Guy Fawkes Inn

4.4
261 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Casual
  • 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 261 People Are Saying
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Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good atmosphere, lovely food. Highly recommend the pie.

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PA
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very atmospheric venue. Lovely food and friendly staff

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DG
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We so enjoyed our visit to The Guy Fawkes inn. Our reservation was for 6pm, but we got so hungry that we showed up at 5pm. The staff very graciously seated us early, we were the first people in. The food was great and the beer excellent! Not to mention the notoriety of eating at one of the places the Guy Fawkes was born. I've heard the are several, but this was the place we really wanted to go. We weren't disappointed!

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LB
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Disappointed initially because we chose Guy Fawkes based on the online menu to celebrate our gold wedding anniversary , and when we arrived were offered Sunday Lunch only (despite it being 7 PM ) and not A La carte.
If this was mentioned on the online info then I must have missed it .

The food was good , service good and a bonus was the live music .
Would go back to try the A La Carte

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Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

During yet another wonderfull stay in the hotel we did not miss a chance to eat in the restaurant
absolutely super , and , what a wonderfull team..we wil definately be back

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VK
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot fault this place. Beyond amazing food, great ambience. Fantastic gin selection and lovely, friendly staff. Stayed here as well.
Brilliant, brilliant place.

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JC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Recommended by a a work colleague for a family get together and we were all really impressed. The food was superb! We will definitely visit again and I have already passed the details onto friends for a future visit.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

1st call for dinner on a repeat visit to York after enjoying a meal there on previous visit. Great location. Nice rustic ambience. Friendly and attentive service. Had sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, great atmosphere, great food, great service. Wonderful Sunday lunch with the family. Highly recommended.

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MM
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great experience.
Didn't realise that 10% tip automatically added to bill, as in London;
prefer to decide on my own tips. Service was very good though.
Apart from that, no quibbles.
Very fun and quirky place, good food.

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JA
London
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Fab Sunday lunch and catch up with friends! Had the Roast Beef and it was DELICIOUS

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DW
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

When we first arrived it was an inconvenience for him. There was no hello or a smile. Menus put on the table and off he went. The meal was nice. But that spoilt the whole thing.

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S
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, food is delicious and staff helpful. Best meal we had whilst staying in York.

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BM
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was so good, our waitress was a very friendly and polite young lady from the local area, our full Yorkshire breakfast was perfect , setting us up for the day, service was great, provided by a very polite young man

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AP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food. Would recommend the steak. Lovely bar staff

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KC
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming staff who were great with kids. Quick service, even on a busy day, and the food was delicious and hearty. Good beer recommendations. Walked away full and happy.

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KM
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice food staff very attentive good wine list

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C
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Three good bears on tap, atmospheric, excelling service and food.

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D
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant deserves all the awards it recieves, the outstanding service from the staff, to the feel of the passion in the food presented beautifully and exquisitely by the chefs. This restaurant has a beautiful ambiance with a really romantic, intimate, cosy feel and it has really kept its historic feel for the place and also in tune with the historic feel for the city and also for the very famous man who used to live there. I could not say anything bad about this amazing restaurant at all, the passion and the outstanding presentation of the food is felt through the taste of the meal and the food deserves every award it recieves and the waiters and waitresses represent the inn amazingly well, very very polite and well mannered and put the guests first. Thank you for an amazing experience, we visit york on a regular basis and this was definatley the highlight of our stay and we will most definaltey be back again. Job well done.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

A major part of the appeal of this restaurant is its historical ambience. The food is tasty and plentiful and the service is good. There were items on the menu that were different to the norm but also old favourites.

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AP
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with friendly and attentive staff and good atmosphere too. Highly recommended

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DD
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Sunday Lunch. The pork was incredibly juice with plenty of crunchy crackling. The mashed and baked potatoes were great, and the gravy and apple sauce was nice. Service was outstanding.

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OT
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was excellent, although the shared bowl of veg could have been more generous. Was disappointed that there was no pie available on Sunday! But the roasts were delicious.

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DB
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely old pub , with original features, food was gorgeous. Staff very friendly. We will definitely visit again .

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OT
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal. Excellent service. Definitely go again

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PA
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely meal service was very good. We went on one of the hottest days and the dinning room was very warm to which we found too warm. I did suggest maybe having some fans in place but other than that very enjoyable will be going back when we visit York again.

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PC
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A good selection of beer and wine. We really enjoyed our meal, and the staff were excellent.

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m
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place and good food. They are happy to cater for allergies and changed (where they could) parts of the meal.

Relaxed atmosphere and great place for a meal. Will go again next time we are in York.

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JB
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my girlfriend for dinner here during our weekend away to York, we had a wonderful evening, the food was superb and the service was very friendly and accommodating, this along with the history and atmosphere of the place makes it well worth the money for the amazing food would recommend to anyone.

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HL
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Best steak pie. Friendly waitress explained us the entire Guy story.

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M
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor dining experience, mainly due to poor service and poor staff training. Too long to rant, but shall I leave one example - ordered champagne and wines through the evening and it is the first time I have been in a restaurant where they are not opened for you, never mind tasted or poured!!
MacDonald’s would have done better if they served wine!!
The waiter said when he put the champagne on the table “I’ll leave you to pour that then” (directed at my husband).
Poor show re service, which was a shame as the food was okay and the dining room beautifully decorated.
Will say no more as I have today sent a lengthy complaint to the Manager.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place the food is amazing and the restaurant is lovely.

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LB
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited Guy Fawkes pub many times for a meal. The staff are really friendly, the service and food is excellent, well worth a visit

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RJ
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

It was the worst dining of our three weeks spent in the UK. Sunday Roast sounds easy enough, but not so when the gravy is brown salt; surprised that a liquid could hold that much salt and still pour! Problem started when the inside menu was different from the posted menu on the door, and it did not get better. Couldn't get out of there fast enough

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m
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice meal, staff were excellent would eat here again without a doubt

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OT
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for Father’s Day lunch. Food was very very nice. We all had Sunday roast. Quality of food matched the price. Not he cheapest but good quality food 🙂

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BH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely meal as a treat for Father’s Day. Great food and good service.

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GH
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and friendly customer service. Delicious food!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Loud music in the bar detracted from the ambiance of the place. Ok for a younger crowd but I don’t recommend it if you are looking for a quiet dinner.

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M
London
25 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food freshly cooked My husband was disappointed that the calves liver was on a bed of mash not bubble and squeak as stated on the menu
My duck was very good

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