About The Old Firehouse

About The Old Firehouse

Even though The Old Firehouse might look as if it has been a pub forever, it only opened in 1986 — prior to that it had been a firehouse in the 19th century, a military recruiting office in World War II and a storage space for railway equipment. Now it’s a lively place for sampling local ales straight from the cask, whether in the cosy three-story bar or outside in the courtyard when the weather is warm.

The Old Firehouse Mission Statement

Situated in the heart of the city centre, The Old Firehouse offers something for everyone. Popular with both students and locals alike, The Old Firehouse is unique for its local ales from the likes of Hanlons, Powderkeg and Bays, good range of ciders, late night pizzas and generally a great atmosphere. From a hearty pub lunch to some of the best live music in the city, The Old Firehouse is guaranteed to offer you a true and unique experience.

Venue details



Beers Stocked

12 served from keg and cask; bottles and cans available too

Takeout Available


Contact the business

Opening times

Mon - Thur 12pm - 2am, Fri - Sat 12pm - 3am, Sun 12pm - 1am


50 New North Road, Exeter EX4 4EP