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Masons Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Branscombe
Certificate of Excellence
Solihull, England, United Kingdom
1 review
“The Masons Arms”
Reviewed June 21, 2013

The staff that work in the masons are very helpful especially chelsea and charlotte who gave us advice on the local area and various attractions much appreciated . The masons is a lot more lively than the bull stone hotel were we previously stayed ,we have seen improvements every time we have stayed at the masons so the new mangers must be doing a good job we will definitely be returning

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Food and beer are OK and setting is wonderful but the rooms are too expensive for what was / should be a country pub. Staff a bit corporate and not really interested. Overall it was poor value for money.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Adelaide
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Taking a driving holiday through the UK the Masons Arms was recommended by other travellers we met on the way. Although a little hard to find it was well worth the effort.
Excellent service, clean comfortable accommodation, great food and reasonably priced.
As they say, word of mouth is the best form of advertising.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Been here 3 times now over a span of 7 years and while I still love the Arms, some of the rooms are looking a little tired - would recommend a little attention to details and this would be corrected. Else, location, food, and the service remains pretty good.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Gloucestershire
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Lovely pub with plenty of tables on sun trap patio. Ordered a cold glass of wine & fresh crab sandwich on granary - delicious. Prior to arriving I had unfortunately taken a trip on the coastal path & injured my wrist. Staff showed great concern, called NHS direct & Helen the Assistant Manageress even drove me twenty miles to A & E in Exeter. Hospitality & kindness ABOVE & BEYOND. A big thank you. Go sample their warm welcome yourself. I'll be back once my cast is of....!!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

This pub is a perfect place for a getaway. The location is relatively remote and you'll struggle to get a mobile phone signal, which can be viewed as a plus.

I stayed in one of the standard rooms, which was a little basic but ok considering the price (which also included breakfast).

The location is perfect, with a 10 minute walk down to the beach along a pretty footpath.

The food was excellent with a good selection of specials as well as the regular fayre. There is also a good variety of wines on offer.

Finally, the staff were a cut-above being both helpful and welcoming.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

I stayed at the masons for 1 night, all the staff were really great, especially Chelsea on reception.
I was made to feel really welcome, even the locals were very friendly which is apparently unusual.
Simon & Alison Ede the new managers are really bringing the pub up to its previous standard.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Property: Masons Arms
Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Branscombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Branscombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Masons Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestling in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain's most picturesque villages, is the award winning, 14th Century, The Masons Arms. This charming thatched Inn dates back to 1350 - a cider house turned country pub - and the men who cut the stone for Exeter Cathedral drank here, hence the name. With only a leisurely ten minute stroll to Branscombe Beach, The Masons Arms offers an ideal base to escape the stresses of modern life and enjoy the magical vista of sea, beaches and the spectacular walks offered by the ninety five miles of Devon and Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The authentic interiors ooze character with timber frames, low beamed ceilings, pine cladding, whitewashed walls and a huge roaring log fire. Our award winning Restaurant offers an exciting and creative menu in relaxed fine dining surroundings. The Masons Arms kitchen brigade are dedicated to sourcing the very best of local Dartmoor produce. The cooking is classy yet simple, perfect for a special meal or relaxing Country lunch. We serve as many as six locally brewed bitters and the finest wines from around the world. The 21 bedrooms at the Masons Arms Branscombe, are cosy, stylish and inviting, blending comfort with character. The Masons Arms has been awarded a FOUR STAR rating under the Inn category by Quality in Tourism. ... more   less 
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Masons Arms Branscombe, Devon, England

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