Fancy a fancy lunch? The Michellin Star rated Mason’s Arms, at Knowstone, is about 18 miles from Wheatland Farm. You’ll find a warm and unpretentious welcome and excellent food.
We went for a late Christmas present to ourselves (January 2019) and ate from the £25ph lunch menu. Delicious – and of course you have to snap a pic of your pud!
The Mason’s Arms is opposite the church at the bottom of the hill, and there’s some parking right outside (or you can park at the ‘top’ of the village and walk down the hill).If you need to walk off your indulgence afterwards, you’re very close to the Devon Wildlife Trust’s Knowstone and Rackenford Nature Reserves – fabulous examples of culm grassland that will be at their best in late May and June.
We weren’t exactly ready for a hike, so we just enjoyed the views on the way back, including the drive past the turbines at Knowstone.
Access issues: This is a traditional Devon pub, not exactly built for easy access. There are several internal steps and low beams. However, there is parking at the door and ramped wheelchair access to the restaurant can be arranged via the rear. A ramp can also be arranged to the loos – but note the doors to the loos are too narrow for most wheelchair users. Please ring and ask for assistance in advance – customer service is important to this restaurant. This pub has a fairly grown up feel, so probably won’t particularly suit families with young children.
Ring 01398 341231 to make a reservation or for more information – note this restaurant is closed on Mondays and on most Sundays (open the first Sunday of every month). Want to look up the exact location? It’s at postcode EX37 4RY.