The Masons Arms Knowstone

Award winning restaurant on the edge of Exmoor in Devon

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Exceptional local Michelin cuisine using only the finest ingredients, presented with taste and style.
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See our extensive and wonderful wines list to suit all tastes from France to the New World.
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Here you will be taken to our online reservations to check availability and book.
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Our Masterclasses, which have proved so popular, are now monthly and with a smaller number of guests.
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Our popular gift vouchers for lunch, dinners, masterclasses, wine and champagne gifts.
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a unique and exclusive food outlet using recipes and products I myself have created and used in my kitchen.

Relish Dinner

We are delighted to announce a special evening here at the Masons Arms on Friday 2nd December 2016, the evening will start at 7 p.m. with a Yearlstone “Pink Fizz” and Canapé reception.

We will be offering a four course menu serving the three dishes featured in the Relish South West Second Helping Cookery Book. The price of this dinner, with matching wines, will be £98 p.p. We will be asking for a deposit of £20 p.p. when booking the dinner. The price will include a copy of the book per couple, if you already have the book we can offer the first Relish South West book as an alternative.

We have carefully chosen wines to accompany the menu but, if you are the nominated driver or a non-drinker, we will offer the evening without the wine choices at £75 p.p. and any drinks taken throughout the evening will be charged accordingly.

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The Menu and Wines

Canapé reception with
Yearlstone “Pink Fizz” Brut

Amuse Bouche: Gin Cured Salmon,
with a mini Wicked Wolf Gin & Tonic

Arancini with Beetroot Three Ways
2013 Albente, Feudi di San Gregorio, Italy

Loin of Venison with Poached Pear and Blue Cheese Gratin
2011 Gigondas, Château de Trignon, Rhône, France

Chocolate Cheesecake with
Peanut Ice Cream
2014 Elysium, Californian Muscat

Coffee, Homemade Fudge and Macaroons

  • We will cater for dietary requirements, but unfortunately on this occasion we will not be proposing Vegetarian alternatives, we do hope that you understand our position on this.
  • We will be booking the tables in 6’s so please be prepared to share a table! We are anticipating a good uptake on this dinner so please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued custom during what has been another amazing year for us. We very much hope you will be able to join us for this fantastic evening in December.
Mark & Sarah Dodson extend you a very warm welcome to their picturesque, thatched 13th Century Inn and Michelin Restaurant situated in the village of Knowstone on the edge of Exmoor, Devon and close to the main Atlantic Highway link from the M5 to North Devon and North Cornwall.
Award winning one star Michelin Restaurant with exceptional local cuisine using only the finest ingredients, presented with taste and style. Wonderful friendly service completes your experience in this first class restaurant or our traditional bar area. Real Ale and Champagne by the glass with a wine list to suit all tastes. Truly two experiences in one!
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"The countryside is indeed another country, but as long as there are restaurants like the Mason's Arms somewhere in it, I don't mind it too much".
Review - The Daily Telegraph
Still a village local...
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Part of this pub’s appeal is that it is still the village local, and as you enter into its cosy, low beamed bar you’ll often find regulars with their dogs and guns sat next to the huge fireplace, sinking pints and shooting the breeze with walkers fresh from the hills. Move through to the tasteful little lounge for an aperitif, before taking your seat in the bright rear dining room with its exquisite celestial ceiling mural and fine views over the rolling hills towards Exmoor.

We look forward to giving you a warm welcome when you visit us during 2016

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Please see our cancellations policy before booking

01398 341231

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Opening - Restaurant

Monday closed all day
Tuesday - Saturday
12:00pm to 2:00pm &
7:00pm to 9:00pm
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Opening - Village local

Monday closed all day
Tuesday - Saturday
12:00pm to 2:30pm &
6:00pm to 11:00pm
12:00pm to 2:30pm

The Masons Arms, Knowstone, South Molton, Devon EX36 4RY