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Guy Fawkes Inn

25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP England
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Standing next to York Minster, the Guy Fawkes Inn was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes. The Inn offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and AA Rosette Food. Each of the thirteen rooms have been decorated individually, feature antique feature, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Many of the rooms also enjoy a landmark view. The inn retains many of its original features including gas lighting, real log fires and the timber staircase. You can also dine by candlelight in the restaurant, which serves classic pub-food from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks a range of real ales. The York Ghost Walk Experience leaves from York Minster each Saturday at 19:00 and both York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are just a 5-minute walk away.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Private check-in / check-out
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
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Hannah P wrote a review 24 Feb
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Bought 3 double gin and tonics…barman asked if I was bothered what gin I wanted and I said no. I was then charged £43.00 for this as he chose to serve a particular gin. I had assumed that my response meant I would get an average gin but I was wrong. I paid but I was very annoyed and the barman seemed to think it was funny. Will not be returning…..be warned….you could get ripped off!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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tony f wrote a review 22 Feb
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Popped in for lunch,very attentive service,fantastic fish & chips.Fish very fresh,lovely crunchy batter,home made tartare sauce,great chunky chips,all washed down with beautiful Yorkshire tea.Very reasonably priced.Great location opposite York minster.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Demi R wrote a review 18 Feb
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My partner and I came to York for a birthday two-night stay, and we booked the Belfry Suite, room 14, as a treat. The suite itself is spacious horizontally, but it does feel rather more claustrophobic than it looks in photos. Taller guests would struggle to stand upright! The freestanding bath is beautiful, the view of the Minster is breathtaking, and the lounge is well equipped, but there are a few things to note regarding this suite: - it is very warm up there, even in winter, and it is nearly impossible to regulate the temperature. - the lighting is terrible (especially for make up, so be warned), and there is a spotlight directly above the bed that seems to be there simply to induce headaches. - the mattress is very soft, to the point where there is very little support. - a lot of the furniture seems to be there as set-dressing, so for form over function. The restaurant service, I’m sad to say, was spotty at best. We ate there on our first night, and it took 30 mins for someone to take our drinks orders. We had intended to order starters and desserts, but after waiting so long we went straight to mains, and overall we were there 90 mins. We decided not to have dessert. Breakfast service was hit and miss too - the first morning, beans were missing from the ‘Yorkshire Breakfast’ (as well as a milk jug and teaspoons for the table). The second morning, my partner ordered the ‘Black Pudding Hash’, and the food that arrived was laughable. It was oven cooked fries with a huge amount of chopped up black pudding on top, and two fried eggs. Not a hash at all. Realistically, the reasons to stay here are the history, and location of the inn. I’m thankful to have been on the top floor and therefore avoided the noise reported on lower floors, and having a bath with a view of the Minster was truly special. I will also say that the suite was spotlessly clean, albeit a little tired. A final thing to note for future guests - to get to the suite, you will need to climb three sets of stairs, including a very steep set in the suite itself.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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sarah w wrote a review 18 Feb
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Absolutely loved our stay here!!! For others planning to visit: this is a city centre, you will probably have to walk abit with your bags or get a taxi to drop you near the minster. York is busy, on weekends the night life is loud BUT these guys have your back because ear plugs are provided for guests! We stayed in the suite for a night and it was absolutely stunning, alot of thought and care has gone into the decor, I especially loved the selection of wall art from York and Guy Fawkes to the houses of Parliament, very tongue in cheek. The furniture was very classy and comfortable, loved the addition of the games table! The pillows were very comfortable and the bedding to a high standard. Waking up and listening the the minster bells was a beautiful experience! The absolute show stealer for me was breakfast. High quality coffee and the most delicious eggs royal I've ever had. The staff were amazing, this is a very popular busy pub and restaurant as well as accommodation, yes it's a tight squeeze when you're waiting to check in but if you're not expecting that while staying so central and in such a character property you probably haven't done your homework! Hoping to make this a regular visit!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: No car park on site but taxi drop off points less than a minutes walk away.
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Laura wrote a review 14 Feb
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This was our fourth stay at the guy fawkes Inn, all the rooms we have stayed in have been superb but this latest visit, we stayed in the belfry suite, wow, what a room. The staff as always, were excellent and very accommodating. Brilliant place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tinytaylor wrote a review 11 Feb
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Myself and friend stayed 2 nights this weekend. Firstly when you book do tell them if you have mobility issues. Brilliantly placed, right near york minster. We arrived and found our room was in the back of the beer garden which is the original part of the building where guy fawkes was born. Our bedroom no 9 was up some metal steps which are difficult if you struggle with mobility. Very noisy at night until pub closes but they do give you ear plugs.very comfy but no bath. Was a bit dusty in places needed a proper bottoming. The breakfast is fab and so is the restaurant food. They door a york tour which in my opinion is the best ever with dave. Will deffo stay again
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Please mention if you wamt a bath/shower. Mobility issues
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johnhouston2 wrote a review 9 Feb
Knaresborough, United Kingdom5222 contributions2175 helpful votes
The Guy Fawkes is a cracking, historical pub in the centre of York. The layout and decor are very attractive and the style is a mix of luxurious and cosy. The service during our visit was very good and we also enjoyed decent ales. This is certainly a pub we would use again.
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ged wrote a review 9 Feb
Manchester, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Best steak pie you'll ever get you may have to wait half an hour for it but believe me you won't find a better one in my opinion top class my wife had the fish finger butty with the fish being freshly made fish goujons and lovely fresh cooked chips and well priced and lovely intimate atmosphere would recommend to anyone 👍
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Kat wrote a review Jan 2024
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom698 contributions152 helpful votes
My husband and I recently visited here for a drink, and it was great. The pub is filled with really unique furniture and history. The staff where lovely and very friendly too. Gutted, we only had one drink in the end and took no pics. We will be back again for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dogWithVegan wrote a review Jan 2024
St Helens, United Kingdom278 contributions99 helpful votes
Rooms are pricey and very small considering. Barely room to actually move around the room. The room itself was in need of an overhaul. It does benefit from a great location and some dubious back story, but a lot of places in York city centre have a great location and a great history.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£86 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireYork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guy Fawkes Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Nearby attractions include York Minster (0.07 miles), Shambles (0.2 miles), and The Hilt (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Guy Fawkes Inn?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wheldrakes, The Taylor Made Kitchen, and Cocoa Joe's.
Is Guy Fawkes Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of York.
Are there any historical sites close to Guy Fawkes Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.4 miles), Holy Trinity Church (0.1 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.3 miles).