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Masons Arms Restaurant

€€ - €€€, British,
Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
+44 1297 680300
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 372 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A superb restaurant with a varied menu, cooked and presented superbly. A good wine menu and great service. Nothing negative to say at all.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Larlaar
Reviewed 5 days ago

Loved our recent stay at the Masons Arms. We stayed two nights in the dog friendly Branscombe room which was comfortable, well appointed and spacious enough for my the two of us and large dog! There was an excellent choice of meals available, we dined...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AndyandHagrid_
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Andy for this 5* review. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and the food! We look forward to welcoming you back in the new year!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Hidden in a tiny village, slghtly off the beaten track, The Mason's Arms could be easy to miss, yet it was only a 10 minute walk from tbe pub to Branscombe beach. My husband and I spent two nights there, and could not fault the...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FloWiltshire
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again one day soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Masons Arms and had dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. Dinner was excellent as well as the staff. Breakfast the following morning was an excellent surprise and only negative was I ate too much.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 1TexFoodie
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your evening meal and breakfast, if that is the only negative then we must be doing something right! Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay in the Inn, we were planing to try different places to eat out but we enjoyed so much our first diner that we decided to eat there every night. The menu is slightly different every day so you can easily have diner...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 75laurentbass
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lauren for the 5* review! We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and we agree, there is nothing better than relaxing by the fireplace after a long day exploring.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a wonderful ploughman's lunch and cold drinks because September 2018 was warm. Service in the bar/restuarent was fast because we arrived right on 12 noon and not many people had arrived. This is a gem of place both to stay and to eat....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ajpurcell2016
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you AJ for this 5* review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your food with us and hope you come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2018

Fabulous food, lovely rooms, friendly staff. Highly recommend this hotel as the bed was comfortable, views great, the quality of the linen, toiletries was high. Overall definitely 10/10

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Annushka N
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for this outstanding review. We are thrilled you enjoyed every aspect of your stay and do hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 6 October 2018

Friendly welcome but comes across more as a tourist pub than a local. Recommend the locally brewed beer and the menu had a good variety with local seafood. Unfortunately being in a hurry I ordered the Scampi and chips which were decidedly average.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mysty23
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2018

Thank you for your review. Customer feedback is such a valuable resource in order to improve our service standards in the future so we really appreciate this. We hope you return and visit us again soon.

Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the meals we had here. Waiting staff are attentive and kindly and the food was wholesome and confident. We were guests of the hotel and were made to feel at home very quickly. Breakfast sausages especially fine!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Diptych
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2018

Thank you for this great review. We can confirm all of our food is locally sourced and we are so happy that we made you feel very homely. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very cosy place to eat. We were in the bar as we had the dog with us, but I personally preferred this over the restaurant. The stand-out feature were the staff. They were so helpful, friendly and considerate. The menu suited us and we ate...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 5506DavidW5506
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you David for this great review. We are delighted you enjoyed your food with us and do hope to see you back again soon!

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Yes we have enjoyed several Sunday roasts at The Masons- absolutely delicious and would highly recommend. Would definitely advise booking table as they get very busy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680300
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Masons Arms
Description
Nestling in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain's most picturesque villages, is the award winning, 14th Century, The Masons Arms. This charming thatched Inn dates back to 1350 - a cider house turned country pub - and the men who cut the stone for Exeter Cathedral drank here, hence the name. With only a leisurely ten minute stroll to Branscombe Beach, The Masons Arms offers an ideal base to escape the stresses of modern life and enjoy the magical vista of sea, beaches and the spectacular walks offered by the ninety five miles of Devon and Dorset's Jurassic Coast. The authentic interiors ooze character with timber frames, low beamed ceilings, pine cladding, whitewashed walls and a huge roaring log fire. Our award winning Restaurant offers an exciting and creative menu in relaxed fine dining surroundings. The Masons Arms kitchen brigade are dedicated to sourcing the very best of local Dartmoor produce. The cooking is classy yet simple, perfect for a special meal or relaxing Country lunch. We serve as many as six locally brewed bitters and the finest wines from around the world. The 21 bedrooms at the Masons Arms Branscombe, are cosy, stylish and inviting, blending comfort with character. The Masons Arms has been awarded a FOUR STAR rating under the Inn category by Quality in Tourism.
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