JK Rowling has denied that The Leaky Cauldron was based on The Old Firehouse. It has been a long-standing urban myth that she used to frequent Firehouse. The pubs Ye Olde vibes, winding stairs and big oak tables definitely feel like somewhere Harry, Hermione and Ron would frequent. But, in a tweet this morning, J.K Rowling quoted a Devon Live article about the sale of Old Firehouse which stated:
In reply to user @TheDanCash she also stated that…
Despite our hearts being broken by the denial of the student myth, the real question is – How did she survive being a student at Exeter without a Firehouse pizza?
The Firehouse sale is believed to be the biggest freehouse transaction in Devon for approximately £4 million.