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The Masons Arms - Knowstone

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

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

Fantastic food and great service

Alastair 07 August 2018
from Marlborough

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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 262 reviews)
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  • dinner (199)
  • lunch (183)
  • romantic (114)
  • views (103)
  • luxury (92)
  • private dining (73)
  • value (67)
  • business (27)
  • al fresco (14)
  • trendy (14)
  • child friendly (12)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • large parties (10)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 18 August 2018 by Debbie from Colyton

    Fabulous food & service. Relaxed atmosphere. Great location. We’ll definitely be back.

  • ((((* 10 August 2018 by Geoff from Woking

    Overall an excellent meal. The canapes started the meal well and the starters and main courses looked appetizing and were very tasty. The sharing dessert was a slight disappointment, little that was different and expensive for what it was.

  • ((((( 7 August 2018 by Alastair from Marlborough

    Fantastic food and great service

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Chris from Cullompton

    A cosy relaxing atmosphere and everything about the experience was personal. Attention to detail and any allergies mentioned before our visit were not overlooked. We would certainly return.

  • ((((( 3 August 2018 by Joyce from Landkey

    The food was excellent as was the service.We sat in the bar because we had our dog with us.The staff made a fuss of our dog and made us all feel very welcome.we are coming again soon with our daughter.

  • ((((( 23 July 2018 by Karen from Peterborough

    Excellent - from the moment we walked in we were greeted and made to feel so welcome by all the staff. The service was excellent, friendly and so professional. I am coeliac and notified them in advance via the online booking service that I needed to have gluten free options. I was made to feel very welcome and not an inconvenience as I have been made to feel in other restaurants. They explained the menu and what they could do to make my meal gluten free. The canapes were all made gluten free and I was served delicious homemade gluten free bread - what a treat! I would not hesitate in recommending The Masons Arms and will certainly return when we holiday in Devon again. The food was absolutely amazing and you could taste every ingredient separately as well as together. Everything was perfect and I can't fault it at all. We also had a lovely table with the most wonderful view over the North Devon countryside.

  • ((((( 19 July 2018 by Steven from Barnstaple

    Another lovely lunch at The Masons Arms! Love the snug sitting area for aperitifs, menu selections. We chose to have coffees in this room after our meal. Exceptional personal service by Mark and family. We will return soon.

  • ((((( 15 July 2018 by Ian from Exeter

    Excellent in every aspect!

  • ((((( 15 July 2018 by Bridget from Barnstaple

    Everything just perfect. A lovely way to celebrate my birthday!

  • ((((( 12 July 2018 by Andrew from Exeter

    It was amazing. The best Raspberry Souffle I've ever tested,

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