Our big Trembling Madness!
For the past 170 years, 14 Lendal has housed the old saddlery & harness maker, Robson & Cooper, and so it’s only fitting that an existing York “institution” takes up the reins of this magnificent Georgian building.
Our beautifully restored Craft Beer Mansion has a rich history, and has been associated with many local significant characters, including astronomer Sir John Goodricke, Sir Richard Osbaldeston, aristocrat Michael Barstow; and Sir Thomas Widdrington, the Recorder of York during the reign of King Charles I. After the restoration of Charles II, the house was occupied by Sir Thomas Rokeby, a local judge, until York Lord Mayor Alderman Henry Baynes built two houses on the site in the 18th century. By this time, a grand Georgian townhouse, by the name of Fitzwilliam House, Sir William Wentworth, Baronet of Bretton in the West Riding, lived there with his wife Lady Wentworth until 1742.
After sensitive and thorough restoration of the building was undertaken by the owners York Conservation Trust, we moved in with a shiny bar under each arm, and a vision of a new Madness way! The project was joint winner in the York Restoration Design awards 2018 alongside York Minster and The Mansion House.
The Madness Ethos over 5 stories:
Basement - Overflow pub
Ground Floor - Craft Beer Shop complete with 11 kegs and 3 casks for takeaway.
First Floor - Craft Beer Bar with a further 11 kegs, huge range of spirits, full menu including specials
Second Floor - Customer toilets and kitchen
Third Floor - Private hire rooms and events (Currently closed due to Covid)
Our spacious and fully-equipped kitchen now allows for us to create new dishes for our Specials Board, using the best produce Yorkshire has to offer, all still served with our infamous Yorkshire spirit (that means big portions!)
UK's Independent Beer Retailer of the Year 2019