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Masons Arms
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Branscombe
Certificate of Excellence
Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Welcoming with wonderful scenery”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2014

My wife and I plus our dog enjoyed a stay at the Masons Arms for one night including dinner.
Made extremely welcome at reception and apparently received an upgraded room. Lovely colonial double bed, well furnished room with plenty of chairs and space. Bathroom just upgraded with excellent facilities including bath and separate shower cubicle. Whole place absolutely spotless.

Dinner in the bar (dogs not allowed in the restaurant) was excellent. Given a great table in an alcove that fitted us and the dog brilliantly. Food was delicious and plenty of it, sadly couldn't manage a pudding as well. Otter beer kept and served very well, really nice pint. Service was good and efficient. A very nice evening.

Breakfast was also excellent, again in the bar.

Overall excellent service with a smile, really clean and comfortable, good food and drink, plenty of parking and a delightful village and walk to the sea. I will be delighted if I can get back to stay again.

Room Tip: We had number 5 cottage.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

Myself and my partner visited The Masons Arms on Sunday 9th of March and enjoyed the best roast lunch we have ever eaten. We arrived 10 minutes before the time our table was booked for, and we were shown to a lovely table in the window. We both ordered the roast Lamb, which was delivered to the table quickly by a polite, very efficient waitress (Chelsea). The lamb was perfectly cooked, as were the roast potatoes and the vegetables. The gravy was flavoursome and simply lovely.

The bar staff were also friendly and efficient, as were the managers.

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, it was definitely worth the trip across from Honiton amd we would recommend it to anyone! Well done, Masons Arms.

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

Amazing sunny day, so decided to treat ourselves to lunch, and so pleased we chose Branscombe for our first day out of the year! Village is beautiful, beach, walks and views are lovely, and lunch at the Masons Arms was the icing on the cake!

Really friendly atmosphere, attentive and courteous staff and a great meal. Our dog had a great day too! We'll definitely be returning, hopefully with more time on our hands to explore the village and to have dinner as well as lunch :)

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

I heard that this pub was a good place to eat, but was very disappointed. It is extremely expensive for what you get and I did not think it was anything special. It is in a picturesque place but did not do it for me.

Room Tip: Did not stay in the hotel and only had lunch. The prices were very steep for what you get - maybe b...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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exeter
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed here last month for a 1 night get away stay, & we were not disappointed. The room we had was lovely, it was clean, tidy and the bathroom looked like it was newly fitted with a huge bath. The view from the room was over looking the village which was nice.
The meals we had in the bar were 5 star as was the service from all the staff.
Breakfast was well organized and the food was great again.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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freedom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014 via mobile

Warm welcome on arrival. Escorted to room 26 with plenty room and a lovely big bath as requested. Lovely to go down to bar to meet so many locals. Evening meals were excellent, staff so helpful nothing was to much trouble, breakfast room very comfortable and clean. Big selection on the breakfast menu and cooked and served well. Delightful setting with fantastic walks. Nearly forgot to mention the wonderful log fire (always lit!) thank you to all at The Maisons Arms.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the masons arms for a weekend a couple of weeks ago.we found the staff to be very knowledgable and efficient. The facilities were good as well as the food in the restaurant/bar. They are very dog friendly which is great for us as we can take our beagle away with us.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Masons Arms
Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Branscombe
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Branscombe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Masons Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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Masons Arms Sidmouth
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Masons Arms Branscombe, Devon

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