About The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter

About The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter

Two years after opening The Pursuit of Hoppiness in Bridport, Alasdair McNab turned north and opened another Pursuit in Exeter, in a row of terraced houses in what used to be a language school. Twelve months on it has become an essential stop for craft beer lovers, with its impeccable selection of beers, alongside regular beer tasting tutorials, tape takeovers and meet the brewer events, while pork pies from the butcher next door Hartnell help to keep hunger at bay.

The Pursuit of Hoppiness, Exeter Mission Statement

Hoppiness is happiness...with six cask, six keg and over 50 lines in the fridge of dreams, all of which change weekly. You will find no TV screens, gambling machines or juke boxes in this boozer. Neither will you be scowled at by restaurant diners for disturbing their ambience. Instead you will find good beer and wine, friendly and knowledgeable staff and all set in a cozy environment. Family friendly and community focused.

Venue details



Beers Stocked

Six cask, six keg and 50+ cans & bottles

Takeout Available


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Opening times

Mon - Thurs midday - 11pm, Fri - Sat midday - midnight, Sun midday - 10pm


42 Longbrook Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 6AE