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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

Fabulous food , fine wine

Jeremy 10 June 2018
from Umberleigh

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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 243 reviews)
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  • dinner (183)
  • lunch (171)
  • romantic (106)
  • views (96)
  • luxury (84)
  • private dining (65)
  • value (57)
  • business (25)
  • trendy (14)
  • al fresco (13)
  • child friendly (12)
  • large parties (10)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • entertainment (8)
  • breakfast (1)
  • (((** 12 June 2018 by Karen from Bournemouth

    Other Michelin establishments provide better value for money with complimentary amouse bouche to get your meal started and descent size bread which this restaurant does not. Would recommend they visit some others to see it done well

  • ((((( 10 June 2018 by Jeremy from Umberleigh

    Fabulous food , fine wine

  • ((((( 9 June 2018 by V from Trowbridge

    Very friendly welcome. Complimentary tasters on arrival. Food absolutely wonderful. Smoked mash was an unusual twist and a teal winner. The mint ice cream accompanying the desert choice was exceptional.

  • ((((( 3 June 2018 by Tom from Exeter

    excellent food and service. Will go again

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Greg from Taunton

    Very welcoming, excellent food

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Barry from Meshaw

    Any dish would be a favourite once tasted as good amazing. Fantastic view from restaurant.

  • ((((( 27 May 2018 by Elaine from DULVERTON

    A wonderful meal for my husband's birthday. As ever, the food was truly exceptional and, of course, utilised the finest, in season produce. It was a beautifully sunny day so we enjoyed our glass of local pink fizz out in the garden which has stunning views and made an excellent place to peruse the menu. Although a lunchtime (they have a super, set-price lunch menu), as it was a special occasion, we settled on all courses from the A La Carte menu. In many places this is an easy job, not here. I could have happily ordered any starter and any main course, they all sounded delicious. As it was a lovely warm day, we settled on slightly lighter choices, I had a langoustine starter with minted fresh beans/peas, my husband a fabulous asparagus and quail egg starter which he is still talking about! We both had a monkfish and scallop main course which was delightfully light and tasty in equal measure. The choice of dessert has been made easier more recently as there is now an option to have a taster plate for 2 to share with the wonderful addition of a souffle - amazing!! Add to this a delightful, very reasonably priced wine list, superbly paired wines by the glass and effortlessly attentive service in a very relaxed atmosphere and you have the Mason's Arms in all its glory. A delight not to be missed, it cannot be faulted.

  • ((((( 26 May 2018 by Peter from Clacton

    Fine dining in a comfortable setting. Quality but no frills. Felt at ease.

  • ((((( 21 May 2018 by Mark from Sidmouth

    4 of us had the pleasure of dinner on Friday 18th May 2018..set in the most beautiful idyllic setting the restaurant offers everything from a lovely ambiance to delicious food and impeccable service. all the food from the amuse to the petit 4's was just fantastic although the highlight for me was the malted chocolate dessert. the staff were attentive and very helpful without being intrusive, just wonderful friendly service from start to finish. overall an amazing experience and an absolute credit to the owners Mark and Sarah, i could not speak anymore highly of them and the Masons Arms.........thank you.

  • ((((( 4 May 2018 by Caroline from South Molton

    A perfect birthday lunch with well-balanced and interesting seasonal food cooked to with precision and skill. Amazing value for such perfection. Reminded me to lunch out midweek more often.

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