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Old Firehouse


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Located just a couple minutes walk away from John Lewis and the hustle & bustle of the Exeter shopping centre, the Old Firehouse is an independant late licensed historic 3 storey candlelit pub with a pretty beer garden,very popular for it's daytime food and nightlife with friendly locals,students and tourists. Up to 9 local ales are available poured fresh from the cask as well as a range of 20 odd farm ciders. Hearty home made meals all day from 12 noon & legendary late night pizzas ! Live jazz, reggae, folk,world music bands on Friday and Saturday nights and most Sundays during term time features Exeter university bands . The Sunday roast lunch is also a must, and includes a choice of home
$5 - $16
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere for drinks / food with friends.. Amazing pizzas and fab house wine, all at fantastic prices.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank digittydog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza at this place is amazing! The choice of toppings is excellent and the portion size is immense! Would definitely recommend. The only downside was the wait - we had to wait an hour for our food, but it was a busy Friday night....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank louiseo556
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with daughter and partner in Exeter, very ye olde quaint pub, almost extended from a town house. Benches and chairs were a nice touch and although menu was limited , there was a good choice. Order at bar with drinks and there are 3...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Judie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ideally situated behind the shops for lunch while in town. It wasn't too busy and we were served fairly quickly. The menu wasn't that extensive, pizza would have been nice at lunchtime too, but the jacket potatoes and fish and chips were nice. The setting...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank GoldenBasil
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had lovely pizza spoke to chef Carl after big praise for late night munch and so big pizzas must visit after timepiece

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank steak119
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here a few times and the place is really nice. It can be heckticly busy, but enjoyable still. The pizza is what keeps me want to go back.

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Inspiration795284
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pizzas are huge and taste excellent. The staff were very friendly and were happy to help me find a suitable drink, even with quite a vague specification and the Monday pub quiz was great fun - I’ll definitely be going again sometime soon!

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Bethany F
Reviewed May 8, 2019

I’m a regular here and I’m always impressed by the personal service the bar staff provide, especially Danny and Izzy.

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank Si E
Reviewed May 5, 2019

The occasion was a special family get-together, for which most of us had travelled up to 4 hours to convene for lunch at The Old Firehouse. Booking was a fiasco. There being 6 of us, I followed the instructions on the website and booked (what...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank FoodieFemme60
Reviewed April 30, 2019 via mobile

After a few catch up beers with my best mate we required some good filling and high quality food. As someone not familiar with the Exeter food scene my friend recommended this place and I am so glad he did. The pizzas are amazing, size,...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Karen H
November 26, 2016|
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Response from Spyros K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and very delicious!
Emma B
October 24, 2016|
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Response from AnaGP91 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Anyway I wouldn't take children there it is too crowded and full of people drinking for children.
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