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The Masons Arms

KNOWSTONE, EX36 4RY

A thatched 13th-century inn on the edge of Exmoor, where excellent food and drink are preceded by a genuinely warm welcome. Villagers and visiting walkers mix happily in the low-beamed bar, where pints of Cotleigh Tawny Owl and Sam's Poundhouse cider are supped around the warmth of the huge fireplace. The bright rear dining room offers long views, an extraordinary ceiling mural, and food worthy of two AA Rosettes. Chef and owner Mark Dodson can boast cooking under the guidance of Michel Roux, and runs his own monthly masterclass which culminates in a two-course lunch. As befits the menu's sophisticated adult tastes, the dining room is out of bounds for under 5s in the evening. Typical of choices are seared peppered tuna with oriental salad; loin of venison with red wine pear and blue cheese gratin; and spiced pumpkin crème brûlée with cinnamon ice cream.

Further information

Tel: 01398 341231
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Cotleigh Tawny Owl

Open

12-2 6-11

Closed

1st wk Jan, Feb half term & last wk Aug, Sun eve & Mon

Facilities

Garden.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.

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