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Guy Fawkes Inn, York, North Yorkshire

Guy Fawkes Inn

4.4
4.4
1955 Reviews
£26 to £40
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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2 people

20:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    01904 466674
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Sowden
  • Private party contact
    Shane Wood: 01904 466674
  • Area
    York
  • Cross Street
    York Minster
  • Parking Details
    Marygate Car Park.
  • Public Transit
    York Theatre Royal Bus Stop.
  • Entertainment
    Gypsy Bill Williams delivers his 'Blues Night' every Sunday from about 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 1,955 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • North Yorkshire

    Great for outdoor dining

1,955 Reviews
  1. CarolineC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely loved dining here. Very exciting place with its history. We plan to return!

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  2. RUTHJ

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting with great staff-all friendly and helpful and the ambience was very relaxing. Decoration creates a nice atmosphere in this lovely, old building. Lots of info about Guy Fawkes. Service was excellent without being intrusive. The food was fresh and tasty. Good wine choice. We were impressed that the waiter had looked at our breakfast choices on the card we'd been given when we checked in earlier and remembered I drank decaf coffee! Would definitely recommend for a chilled evening, with good food, in nice surroundings. Better still, stay over-the rooms are lovely!

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  3. KrissyG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was lovely, we had chicken roast dinner and fish and chips. Service was brilliant, staff were really attentive. Nice atmosphere.

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  4. SimonM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly good grub, nice staff, funky place. No complaints.

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  5. Debs

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    2 of us were dining and one had fish and chips the other had toad in the hole. Both were very generous portions and were very well presented. The whole experience from beginning to end was exceptional and we couldn’t recommend Guy Fawkes highly enough (it’s a pity we couldn’t give more than 5 stars as it would be well deserved). We will definitely be returning as the Sunday Lunches (beef and chicken) looked mouth-wateringly delicious 😍 Due to the generous portions we didn’t have room for desert but the choices were all very tempting so even more reason to return. Thank you for the first class hospitality and we look forward to coming back very soon 🥰

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  6. chicgeek77

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely fabulous meal, the staff were utterly lovely and the food was so good, I recommend the bangers n mash, it was delicious. Really hearty fare, a proper old pub steeped in history and just so warm and welcoming. The atmosphere was really chilled, if you're in York, pop along, you won't be disappointed. I will definitely come back. It's great for families having an early meal, the kids meals are great, and my son wolfed down the fish and chips, which was a huge portion and great value.

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  7. ClaireT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic service loved our time from start to finish!

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  8. Leeds22

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food in atmospheric surroundings. The Guy Fawkes Inn is the perfect place to visit when spending the day in York.

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  9. ChrisF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten here several times always lovely food and service.

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  10. MarkC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Would definitely go again.

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  11. AndreasW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere. Great food. We prebooked and had a good table. Everything was really wonderful.

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  12. ElizabethE

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great Sunday lunch here. Excellent service and a lovely relaxing atmosphere to be in especially with the historical links to Guy Fawkes. Would highly recommend.

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  13. Suzz

    Liverpool

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food overpriced and plates nearly taken back and we had not finishers . Overly attentive to remove plates

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  14. JaneW

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Sunday roast dinner. The roast beef was delicious and well cooked and the chicken was very good too and large breast portion. We also had dessert that was the baileys crème brule

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Was seated in an outside temporary structure. Drinks took ages. Starters of soup and pate were nice. Mains, roast and pie was not. Over sated and not tasty. Had to pay for things each time we ordered. Wasn’t a good experience. Wouldn’t recommend and wouldn’t go back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good fish and chips although rather expensive. A nice atmosphere although we did feel a little bit rushed

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  17. Cafoo

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was beautiful. The Guy Fawkes pie was lovely according to my husband. I had the tacos which were lovely. Lovely pub with a nice atmosphere. We would definitely visit again.

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  18. NathanielF

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food ,great drinks and good service. Would come back

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  19. AlanB

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great venue , had colleagues over from Germany and showed them around York then dinner at the Guy Fawkes inn , great food , great service and really good atmosphere,

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  20. DisappointedofLincs

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    A disappointing meal. We visited on a Sunday for lunch to celebrate my son’s 21st. We were kept waiting for our table then served a very average meal. The roast had obviously been prepared much earlier in the day and kept warm as everything was over cooked, apart from the green beans that were almost raw but somehow still as tough as old boots. The beef was tough, dry and tasteless and we had to ask for horseradish sauce which failed to appear until we chased it up. Having warned them that one of our party was gluten and dairy free, the options were poor. The best they could offer was the roast with no Yorkshire pudding, no roast potatoes or carrots. Just the tough beef and green beans. Not quite what we were hoping for to mark the occasion. Needless to say, with so many restaurants in York to choose from, we won’t be visiting again.

