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The Masons Arms

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The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
01398 341231
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 136
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  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Just Perfect - As Always!

Dined at the Masons Arms for my partner's birthday last night and we both had an absolutely superb meal.Starters were delicately cooked Scallops and Arancini balls with Beetroot. We both had the excellent Turbot on Crab Risotto - wonderful flavours followed by the Raspberry Trio - well, as two of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
hjt0101
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Bideford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Dined at the Masons Arms for my partner's birthday last night and we both had an absolutely superb meal.Starters were delicately cooked Scallops and Arancini balls with Beetroot. We both had the excellent Turbot on Crab Risotto - wonderful flavours followed by the Raspberry Trio - well, as two of my all time favourite desserts (souffle and creme brulee) made... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Superb service, relaxed but shockingly efficient, superb food and very good value. If you were a food snob I guess you could look down your nose at the menu, but I challenge anyone to eat better food outside London's top ten restaurants.

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England
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I have to agree with previous reviews. This is a lovely country pub which is furnished very well & the staff & food are very good & we had a lovely evening. We are foodies & love visiting highly recommended restaurants & living in the South West Michelin star restaurants are few & far between & we have made our... More 

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Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We've been coming here for several years & after the first three times of great food, it has got progressively worse, so much so that after last night we won't be back. My starter of croquette was ok but was more like boxty, it was followed by overcooked fish with flabby skin & what I presume was some sort of... More 

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Runway27
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

A memorable combination of fabulous food presented in a 21st Century way, eaten in a 13th century pub and served with timeless hospitality throughout. We were staying 3 doors away at the perfect Little Owl cottage, so staggering 'home' with a smile that stretched from one side of my face to the far side of my wife's was a wonderful... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I visited the masons arms for lunch with my dad to celebrate my birthday, both being quite foodie and have eaten in other stars we were really looking forward to our meal with high expectations. Now don't get me wrong it's a lovely little place in beautiful surroundings and the staff were friendly and relaxed however perhaps too relaxed for... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

We arranged an anniversary meal here as a real treat but we were very disappointed by the meal and more so the service, especially given its Michelin starred rating. The service was surprisingly below average. We weren't asked how our meal was, and we had to find a waitress do get additional water biscuits for the cheese course. When coming... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A lovely village pub where the service was outstanding. Lovely canapes and nibbles, great wine list too. Starters of scallops were amazing as was the black treacle salmon with grapefruit. Mains chosen were the guinea fowl and the john dory on a bed of crab risotto. Everything was cooked to perfection but the risotto unfortunately didn't taste much of crab,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Since we found the Masons Arms, we have been almost once a month! The food is absolutely delicious. It is Michelin star, so you should expect the price to reflect that, but the service is superb and the food absolutely delicious. Treat yourselves, you won't regret it.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The first visit we made to the Masons Arms was in October for my birthday was excellant. In order to confirm my thoughts I decided to re-visit for my partners birthday in May. First of all we were able to see the premises and surrounding grounds in daylight which was magnificent. Now more importantly the food and wine were sublime!... More 

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Additional Information about The Masons Arms

Address: The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
Phone Number: 01398 341231
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Knowstone
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
Cuisine: English, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Knowstone
  • Phone Number: 01398 341231

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 24 - 32
  • Cuisine: English, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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