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The Masons Arms

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

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  • 142
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 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
Lovely again!

The Mason's Arms doesn't fail to disappoint- visited for the third time with both my mother and partner this time. The set menu is excellent value for money and there is always something to tempt- adjustments are obligingly made to suit dietary requirements. We all had a beautiful dish of sea bream... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
ZoePincombe
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The Mason's Arms doesn't fail to disappoint- visited for the third time with both my mother and partner this time. The set menu is excellent value for money and there is always something to tempt- adjustments are obligingly made to suit dietary requirements. We all had a beautiful dish of sea bream with seasonal samphire and a delicious fennel nage.... More 

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Minehead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this lovely restaurant for our anniversary and we loved it. Super professional staff and food cooked to perfection. Our lamb melted in our mouth, it was soooo delicious. I visited Michelin stared restaurants before and this is on top of the list. Thank you for the lovely experience and we will definitely return soon.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Welcoming and friendly but the pub part of the building was a little lacking in soul. Restaurant was quite full, obviously popular. We were seated on the couch in the waiting are for a few minutes longer than I would have expected. Scallops were very good and my wife informed me that the beetroot was likewise. Turbot was good but... More 

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Kingston upon Hull, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We were walking the two moors way and stopped for a lunch treat. The staff were friendly and helpfull. I had a scallop starter but was violently ill 3 hours later. I would have thought a restaurant of this level would not allow this to happen.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We went to lunch at this pretty thatched gastro pub on Saturday last. Even though we were quite late for our 1pm booking (due to traffic) Sarah greeted us with a smile and reassured us that it was fine. The food was amazing cooked by her husband who is a highly talented chef. The surroundings and ambience are perfect for... More 

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UK
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Lunched here for a birthday and was very pleased with the food and the service. The lunch menu was good value and everything we had was well cooked, interesting and delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wonderful meal...presented beautifully and tasted amazing. Very friendly staff and excellent service. Highly recommended with olde worlde feel but with modern comfort.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The Masons Arms is a wonderful place to eat. It should be looked at a special treat because the price reflects the quality of the food, but if you're on holiday do treat yourselves because you won't be disappointed.

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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our 4th visit. Family from Australia. As always, exceptional staff serving super foods. Biggest problem is choosing from the extensive menu. I couldn't be critical in any way. If you are in the area it is well worth the drive.

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I just moved to Devon and was advised to go here and so phoned to book a table. They were fully booked but managed to find us a table for three (plus dog) in the bar area. I was really excited to find a dog friendly place that served such amazing food! The staff were friendly and the food was... More 

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?