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  21. AndyB

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a very pleasant place to visit. The staff were friendly and very accommodating. The Famous Guy Fawkes Pie, lived up to its excellent reputation. In fact all the food looked goo. The desserts looked even better. Would highly recommend The Guy Fawkes Inn.

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  22. AdamH

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Its a nice place, in a nice location, with a nice dining room, but my meal was disappointing. I had a roast beef sandwich / panini - the beef was chewy. I've had the same meal there before and it has been really nice, unfortunately not this time. My wife had the cheese toastie, which was again disappointing - not cheesy enough - and she thought the fries were underdone. It is a meal she has previously had there too and really enjoyed. Maybe our latest visit was on an "off" day. Its a shame, because i like the place.

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  23. KevinC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The famous pie was excellent, too much meat for me, but very tender. I only marked it down as I thought it was expensive, however the overall quality of the food and service was very good.

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  24. OliviaR

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent roast with generous portions. The pub itself was very cosy & quaint!

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  25. KimK

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the setting. The food was ok, the chicken was very dry and the beef very chewy so it wasn't the best roast I've had, lacked flavour and seasoning, no herbs etc. The atmosphere was ruined a little bit ( no fault of the establishment) as we were sat next to a family that allowed thier children to play two different children's programmes whilst they ate. The sound of Paw Patrol on repeat wasn't my idea of a relaxing meal!

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  26. AmandaC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food outstanding, service was a little bit sparce, but staff overall friendly.

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  27. KTaylor

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We waited 5 mins to be even acknowledged. The lady who runs the restaurant area doesn’t smile - she should not be in hospitality! However the young man was just charming and if ut wasn’t fir him, we would have left. The pub itself is wonderful. We had the steak pie, mine was a bit tough but my husband said his was lovely. Nit sure how but maybe they are cooked from different batches of steak. The pastry was perfect. We woukd have liked veg with it though. Enjoyed the experience but won’t go again. The lady really does need to work on her manner and smile. No one wants to see a miserable face when they are on a weekend break!

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  28. aidans

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    couldn't complain, very attentive and decent food.

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  29. NicolaT

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as was the service. Would definitely recommend.

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  30. TracyM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was exceptional, very flavoursome. The staff were very friendly and professional. They could answer any question about the food and drink. Highly recommend Guy Fawkes Inn.

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  31. LisaG

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Got the fish and chips,probably up there with the best ever Service was great Slightly disappointed they didn't have a few themed cocktails but easier on the pocketbook!

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  32. janeth

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eaten here a few times. Consistently good. No complaints from us

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  33. LouiseH

    Newcastle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice to have a choice of vegan dishes. Really lovely cosy atmosphere. Fantastic friendly staff

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  34. RichardF

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy good, traditional, English food of much better quality than your standard “pub grub”

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  35. DavidP

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to the Restaurant fit New Years Eve booked with Opentable all good and on time. The initial service was excellent and the food was really tasty and beautifully cooked. Unfortunately Iet down from a group of noisey people shouting at each other in the bar area. I had to ask the restaurant manager to have a word. She did and they calmed for a while but then the volume raised again. Eventually they went but i was surprised no one in the bar intervened. We then had a service problem. We had finished our main and no one came to the table for about 30 minutes. I had to walk into the kitchen to ask for service. A shame as i was initially impressed with the service.

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  36. LesleyS

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening overall,lovely food and excellent service .It was early new years eve ,good atmosphere

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love this place, we’ve never been able to get a table for food especially inside so very excited to get it for New Year’s Eve. The guys had the pie, which they said was absolutely delicious and us girlies had the sirloin Sunday dinner, which I’m sorry to say was a bit disappointing. The sirloin was tough had to ask for a steak knife and the roasties with frozen ones so didn’t taste great. Not like fresh fluffy ones, but appreciate the number of people being served. Ambience and service far out ways, disappointment in the sirloin Sunday dinner and of course we will be back.

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  38. EmmaD

    Northampton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. Great food. Highly recommended.

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  39. GaryS

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My Smoked haddock was lovely. My wife and daughter had Steak pie which they really enjoyed but nearly £20 for a steak pie i felt was rather expensive.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, atmosphere & service. Had a great visit.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 1955 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

20:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate, York, North Yorkshire YO1 7HP

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    York Minster
  • Area
    York
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 12:00–20:45 Fri, Sat 12:00–21:30 Sun 12:00–20:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Marygate Car Park.
  • Public Transit
    York Theatre Royal Bus Stop.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Dean Sowden
  • Entertainment
    Gypsy Bill Williams delivers his 'Blues Night' every Sunday from about 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
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