MICHELIN Guide 2020

Masons Arms

  • Knowstone, EX36 4RY, United Kingdom
  • 28 - 55 GBP • Classic French
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MICHELIN Guide 2020

Masons Arms

  • Knowstone, EX36 4RY, United Kingdom
  • 28 - 55 GBP • Classic French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

This pretty thatched pub sits in a secluded village in the beautiful foothills of Exmoor and is run by a husband and wife. It was built in the 13C by the masons who constructed the village church and with its cosy beamed bar and inglenook fireplace, exudes plenty of rural charm. Pick a spot in the series of inviting beamed rooms or dine beneath a Grecian ceiling mural in the bright rear dining room while enjoying delightful views over the rolling hills towards Exmoor. The food is more sophisticated than you’d expect to find in a pub, with canapés and petit fours served alongside attractively presented British and French classics. Cooking is refined and flavours are pronounced and assured; the chef, Mark Dodson, has plenty of experience and employs the finest local produce to full effect. The service is charming and attentive and a perfect match for the food.

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  • m One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop!
  • A Pub serving good food. Our most delightful places
  • Scallops, squid and fregola with bisque style sauce
  • Breast of guinea fowl with crumbed mousse sausage, fennel, potato fondant, morel cream sauce
  • Trio of raspberry desserts

Facilities & Services

  • f Car park
  • É Garden or park
  • r Outdoor dining
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers
  • V American Express credit card
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • X Visa credit card


+44 1398 341231
Opening hours
Closed: 16-25 February, 23 August-2 September, 26 December-7 January, Sunday, Monday

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