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Masons Arms

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
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Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Branscombe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed today
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Although we only had one night in Branscombe we enjoyed our stay. The staff were very helpful and friendly particularly Anna and Chelsea. We're looking forward to seeing the new restaurant and doing a bit more exploring when we're back in September.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Branscombe is a beautiful place to stay, and the room we had at the masons arms was lovely. I felt that the food and drink was a bit overpriced though which was a downside, and because in the evening it is a faff to drive through the narrow country lanes I expect most pele do not bother! We found some... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a lovely walking weekend stay at the Masons Arms in Branscombe. The weather was fantastic so that was an added bonus. We just wanted to say a big thank you to Tiibor (known as Tibbie) and all the restaurant staff. We were a group of 10 and the service was brilliant nothing was too much. The food... More

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Colyton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of us walked over the cliffs from Beer (about an hour for oldies) and others came by car and were lucky to find a space in the car park behind the pub. We have stayed in the long past under different owners, and very good it was then too. This time we were there only for a reviving lunch... More

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Llandrindod Wells, Wales, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed here for 1 night as a base to explore the surrounding area. The rooms were very clean,comfortable and well stocked-lots of tea,coffee and bottled water. The staff were very friendly and attentive. The breakfast was excellent-real coffee and more on offer than a full english! Branscombe itself is a very pretty village. The beach is only 10... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights room lovely, however due to the old building the noise from room above disturbed us several times during the night, could hear every sound. Beautiful setting , gardens to the front of cottages wonderful with chairs to sit on and watch the world go by. Welcome by the staff on arrival was friendly, as was the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After the mixed reports of other visitors to The Masons Arms, we were a little apprehensive. We need not have been. Perhaps we were lucky or the proprietors have made adjustments but our stay could hardly have been better. To get to the pub you plunge down narrow lanes and find it in a peaceful rural valley within walking distance... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for a break 25th June for two nights. Wonderful time, Simon and the staff were brilliant, made us feel very much at home. The food was delicious, the rooms were so comfortable. Everyone was so welcoming, we will certainly be back. Beautiful surroundings, so pleased we chose this for our break. They had scaffolding up necessary as... More

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Walney, Cumbria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scaffolding was still up but didn't spoil the stay at all. Would have been nice to see the place in all its glory but it just means we have to visit again when all the work is done. We ate there every night of our stay, the food was excellent and the service was always good with friendly staff.... More

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Scaffolding was up which was a shame. Repairing an ancient beam damaged in a storm in main part of pub but not interfering the bar or where food was eaten. Beers excellent. Staff were friendly. Food average. We stayed for 1 night, in room 4 which was very comfortable overlooking car park. Bathroom good. Everything clean and fresh. No wifi... More

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Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Branscombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Masons Arms 4*
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Masons Arms Hotel Branscombe
Masons Arms Sidmouth
Masons Arms Hotel Sidmouth
Masons Arms Branscombe, Devon, England

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Nestling in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain’s most picturesque villages, is the award winning, 14th Century, Masons Arms Hotel.Our Rosette awarded restaurant offers an exciting and creative menu in relaxed fine dining surroundings; and our award winning bar menu includes fish specialities including locally caught Lobster and Crab, as well as joints of meat spit roasted over the open fire in the bar. We serve as many as six locally brewed bitters and the finest wines from around the world. ... more   less 
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