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41 Lower Odcombe | Yeovil, Odcombe, Yeovil BA22 8TX, England
+44 1935 862591
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Description: The Masons Arms is a picture postcard thatched pub in a pretty hamstone...
The Masons Arms is a picture postcard thatched pub in a pretty hamstone village. We offer luxury en suite rooms, fabulous meals, microbrewery on site and a warm welcome! You can benefit from a quiet rural location surrounded by picturesque countryside whilst only 10 minutes from the A303 and minutes from the amenities available in Yeovil town centre.
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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food but a bit of a wait

Didn't think that booking for 7.30pm there would be too much of a wait but the pub was already packed when we got there so obviously it's very popular. Very good, varied and interesting menu but we did have to wait about 15 mins for our order to be taken and another 35 mins for the starters to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
NanaJSomersetUK
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Somerset UK
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Somerset UK
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Didn't think that booking for 7.30pm there would be too much of a wait but the pub was already packed when we got there so obviously it's very popular. Very good, varied and interesting menu but we did have to wait about 15 mins for our order to be taken and another 35 mins for the starters to arrive. However... More 

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masonsarms, General Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Apologies about the wait however we have a very smell kitchen and sometimes over the weekend a slight delay can occur. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Barnsley
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

When you support Chesterfield FC and they have a game in Yeovil on Good Friday, you have no good excuse not to go, other than there being nowhere good to stay. Well, the Mason's Arms at Lower Odcombe takes that excuse away! The booking process was really easy - email, quick phone call, job done. We had a really friendly... More 

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masonsarms, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive comments, we really appreciate it! We'd love to welcome you back next year although I fear Yeovil and Chesterfield will not be playing in the same league by then - maybe an FA cup draw...?! More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Booked a table at the Masons Arms on a recommendation. Waited 15 mins and no one came to take our order, my wife had to go to the bar to place our food order. The starter took another 20 mins whilst the main was over an hour later. The food was a disappointment. My wife's chicken was battered which was... More 

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masonsarms, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

I'm so sorry that you did not enjoy your meal with us the other night. The kitchen was very busy and subsequently the later bookings in the evening got slightly delayed before their orders could be taken. The chicken breast is breaded which is not stated on the menu but I've spoken to the chef's and we will change this... More 

Yeovil
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This pub has long been a local favourite but has recently benefited from a tasteful update. The menu also appears to have undergone a makeover, with a wide variety of dishes to please every palate. All three of us chose the ribs, which was a splendidly decadent concoction of sticky barbecue meat, served with enormous twice cooked chips and onion... More 

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masonsarms, General Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. The ribs are definitely one of my favourites. So pleased you like the new look and I look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We eat here late on Saturday and had to amend our booking time en route. The staff could not have been friendlier before and during our stay (we were camping also). The food was amazing and we felt very good value. Both my wife and I along with our young daughter and two dogs were made to feel really welcome... More 

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masonsarms, General Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Next time hopefully a bit longer. I am proud of The Masons as are all the staff and I'm really pleased it shows. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Yeovil
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Having been recommended by a friend despite recent reviews thought I would give it a go. Thankfully I booked in advance as it was busy but despite this the staff were great and friendly with good interaction with customers. The food was amazing and definitely worth the price for excellent, well presented home made grub. Would both recommend and visit... More 

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masonsarms, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased that we met your expectations and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Christchurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I wouldn't agree with the comments about service here as the lads serving were all attentive and gave us space as well as ensuring orders were taken. I'd agree the food is pricey - more gastro-pub level - but it was very good food. The beer was excellent and definitely worth indulging. We stayed on the campsite which was also... More 

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masonsarms, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to leave a review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your meal and stay with us and hopefully we will see you again in the furture. More 

Crewkerne, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A little on the expensive side compared to other local pubs who offer similar quality food. That being said the portions were on the large side and the menu quite varied. Where the pub really fell down though is service; from the moment we arrived until leaving the various staff members we came into contact with were disinterested and bordering... More 

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masonsarms, Owner at Masons Arms, responded to this review

I was really sorry to read that your experience here was so poor. We have just undergone a refurbishment which we are very excited about and introduced table service which is proving to have a few teething problems. I will be calling an urgent meeting with all my staff and drawing their attention to this and other comments in the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Picture perfect from the outside Big disappointment inside - no real fires just electric 'coal effect' ones Food was good quality pub style but service was slow and you have to hunt for condiments from other tables - why don't they just buy more?

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masonsarms, Owner at Masons Arms, responded to this review

I am so sorry to read of your experience with us recently. I'm afraid the real fires were taken out in the 70's due to concerns regarding the thatch and the cost of complying with fire regulations. I agree with you it is a real shame as a real fire is lovely, unfortunately it is beyond our budget to reinstate... More 

Ilminster, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was lovely though probably over priced. The evening meal was booked for 7.30am and it took some time before someone took our order and a while before our starter arrived. Eventually we cleared our own plates onto the bar and it was nearly 9pm before main course turned up and not a single apology for keeping us waiting... More 

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masonsarms, Owner at Masons Arms, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear that your experience with us was so disappointing. A few recent reviews have similarly pointed to a drop in our usual high service standards. Following our recent refurbishment we have just moved to table service and clearly there are a few teething issues that need to be addressed. I can assure you we will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 41 Lower Odcombe | Yeovil, Odcombe, Yeovil BA22 8TX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Yeovil  >  Odcombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 862591

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

The Masons Arms is a picture postcard thatched pub in a pretty hamstone village. We offer luxury en suite rooms, fabulous meals, microbrewery on site and a warm welcome! You can benefit from a quiet rural location surrounded by picturesque countryside whilst only 10 minutes from the A303 and minutes from the amenities available in Yeovil town centre.

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