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The Masons Arms - Knowstone

Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, EX36 4RY 01398 328036

((((( Modern British
Main course: £23
Food spend: £42
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:00 & 19:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 14:00

Ate lunch at the Mason Arms. The location was picturesque. The food was excellent. The service was great. The price very reasonable (but we didn't have wine). i would recommend it to anyone.

Reed Brozen 21 September 2016
from Plainfield, NH, USA

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Firmly holding a Michelin star since 2006, Masons Arms blends classic pub charm and exquisite fine dining delicacies. Set in a 13th-century thatched cottage, owner and chef Mark Dodson brings 12 years’ experience working under Michel Roux.

Transforming honest, locally sourced ingredients into flawless creations, the Masons Arms menu showcases superb culinary skill. Crisply presented Masons restaurant dishes include monkfish loin wrapped in prosciutto with potato puree, or roulade of pork belly, braised red cabbage and apple compote.

Innovative twists for dessert include rhubarb trio or chocolate parfait and mandarin sorbet, or enjoy dainty macarons, homemade fudge and rich coffee. Guests can enjoy a sterling international wine list sourced from boutique growers either in the quaint, farmhouse-style dining room, or out on the lush terrace during summer.

A gem set in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, Masons Arms Knowstone was awarded the prestigious accolade of Michelin’s Pub of the Year in 2010.

The Masons Arms - Knowstone

Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, EX36 4RY

Contact +44 1398341231
Reservations 01398 328036

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Customer reviews for The Masons Arms - Knowstone

4.8 ((((( (based on 120 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (85)
  • dinner (84)
  • romantic (51)
  • views (47)
  • luxury (45)
  • private dining (35)
  • value (25)
  • business (12)
  • child friendly (8)
  • trendy (8)
  • al fresco (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (4)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( by from Barnstaple

    As ever a wonderful dining experience with Mark and Sarah continuing to maintain their usual extremely high standard. Fantastic food and a great atmosphere

  • ((((( by from London

    Took parents as a gift. Very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Enjoyable and tasty food. Very happy family!

  • ((((( by from Torrington


  • ((((( by from Tiverton

    lovely location, very warm welcome, great food and service- casual and not fussy making very comfortable

  • ((((( by from Totnes

    The overall dining experience was delightful. Thank you so much

  • ((((( by from Kings Nympton

    Wonderful evening with excellent food thank you. Scallops starter - lovely but wouldn't have had the cold cooked carrots underneath personally. Venison main fantastic and the blackberry soufflé was light and a perfect ending to the meal. I usually don't have a dessert as I'm normally disappointed but I'm so glad I didn't miss out on the best dessert I've ever eaten! Having the nibbles, bread and petit fours elevated the experience; all tasty. Very much appreciated the communication to organise a gesture for my Mum's birthday. Mum loved her meal of venison and cherry cheesecake. Very good service. Lovely relaxing pub.

  • ((((* by from Crediton

    Lovely starter of duck liver parfait. Would have liked slightly more toast. Partridge a little tough but tasty, husband's bream delicious. Deserts also very nice. Setting and dining room lovely. We did have a cobweb overhead though hanging down. I would also update the table mats, but overall a wonderful lunch and will certainly come again. Thank you so much.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Sam's Autumn Scrumpy cider in bottle not displayed on bar; had to enquire else I would have had to drink their keg which is no substitute. Service excellent as usual. Brilliant regional cheeseboard selection and wonderful recommended sherry to accompany.
    Had planned for A La Carte selection but unusually I found the set lunch menu more to my taste - usually the other way round!

  • ((((( by from Plainfield, NH, USA

    Ate lunch at the Mason Arms. The location was picturesque. The food was excellent. The service was great. The price very reasonable (but we didn't have wine). i would recommend it to anyone.

  • ((((( by from Exmouth

    The meal was bought for us as a wedding gift. Looked after very well by the whole team, made you feel welcome. Food was amazing, best dish probably the salmon starter.

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