Guy Fawkes Inn

4.4
314 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday (12pm - 8.45pm)
Friday - Saturday (12pm - 9.30pm)
Sunday (12pm - 8pm)
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Phone number
01904 466674
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Adrian Knowles
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Area
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Parking Details
Marygate Car Park.
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Public Transit
York Theatre Royal Bus Stop.
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Entertainment
Gypsy Bill Williams delivers his 'Blues Night' every Sunday from about 8:30pm - 10:30pm.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
What 314 People Are Saying
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AB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Booked a table for our visit to york Xmas market.
Good bar and atmosphere friendly staff.
Restaraunt not as nice as expected food was good.
Gents Toilets poor very small and full of the mothball things.....
Ordered rump received sirloin so charged £10 more and service charge added to bill.
Good pub not a resteraunt for me.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fantastic food, fantastic service, fantastic staff this place I can not recommend enough it was brilliant

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WJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I holiday in York each December and have dined in many of the city's fine restaurants over the years. However we had not dined at The Guy Fawkes Inn until last Wednesday evening and I am pleased to say that it was the best dining experience we have had to date in York. The welcome, service and food were all outstanding. The 'Money Bags' starter (goats cheese and caramelized onion parcels) was absolutely delicious as was the calves liver main (which was cooked to perfection). My wife decided on some comfort food and chose beer battered haddock and chips which was outstanding.
On top of all this, the house Tempranillo was exceptionally good for its price.
Really looking forward to our next visit!

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S
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not the first time for me. But I booked a trip to York with my colleagues. They all loved it great staff great food they will be back and I'll be back sooner.

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SK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely staff, yummy Sunday roast dinner, too full to eat dessert. Will come again.

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AJ
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, great ambiance. Would recommend to friends and family

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DW
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loverly service from dan our waiter loverly food would come back again

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KG
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being a big fan of York and visiting annually I must say this has been the best dining experience to date. Everything about the experience was exceptional. Staff were friendly and timings on service was perfect. Ambiance was amazing and went perfectly with the setting and environment. The food was out of this world and all 3 courses were amazing. I would 100% recommend dining or even having a drink here. We will certainly be coming back.

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SS
Hampshire
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, the staff really friendly & helpful. Wine excellent quality & fabulous value. Highly recommended.

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LP
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guy Fawkes for us was absolutely wonderful. We were staying in York for a few days for our moms 80rh birthday, we booked a meal in there the day after her birthday. We were in awe of everything in this lovely cosy pub. Full of ambience, lots of character brilliant food friendly staff..loved everything about this place. Will be returning on our next visit to York

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CS
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a lovely meal here on Saturday. We were seated in a cosy, secluded area which was nice. The food was delicious and the waiter (who was also the manager and chef) was superb! His name is Daniel. He made a real fuss of us and was very friendly. Judging on the queue of people around the bar hoping to get a table shows how popular this restaurant must be. 10 out of 10!

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MQ
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

first time visited lovely smbirnce ,lovrly attentive staff. food lovely only downdide toilet cleanliness and access disappointing

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JT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 ladies dining & thought restaurant area had excellent service & food. Great ambiance. Very cosy. Staff were excellent. Would certainly go again & recommend to others

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SC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made to feel very welcome here at Guy Fawkes Restaurant after a busy time round the Christmas Markets. Staff very friendly and couldn't do enough for us. Mushroom soup the best we have ever had !!! Fish, chips, peas, tartare sauce, lemon wedge ...delicious ... and such good value. Unfortunately we couldn't manage a dessert...very sad about that as we're sure they would be epic too. Candle light....wonderful atmosphere ...just a perfect meal ...but remember to reserve a table ! We'll certainly be back !!

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KC
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very nice. Service was slow. Didn't bother with a pudding, as waited so long for order to be taken. Overpriced.

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DB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, friendly, historic atmosphere and outstanding food. Thouroughly enjoyed our meal. The steak pie was particularly amazing. Would highly recommend this pub.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive friendly helpful staff. Excellent food. My wife has a dairy allergy and we were told most choices could be adapted no problem. We really enjoyed our experience.

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AL
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic birthday meal and will definitely go back again

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KB
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food lovely atmosphere and great service. We had a delicious meal and a really good price too.

