Guy Fawkes Inn

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£25 and under
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British
Dine by candlelight in our restaurant, featuring gas lamps, roaring fires and timber floors. Serving simple, traditional British food skilfully prepared from fresh, quality, locally sourced ingredients, our restaurant is the perfect place to withdraw from the world and relax.
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AH
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would definitely recommend staff were very friendly and helpful My husband had the steak and ale pie which he enjoyed!

OT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been several times and the food and service are always spot on

TB
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Was in York for the weekend with my wife and looking for places to eat saw this. Liked the menu and booked it. Got to the restaurant a good 15 mins or so before our booked time but were shown to our table straightaway.
The service was very good. We were not kept waiting for menus and drink orders. The food was excellent. I had black pudding bon Bon’s for starter which was outstanding. My wife had gin infused salmon which my wife described as exceptional. For main my wife had guinea fowl while I had the bacon chop. Again both we’re outstanding. My chop was like a doorstep and was delicious.
We had a bottle of gavi wine to go with the meal and in total the meal cost £75. Excellent value for money. I would highly recommend this place for a meal if visiting York. It’s location is perfect, near the Minster and not far from some bars nearby where you can relax with a drink. The staff were friendly and polite, and service was very good. Food was exceptional. Overall excellent and if I visit York again will definitely be back.

SE
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A really nice meal served by friendly and efficient staff in a very pleasant and atmospheric little restaurant.

K
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere, staff were very helpful and polite.
Food was amazing possibly off the nicest meals we have had we will definitely return on our next trip to york.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and Dan is an absolute star!

WM
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we have been, and can I say this restaurant is quality quality quality, and I have recommended it to at least 10 people in the last 24hrs. I will definitely be back. Well done all at at Guy Fawkes, the waiting staff are just brilliant, a big thank you for making our anniversary and my birthday so memorable.

M
London
12 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at great value and would definitely return on my next trip to York

JP
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An wonderful evening, excellent food, atmosphere, and attentive staff. Thank you to Dan and Stacey for making our evening one we will remember.
Highly recommended by our friend and totally agree 100 percent this establishment is one to visit if you are in York .

Thank you.

NB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always like dining and having a drink here. Love the ambience here .

KM
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The only things the restaurant could improve is the lighting in the main dining room and the restroom.
The service was great and the food was solid.

JP
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The ambience was great. Excellent choice.

CG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and excellent service. Shame the gas lights are not used.

JG
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and ambience. I have been before but my sister hadn't. Will visit again.

KS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As in previous visits we were not disappointed.The food alway excites and the new menu was really good.

AP
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service . Good food. Uncomfortable chair! We were late for the meal but no problem

M
Edinburgh
6 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience, staff and the food !!
Will be back

HS
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

With lots of choices in this area of York, we decided to try the Guy Fawkes Inn. So glad we did. Really cool historic Inn with a great and intimate ambiance and a good variety of different menu items. Service was awesome and food was tasty. Memorable experience and Stacy was amazing!!!

MC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, the service, food, wine and atmosphere were perfect. A thoroughly enjoyable late lunch

AF
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and value. The meat pie was awesome. There was a stag party so noisy but not really a problem.

P
Yorkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We knew it was the Ebor Race Weekend so it may be busy but 5 mins after we sat down a stag party of at least 12 maybe 14 guys came in already worst for wear. One of the guys was very nice & polite & apologetic but they were still knocking back Zambucas & straight vodkas so it was very noisy & the groom had to be helped out as he was legless, 3 of our meals were ok but the Chickpea Curry was mostly peppers & a watery sauce & 'some' chickpeas, that said it was OK but not fab & certainly not full of chickpeas as the menu intimated. We have been twice before but this will definately be our last visit as the Guy Fawkes Inn seems to have lost the gorgeous ambiance that it used to have. Shame really as the staff were lovely but looked a little out of control & visually worried at the Stag Party which 2 of our party found unsettling. Shame really....

PJ
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Remembered all our orders without even having to write them down and everything was served exactly as we had requested. Fab. The surroundings are as you would expect in such a historic building with wooden floors and misshapen walls. It is where Guy Fawkes was born after all. The old world charm along with some modern world accents succeeded in creating a cosy ambience with lots of atmosphere. The food was delicious and the menu had a good range of choices. I can recommend the creme brûlée with home made shortbread for desert. Sublime! Just a lovely experience all round. Would definitely go back and also recommend it to my friends.

LY
London
4 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

What a lovely evening we had. Excellent service - we were made to feel so welcomed.
The food was fantastic; best pie we’ve ever had, lovely bangers and mash and my daughter loved her fish and chips!
Loved the history lesson too; the information about guy fawkes and his family was super interesting.
Will defo return when in York again.

JP
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely food. We enjoyed our visit very much.

l
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been before and loved it then. So we came back and the food was gorgeous. I had the steak pie and I have to its the best steak pie, I had ever had. Will definitely go again. Great staff and very helpful. I don't drink and I asked if they made "cocktails" he said he could make one especially 😊

D
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Only been a couple of times but love it, staff friendly and helpful, Sunday lunch was way more than expected a good plate full with nice Yorkshire's. Maybe could do with a bit more lighting for us older people! Definitely will go back.

M
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fairly priced food and drink, food comes briskly and well heated. I recommend the pork belly. Casual as a pub is expected to be but a definite step up from pub grub.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We greatly enjoyed the Conspirator's Menu, though vegetarians should be warned that there is only one veggie option for starter and main. Starter is the vegetarian soup of the day. Main is the agnolotti pasta. Both were delicious! Price is just right at roughly 12 pounds.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a lovely setting. Just what we needed after a very long drive to York! Good drinks too

TS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here were outstanding very helpful and kind. Excellent food and plenty of it. Charming Inn.

AS
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the place and the staff are really rather nice. and help make the experience extra special.

DC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service at this restaurant.All cooked to order.Staff are very attentive and reasonable food prices.Would definitely return..Well done to all at the Guy Fawkes.

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The staff were friendly and welcoming. We ordered the pie and did find the crust very thick. Really good if you like thick pastry!!
Would definitely go back but have the fish and chips. We had that last year and they were amazing!!

EA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The famous steak pie is super - full of flavour and a lot to eat. The sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty. The fish and chips was what you would expect.
Good service and pleasant atmosphere.
Would recommend.

AS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Polite, knowledgeable and professional staff. Absolutely gorgeous food. We ordered fish&chips and a steak. Both were tender, juicy, full of flavour and simply delicious. That's our third time dining in Guy Fawkes Inn and it never disappoints. Top food, top service.

EH
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our booking but there was no problem and we were told that our table was ready and it was no problem. The staff were excellent and service also excellent. There is an extensive menu and we chose the mixed starter which had a taster of each starter included in it. This was quite a big starter and people with smaller appetites such as my wife may struggle to finish the main course. The main courses were also excellent and varied with a wide selection. Overall a very good evening with great food and service.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and nice pub. Friendly staff ready to help. Go for steak pie. Very nice. 😁

HC
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Rude waitress who argued with us about the set menu. She said we hadn’t stated we wanted food off the set menu even though we had pointed to the specific part of the menu saying set menu and then she said our main portion was bigger than that of the set menu and would have to check with the chefs if we could order off the set menu for the desert option. Have stayed here before in the hotel which was nice and have eaten in the restaurant numerous times but won’t be going back due to the rude waitress!

SA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved the history feel to this building. The staff are very friendly and helpful at the hotel and in restaurant/bar. I would recommend.

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