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Masons Arms

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

Excellent as usual

Brian Wakefield 17 March 2015
from Bideford

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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.

Masons Arms

Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, EX36 4RY

Contact +44 1398341231
Reservations 01398 328036

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Customer reviews for Masons Arms

4.5 (((() (based on 13 reviews)
92% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (10)
  • lunch (9)
  • views (7)
  • romantic (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • business (2)
  • luxury (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • child friendly (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((* by from High Wycombe

    We returned to the Mason's Arms for a belated anniversary lunch have been previously for a birthday lunch. The meal was very enjoyable and the food delicious. The cost was reasonable and what we expected.

  • (**** by from Uffculme

    Sadly disappointing
    It's a very good pub ,but that's where it ends,not what you expect from a star.but star pricing.
    The food was ok but lacked finess.
    The waitressing staff lacked detail & never once asked how our food was.
    And the plates were very much just plonked in from of us.
    I wouldn't say don't go but I'm certainly not raving about it either.

  • ((((( by from Bideford

    Excellent as usual

  • ((((( by from Winsford

    Small, cosy, friendly with the choice of either a daily menu (2 courses £20) or a la carte, The Masons Arms, on the edge of Exmoor and on the Two Moors long distant footpath, continues to be deserving of its Michelin star.

  • ((((( by from Swimbridge and Henley-on-Thames

    As usual, great meal.

  • ((((( by from Bideford

    Excellent as always. Extremely friendly knowledgeable staff. Excellent service. Food wonderful, all six meals - starters and mains exceptional. Very cosy environment in a lovely setting. We have been a number of times now for special occasions and have never been disappointed. My brother and wife from Luxembourg who eat at wonderful restaurants all over the world love it.

  • ((((( by from Barnstaple

    Beautiful countryside views, friendly and engaging staff. Lovely food, with nice gaps between courses.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    We had a lunch as a birthday treat before traveling g to Lynton. The Mason arms is a gorgeous old pub in the middle of nowhere. We had a lovely welcome, Sat in a snug while orders were taken and the table laid. Husband had the ling starter which was the best starter he had ever had. We later learned that it was an award winning dish for a young chef. He then had the beef main and I had the risotto, both meals were cooked really well and presented beautifully. Will definitely visit again. Next time with family or friends.

  • ((((( by from Exeter

    Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere with great food.

  • ((((* by from Barnstaple

    Very good value lunch, two or three courses

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