Guy Fawkes Inn

4.5
677 reviews
£25 and under
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.
What 677 People Are Saying
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KatieL
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite place to go for a meal in york. Service and food always highest quality. The covid safety measures are second to none. Standards of cleanliness always fantastic. Great atmosphere and surroundings. Only slight niggle for me was i paid almost as much for a lime and lemonade as my husband did for a pint of beer (around the £4 mark) which i felt was a bit unreasonable. It was a large glass, however i did not want nor ask for a large glass and wasnt given the option, and even at that i feel it is still too much. Will continue to return again and again.

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NeilB
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice well presented food. Excellent service. Good selection of food and drinks, will certainly return

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HelenS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way.
Service, staff and bar is amazing.
They even went to a sister restaurant to bring our wine of choice . Thank you - 11 out of 10 for me 🥂🥂🥂

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OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday lunch 🍽 for my husband
Lovely food, great service!
Must return for another meal 🥰

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TomR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb, exceeded all our expectations.
A wonderful 'York' experience.

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PeterA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice place good atmosphere
The steak i had was quite poor however
Service was good and the prices were ok
Wine was pricey but not over done

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TimC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Stopped over in room above bar, way too noisy
Disappointed couldn’t have pre dinner drinks made overall experience too short

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LesG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food with excellent service.
Overall very pleasant Sunday lunch - Faultless

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal for a family birthday. Food was delicious, a great menu choice and service was welcoming and outstanding.

The restaurant has bags of character and the outside courtyard is steeped in history.

It’s both a special occasion and everyday dining inn as it has a few rooms. A formal dining room where we ate but also a snug and bar area. Really fab interior and atmosphere.

We’ll be back for sure.

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Pippa212
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabioso would highly recommend - delightful. Top Spot

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tinal
London
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the place, staff were very friendly and the food was excellent

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ED11
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food (we got the roast beef dinner & beef burger) and such a lovely cosy environment, was perfect for a Sunday afternoon date for my Boyfriend and I.

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Milly
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely bar and food was very nice. A little pricey especially for deserts, Temperature checking at door seemed pointless when tables very close together. Staff very friendly and polite.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My partner & I booked this place a month ago.
Knew it must be great as spaces were very limited.
The food is outstanding and the staff are so kind and helpful.
Great building full of character.
Want to stay in one of the rooms next time I’m in York

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Jimmy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love this pub/restaurant, we come here every time we visit York. The food is excellent.

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JacquieF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual
Our favourite winter pub/restaurant

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KateE
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, nice atmosphere, clean, cheerful staff and nice beer

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BrendanQ
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and ambiance as usual. That good we are booked for Christmas Eve and New Years Eve !!! Complements to the 👨‍🍳 chef

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JoWheewee
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely character pub/restaurant. Very atmospheric, great food.

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AlexF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal. Brilliant food and plenty of it, lovely waiting staff and a nice ambience. Can't recommend enough.

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laurab
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, great service and the best steak pie I think I have ever eaten

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this pub

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RussellS
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , i had steak pie and my wife had fish and chip which was massive. Right in the centre of York next to the Cathedral.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most wonderful food and atmosphere with extremely friendly staff. Thank you for making our night so special and we will be back x Mel and Daz

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MarkH
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and fantastic food coupled with excellent service. Love the pub. Not cheap but real quality

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Emma
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous!!
The food is amazing!!
Never disappointed

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MichelleR
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, lovely surroundings, staff friendly, always a pleasure to visit

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BarbaraT
London
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal , the ambience was beautiful despite having the restaurant to ourselves. The food and service was excellent , also two menus to choose from .

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Sksl
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place let down severely by the uncomfortable bigotry from Mike from behind the bar with the tattoos. Made to feel very uncomfortable by this mans prejudice attitude!

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Sksl
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nice place ruined by the ‘homophobic’ bartender ‘Michael Boag’ Mike for short with the tattoos. Happy to disrespect myself and my family.
Definition of a ‘Wolf in sheep’s clothing’

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lorraineH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal at the Guy Fawkes although the choice of main courses was rather limited. Variety of nice beers to choose for real ale followers. Excellent service and lovely ambience. Would consider it again if I visit the lovely old town of York within the walls - which is fantastic..

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BayR
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a lovely hidden spot from the outside but so cosy and romantic on the inside. Ideal for date night! The staff were lovely and super friendly and genuinely keen to make your time there the best it can be. Will be back!

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GraemeN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and the best food
Love the place

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DAVIDF
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.The pub is really wuant.

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JohnS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly, Good food, good value for money.
Will definitely be going again.

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AlisL
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Really top notch food especially the steak pie and creme brulee. Great ambiance and pleasant staff, nice touches like properly chilled water. |The overall experience was ruined somewhat by a god awful halloween music mix playing intrusively, but I guess pop mixes with spooky themes come but once a year.

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SarahA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food. Felt safe - temperature checked on entry and social distance adhered to. Friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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SharonB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, lovely friendly staff and great service.

Restaurant has lots of character, my only very slight criticism is perhaps a little too dark.

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louisaw
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the Guy Fawkes steak pie. It was amazing. Best pie I've had anywhere. Will definitely be returning.

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SarahB
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lovely Sunday Roast - gravy, vegetables etc except the actual beef which was on the thick side and chewy - and the knife was not sharp enough. There also no Horseradish sauce available. A shame because everything was lovely - very nice ambience.

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Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 677 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.