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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

We loved The Masons Arms and hope to be back again soon!

Veronica Dodd 25 March 2017
from Harpenden

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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 144 reviews)
98% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (107)
  • lunch (103)
  • romantic (65)
  • views (56)
  • luxury (52)
  • private dining (42)
  • value (35)
  • business (16)
  • trendy (10)
  • child friendly (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • large parties (7)
  • entertainment (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by David Hall from Dulverton

    Exceptional food and service. A wonderful dining experience. The lobster bisque is outstanding.

  • ((((( 26 March 2017 by Karen Sims from Stoke Rivers

    Really great experience from the welcoming bar area, comfy sitting room and beautiful restaurant. All the staff were lovely and knowledgeable. The food was fantastic best we have had in a long time. The atmosphere was very good, busy and chatty. So nice after a very quiet meal at Kentsibury Grange, no atmosphere at all!
    Will definitely be eating with you again and perhaps even a pint at the bar when walking in the area.

  • ((((( 25 March 2017 by Veronica Dodd from Harpenden

    We loved The Masons Arms and hope to be back again soon!

  • ((((( 20 March 2017 by Simon Lintott from London

    Very welcoming and friendly staff working there, excellent food and the building is quaint and has character. Great service.

  • ((((( 19 March 2017 by Martin Horn from Okehampton

    Great meal . Made to fell very welcome the staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended can't wait to go back.

  • ((((( 12 March 2017 by Michael Bull from London

    Amazing restaurant. Great staff lovely snacks with drinks on arrival. Fabulous food. Starters were nice. Main course was exceptional. Good pricing aswell. Would def recommend.

  • ((((( 2 March 2017 by Kevin from TIVERTON


  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Colin Bennett from Exeter

    An excellent lunch in pleasant "inn" surroundings, the building retains its history and ambience well. The service was faultless and the whole experience was welcoming.
    We will return.

  • ((((( 25 February 2017 by Phil Shaw from Barnstaple

    Birthday evening meal for two. Relaxed atmosphere with attentive non intrusive service. Food of excellent quality. Favourite dishes were the venison main & the ginger & white chocolate cheesecake dessert.

  • ((((( 8 February 2017 by Judy Friend from Tiverton

    We always enjoy coming to the Masons Arms as it is a huge treat to the taste buds. There is a warm welcome and friendly, efficient service.
    We were alone in the dining room which was unusual and I think partly to do with the promotion on lunches at the moment. The apricot soufflé was to die for!

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