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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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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Birthday treat

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Ruth D
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Bideford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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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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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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: British, 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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, 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?