratic beer bars. Tucked into the exposed eaves of a 12th-century Norman house, decorated with animal skins and ancient taxidermy, the House of Trembling Madness is a tight, friendly squeeze where hop-heads linger over two cask ales (both from the wonderful Wild Beer Co on this visit), specialist draft Belgian beers and an amazing, ever-changing selection of bottled brews (on top of which, you can drink anything that is for sale downstairs, paying £1.25 corkage). If the staff can't surprise you with something – say, a Japanese Hitachino Nest Classic Ale – you've officially exhausted the possibilities of beer. Braver drinkers can try a yard of ale (£9) or a 25ml shot (£8) of the Dutch brewer 't Koelschip's 70% strength beer. Luckily, HoTM also serves gutsy, good-value food to soak up all that alcohol.
If that all sounds a bit crusty for you, a bit Time Team, you may prefer the nearby Sotano (Little Stonegate, 01904 620230), a chic, subterranean, late-night drinking den, which majors on tapas, cocktails, and, mainly US and British, craft keg beers. Which are served in two-thirds of a pint schooners (from £3.80). Get them.
• 48 Stonegate, 01904 640009, tremblingmadness.co.uk. Pint from £3.50
Whisky Advent Calendar Save £50 - 1 week only!
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample dram of delicious whisky! This year, be sure to count down to Christmas in style! As each calendar is the same you'll be able to discuss the dram that's revealed each day, whether it be a single malt Scotch whisky or some other treat from around the world, with other proud owners of one of the very best things ever.
Ginvent Calendar Save £30 - 1 week only!
Behind each of the 24 windows lies a different 3cl sample of fantastic gin, as chosen by Olivier Ward. There are market leaders and artisanal treats alongside new brands and even some hard to find gems, but we won't give it all away just yet... You may wish for it to be a surprise!
Limited Stocks so hurry!
Trembling Madness Beer Money is now available to purchase in the store or online, just in time for Christmas.
Denominations or £5, £10 or £20, the vouchers are valid for 3 years and we charge £1 postage and packing to send them out.
Visit our store page here
House of the Trembling Madness has been announced as winner of the Best Yorkshire Pub at the White Rose Awards 2013 - the biggest tourism awards in the UK.
This has been a momentous achievement as the competition has been very strong with some outstanding pubs in the category. The Trembling Madness has achieved a high standard of local food without having any kitchen or chefs, also serving until midnight. There's over 600 quality beers available at any one time, hand selected by our team of experts.
We're lucky to have an amazing medieval hall overlooking York Minster to add to the produce. Our collection of taxidermy may be not to everyone's liking but does show our history of hunting through the ages and all the endangered species are well over 100 years old.
Well were do we go from here? We will continue to support local businesses and try to achieve higher standards and as always source unique outstanding products. A new food menu will be available at the end of this week with seasonal favourites like our Christmas Platters, Turkey with Apple & Chestnut Pie, local Game Pie plus a range of Winter Stews which will include local Venison and Game. The Winter Ales are steadily arriving from across the globe, over 200 new beers will be in stock.
Gary Verity, Chief Executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, said: "The level of entries this year was nothing short of outstanding, so to make the shortlist was a huge achievement. For them to go on and win one of our famous awards is a huge achievement. It is recognition for their tireless hard work and going that extra mile to help raise the bar nationally."
We can provide guests with many extras, food packs, welcome drinks. Our drinks range consists of over 4000 products, tell us what you like and we'll provide a pack at your price - from £10 upwards - all at retail shop prices. Just email or call when booking.
The super hot video game that earnt 1 billion dollars in its first 3 days of sales is available in the Madness Chamber Apartment on PS3. Sit back and relax with the all the SKY channels, broadband, 3d TV, films, books and now an extended range of PS3 games that include GTA5, FIFA14, the LEGO game range and more.
We do want people to experience York but when your legs are tired and you need the rest the peace and calm of our secluded apartment offers more entertainment that any other accommodation in the city.
Check back regularly here for late deals as we reduce prices to fill any gaps or cancellations.
Thanks to the Quaff & Scoff team who recently reviewed us on their website.
Here's what they said:
The House of the Trembling Madness is possibly the best pub I have ever been in. They have an absolutely phenomenal selection of local, British and foreign beers in the street level shop, which can be taken up to the tiny first floor pub to be consumed at leisure. This venue is a relatively new addition to York; unlike many of the central pubs this doesn’t have a history extending back towards the dawn of time. However, as the building itself is considerably older than the country of my birth, the room is all exposed, sagging wooden beams and mounted animal heads, meaning the air of authenticity is most certainly present. Between the huge selection of beers downstairs and the rotating selection on tap most tastes are well catered for, and the locally-sourced food is hearty and cheap. In short, we love it here – my only complaint is that the wifi moves at a rather sedate pace (and that’s probably a good thing given my iPad dependency…!).
Beers sampled on our recent visit:
Brooklyn Brewery Dark Chocolate Stout – smooth, sweet and smoky (and a mighty 10% abv)
The Wild Beer Co Wildebeest (stout, espresso, vanilla) – something of a sharper taste than the above, but rapidly became a favourite of mine (I. Love. Stout. The darker the better!)
Pictures courtesy of http://quaffandscoff.com
Kim Hopkins describes the impact the documentary film Grey Gardens has had on her work and vision whilst enjoying the atmosphere of The House of Trembling Madness.
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The Spanish inspired nomad platter has appeared on the menu for Summer. It's a combination of some of our favourite sourced produce.
Serrano ham, Lomo from Acorn fed Iberico pigs. Morcilla Belotta Iberico - a cured black pudding sausage. A cheese stuffed red chilli and some Spanish green chilli's. Picos Blue cheese which is wrapped in vine leaves and Monte Enebro which is made from goats milk (Currently out the country until next week so we have put a Spanish goats cheese with red wine in, superb). A selection of Spanish marinated olives and some giant capers. All served with Paysan butter and a selection of Via Vecchia bread freshly made on the Shambles and our salad which has some micro leaves and homemade dressing. All for £9, it's a plate of great ingredients that should be enjoyed with a cool glass of your favourite Madness beer.
Here is a German Fan of the House of the Trembling Madness. I´ve been twice to York an spent almost every night in this beautiful pub! And I also admire(d) your great assortment of national and international beers - I´ve never seen so many beautiful beers in one place!
Now I have an idea you should consider: In Austria there is a town called Fucking and they have a brewery. They make a great light ale. The German word for "light" is "hell". So they named their beer Fucking Hell... how great would that be, to find a brand like this in your range of international beers! You can get Fucking Hell in three shops in Ireland but not in England.
So next time I come to York, I want to drink F.H. in The House of the Trembling Madness :)
Cheers, Health and Happyness from Bamberg
PS.: I was really proud to find the smoked beer Schlenkerla from my hometown in your beershop!
"Thanks for your message we will look into finding and supplying this beer for you" Trembling Madness
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