The list— No. 44

The Masons Arms

Chef owner Mark and partner Sarah Dodson have re-entered the Top 50 Gastropubs list arm in arm at number 44.

Their picturesque, thatched 13th century Inn and award-winning restaurant, the Masons Arms, in the Devon village of Knowstone on the edge of Exmoor, boasts exceptional local cuisine using only the finest ingredients presented with taste and style.

Michelin starred for the 15th consecutive year, the inn features seasonal, and ever-changing, lunch and Sunday lunch menus alongside an à la carte offer typically including fresh fish and locally sourced meat.

Indeed, the latest Michelin Guide recommends roast quail with salted caramel shallot tarte Tatin and hazelnuts; fillet of halibut with potato crust, bouillabaisse style sauce and anchovy aioli and its trio of raspberry desserts as specialties, praising the pub for exuding “rural charm” and classing it among their “most delightful places”.

The Masons Arms / CHEF

Mark Dodson

A certain complexity to the cooking

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The Masons Arms


South Molton
EX36 4RY

01398 341231


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