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The Masons Arms - Knowstone

Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, EX36 4RY

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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

Excellent as always. It’s 60 miles away but this was our fourth visit. Wonderful food in a lovely setting with warm and professional service.

Andrew 19 March 2019
from Axbridge

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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

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Customer reviews for The Masons Arms - Knowstone

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  • lunch (225)
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  • private dining (86)
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  • al fresco (17)
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  • ((((( 20 April 2019 by Mark from Alsager

    A warm and welcome atmosphere with staff being very friendly and efficient. The food was delicious, my favourite dishes being the fillet of beef and beef cheeks which just melted in your mouth. Booking via the internet was easy and efficient.

  • ((((( 8 April 2019 by Steven from Crediton

    We went for a birthday celebration dinner. As a committed 'food-ee' who has had the pleasure of eating food in some top class restaurants all over the world my expectation was high and I am pleased to say that I was not disappointed. Absolutely marvellous; from the welcome, the drinks, the service and the food; oh the food! It has been many years since I have sampled food to this standard. A truly wonderful dining experience in a beautifully decorated dining room where the small number of covers made it feel like a very personal service. All courses were outstanding; the cheeseboard was the best I have ever sampled. In my opinion, absolutely faultless and I wonder whether one Michelin star is enough - we shall become 'regulars'. I should also say that the price for this quality of food was excellent value if not bordering on the cheap! Well done to all and 'we shall be back!'

  • ((((( 4 April 2019 by Roger from Bideford

    Superb as always. Great food and lovely friendly welcome from Sarah and the staff.

  • ((((( 19 March 2019 by Andrew from Axbridge

    Excellent as always. It’s 60 miles away but this was our fourth visit. Wonderful food in a lovely setting with warm and professional service.

  • ((((( 8 March 2019 by Una from Ash Mill

    Excellent food...Beautiful location...Lovely staff...A great experience for fine dining.

  • ((((( 5 March 2019 by Amira from Barnstaple

    Excellent! Wonderful food, wonderful setting and wonderful location. Service is superb and staff extremely kind and attentive.

  • ((((( 4 March 2019 by Yvonne from Tiverton

    The food is always excellent. Service is exceptional - they manage to get the balance just right - friendly but not over-familiar.

  • ((((( 18 February 2019 by Stuart from Banbury

    Our first visit but I am sure not our last. We loved the whole experience from entering the bar and seeing Mark chatting to the locals, until we left.
    We were made very welcome and spent quite some time talking to Sarah. Such a loverly personal approach. The food was superb with a good choice. There was a good selection of wines to choose from.
    Really I could not find fault with the whole experience. It was delightful.

  • ((((( 16 February 2019 by Beatrice from Tiverton

    The Mason's Arms is a special place. The food and ambience are wonderful. Our recent visit was very busy with every table full but the same great personal attention and service. It's located on the Two Moors Way and other good walking routes - guests are welcome whether in walking boots or not! highly recommended. We have dined here both with and without reservations but booking is a good idea. Look at the master classes on the website, they are popular too. A family run business by people who care, and it shows.

  • ((((( 15 February 2019 by Carolyn from Braunton

    The Masons Arms is a beautiful, tinycountry pub with a small restaurant. The staff are all friendly and happy to help with choices. Sarah and Mark ( the chef) go out of their way to make you feel at home. Then the food we had the lunch menu £27.50 for 3 courses or £24 for 2. The peppered tuna starter was gorgeous as are the home made bread rolls. For my main I had sea bream with a salmon sausage, my partner had belly pork. Both wonderful meals. We couldn’t fault anything, except that we were to full for desert. We will be back.

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