I stayed on a Saturday night in January with my fiance and parents (we had a small double bedroom and they had the Belfry).
We had an absolutely brilliant time, the rooms were quirky, cosy, warm and full of character and atmosphere. Good ale, food was delicious and the staff very attentive and friendly. We felt as though we were given special treatment as guests in the inn but this may not have been the case.
The inn is lit by gas lights and candles and is a popular bar and restaurant as well as place to stay. This did mean that the evening was very noisy and it wasn't possible for us to have a seat with our drinks before the ghost walk!
I must stress though that none of the above detracted from our enjoyment of the inn. My only complaint would be that the website does not accurately portray the stlye and ambience of the inn. It is a VERY old building that has been decorated and modernised sensitively but still creaks, slopes and creates a high risk of banging your head. The website also implies that the inn is a calm and quiet place to stay; it is in fact a lively (but still relaxed) pub that is open until 12 and so if you are staying on a night when the pub is busy you will not have a peaceful evening (if you want goo d music and good food/drinks you will be happy!).
In conclusion, we had a brilliant time and would recomment this inn to anyone who wants to stay in a historic, atmospheric, comfortable, lively, friendly inn.
Thank you to the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guy Fawkes York
- Guy Fawkes Hotel York