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The Masons Arms

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The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
+44 1398 341231
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a late birthday treat and it's definitely worth a visit. We had the set lunch menu which is excellent value. All three courses were exemplary both in taste and presentation. You'd need to book so don't just turn up as it was packed even at lunch time all though I believe a masterclass was in progress.... More 

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Thank penguinmum
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review of your lunch with us, we do hope to welcome you back soon! MD More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is marvellous . Accomplished cooking , deep flavours and beautifully presented with lots of locally sourced ingredients .This is fine dining without a stuffy atmosphere in a wonderful old pub .You can eat in the front pub next to the fire or restuarant .The chef is the owner and likes to come and meet his guests after the... More 

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Thank andywestonwebb2016
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review, we do hope to welcome you back soon. MD More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have just returned from a short break in Knowstone and visited the Masons Arms for drinks and dinner. On both occasions we received a warm welcome and fantastic service - the atmosphere is really friendly and relaxed. The food was stunning and beautifully presented. We will certainly be visiting again when we are next in this part of the country

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Thank 11Southcoast11
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your very positive review, we look forward to welcoming you back to the Masons Arms soon! More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited The Masons Arms with my partner for a 3 course meal for his birthday and was the best meal we've had in a long time. The service was discrete and friendly...not overly pretentious so made you feel at ease from the moment you walked in. It was a beautiful and homely inside...perfect for a special treat. The food was... More 

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Thank sarz190807
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your lovely review, we do hope to welcome you back to the Masons Arms soon. More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit was yesterday to attend a chicken masterclass with Mark and his team to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. As committed foodies, I cannot believe we have lived in the area for nearly 5 years and never visited - it has been on a radar but we've taken our time to get there. We had a wonderful morning... More 

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Bournemouth
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gem of a pub, worth the journey, set in a tiny village in rural Devon. We booked the set lunch here for Valentine's day as a treat. We were staying a couple of doors down in Little Owl cottage, which we booked partially due to the fact it was close to this Michelin rated pub. We were... More 

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Thank ClaraCluck100
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your great review, I shall pass on your appreciation to all of the staff. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We've had a dinner recently at the Masons Arms, and probably had the best culinary experience if i only see the food side of the pub. Excellent flavours, great atmosphere from start to finish. If i was looking to something negative, i would say the waitress who served us. Every time she came to our table said no more than... More 

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Lake of Bays, Canada
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312 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

The Masons Arms delivers high quality English food with a twist - from the gin soaked salmon to the fillet with ox cheek. Sarah, who is Mark Dodson's wife, was welcoming and informative and the serving staff were conscientious. One comment to note was that the person serving us the cheese course knew nothing about the cheeses she was serving... More 

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Thank MRichardson2014
Sarah D, Manager at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your positive review, we take on board your comment regarding the serving of the cheeses, as I'm sure you will understand training is of the utmost importance to us. Do hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We have visited The Masons Arms on a number of occasions and have always had fantastic meals. As we had our dog with us we had a table in the bar which is lovely and cosy with an open fire. This time we took some friends who are "foodies" with us and they came away enthusing about the meal. Every... More 

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Thank icequeen5210
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. It was lovely to chat with you all, it is something I try and do, maybe as a chef/owner it's easier to escape from the kitchen to meet my guests!!! MD More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visited for lunch as part of the Exmoor Food Fest, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. I had venison terrine to start, followed by sea bream in the most delicious sauce, followed by mango parfait. Very, very nice, and the Food Fest means its possible to have lunch at the Masons Arms at a remarkably economical price. I suspect they do... More 

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Thank Tawviewers
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Glad that you came for lunch during our EFF promotion and enjoyed everything, this promotion does bring us lots of new customers and hopefully some repeat business. Hope to welcome you back soon. MD More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$32
Cuisine
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Knowstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1398 341231

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?