The Glorious Art House


“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” 
― Pablo Picasso


The Glorious Art House is a vibrant, lively cafe bar and creative centre located in the heart of Exeter's independent west-quarter. It forms part of a rich local community of unique shops and creative businesses.


It was opened in 2014 by mother and son Rosy and Derry Tydeman. Having worked as a textile artist for many years, Rosy had a passion for colour and pattern, Derry was an experienced barista with an enthusiasm for hospitality. Together they created The Glorious Art House with the intention of combining great coffee and exciting visual delights which make every visit an out of the ordinary coffee shop experience.

Inspired by the colours and patterns of Mexico, the cafe and whole building itself is a living work of art - on every visit, you'll notice something new. Rosy wanted to create an oasis from the grey British weather and so The Glorious, from the sunshine yellow ceiling to the hand painted walls, from the authentic Mexican tiles to the extravagant crockery (filled with a delicious well crafted coffee) will guarantee to bring a moment of joy to your day.


Since its creation, three glorious floors have become a thriving hub for writers, musicians, actors, creative minds and coffee lovers to get together for conversation, live music and work meetings. Exhibitions, workshops and weekly children's sing-along sessions keep the cafe alive and ever evolving.

​Our dog-friendly courtyard garden provides a secluded outdoor space for sunny days and romantic fairy lit nights.

illustration by tessa macdermot


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Food & Drink
At the Glorious cafe bar, we proudly serve
Brazier Coffee, roasted only 22 miles away in Wellington, Somerset and Exmoor tea blended up on the moors near to Exeter. Our baristas take care in ensuring every cup of coffee or tea (or every glorious chocolate) is made to the finest standard. The same goes for our simple but delicious menu: 

Every morning, the cafe fills with the warm aroma of freshly baked pastries and the bread we use for our lunches. If a warm croissant and jam doesn't do it, an array of cakes produced by Peck & Strong in Crediton are laid out on the bar to take your fancy to accompany your morning coffee.

We serve freshly prepared salads made with high quality produce by passionate food-loving staff. 

Occasionally the cafe stays open late to welcome you for alcoholic and soft drinks as well as our delicious coffees and teas, accompanied by a variety of live acoustic music, poetry slams and art parties. Please see our events page for details of upcoming events.

Click here to see our full menu


You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.

―Maya Angelou

Events & Workshops




For more information about the cafe, events & workshops,

please contact Rosy:


email: hello@thegloriousarthouse.com

gallery enquiries: thegloriousgallery@gmail.com

telephone: 01392 547157

or pop in to say hello:


How to find us

The Glorious Art House

120 Fore Street



The Glorious Art House is located on Fore Street, Exeter, directly opposite Mccoys Arcade. By foot, it can be accessed easily from the bottom of the high street (straight past left-hand turns for South Street and Market Street), or following signs to city centre from the Exe Bridges roundabout.

Car parks nearby are Smythen Street, Mary Arches and NCP, Market Street.


Opening Hours


Monday closed

Tuesday - 10am - 5pm

Wednesday 10am - 5pm

Thursday 10am - 5pm

Friday  10am - 5pm

Saturday 10am - 5pm

Sunday 10am - 4pm

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