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“Let Down,it aw”
Review of The Masons Arms

The Masons Arms
Ranked #8 of 32 Restaurants in Appleby
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Washington, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Let Down,it aw”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

I ordered a starter of Battered Hake ,the hake was lovely but spoiled by the batter ,it was still oozing oil while I was eating it,For my main I ordered the mixed grill with Haggis,the mixed grill was ok,but I was off put by the sauce the was swamping the plate and the grill, on tasting it turned out to be the Haggis,I'm sorry but I like my Haggis in a more solid form,the service was great

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Appleby, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Restaurant food at pub prices”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

This is our local and we are generally to be found there any Sunday night we happen to be around.
Over the past few years Kenton and Jennifer (the proprietors) have invested a considerable sum to extend the eating area giving 20 or more extra covers with a private room facility for large parties.
Kenton (ably assisted by brother and others) handles the cooking, whilst Jennifer manages the bar (with help from local young people, mainly students).
We find the food excellent in choice, quality, and value. The Lamb chops are a personal favourite, whilst the "real" chips go down well. The choice extends to vegetarian offerings, whilst the dessert highlights include Strawberry Pavlova and Chocolate Profiteroles.
We also find the house wine (both red and white) quaffable.
A full a la carte menu is served Fri/Sat/Sun evenings only, whilst Wed/Thurs/Fri a more limited bar menu is available.
Such is this places popularity family groups travel some distance to take advantage of the offering, so booking is essential. We've seen the unbooked sadly turned away.
At Appleby Horse Fair this place becomes a favourite for Gypsy Travellers and the whole proposition changes - chaos rules for a week. If you'd like to savour the spirit of the Fair this is the place you'll find it. But be warned it becomes rough and ready for this one week in the year! The rear car park turns into a Horse Park!
For a couple of courses and wine we generally spend around £22 a head.

  • Visited August 2011
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2 Thank Keith-Clan
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North West England
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Excellent quality food in warm friendly surroundings and great value”
Reviewed 11 August 2011

The Masons Arms is a traditional village pub which, these days, serves mainly as a restaurant. Only one small public bar remains with seating for about a dozen. The restaurant, however takes up three or four times the space. Real ale is available in the bar.
The menue usually runs to about half a dozen starters, a similar number of main courses and a number of huge puddings to die for! Although not a massive choice they try hard to give as wide a selection of dishes as possible and our group chose a good number of different starters and mains.. All were devoured with enthusiasm and we received a very reasonable bill at the end. Worth travelling a good few miles for and I would thoroughly recommend the Masons to anyone.

  • Visited July 2011
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