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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
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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, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 170
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely, lovely, lovely

We visited the Mason's Arms for our anniversary and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, from the welcome at the bar, comfy sofa in the lounge and delicious amuse-bouche, through to the cosy dining room and a delicious meal. I am more than happy to recommend the Mason's Arms to anyone who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Tawviewers
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Devon, United Kingdom
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Devon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited the Mason's Arms for our anniversary and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience, from the welcome at the bar, comfy sofa in the lounge and delicious amuse-bouche, through to the cosy dining room and a delicious meal. I am more than happy to recommend the Mason's Arms to anyone who appreciates quality food and attention to detail. We started... More 

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1 Thank Tawviewers
Sarah D, Manager at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review, so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us, we have tried to create a warm friendly atmosphere, and as this is Devon countryside, dogs are also warmly welcomed! We look forward to welcoming you back soon. MD More 

Adelaide, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Mason Arms seems to have found a fantastic blend of local pub meets Michelin Star Restaurant. We were greeted with a bar full of locals (and very cute puppy), before being led through into a cosy lounge area and given some menus. The food was faultless and the Chocolate Cheesecake was one of the most special things we have... More 

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1 Thank Rob123454321
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, we do hope to welcome you back in the future, if only for you to try the Cheesecake again!!! More 

Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Masons Arms in Knowstone is an attractive thatched Devon building in a small village, off the A361 between Tiverton and South Molton. We (my wife and I) arrived on a cold wet dull day in January for a special Birthday lunch, without booking in advance. We were warmly welcomed and pleased to be in a warm cosy environment with... More 

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Thank Robert M
Sarah D, Manager at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your lovely review, I will pass on your great comments to all of the staff who helped make your meal "excellent" ! More 

Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Im writing this as the other half! The welcome was lovely and we were invited to sit in the lounge to browse the menu whilst being served canapés! The order was taken and we were shown to our table. The starters arrived very quickly and the waitress didn't need to ask which person was having which starter. I chose the... More 

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Thank BDK757
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, glad that you tried a couple of our Game dishes, great to stay local and seasonal! Do hope to see you again soon. More 

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Masons was recommended by friends, who had been for an evening meal late last year, so I decided to try it for my partner's birthday lunch. This turned out to be one of my better ideas! It was wonderful from the moment we walked into the bar, with its blazing open fire and smiling faces to welcome us. From... More 

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2 Thank Gill H
Sarah D, Manager at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Friendly and fabulous, thanks so much, that is what we are aiming for! Do hope to see you again very soon, thanks for your great review. MD More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

We had the most wonderful experience , our car club(not post Meridian) likes to visit nice restaurants and hotels but it has to be said this was an unexpected pleasure , a pub with a London /Paris/Rome) restaurant pedigree ,

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2 Thank phil t
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, so pleased that our pub fitted the bill and gave you an unexpected pleasure, always nice for us to surprise guests! More 

Dulverton, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

It is so nice to find a Michelin starred restaurant which is so friendly, relaxed and not at all pretentious. We had a wonderful "mix and match" lunch with elements from both the set menu and a la carte. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. The monkfish and scallop main course was to die for! We had a very reasonably priced... More 

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2 Thank Elaine B
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review, our Festive Trio of Desserts is definitely something we will do again next Christmas! Hope to see you again soon! MD More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

restaurant in North Devon by a long way. It was some time ago when we last visited, but delighted to find that standards have been maintained. Great seared tuna starters, although some discussion as to whether it was Bluefin (very endangered) or Yellowfin. We were eventually assured it was Yellowfin. It was lovely, anyway. Delicious mains - 1 venison loin,... More 

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1 Thank hollandNorthDevon
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post your great review, we do hope to welcome you back to the Masons Arms before too long. More 

England
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We were staying in North Devon for a pre Christmas get together with friends and having self catered on the Friday night treated ourselves to dinner at the Masons Arms. We were not disapointed. The staff were very helpful and efficient and bought appetisers to the table as we decided on our menu choices. Olives, nuts and then fish balls... More 

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1 Thank Chelseagirl47
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the Masons Arms, it was lovely to meet you all and so pleased that you enjoyed everything, we do hope to welcome you back in the near future! MD More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Visited the pub for lunch with my family and we had an amazing afternoon at the Masons. Great surroundings, fantastic food,.. with attentive and friendly staff, country pub perfection!!

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1 Thank Andy K
Sarah D, Owner at The Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we hope to welcome you back to the Masons Arms very soon! 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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view
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?