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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed our stay at The Masons Arms in Branscombe. Room was adequate. We had paid extra for a superior double room but it wasn't as nice as the rooms shown on the online booking form, which was a bit misleading. Still it was warm and pleasant with a really nice bathroom and lovely gardens and views. The breakfast was...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great 4* review, we are pleased to hear that our local food sourcing is coming across in both flavour & variety. We are glad to hear that your stay with us was "a peaceful, relaxing break" and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 January 2017

My dog and I stayed three nights over Christmas. Dogs are very welcome, with certain rooms reserved for those who wish to bring dogs with them; they are also welcome in the large Bar area, where all meals may be taken. The charge of £10 a night seems the norm, but excessive. While we were very happy with the room...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your 4* review, we are pleased to hear that you and your dog had an enjoyable visit over the Christmas period with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon in the not to distant future!

Uffculme, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

poor starter ,the so called fish starter was a joke the size of a 2 pence piece , main meal ok ,when asked for more veg was told would have to pay more , and as the veg for 4 came in 2 pudding bowls ,a bit much , so no not impressed staff also not very happy lot ,...

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Portsmouth
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We spent a lovely romantic weekend here in December , for our 38th wedding anniversary.- everything was wonderful even the weather ! The chalet ( room 17 ) was so peaceful , just what was needed after a busy few months . We would be very happy to return here again one day , either for a stay or to...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely 5* review. We are delighted that you had a great 38th wedding anniversary!. We hope to welcome you back in the very near future.

Warrington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Returned for a repeat experience after a lovely stay last New Year ...still gets 4 and a half review off me for the food which is still very good especially the chocolate tart which deserves a special mention The Cottages are lovely with spectacular views & great facilities Room 12 was fabulous . Staffwise it was a very mixed bag...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review, 4*'s for us! We are thrilled to hear that you decided once again to spend your New Years with us, and couldn't be happier about the feedback that you've given concerning our food. We are always aiming for the highest possible standards and it sounds like we've...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Absolutely brilliant two nights over Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Our first Christmas away so a little apprehensive but everything was just great. Nice traditional pub with open fires and excellent food. Would recommend for any special occasion, a romantic break or just a get away.

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew for your wonderful review, we are so thrilled to know that your first Christmas away was enjoyable and everything you hoped for! We hope to see you both again very soon.

Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2017

What terrific value the Christmas menus at the Masons Arms. Three courses of delicious food followed by coffe and mince pie. Excellent service. Couldn't have been better. Even the table napkins were lovely, and really good crackers. Well done Masons Arms.

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thanks Anne for you lovely Christmas review, we are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your day with us, and we do hope to welcome you back!

St Peter Port, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying with friends in Lyme Regis. Very cosy country pub in a most beautiful village setting with quick access to Branscombe Beach. Everyone's food was superb. Service was good considering how busy the pub and kitchen were. Steak & Kidney Pudding was probably the best I have had and the deserts were fabulous too. Really happy that...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely 5* review, we are glad to hear that your party's food lived up to our usual high standards and that the Steak & Kidney Pudding was excellent! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future for another 5* visit!

Reviewed 23 December 2016

We had visited the pub before for lunch when we lived in the area. It's a lovely walk to here from Beer, just along the coast. You can build up an appetite, then walk off your lunch on the return journey! We decided to do an over-nighter as we were in the West Country for business. Received the usual warm...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5* review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return in the not too distant future.

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Reviewed 20 December 2016

Stayed in a classic room for one night. Some of the accommodation involves quite a few steps, but this did not prove a problem for my elderly father. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Bed was excellent coupled with a quiet location resulted in a very good nights sleep. All products of a high quality including linens, towels and...

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StAustellManagement, Manager at Masons Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a wonderful 5* review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to your return in the not too distant future.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Masons Arms Restaurant
Masons Arms Restaurant
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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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 

Additional Information about Masons Arms

Address: Branscombe Village, Branscombe EX12 3DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Branscombe
Price Range: $152 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Masons Arms 4*
Number of rooms: 26
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Masons Arms Sidmouth
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