On the edge of Exeter’s main shopping district, The Old Firehouse is massively popular with students and locals alike – for very good reason. Touted as one of the best ale and cider pubs in the region, this historic building also provides some of the tastiest vegan pizza money can buy, as well as a hearty and varied main menu with clearly marked plantbased options. Adorned with twinkling fairy lights, flickering candles and colourful bunting, this place combines that cosy and rustic country pub atmosphere with bustling city bar perfectly. Even with a courtyard, three floors and a second bar, this place does get very busy during the evening and especially at weekends, but that’s always a good sign of a well-loved and good quality establishment. Pizza is only served in the evening, with a different menu during the day.