Venture down the cobble street of Exeter’s Gandy Street and unwind in this unique public house, full of character and offering a warm welcome.

Escape the hustle and bustle of Exeter’s High Street to enjoy a wide selection of local real ales, lagers and wines and a stylish cocktail bar (offering 2 cocktails for £9.00 Sunday- Thursday).

John Gandys boasts Exeter’s best weekend party bar and for those looking for an alternative to the ‘clubs’ – a team of mixologists, late night openings on Friday and Saturday and great music create a place to come and have fun, 7nights a week.

Snug corners host the perfect hideaway for dark nights and lazy days. While behind the bar lies not only a wide selection of drinks, but also a carefully selected range of quality ales, lagers, wines and spirits.

Among them, John Gandy's hosts pletty of draught lagers including Heineken, Fosters, Kronenbourg and Amstel. If its cider you want then we have Cornish Rattler, Symonds and Strongbow on tap, but also a wide selection of bottle ciders.

For real ale drinkers we offer ales from local microbrewers - all adding to the individuality of this venue.

With late night opening Friday and Saturday the bar also becomes a lively club alternative.

We have a delicious selection of wines, many available by the glass


  • Disabled facilities
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • WiFi free
  • Comedy
  • Karaoke
  • Live music
  • Quiz nights
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Sky Sports
  • Terrestrial TV
  • Best Bar None
  • Cask Marque