Popular York Pub Closes Floor After Giant Poo Blocks Toilet

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Popular York Pub Closes Floor After Giant Poo Blocks Toilet

The first floor of a historic pub in York was forced to close due to 'the largest turd blockage we've ever witnessed'.

Specialising in craft beer, The House Of Trembling Madness was originally a Georgian Property in the 18th Century.

After the discovery of the blockage, the first floor was temporarily closed while staff dealt with the unpleasant situation.

The establishment apologised to its customers on Twitter, while issuing some advice to the perpetrator.


They wrote: "Sorry that the first floor at Lendal wasn't open for a while tonight. No Self-isolating or Covid but just the largest turd blockage we've ever had. It has been removed and we are all clear. Eat your veg!"

Joking responses from Twitter users quickly piled in.

One tweeted: "This actually made me laugh out loud. Probably not that funny to whoever sorted it. Definitely deserve a pint."


Another said: "Glad you have finally dislodged the Log Ness Monster."

Arguably the wittiest response was 's*** happens'.

According to the pub's Twitter page, they used a 'mechanical s*** remover' to get rid of the blockage.

However, a larger issue is impacting York's pubs, with several staff having to self-isolate after being contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Credit: Google Maps
Credit: Google Maps

After receiving some online complaints from customers, Trembling Madness also seemed to be frustrated with the circumstances.

They said: "Over 20 staff pinged so far and not one had Covid but all are skint and we have been massively understaffed creating some fine 1 star Tripadvisor 'staff stretched' ratings."

For the time being, the award winning pub is now open as usual.


On a lighter note, incidents like these can cause issues for most businesses, yet in 2019, the first ever poo-powered pub opened in Leeds as a pop up.

It was said that 'The Number Two Tavern' was powered by electricity made from poo!

The only drawback, which was quite a big one, was that they weren't actually serving alcohol.

The pop up was set up by Yorkshire Water, only serving H20 from a pub styled water pump.


Words: Anish Vij

Featured Image Credit: House of Trembling Madness

Topics: Pub


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