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Masons Arms Restaurant

££ - £££, British,
Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
+44 1297 680300
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (18 reviews)
“fish” (21 reviews)
“sirloin” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Food
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
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1 - 10 of 366 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Annushka N
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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.

Thank Mysty23
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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!

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

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!

Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were staying in Branscombe for a week and popped in for drinks one evening with a view to returning later in the week for dinner. After the appalling service and attitude of the staff we decided against it. We have not encountered such rude,...More

Thank britgirl964
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We stopped here for lunch with high expectations. We were not disappointed. The menu was great with a huge selection to choose from. I ordered a ploughmans lunch and can honestly say it is the best I've ever eaten! It was a little pricier than...More

Thank Batty_Anne
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for such kind comments! We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and we hope to welcome you back to Masons Arms one day soon.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had a crab sandwich at this place and loved it. Service nice and friendly. Beautiful surroundings

Thank Anna_joiojojio
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you Anna for your positive review - we hope to see you again very soon!

Reviewed 14 September 2018

Lovely historic old pub/hotel, picturesque , in a delightful location. Couldn’t fault it! Don’t go if you are afraid of narrow rural lanes! Just a stroll through fields and woods to the beach, or a very short drive. Food was great, rooms well appointed and...More

Thank Lynda S
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Thank you Lynda for your wonderful review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit to us and we hope that we can welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Than last time. Friendly comfortable yet manages to be relaxed and professional. Sunday lunch - Venison carpaccio was a light tasty start, and pleased to have sirloin rather than topside of beef. Not cheap but quality means it's good value.

Thank J2143X
StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2018

Many thanks for the 5* feedback provided following recent visit, it is always pleasing to receive positive feedback regarding your visit. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.

Reviewed 2 September 2018

We ate in the restaurant on tow of our three evening stay here. The menu was just right, with daily specials. All the food was locally sourced (apparently - no reason to suspect otherwise) and was delicious. I particularly enjoyed the Steak & Kidney Pie...More

Thank Horse850
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22 July 2017|
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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$25
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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Branscombe
  • Phone Number: +44 1297 680300
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  • 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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