Guy Fawkes Inn

4.5
429 reviews
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British
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  • Good for a Date
  • Comfort Food
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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PJ
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service. Staff were attentive without being intrusive. Remembered all our orders without even having to write them down and everything was served exactly as we had requested. Fab. The surroundings are as you would expect in such a historic building with wooden floors and misshapen walls. It is where Guy Fawkes was born after all. The old world charm along with some modern world accents succeeded in creating a cosy ambience with lots of atmosphere. The food was delicious and the menu had a good range of choices. I can recommend the creme brûlée with home made shortbread for desert. Sublime! Just a lovely experience all round. Would definitely go back and also recommend it to my friends.

LY
London
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely evening we had. Excellent service - we were made to feel so welcomed.
The food was fantastic; best pie we’ve ever had, lovely bangers and mash and my daughter loved her fish and chips!
Loved the history lesson too; the information about guy fawkes and his family was super interesting.
Will defo return when in York again.

JP
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and lovely food. We enjoyed our visit very much.

l
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been before and loved it then. So we came back and the food was gorgeous. I had the steak pie and I have to its the best steak pie, I had ever had. Will definitely go again. Great staff and very helpful. I don't drink and I asked if they made "cocktails" he said he could make one especially 😊

D
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Only been a couple of times but love it, staff friendly and helpful, Sunday lunch was way more than expected a good plate full with nice Yorkshire's. Maybe could do with a bit more lighting for us older people! Definitely will go back.

M
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fairly priced food and drink, food comes briskly and well heated. I recommend the pork belly. Casual as a pub is expected to be but a definite step up from pub grub.

AB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We greatly enjoyed the Conspirator's Menu, though vegetarians should be warned that there is only one veggie option for starter and main. Starter is the vegetarian soup of the day. Main is the agnolotti pasta. Both were delicious! Price is just right at roughly 12 pounds.

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service in a lovely setting. Just what we needed after a very long drive to York! Good drinks too

TS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff here were outstanding very helpful and kind. Excellent food and plenty of it. Charming Inn.

AS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Love the place and the staff are really rather nice. and help make the experience extra special.

DC
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service at this restaurant.All cooked to order.Staff are very attentive and reasonable food prices.Would definitely return..Well done to all at the Guy Fawkes.

GW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The staff were friendly and welcoming. We ordered the pie and did find the crust very thick. Really good if you like thick pastry!!
Would definitely go back but have the fish and chips. We had that last year and they were amazing!!

EA
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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J
London
5 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The famous steak pie is super - full of flavour and a lot to eat. The sirloin steak was cooked perfectly and very tasty. The fish and chips was what you would expect.
Good service and pleasant atmosphere.
Would recommend.

AS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Polite, knowledgeable and professional staff. Absolutely gorgeous food. We ordered fish&chips and a steak. Both were tender, juicy, full of flavour and simply delicious. That's our third time dining in Guy Fawkes Inn and it never disappoints. Top food, top service.

EH
Worcestershire
4 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We arrived early for our booking but there was no problem and we were told that our table was ready and it was no problem. The staff were excellent and service also excellent. There is an extensive menu and we chose the mixed starter which had a taster of each starter included in it. This was quite a big starter and people with smaller appetites such as my wife may struggle to finish the main course. The main courses were also excellent and varied with a wide selection. Overall a very good evening with great food and service.

M
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food and nice pub. Friendly staff ready to help. Go for steak pie. Very nice. 😁

HC
Staffordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 2Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Rude waitress who argued with us about the set menu. She said we hadn’t stated we wanted food off the set menu even though we had pointed to the specific part of the menu saying set menu and then she said our main portion was bigger than that of the set menu and would have to check with the chefs if we could order off the set menu for the desert option. Have stayed here before in the hotel which was nice and have eaten in the restaurant numerous times but won’t be going back due to the rude waitress!

SA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I loved the history feel to this building. The staff are very friendly and helpful at the hotel and in restaurant/bar. I would recommend.

TG
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Guy Fawkes Inn had been recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed. Decent choice on the menu, big portions, reasonable value, good, friendly service and the food was excellent including one of my top 3 all time steak pies, legendary in fact.
Would heartily encourage residents and visitors alike to sample this pub/inn/restaurant with a cosy atmosphere in the heart of historic York in the shadow of the Minster.
Overall great night out

EM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely evening at the Guy Fawkes Inn. Bit hot inside but it was the hottest day of the year so far but otherwise great and staff so cheery and friendly. Food nice too.

SP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the evening meal at the guy fawkes inn, cannot recommend it highly enough,
The food is amazing, staff friendly and accommodating, and the hotel restaurant itself has plenty of character and charm.
Go for the handmade steak pie, the meat is tender and the pie is so packed full of meat you’ll struggle to finish it.
Outstanding all around

OT
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Made to feel special, lovely food

R
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Always very good food, in a nice setting and priced just right.

J
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant were amazing. Good food, very welcome staff and the place is really comfortable. Featured for Guy Fawkes tradicional pie, wich take about 30 minutes to be prepair but worth it.

AC
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The initial restaurant staff member was utterly helpful, but at the end of the meal our payment was taken at the table by some tattooed, surly fellow we’d not seen before who was a bit stary. Maybe a few pointers re: his manners might not go amiss.

OT
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious, staff were friendly and attentive

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very friendly staff,fantastic food great service defo will be back

r
London
6 reviews
Dined on 27 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good pub food and very good service, good menu but it is a little bit predicatable. Would recommend.

JM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

I found the menu to be very poor. We didn't get asked how we like our beef or we weren't told how the need was cooked (sunday dinner) and for us was too under cooked. The fish had too much batter on. The last time we came here it was brilliant but felt let down this time. The service was fantastic though

D
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time here after recommendation from friends who also stayed this weekend with us. Fantastic meal, great wine and very good value. Friendly staff. Look forward to visiting again next year.

AB
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Was ok but needs a little more variety on the menu. Also, was very dark. Food ok though and reasonably priced.

WR
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious hearty food . The pies were amazing ( as usual) . I’ve taken one star off as my husbands portion of calves liver was “ starter size” . Up the portion size of the liver , guys , and it will be full marks from us 👍

LT
Minneapolis
20 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious food - variety enough for both pescatarians and carnivores - and great service. Bonus points for location near all of the sites we truly wanted to visit.

T
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

As always...................fantastic. Great food, great setting, good selection of beers.

TS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Traditionally Historic building, with an aging smell. Rustic furniture. Truly feels l was back in time. Food portions where huge, great value and quality

MC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have visited Guy Fawkes on several occasions.
It has never failed to impress.
Lovely, cosy atmosphere.
Great selection on the menu and good value wines.
Outstanding pie, really couldn’t have been any better

S
Edinburgh
2 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful. Lovely atmosphere. The mackerel starter was a little bit small and they didn’t have any pigeon pie available. We opted for the steak pie which was very very nice and value for money.
Would definitely eat there again.

HD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great authentic pub, food was lovely. We had roast beef, curry and fish and chips followed by sticky toffee pudding. Great choice of beers and wines. Have dined here a few times and stayed, we will be back again.

MC
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Guy Fawkes never fails to impress.
A traditional pub, dark, comforting interiors.
Friendly and efficient service.
Wonderful chipolatas, followed by a beef roast...outstanding.
Crème brûlée.. light, moist and delicious with a perfect sugar crust.

We will be back very soon

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