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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J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my boyfriend had a lovely meal here at a reasonable price. There was good selection on the menu and we would definitely come here again if we were to stay in York.

LS
London
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This cosy pub is the best venue for a stormy afternoon. And the pie... Oh don't get me started on the pie! It's the best steak pie ever! And then there was the chocolate brownie... heaven!

HG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We arrived early and were accomodated at our table no problem. Unfortunately only half the menu was available, so we were disappointed in our choices. Also my husband had a medley of pork dishes as a starter which he enjoyed but they were accompanied by a curried chutney which whilst nice on its own, didnt really fit with the pork, an apple sauce would have been more traditional. The pie was lovely and filling and we could see why it gets great reviews. Overall though we thought it overpriced for what it was.

TB
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We loved the ambiance of the restaurant, and the food was great value. Very friendly and helpful staff. We will definitely be dining there again

GS
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Really nice food in a cozy atmosphere washed down with a good ale. The staff were fantastic, very friendly, and made us feel 100% at home. I would definitely go back!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from all the staff and the food was amazing. Thanks

a
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal i had the steak pie which was absolutly amazing and also my wife did
The restraunt itself was quirky and something totaly differant from any other restraunt which made it special.also the staff were amazing we really loved our experiance at the guy fawkes inn .

SS
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The pub was recommended by a friend. I agree that it's the best Sunday lunch I've had in York for many a long year. And I've been here for a while

T
Derbyshire
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal with superb service.

ML
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Booked for anniversary dinner with my wife. Love the candle lit ambience in the dining room. We both enjoyed our beautifully cooked stake dinners and a bottle of wine for a good price. Happy to recommend and would come back.

L
Yorkshire
15 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Sorry to have to say we were disappointed. Have dined at Lamb & Lion a few times and the food was exceptional, with this restaurant being connected, thought it would be a great experience. Sadly not really. service a bit sloppy, we ordered the steak, not very well seasoned, quite bland really. Chips not great. Overall, a birthday disappointment. Asked the couple on the next table how they rated their food, they said same - "average".

CD
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Really enjoyed it. The food was fantastic.

CW
East Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Inn is very atmospheric with an oldy worldy feel. Menu was varied and very reasonably priced. It is exciting to see game on the menu so I had the guinea fowl cooked three ways which was delicious. Looking around the dining room, I noticed that all the dishes served looked amazing and diners seemed very pleased with their meals. I would highly recommend this Inn and restaurant.

VW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely food and service was excellent, only downside it was new years eve so the bar area was noisy, and when you are trying to eat and have a conversation it wasnt ideal

CC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the whole experience no complaints at all will be coming back again

SB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is wonderful. One tiny weeny thing is that there was no background music so you could hear everyone's conversations.

KS
London
6 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Yet another lovely lunch experience at one of our favourite pubs. The ambience and service (provided by Dan) was so beautiful.

DM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Guy Fawkes is always a favourite with my wife and me on our visits to York.

AT
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here on sundays usually as the roast is excellent. My girlfriend is vegetarian and the veggies are always fresh and cooked perfectly. And when there is cauliflower cheese available makes her day! Good beer and wine options.
A must for people who enjoy their food and drink.

ME
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment with beautiful food.
We have been several time and would definitely book again in the future.

DS
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience and wonderful staff. Food was good but the sticky toffee dessert was the best I'd ever had. (total recommend)

H
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

A lot of food not available and the Waitress found it hysterical funny whilst telling us this that we though she might need to sit down for laughing so hard. Table was not set up when we arrived and the toilets were disgusting.

Would not recommend or ever go again

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal. Tasty food and polite staff. Will definitely return.

DB
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have used this restaurant once before on a trip to York in December and re visited as the food is very good. We travel up from Birmingham on the white rose steam train every Christmas and this adds to a great Christmas experience.

AS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience and fab staff with great personalities.
I love it here - just wish there were more veggie options.

AW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good quality food, very pleasant staff. They could improve the lighting as it was quite dark.

RG
Jersey
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Fairly intimate for heterosexual couples. Nothing weird here.
A reasonable time between courses, not hurried like Southerners pubs.
A bit dark interior so not too good for limited sight.
Cracking ale. Sunday meal v enjoyable but not cheap.
Live music turned up on Sunday which was a bonus but loud in the restraint.

Yea, I’d go again.

k
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and fantastic staff as ever. We will be back

MP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Amazing venue and great food! You could spend all afternoon there eating and drinking, staff are quite attentive too.

WH
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely place food very good however we wanted to order the house speciality pie but was all sold out

CH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing as always and the staff were very friendly and attentive

VK
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic across all aspects. Food, drink, service, ambience, staff. Returned many times as a diner and a B&B guest and will return many times again. Outstanding!

MB
Wales
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service was excellent. Waiter serving us was absolutely lovely and so friendly. Ambience was very cosy where we were sat.

N
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. The only fault I could say is their is no closure between the Pub and Dining Area do it was quite Noisy.

AF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is an amazing place to eat with a lovely atomosphere was a lovely treat for my girlfriend .. thank you guy fawkes in for a great night

DG
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

When with my thirteen year old daughter and husband. My daughter ordered fish and chips which was excellent. I order the chicken curry which was very tasty. Husband ordered the liver and bubble and squeak which he said was tasty but didn't fill him and he is by no means a big man. However I do think that it was just his meal that was small portions. Service was very good. However this I wouldn't recommend this place for children as it gets very rowdy and people where swearing all the time in the bar area and where so loud you couldn't have a pleasant meal and a decent conversation such a shame as overall nice food .

JL
London
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meat pie and veggie pie option too. Starters wine and two main courses, all fabulous. Next time we’re in York we’ll definitely come back 👍

AL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I always book at table here whenever we visit York. Such a lovely place. Staff are always welcoming and friendly. The food is amazing we always get a roast dinner as its my favourite there is nowhere else we'd rather go. The menu is well priced. A lot of history in the place we just love it here. Thank you!

J
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always we travel from wakefield to eat at Guy Fowkes best Sunday lunch ..

ST
London
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Booked as we were visiting for the weekend and due to the reviews I had previously read. Sadly, we were both so disappointed with the quality of the Sunday lunch which was cold and tasteless. The very sparse vegetables provided for two meals was served in a small bowl with extremely al dente carrots and parsnips the gravy was like water with the roast potatoes, extremely hard Yorkshire pudding and tiny portion of mashed potato all cold. My partner does not like to complain and so we left without ordering anything else. Such a shame as it is a nice pub for a drink but needless to say we won't be returning for food again.