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Old Firehouse

50 New North Road | Off the High Street 2 mins from John Lewis, Exeter EX4 4EP, England
+44 1392 277279
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (249 reviews)
“sunday roast” (15 reviews)
“fish and chips” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
50 New North Road | Off the High Street 2 mins from John Lewis, Exeter EX4 4EP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This place does great pizzas and great roasts on a Sunday. Would highly recommend for large groups but be warned - no table reservations so get there early if you want to get a good spot.

Thank whitehead101
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popular meeting place for pre gig drinks so very busy. Prompt service. Grabbed some chips and a fab pint of local proper cider and sat outside as a pleasant evening for April. Great comfortable atmosphere and not too far from The Phoenix.

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this pub a couple of times once we arrived at the reasonable hour of 7pm, the next time we wandered in at 10.30pm after finishing up at work. Both times we were met with friendly service, reasonably priced drinks and excellent pizza...More

Thank Helen C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pizza more than enough for rwo and such great value. Cider choice good too. Big tip-everyone rushes to order at 8pm so be prepared. But this didn't stop our food arriving 20 mins later. And it was hot! Staff were cheerful and very helpful.

Thank Harry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Keep your eyes open for the entrance, it’s so small you could possibly miss it. Don’t. The pizzas were amazing in taste and quantity. Seriously, two people will struggle to finish a single one, so order accordingly. Quite a variety of drinks are available. The...More

Thank Rohit N
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really have no idea why this lousy pub maintains its popular status. The beer is flat, the food is awful, and the utterly incompetent staff treat even regular customers as though they were thieves. The only reason students like it is because it stays...More

Thank Cliff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here at 6pm on a Friday night as had heard so many good reports of the huge pizzas. Unfortunately they do not serve pizzas until 8pm on a Friday, so we went for the normal menu. Each of the 4 meals we went for...More

Thank expressive-one
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Fire House is an interesting and exciting venue for good company, good choice of drinks and great food. Always friendly and well worth checking out day or night

Thank BristolPete1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ambience and tasty food. The good is ok, go for the pizzas they are amazing. Good place day or night.

Thank Moirazcat S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a atmospheric building with old beams and flag stone floors. You order at the bar, then your food is served to you at table. The lunch menu had enough variety to suit all four of us, one of whom is a non-meat eater....More

Thank davenjill
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Karen H
27 November 2016|
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Response from Spyros K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and very delicious!
Emma B
24 October 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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Kira C
20 June 2016|
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Response from HELEN H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we did and they put our name on the table. Literally.... they wrote our name in chalk on the table top. Quite a funny quirk!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
12:00 PM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 50 New North Road | Off the High Street 2 mins from John Lewis, Exeter EX4 4EP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Exeter
  • Phone Number: +44 1392 277279
  • E-mail
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 made vegan, veggie or local farm meats Casual dining Children over the age of ten years welcome between 12 noon & 5pm if accompanied by adults !
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