Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to main content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Yorkshire
  4. North Yorkshire
  5. York
Guy Fawkes Inn, York, North Yorkshire

Guy Fawkes Inn

4.5
4.5
1975 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.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 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 1,975 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

1,975 Reviews
  1. Churnet1

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasant experience from lovely, considerate staff who are a credit to the restaurant. The signature steak pie is ridiculously good and probably the best we have tasted - stuffed full of meat. When served in an atmospheric location like Guy Fawkes then there is nothing to dislike. We visit York a couple of times a year and this is our go to eatery so pay a visit and enjoy.

    Is this helpful?

  2. AnnaS

    Yorkshire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere superb! Staff really lovely. Food good! No sense of being rushed. Fab lighting and great central location.

    Is this helpful?

  3. MrsS

    Yorkshire

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid food beer and service - in a fantastic location

    Is this helpful?

  4. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Like like the place, but not Imp pressed with the food had a Sunday lunch it was adequate

    Is this helpful?

  5. EmmaB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My son gave my husband a gift voucher to spend at the Guy Fawkes Inn while on a short trip to York. We were warmly welcomed and the service was great throughout our visit. The food was also lovely and the portions were the right size in my opinion. I highly recommend the rhubarb and custard trifle. It was delicious. It’s a very smalland cosy restaurant so I recommend booking.

    Is this helpful?

  6. LesleyF

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. One of our party said was best nut roast ever had. My lamb was gorgeous. All our meals great. Really nice service too. Will definitely return next time in York.

    Is this helpful?

  7. chrisg

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Great atmosphere. Definitely eat there again

    Is this helpful?

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Surrey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was reasonable as was food. Possibly the most expensive burger I have had in a pub even though I live in Surrey and work in London. We went to the Ivy that evening which do burgers that look a lot better and are cheaper than Guy Fawkes. I won't rush back to Guy Fawkes

    Is this helpful?

  9. HelenK

    London

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food & great service. My husband had the steak pie & I had the 3 pigs from the main courses. The amount of food you got was the right amount for us so we didn’t need to order any extra sides & couldn’t manage a pudding. My pork was lovely & i especially liked the black pudding pie that you got with it. My husband’s steak pie had proper bits of steak in it that you could see. The service was excellent they gave you the right amount of attention & were friendly. Can’t wait to return.

    Is this helpful?

  10. KevinF

    Yorkshire

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and food, the pie is to die for you must try it

    Is this helpful?

  11. Chris

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I spent the night here in 2023 for valentines day and had an absolutely stunning evening meal. We decided that we'd come out for the day whilst the kids were at school and try the lunchtime menu. It was the first day of a new menu and the sweet shop brulee which I saw on an old menu had gone which was a disappointment. I had a lovely and nicely cooked roast beef sub which was absolutely gorgeous whilst my wife had a smoked salmon sandwich, which she loved the salmon but isn't a mustard fan so didn't eat that. Both plates had chips, 1 with skinny fries and the other with chunky chips. Both ways cooked amazingly! For dessert my wife had the sticky toffee pudding which she was extremely delighted with whilst i had a belgian waffle. For me it was fine but nothing spectacular. Highly recommend to anyone and we'll be back again!

    Is this helpful?

  12. PaulB

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good British food, huge portions and very reasonable prices.

    Is this helpful?

  13. TonyB

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was underwhelming, nice enough but nothing to sing out about and very limited choice for Sunday lunch. Service was very good this despite the selected beer being unavailable (no Guinness on st Patrick's day !). Asked to be moved to a table that was vacated a little further from the door, chap serving sorted it out quickly and with no fuss. Biggest disappointment was the uninspired roast tbh. We have had much better and at less expense to. Would I go back...probably not. Would I recommend....probably not.

    Is this helpful?

  14. ColinM

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff were atentative and friendly ,resteraunt was cosy and clean, gluten free meals was adequate, 1 piece of carrot and a few green beans along with 2 slices of beef,3 potatoes and a spoonful of mash,didn't think it warranted a £21 cost ,other 3 meals were ok.

    Is this helpful?

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely Beef Sunday roast and fish and chips, food was lovely and service was great. Will definitely return soon

    Is this helpful?

  16. CarolineC

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    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!

    Is this helpful?

  17. OpenTable Diner

    Perthshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely find cosy with a delicious menu full of options (need to return) and friendly efficient staff

    Is this helpful?

  18. RUTHJ

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    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!

    Is this helpful?

  19. KrissyG

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    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.

    Is this helpful?

  20. SimonM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2024

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

    Is this helpful?

  21. 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 🥰

    Is this helpful?

  22. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  23. 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!

    Is this helpful?

  24. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  25. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  26. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  27. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  28. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  29. 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

    Is this helpful?

  30. 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

    Is this helpful?

  31. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  32. 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

    Is this helpful?

  33. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  34. 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

    Is this helpful?

  35. 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,

    Is this helpful?

  36. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  37. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  38. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  39. 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.

    Is this helpful?

  40. 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!

    Is this helpful?

FAQs

Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 1975 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 8 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
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Impressum
  • Cookies and Interest-Based Ads
  • Cookie Preferences
Copyright © 2024 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 500, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking Logo
Priceline Logo
KAYAK Logo
Agoda Logo
OpenTable Logo