Guy Fawkes Inn

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635 reviews
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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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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a nice old pub atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was amazing so hopefully

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AmyJ
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cosy restaurant, would definitely visit again if in York

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HaleyK
Manchester
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! The food is unbelievable and the waiting staff so attentive can’t wait to go back!

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MandyB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place staff friendly service good food outstanding

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BridgetO
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable lunch table next to us was a bit too close under the current restrictions

JP
JanP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu provided had good variety. The special Hake dish was very good as was the Creme Brûlée. There might be a little more vegetarian food but there were choices.

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TimC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice and relaxed atmosphere
In a well decorated establishment

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GabrielleC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit place in York, cosy atmosphere and very good food.

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SharonR
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great, food was excellent and the service was fabulous

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KathrynD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food. Guy Fawkes was right - about them being the best pies in York as well! Got there early but they fitted us in no problem.

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SusanD
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with big platefuls and the food was amazing. I would definitely go again.

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SheilaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Lge portion sizes ,good choice of menu and food tasted great

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HelenM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic for everything great staff excellent service and amazing at sticking to covid regulations. Food and ambiance five star Thankyou

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TracyG
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Unfortunately it was a limited menu as was a Sunday. If we had known this we would have booked for another evening as wanted to try famous pie! Food we had was good though and there were full plates. Tables close together but temperature checked on arrival.

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lisah
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the staff and service is a credit to the hospatility trade , well done , i didnt want to go home

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RebeccaC
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff, lovely food really good value thank you

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RachaelS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simple food done really well. Atmospheric old building and very friendly staff. If you want hearty food in a building full of history and character this is it.

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TEZY
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal great customer service very covid secure but experience not dominated by C19. When next in York will be booking again.

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YasKaR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Sunday roast, great quirky pub and fab service.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Given the current challenges faced by most restaurants in today’s COVID enforces world, throwing 16th century architecture into the mix really hampers things. Whilst there, we overheard a couple grumbling about how close they were to others, face mask, for me, the lady who greeted us was being extremely conscientious & trying to keep eveeyone happy, I don’t think she could have done any more. All the staff were very polite, The service was prompt & the food was first rate, so I would definitely recommend.

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LinsayM
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful surroundings, served by a lovely lady. Food was amazing! Will be visiting again!

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Bessie
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Room was too small for number of tables and we felt the social distancing rules were not followed. There was about 2 feet between us and the next table and a baby was put in the gap!
We wanted to order the steak pie for our lunch, which we had been recommended. We were told they had run out and there would be no more pies available before the evening. However an adjacent table ordering after us, ordered pies and were served them while we were eating our main course.
Very disappointing experience.

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AndreaT
Liverpool
3 reviews
Dined on 30 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was faultless, definitely worth a second visit.

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MarcusW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Without a doubt one of the most enjoyable dining experiences in York. Go for the pie, its famous and I can see why. For those with a big appetite you will not be disappointed. Comes with mash but it doesn't need to as the thing is Huge and filled to the brim with meat and veggies. The black pudding scotch egg starter is also super delicious and highly recommended.

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AlaraH
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday dinner I’ve ever had (maybe apart from my mums) was so tasty, well cooked and such a huge portion but I finished it all as it as so good!!

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DavidH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Best steak pie ever. Huge! Staff were very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal in a very safely controlled environment during the current pandemic. Track and trace, temperature checks and safely distanced tables in place. We couldn’t fault our visit, the food was piping hot, good quality and plentiful - the staff were helpful, polite and on the right right of attentive without being intrusive. Highly recommend a visit to The Guy Fawkes Inn and I’ll definitely be booking again next time I’m in York.

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Debby144
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Sadly all the main courses contained sulphites which means very little cooked from scratch

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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DerekP
London
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

This is our favourite pub for both food and drink so this was a real shame and disappointment. The problem, which were weren’t advised of until later, was that the chef was off due to COVID and they had 2 agency ‘chefs’ in. We waited an hour and 20 mins after ordering and my steak pie was amazing as ever. However my wife’s chicken was burnt and inedible and by then it was too late to reorder. The same issue was happening on other tables. All the staff were fantastic and we felt so sorry for them but we should have been told either online/text/when we arrived that there was a problem. We will return because COVID is not their fault and this remains our favourite pub - but you keep asking for reviews so here it is !

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Keithruss
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well recommend Guy Fawkes food was excellent the staff was very friendly. Booking a table was easy enough. Will definitely go again.

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SallyH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff all friendly. The food was delicious, would 100% recommend

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SimonD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and the pie is exceptional. Def Worth a visit

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Hayles650
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous food and a real character property. The staff were lovely and the food came quickly. There is a good selection and the food is delicious. Definitely would eat here again !

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Stav
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place for food or just a drink. Great atmosphere. Really enjoyed my evening here.

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Cookie
Bedfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Very dark inside. Service was very slow, it took about 30 minutes for our food order to be taken And then we were told that what we wanted wasn’t available. They checked on that and found that it was available but that all took another 10 minutes. We asked for extra drinks when the food arrived but they didn’t arrive for 30 minutes and only after 2 reminders. Good was good when it arrived. All in all visit took nearly 3 hours for 1 course and 2 drinks.

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NigelC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food. Recommended and did not disappoint. 👍

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AnwenW
Wales
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pie i have ever had, was amazing. Beer garden in the back was stunning with the sun beaming down. Cant wait to go back.

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AndyF
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food piping hot and tasty plus great efficient tentative service

FAQs

Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 635 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.