We stayed for 2nights, Friday and saturday! Got a great deal where we got our B and B at half price! The deal was to book a meal for one of the evenings at one of their group eateries, which we did for the friday evening at Harvilles in the town.
Firstly the Inn is very difficult to find as our sat nav took us to the top of the street which is not well signposted and in the day it is bollarded off! The best way to get round it is to put the address of the Dean Court Hotel ( best western group)into your sat nav , as you arrive at that hotel just look right down the street to the right...which again is bollarded off and the Guy Fawkes Inn is the second building into the street, over looking the minster and you will have to pull up in front of the bollards to unload your bags and then drive to the carpark!
The Inn is as previously stated is dark but we loved it, the ales and especially the mulled cider was fantastic, you will have to try it! We had room 11 which is out the back in its courtyard and is named "Guy Fawkes Cottage"....it was fantastic with stone flag floors, warm colours in the room and a large bathroom! The bar staff were great and very helpful, the breakfast staff did seem disorganised and it was not very smooth running and if they forget to tell you...the cereals and juices are on the bar...help yourself!! We had a further experience at their Harvilles Restaurant which we had booked for the friday evening to get the deal! A lovely place, wonderful cocktails and lovely staff, but im afraid our dressed crab was off... my 8oz steak turned up looking like a very small piece of coal and my partners medium rare steak practically ran back to the kitchen it was that rare! The staff were so apologetic and i did truely believe them that this was a rare event, they could not do enough for us. We actually decided to leave at this point and offered to pay for the drinks we had had but they said that they were on the house and yet again apologised and said they would phone the Inn and explain that we would still get the half price deal!!
Despite this we would not hesitate to stay again at the Guy Fawkes as in general our stay was great and we would book the same room again!
Thankyou Guy Fawkes Inn, we will be back!
Sarah and Andy x
- 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