The Masons Arms
“Strong contemporary cooking on the edge of Exmoor” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
In the idyllic village of Knowstone, this thatched 13th-century country inn is set deep in the lush countryside on the Devon and Somerset border. Chef-patron Mark Dodson once cooked under Michel Roux at Bray, which might explain the flair and precision evident in the kitchen.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Seats: 28
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Assist dogs welcome
- Days Closed: Sunday to Monday
- Lunch served from: 12
- Lunch served until: 2
- Dinner served from: 7
- Dinner served until: 9
- Wines under £30: 17
- Wines over £30:
- Wines by the glass: 9
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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