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The Masons Arms

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The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
+44 1398 341231
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12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Melbourne, Australia
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at this lovely old pub, which is tucked away in a sleepy village. There is a bar at the front and a comfortable lounge with a cosy fire, where you can have a pre-dinner drink and make friends with Thomas the dog. The restaurant itself is surprisingly small, seating only 24 diners. The menu is quite small... More 

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Thank Gilly C
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review, so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us and hope to see you again...and I do need an excuse to sit in the bar after a busy service!!! MD More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and they never fail to provide delicious and interesting food. My husband is a vegetarian and we always let them know this when we book and they take care to offer a couple of original options. I eat fish, but not meat and there is always plenty for me to... More 

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Thank hippychick1958
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review and for your continued custom. Hope to see you again soon! MD More 

Malaysia
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315 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

precise, well-executed cooking, supported by attentive and friendly service the lunch set menu is well thought out and offers extremely good value

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Thank WanderingGourmand
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and just to let you know we are keeping the lunch menu at £25 for 2017! More 

North Molton
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just got back from Christmas Eve lunch at this restaurant. The food was outstanding - my wife and I both had scallops to start, my wife following with the sea bass and I with bouillabaisse, all from the à la carte menu, all of which was delicious. The service was great too - professional, unobtrusive but, at the same time,... More 

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Thank Neville H
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, we look forward to welcoming you back to Knowstone very soon! More 

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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in Knowstone about 20 years ago, and the Mason's Arms has changed hands a number of times, not always for the better in my view. However, it is an absolute gem right now and I can't recommend it highly enough. We received a warm welcome in the cosy bar with a roaring fire and were given exquisite hors... More 

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Thank Vegetate
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and we do hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

Devon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We keep coming back for more..that says it all! Deliscious food, excellent, attentive & friendly service. We recommend this beautiful restaurant to anyone looking for a top notch experience, in a beautiful setting.

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Thank Shani L
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and thank you for your continued custom. Do hope to welcome you back soon. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My husband and I had a wonderful meal from the lunch menu last week. The food was cooked to perfection and the flavours were wonderful. The service was great and all the staff were very friendly. We shall be going back!

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Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post your review, we do hope to see you again soon! More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

For our first visit we selected the lunch menu (will go back to try the A la carte another time). A pre dinner apero in the comfy snug area by the fireplace, followed by 3 beautifully presented and great tasting dishes. Great wines to accompany the meal and extremely delicious coffee and petits fours to round of a superb lunch.... More 

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Thank Tara B
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review of your visit, we look forward to welcoming you back to try our a la carte menu, the terrace is great...but summer seems a long time away! More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We had been looking forward to our visit for a few months having received a gift of a Sunday lunch from a very good friend. However sadly reality did not match up to the reputation! The food was generally bland. Although my soup was tasty the portion was far too small and my husband said he wouldnt have known his... More 

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Thank ltwite
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. I am sorry that we fell below your expectation. As this is your first and only TA review we are unaware of where your comparisons lie in regard to other places, starred or otherwise, where the portions may be much bigger. Glad that your desert (sic) wasn't as dry as other elements and was... More 

W.Sussex
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84 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Situated in the middle of nowhere in north devon this tiny, characterful pub is well worth a visit. It oozes charm as soon as you enter the bar area where there are just two tables. Beyond and down a couple of steps is a small lounge and then along a corridor a dining extension. The lunch menu was simple with... More 

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Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review, so glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 32
Cuisine
European, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Knowstone
  • Phone Number: +44 1398 341231

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?