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The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms, Knowstone EX36 4RY, England
01398 341231
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Ranked #1 of 1 restaurants in Knowstone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $24 - $32
Cuisines: English
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having driven an hour to get here and heard the amazing reviews myself and my partner were very excited. We opted for the two course set lunch menu and shared the starter and desert. The pate starter was nice but have had better. We both had the chicken but our potatoes were raw so had to return them. The chocolate... More

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

We found this little gem by chance, following the brown tourist signs. We had two small, hungry children to be fed and a long journey ahead of us. From the outside it looks like a chocolate box perfect, pretty thatched English pub. The tiny inside bar didn't disappoint with low beams and huge fireplace, not to mention the cosy comfy... More

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We visited The Masons Arms a couple of days ago for lunch to celebrate my 50th birthday. The exterior of the building doesn't really hint at the level of comfort inside; bar, lounge and restaurant with beams, tasteful artwork and all spotlessly clean. We sat on comfortable sofas in the lounge whilst choosing from the menu and enjoyed complimentary olives... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

After a good walk, managed the Devon lanes and arrived well in time for a memorable meal. Friendly and efficient service throughout and a delicious, balanced and satisfying set lunch. Very high quality ingredients , outstanding presentation and each course full of interesting flavour. Overall faultless and very good value. Our second visit and we'll worth the 90 mile round... More

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Chudleigh, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is the third time we have eaten at The Masons Arms and can't wait to go again! It is an extremely well run and efficient restaurant, which is helped by the fact that nearly all staff are family members. The food was divine in taste and presentation but the pudding of triple Raspberry was amazing and the soufflé part... More

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Stockholm
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We looked for the genuine and very best english pub experience we could find in England. We found it. This is world class dining with proper homeliness and heartfelt, no-nonsense service. Having dinner on a lovely summer evening we got a table in the garden overlooking the rolling hills with grazing sheep and whispering forests. Something that immediately stood out... More

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Braunton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Great food, great atmosphere, all the little extras you would expect from a top restaurant. Pleasant staff. Only little fault I could find if I was being picky is that the food was not over hot, but we did choose to eat outside!

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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We found this pub by accident travelling to Woolacombe for the weekend. We were greeted like locals and this we liked. We said we would like to eat outside as it was a lovely hot day, there we were given menus. We chose what to eat and as I had broke my arm asked if the chef could cut it... More

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Winchester, UK
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Mason's Arms was selected by our children for a surprise birthday present to my husband. What a delicious & enjoyable choice! We were warmly welcomed by Sarah, chef's delightful wife & nothing was too much trouble for her or her staff. All courses were superb and presented at a perfect, unhurried pace. The Michelin star is well deserved and the... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Like other reviewers we too came across this great lunch experience by chance and enjoyed a friendly welcome & fabulous food in a great setting. Will plan ahead better next time as we will definitely return and won't want to leave disappointed.

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