Guy Fawkes Inn

4.3
1037 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff 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 1037 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pies

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AmyG
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Had table booked at 5.30. Run out of beef and pork. Roast potatoes were tough, Yorkshire pudding dry. Chicken was good though. Our waitress was lovely.

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Victoria
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Sunday roast was perfect but the cheese board was a little sparce for the money. Overall we fully enjoyed our experience.

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Jasper
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Friendly staff. Good food. Qeit atmosphere. Quirky eating area

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

All round disappointing.
Disorganised, obviously overbooked & very overpriced drinks.
Won’t be returning

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Magd
Glasgow
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Great night out. Lively and staff friendly.

PB
PatriciaB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great choice, great food … enough said.

DC
DebbieC
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Our table was ready pretty much straight away, I sat down and looked at the menu... the one thing I didn't want was a huge meal. Almost everything here comes with chips or mash though so no chance of a light dinner! I went for sausage and mash but when it arrived it was as I feared, a massive portion. I tried my best but as it wasn't even that tasty I left most if it. My partner had ordered stew, we were surprised when it arrived in deconstructed form and served on a flat plate. This place has great potential it's a shame they are wasting it.

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GezH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, food and service really good (thank you Kamila). And those pies …! Atmosphere just spot on. Becoming our favourite place in York.

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HughF
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The infamous steak pie is as wonderful as ever! (About four years since I've been and had it).
Very friendly and efficient service and, of course, what a venue!

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SuzanneS
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well worth a visit. Quality and quantity excellent.

ZM
ZacharyM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was brilliant, the server was happy to help with any questions and were extremely friendly.

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AngelaC
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very little choice of meals. Slow service waited 40 minutes for food, sat at a wonky table. My fiance complained that his meal was not nice and had left it all not one apology compensation offer or a try to fix.

Booked as a 3 year anniversary as the pictures looked amazing but they were very deceiving as the restaurant didn't look at all the same.

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AnnaB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

The Sunday roast was nice although not the most generous of portions; we were particularly hungry though after 2 of our party had run the marathon and we as support crew hadn’t eaten all day.
What really let this pub down was the service, a very formidable person front of house didn’t apologise when our table was 20 minutes later than we’d booked/we had to then ask to order/we weren’t offered sauces. Bar staff were great; very friendly but restaurant staff were nonchalant rather than attentive and friendly as you’d expect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food in a relaxing atmosphere

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Rebs
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Popped into Guy Fawkes on a quiet sunny Friday in York. Really good pub and food. Been a few times now and its always pleasant.

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JessieC
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went specifically for the pies. They were delicious. We swapped mash for chips which were lovely and crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle.

It was quite dark, we had to use the torch on our phones to read the menu but it was cosy and a nice atmosphere.

The staff were helpful and friendly.

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ShellB
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had the steak pie we'd heard so much about, and it did not disappoint. The pastry was light the filling was perfect. You are informed that there will be a 20-25 minute wait for the pie but it is well worth it. We did see some other meals such as a huge buger and this also looked and smelled delicious. The whole atmosphere is great and will definitely be booking a table on our next visit to York. It has always been booked up on previous visits so booking recommended.

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karenc
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We love this place both for eating and staying … just need the young servers to slightly up their game and be just a little more attentive and not have one sitting about.. BUT still super !!!

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James
London
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish and chips well cooked - batter crispy, chips just right. Vegan curry equally good. Portion size just right.

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AnneD
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food and the waitress was excellent. We would definately recommend.

CL
ChrisL
Yorkshire
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Disappointed with the Sunday menu, the area where our table was, was a little dark, didn’t receive the bread we ordered. On a positive note what we did have to eat was delicious and would recommend the sticky toffee pudding.

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SteveP
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, selection of drinks and the ambiance was fantastic along with the service.

JB
JulietB
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday dinner for my daughters birthday. Food gorgeous & service excellent.

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IanB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience - would definitely recommend and visit again!

CN
CathyN
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was really good nice pub and staff where friendly

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Ellla
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Stayed here for a short break to York. Very atmospheric, characterful building. With lots of features relating to Guy Fawkes. Stayed in the room off the courtyard. Thought it would be noisy but it was quiet. There was a bit of noise but it is an old building.
Staff are pleasant and attentive. Booked a meal in the restaurant. The food was average. A bit disappointed by the lack of choice. They had a Sunday menu which didn't have the all the meals that were advertised on the website menu.

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KennyB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable. Excellent service from friendly staff. Superb food that was very good value. Fantastic ambience and history of the inn. Thoroughly recommended.

DJ
DanielleJ
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wine list is poor and expensive for what you get.
Food is excellent unfortunately drunk people from bar kept coming in to dinning room disturbing ambiance.

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EllieF
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to eat at Guy Fawkes every time we stay in York and have rarely had any problems with the quality of the food or the service and last night was no exception. We have and will continue to recommend to others.

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cosy dining area. Very friendly staff members.
Excellent food, good value for money.

MB
MargaretB
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was delicious, well-prepared and presented. The fish was cooked well.
We felt the service was rather slow at first, took a while to get our drinks but then we learnt there was a problem with the draught beer pumps. Food service a bit slow but they were busy and it was worth waiting for.
We all enjoyed the choice of music, mainly 60s/70s, which added to the ambience.

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LyndaW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend as ideally placed in York. Food is lovely and value for money.

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DubDaddy61
Newcastle
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience2

We were recommended The Guy Fawkes Inn by some people we met on a York City Tour and decided to give it a go for an evening meal. The first impression we got was that the lighting was planned to give the full 17th Century experience – i.e. dark. Upon enquiry we were told that this was due to Health and Safety regulations dictating that no naked flames should be used. Perhaps the Health and Safety Inspector failed to advise them of higher wattage bulbs?

We were served by Oscar, who judging by a North American accent was not from these parts and didn’t know anything about the local beers. He didn’t seem to know anything about the food either, but thankfully the manager, Leona, seemed to be more appraised of what was on offer.

Eating must have been a bit of a gloomy affair in the 17th Century and it must have been almost impossible to see your food. Thankfully we employed some additional 21st Century technology in the form of the torch application on a mobile phone to provide culinary illumination.

The food itself was very good indeed, prepared freshly and to an excellent standard. We had the Guy Fawkes Special Pie and the Belly Pork with Black Pudding Risotto. Both of whom were very filling so no desert was required. A good price too.

So, all in all, an original experience and worth the visit. Perhaps best taken during the hours of daylight for the “Instagram ready” experience.

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JoanneH
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub food without being pretentious. The menu was varied and food cooked to perfection.
Boyfriend impressed with how much gravy came with the famous Guy Fawkes steak pie.
Glad we booked as very busy, would definitely go again, highly recommended

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NicolaK
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely food, service started off great then we got the dessert menu but after waiting half n hour I went to find someone to pay and got a pudding elsewhere!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Poor reheated food. Meat was tough and all veg was watery and shrivelled up. Don’t like to complain but was one of the poorest Sunday lunches I have had. Definitely would not recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Edinburgh
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Good location with friendly staff. Food nothing special - rather overpriced for what you get.

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Archie01
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful food , the beef pie being one of the best pies ever served in a restaurant !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was good as pub grub goes. It was busy and they still managed to serve the food in a timely manner, which is good.

FAQs

Guy Fawkes Inn is rated 4.3 stars by 1037 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.