The Masons Arms - Knowstone

Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RY
Modern British, French

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2 courses £21 or 3 courses £25 per person

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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

Restaurant description

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.

Customer reviews for The Masons Arms - Knowstone
(based on 296 reviews)

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  • By Miguel O from Wokingham
    14 December 2018

    The Masons Arms never disappoints. The consistent quality of food and service far exceeds expectations and is excellent value for money for a Michelin starred restaurant, whether it be for the set lunch or ala carte. Highly recommended.

  • By Tara B from South Molton
    21 November 2018

    Lovely welcome and ambiance. Totally unrushed experience. Very attentive to our food intolerance needs. Loved the venison terrine. Excellent wine.

  • By Jerry H from London
    20 November 2018

    We have been to this restaurant many times. It’s where we go when we’re down in Devon and want somewhere both brilliant and reliable. It has never let us down since it was taken over by Mark and Sarah Dodson, head chef and Maitre de respectively. It is Michelin stared and thoroughly deserved the status.

  • By Sharon C from Yeovil
    16 November 2018

    Atmosphere lovely, staff attentive, food fantastic, great value for money

  • By Paul E from Chapel Allerton, Somerset
    16 November 2018

    Everything was excellent, as usual.

  • By Ian P from Southampton
    15 November 2018

    Very enjoyable meal - elegant cooking, great ingredients and superb value-for-money lunch.

  • By peter toogood T from Barnstaple
    9 November 2018

    Lovely country pub with very friendly staff and excellent food.

  • By Marissa B from Berkshire
    3 November 2018

    First visit to the Masons Arms on our little weekend away to Devon. My partner and I were on cloud nine with the flavours and quality of our food. Every single element was packed full of flavour. We didn’t want the experience to end. The restaurant transported us to France! The service was great and everyone was so friendly. We especially loved the gorgeous fire place which was perfect after a long walk in the cold with our little Frenchie, Malcolm. Can not reccomend this place enough! We are still talking about it 3 days later!! We will definitely be returning.

  • By Steve H from Guildford
    2 November 2018

    AMAZING ALL ROUND EXPERIENCE. Food was first class and the service was discretely attentive.

  • By Chris H from South Molton
    30 October 2018

    Had a wonderful meal. The soup was delicious as was the terrine that my husband chose. We both really enjoyed the confit duck but the outstanding part of the meal was the desert. Excellent.

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The Masons Arms - Knowstone
Knowstone, Nr. South Molton, Devon, EX36 4RY