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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“pizza” (276 reviews)
“sunday roast” (16 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 today

I am a regular visitor to Firehouse and always look forward to their pizzas, however my most recent visit was unsatisfying unfortunately. I always order the chicken and mushroom which I love, but on this occasion was disappointing. The pizza arrived very sparse of chicken...More

1  Thank Vacation668962
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Noisy, hot, too busy and totally unhelpful. Left when they were unwilling to sort out the problem. Not interested.

4  Thank 3wolves
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have never visited this pub and so went with friends for lunch. My friends both wanted moussaka but at 12.15 in the day they only had one portion left! So we settled on 1 moussaka, 1 chilli and a burger, my friend also ordered a...More

Thank buntin1953
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised to share a pizza between the two of us but four could be satisfied with just one pizza. It was massive and very tasty. You have to order at the bar and collect your own cutlery so its more of a casual...More

Thank DrJR1996
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Last Sunday tried this independent pub/eatery just a stone's throw from the main shopping street. Not much to look at from the outside with some seating in the yard, but what a gem. Lovely atmospheric interior steeped in old wood and history and a great...More

Thank petersL830TM
Reviewed 24 October 2018

I came here with my boyfriend for lunch whilst visiting Exeter for the weekend. I went for the crispy veggie burger and my boyfriend had the old smokey. We also both had a pint of cider and the bill was £28. Everything was delicious. The...More

Thank Jess M
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

A party of 28 were forced to pay for a quiz night because of the location of the table they were reserved without prior warning when booking

9  Thank John G
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Advised to book a fable by a student we booked a table (has to be before 6.30pm). It was a Saturday afternoon and very busy. When we first arrived struggled to find a member of staff to ask about our table. Went upstairs but couldn't...More

Thank Wendy B
Reviewed 22 September 2018

I took my daughter and three student friends here for a pizza. The bar is quaint, in a used, old, dimly lit, ancient kind of way - I wouldn’t trust the 6 second floor rule here if I dropped any food on it though! Pizza’s...More

1  Thank Jackrussell871
Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

There were 2 of us who visited The Old Firehouse on a Wednesday evening and it was busy with every table full. We ordered some drinks and waited for a table to become available. We waited 50 minutes whilst going up and down the stairs...More

11  Thank SlouiseZ
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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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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$5 - US$17
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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 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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