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The Masons Arms

KNOWSTONE, South Molton, EX36 4RY

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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. Mark Dodson once cooked under Michel Roux at Bray, which might explain the flair and precision evident in the kitchen. A salad of smoked duck and duck liver parfait, rhubarb chutney and brioche toast shows a strong skills set. For main course, well-timed fillets of John Dory might turn up with crab risotto, bouillon and mange tout tempura. Honey pannacotta, roasted pistachio and honeycomb and pistachio ice cream ends a meal with a flourish.

Further information

Tel: 01398 341231
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Days closed: Mon
Dates closed: 1st wk Jan, Feb half term, 1 wk Aug BH
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: Sun

Restaurant information

Cooking type: Modern British
Chef: Mark Dodson, Jess Thorne
Number of seats: 28
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Children's portions.
No children under 5 yrs D.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £19.80
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Signed from A361, turn right once in Knowstone
Nearest station: Tiverton Parkway

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