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CW
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely cosy restaurant with great service from all the staff - food was tasty and wine reasonably priced. A nice night out.

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s
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice quiet meal and service was outstanding. Be aware that the gratuity is added to your food bill automatically and is not optional, which was 10% (which I have no problems with paying as it was great service and great food ) . Really enjoyed it, and would definitely recommend !

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MC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal in an old, character-full dining room.

Surprisingly high quality food. Our starters included honey glazed sausages, goats cheese soufflé and black pudding with soft duck egg. Simply delicious.

A lovely, relaxed, good value experience

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TE
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food, was a girl training who was unsure what to do but staff seemed very helpful to her. We felt very comfortable and service was excellent

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P
London
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Superior pub restaurant. The main pub room has a wonderfully dark creepy atmosphere: you can feel the history. The separate restaurant is similar: all dark wood and full of atmosphere. The menu might not be extensive, but all the food was cooked well. Service was friendly but unobtrusive. Our second visit, and we'll go again. At its best on winter nights.

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OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived for a 2 night stay this afternoon, booked a table for dinner in advance. Was lucky enough to have a roast dinner which was the best I’ve ever had, service fantastic too. Can’t wait for tomorrow x

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A
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience here. I'll start with the one small thing I was slightly disappointed with and that was the lack of gas lights in operation. This is because the pictures on the site made it look much more romantic with them in use. Aside from this the staff were brilliant. Very friendly and helpful. The food was amazing. Weather you like it or not order the black pudding. The best I've ever tasted. The pie is also excellent. I have already recommended this venue to friends and family and would definitely come again.

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ML
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Guy Fawkes was a great place to dine the food was excellent and the staff very friendly and helpful.

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MS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, but my husband ordered gluten free and they brought a plate with battered (not gluten free) onion rings. Even though they took these away and returned with more chips, he still felt unwell after the meal, so we think there may have been something else with gluten. Also, I'm a vegetarian and there was really only one main course option for me, which I didn't fancy, so I ended up having a meal of two starters instead.
Other than that, the staff were friendly and attentive, the vibe was cosy and unique, and the food choices for non-gluten free, non-vegetarians looked good.

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P
Newcastle
12 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

A pleasant sharing starter and very pleasant staff but one of the worst main courses we can remember. Supposed to be "vegetables en croute" and there were vegetables, in something related to bread, but it was not worthy of inclusion on a menu. Didn't have a pudding.

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GW
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reserved table was very fitting with the request I made for a romantic occasion. The waitress very kindly operated my phone to video me proposing to my fiancée. The service was excellent and we were given a free glass of proseco each to celebrate our engagement. The food was lovely and we were offered sweets which were not listed on the menu as we requested a lighter option. Overall it was a wonderful experience which couldn’t have been any better.

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r
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

such a nice setting food was very nice the pie is to die for very good service price was not bad plenty of choice

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JC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely welcome and a nice touch at the table with a happy birthday message. Very warm and friendly service, giving us loads of ideas for what to do with the rest of our day.

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JT
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eaten here before and it has been great. This time we had Sunday Lunch
Food, service, ambience, hospitality and atmosphere exceptional.
All the staff are so friendly and helpful
Nothing is too much trouble. They all went the extra mile to make our Sunday with friends brilliant.
Well done to everyone.
John B Tate

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DT
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was far better than I expected, a good selection of choices that were appropriate for all of us. We ordered an expensive bottle of wine and the waiter took a lot of care over opening and serving it. Our waitress was excellent and we had a really good laugh with her. All in all a really good experience.

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S
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, reasonably priced, lovely atmosphere 👍

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VD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, proper fried chips, gorgeous desserts,

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CP
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lots of character around the place, loved the decor!!!
Service very good.
My husband had the pie “Best pie he’s ever tasted.” his words.
I had the fish, wasn't keen on the batter, soggy and soft, I like my batter crispy.

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MH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmospheric (a bit dark) very old building where guy fawkes was born, tasty Sunday lunch friendly attentive staff

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FH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love eating here. Roast dinner is amazing - can’t fault it.

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CC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food especially the pie was delicious. And although they didn't cater well for those with lactose intolerance, the waitress maid a special effort to ensure my daughter got a dessert!

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