Guy Fawkes Inn

4.4
912 reviews
£25 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 912 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KiFin
London
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Was recommended this restaurant and so pleased we went, food was absoloutley delicious!

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VickiA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brilliant evening with friends. Lovely food and great service

CD
CDJW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Good location, excellent service. Food fine and mostly tasty, although chips rather hard

CJ
ChrisJ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely excellent recommend the pie.service superb

AH
AdamH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was well cooked and promptly delivered despite being quite busy. A good choice of beers and wines also available if a little in the expensive side

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really lovely pub! Would definitely go back! Food was amazing and the atmosphere is gorgeous!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Saw this on the Greg Wallace tv show and thought it looked amazing. It didn’t disappoint- lovely food, great service, fab first visit to York

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MarkM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked online and when we arrived we were given the option to eat outside.
This was great as it was still very warm.
Food was great (I had the pie without mushrooms, my wife had the lamb rump) we shared a little cheese board for dessert.
Thoroughly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

There famous steak pie was just as good as they say but needed a bit more mash with it

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Sesmund
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, friendly staff, great atmosphere . Central location near York Minster.

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Nicky
Yorkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

My friend and I had a meal in the lovely little outside courtyard here on a baking hot and busy Tuesday in York. All the staff were very friendly and our orders were taken swiftly, despite it being so busy. The menu, though extensive, is mainly meat. As a pescatarian I usually have no trouble finding a fish dish, but the only one on the menu that didn't have meat of some sort with it, which the kitchen refused to change, had sold out. My only option was to choose the Thai fishcake starter, which our lovely waitress said I could have as a main, but when it arrived it was one absolutely tiny fishcake. I think I was just unlucky and my friend really enjoyed her meal, but I doubt we will be returning. We did have a very nice bottle of wine though :)

CN
ClareN
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great central place to eat in York. Lovely outdoor space

KM
KayleighM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Guy Fawkes Inn was cosy, quaint and beautifully decorated. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was calming and really took you back in time. By far the thing that stood out the most was the steak pie, it was delicious. Would highly recommend.

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BRGshff
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

Ordered charred vegetables for starter, just a small pot of courgettes arrived, and ordered the assortments of breads and oil and there was 4 very small pieces of bread. The bowl the oil and balsamic was in was too deep you couldn’t get any balsamic on your bread. Staff were friendly and helpful, food portions were big but overall food was quite disappointing. Beef roast was dry and and the veg was bland, sausage and mash was quite nice but could tell it had been sat out a while as the mash had a gone hard on the outside when it arrived.

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MartinO
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

Sunday lunch was not the best, fatty beef, tough potatoes, we complained but they didn’t seem to be bothered. We overheard other diners complaining. Not recommend.

JC
JamieC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Disappointed by our Sunday Roast, potatoes and beef were not good at all. Could hear other diners complain about their food also. Roll poly sponge dessert did not even appear cooked and was a tiny amount for a £7 dessert.

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LizD
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Couldn't fault the food or the service, was just a bit hot needed a fan or two ..

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AshleighR
London
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Viskted York for my boyfriends 30th birthday and picked this restaurant due to the central location and interesting historical link. The location is great but the historical link could be made more of / mentioned. Some quotes are printed on the wall but font and size means it is not easily readable from all seats.

My boyfriend had the lamb and said it was the best he'd ever had. I am vegetarian and the menu was fairly limited, but I went for the stirfry tofu as it was a special. The flavours were great but it was too spicy to enjoy and I left 80% of it. I am not opposed to a bit of spice but it was unbearable! Interestingly the table next to us ordered curry and had the same problem.

Overall, a nice restaurant in a great location with friendly staff and decent food. Probably wouldn't visit again myself unless the veggie menu was expanded but would recommend to friends.

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food that was reasonably priced and great service.

AP
AlanP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent food.

JS
JamieS
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Two of us ordered pie, waited 1 hour for them to tell us they only had 1 pie left. A couple walked in after us and ordered their food, got a pie and got their dinner before us. We continued to wait for our new order for another 45 mins, they forgot the veg we ordered also. Wouldn’t go again felt it was a terrible start to our stay in York. The waitress was lovely. 2 hrs and 30 mins in a pub spent waiting on food.

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York2021yorkshirelass
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good service despite restrictions etc. Lovely food and ideal being outside on a dry warm day.

MB
MaryB
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and attentive staff, definitely worth checking out 👍

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Jeffrei
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, cosy atmosphere perfect for sheltering from the rain. The pie was outstanding.

JR
JacquelynR
Liverpool
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were recommended by a friend to visit here. So glad that we did. Couldn’t fault the place. Staff were very friendly, polite and the service was excellent. Food was very nice indeed.
Highly recommended…! Happy Customers.

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LLLL
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Went for lunch and had the fish finger sandwich with a bottle of wine, was delicious. The sandwich came with chips and salad!

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MysteryEater
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Unenamoured with the guy fawkes. I had the lamb, which was undercooked slightly and very chewy. The delphinouse potatoes were nice. The waitress was pleasant. The pub is ok, but been to better. The website is misleading, you only get discounts if you book rooms.

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Simons
Hampshire
4 reviews
Dined on 8 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was very good. Excellent value for money. A bit of history too.

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JaneW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We decided to do the set 3 course menu. It was fab .. I had never had a sticky toffee pudding as I dont like toffee but I ate it all, it was so delicious . We love the atmosphere, decor and candles on the table. Service was good, nothing too much trouble. Staff friendly and helpful.

Super food served very good value on this set menu. Highly recommended.

AW
AlanW
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Really good food. Steak pie was absolutely amazing.

RW
RichardW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely food and comfortable atmosphere a lot of history

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bertie
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Safety was excellent, service great. Food was fresh, hot and delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved this place , staff were so friendly and helpful . Food was amazing !

WB
WayneB
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing, the service was really good and the atmosphere was great. I would thoroughly recommend this place to eat!

MP
MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good pub food, chilled ambience, great for a relaxed romantic meal.

MA
MarcA
London
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent unfussy food. Very helpful staff. An atmospheric building to be in and a great location in the city. My third time eating there and always very good.

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AdrianR
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Menu was substantial and food was good and reasonably priced. Due to bad weather we arrived 1 hour earlier than booking but the pub accommodated our needs.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

Food was quite greasy. Large portions but without much flavour.
Reasonably priced though.

TB
TracyB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Very quirky, good food and value. Nice buzzy atmosphere. The service was a little slow but were really pleasant. Definitely recommend

SB
StephenB
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience3

Vastly overpriced! Ordered a pint of carlsberg which I had been drinking at different places throughout the day, but here it was literally twice the price of everywhere else and I left half of it because it was flat and just didn't taste very good. Was going to order food but at £14.95 for a burger, no thank you.
We left VERY disappointed

FAQs

Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.4 stars by 912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.