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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

Excellent food, comfortable surroundings, relaxed environment, helpful staff.

Brian Greenslade 19 August 2016
from Barnstaple

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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

4.7 (((() (based on 102 reviews)
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  • lunch (75)
  • dinner (73)
  • romantic (45)
  • views (44)
  • luxury (39)
  • private dining (32)
  • value (23)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (8)
  • trendy (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • entertainment (4)
  • large parties (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • ((((( by from Barnstaple

    Excellent food, comfortable surroundings, relaxed environment, helpful staff.

  • ((((( by from Barnstaple

    From the moment of entering the bar area to the moment of leaving my friend and I were made to feel very welcome. Important to all the members of staff who looked after us. From the warm welcome from the young barman, who took our drinks order. From Sarah who took our luncheon order, and the two waitresses, for whom nothing was too much trouble. I look forward to returning very soon :-)

  • ((((( by from Wirral

    Fabulous meal, we had lunch at the Masons arms and every dish was perfectly done. Excellent

  • ((((* by from Sandwich

    We visited the Masons Arms for a special occasion and really enjoyed the food and the service. A lovely experience.

  • ((((( by from Hemyock

    The Masons Arms is a must for people who live fine dining without breaking the bank. Fantastic food. Great atmosphere and the staff are superb. We will be going back. Highly recommend.

  • ((((( by from Cardiff

    Friendly family run fine dining restaurant with a twist. Food is excellent and service is equally as good. We went two nights in a row and they were most accommodating both nights. allowing us to eat in the bar the second night due to an impromptu booking and full for bookings that evening. Menu is not huge and you don't need it to be in this type of dining. Mark the head chefs food is very precise and has a clarity to it that I tend only to see in restaurants of a high standard. the flavours are exemplary and unique to his style of cooking it appears. The bar area if you wish to have a drink afterwards tends to be lively with locals which is reassuring in itself that they have managed to keep that atmosphere they appear keen to keep. We enjoyed a few glasses of wine there once we had finished dining. If you are a fan of white wine the white Rioja is highly recommended. I am a huge fish fan and the monk fish failed to disappoint served with scallops and mackrell it was a perfect summers dish. For the wife the desserts were excellent, the raspberry dessert is well worth the 20 minute waiting time! We will definitely be returning in the near future with friends and family to sample the menu also!

  • ((((( by from Appledore

    Absolutly superb

  • ((((( by from Ottery Saint Mary

    Beautiful location, excellent staff. Superb food. Thoroughly recommended

  • ((((( by from Milverton

    The restaurant was extremely well presented in a beautiful village setting. The reception was warm friendly and very welcoming. We had the set lunch menu which was extremely well priced with limited but interesting choices. The food was excellent with friendly efficient and professional service. The wine recommendations for the set menu were very good although the white wine could have been a degree or two cooler.
    Overall a great dining experience and a restaurant we have no hesitation in recommending.
    This is a little gem that we shall look forward to visiting on a regular basis.
    I ccsnnot make a comment regarding dinner but the á la carte menu looks interesting, well priced, and if as good as the set lunch, certainly will not disappoint.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Delicious food and great service. A lvky evening.

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