The Masons Arms

4.6
382 Reviews
£25 and under
English
At The Masons Arms we create a warm and welcoming ambience just as a local village pub should be. Our dishes focus on modern pub dining at it's best, traditional dishes with a bit of flair! Our menu changes regularly with daily specials making the most of seasonal produce often using fruit, herbs and vegetables grown in our own garden. There is a lovely pub garden to sit in when the weather permits!
Over the years we have lovingly developed the business and we are still making plans for further additions. Most recently we have opened a wood fired pizza oven and now offer stone baked pizza to eat in or takeaway. Pizza oven is open Thursday and Fridays 5pm-9pm, Saturday and Sundays 12pm-9pm.
We also have a microbrewery on site producing 6 ales brewed by the husband of the team.
We are dog friendly, there are treats on the bar, water by the back door and an enclosed exercise area to let them run off lead.
Enjoy a visit to a quintessential English pub in a beautiful ham stone village.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 382 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SueM
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. All four of us had a different dish and we all really enjoyed our choice.

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AlexandraG
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always atmosphere was great - as was service. Good very good as usual

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MichealV
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

all together excellent food was very good and piping hot fair selection of starters and mains good proportions tables well spaced and covid restrictions in place we are returning again tonight

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JonA
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to meet up, have a drink and some lunch. The staff are really helpful, it has outside and inside seating, the food is good quality and well prepared. Overall, an absolutely outstanding venue and restaurant. We’ll be looking forwards to booking up again soon.

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LISA
Dorset
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, venue and the waitress couldn’t be more friendly and helpful. A wonderful little pub.

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TracieB
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Not up to usual standard, food was not hot, we were disappointed overall

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AnnM
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not as good as it use to be Wondered why now found out under new management Need to up their game disappointing

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Hidie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ist visit and will not be the last. Such good food and good value.

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Robberman
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

poor service outside and food was just average. had higher expectations.

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NicolaM
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped by for breakfast with friends... excellent!

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StevenW
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good food but service got a bit slow so we left sooner than we wanted as realised desserts would take too long. But can never fault the food and we will always go back. Lovely pub.

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ramblingsid
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and friendly staff. Tasty starters, and the aubergine cannelloni main course was inspired. The duck in a pastry packet was enhanced by a most accomplished and delicious sauce.

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GrahamB
London
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday evening meal.
Would definitely go again if in the area.
Food was very good and staff were very friendly.
Meal service could have been faster but all in all a very good meal in pleasant surroundings.

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MelD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a great meal here. Good vegetarian options and very fresh.
Had a breakfast here too and it was really good.

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NickC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The staff were friendly but don't seem to communicate to each other which made things awkward

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KatieS
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely food always very tasty. Lovely customers lovely service

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BurtonK
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super site.lovely staff.great clean site.would use again.lovely food.

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AndyS
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely pub with great food. My only criticism was the lack of main courses on the menu.

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SaraA
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found the pub via an online search to stop on a long journey home. The food, location were very nice and the staff very friendly.

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AmandaM
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place to eat, food was lovely, staff friendly

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Jdubya
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant evening at The Masons Arms meeting friends and having a meal. Good food accompanied by a nice ambiance - service just right not to quick or pushy. Only minor gripe was that when I made the booking I sent the link to the website menu to other members of my party who obviously read it and made their choices only to be given the “hard copy” menu in the pub and some of the dishes then weren’t on the pub menu which was disappointing as new choices had to be made.

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ChristopherB
Bath
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to go.

The staff are all very friendly, well presented and upbeat. They clearly new their menus and what options were available.

The place was clean and tidy, and had a really cosy and relaxing vibe.

The menu was everything you could want from a pub with plenty of options.

The food only took 30 minutes to be brought to us, and was presented beautifully.

The quality, taste, portions and flavour of all the dishes were 10/10 you couldn't fault them.

I had a really enjoyable experience with my family and will without a doubt be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday! Amazing good, my son didn’t even let me try the dirty fries he was loving them so much, clean, friendly & good food! Would recommend & definitely go back! Great find!

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Ramsers
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely pub and fantastic staff. Food slightly mixed bag- some excellent, some a little off the mark (overdone burger and underdone baked Camembert) but still tasty. Overall would recommend as the staff and ambience are so great!!

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JohnW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Overall the food was excellent - just one small observation that the dish of veg that came with our very good roasts (incl a lovely vegan roast) was somewhat overcooked.

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jayneo
Cheshire
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Polite and friendly service but quite busy . Limited menu choices this weekend. Just good to be able to eat out!

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SuzieT
Surrey
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early as we were en route and they were very helpful and let us sit early. We then received news that meant we had to leave as soon as possible and they did everything they could to get our food as soon as possible. Service was friendly and super quick. A shame for us as it was beautiful and we would have loved to stay longer to enjoy their beautiful garden! Lovely pub with friendly and helpful staff.

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BenE
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly and accommodating. Will definitely be back!

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Hils
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food served in the attractive garden. Welcoming, attentive service , Good menu including the usual 'pub staples' together with interesting salads.

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JohnS
London
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Lovely setting, very welcoming and good service. Menu offered plenty of choice and the food we had was extremely good.
Definitely a place we would re-visit.

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PaulH
Cornwall
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice pub, good staff, difficult to gauge atmosphere as it was during Covid rules, good reasonably priced food and good beer.

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EmmaT
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Warm welcome, super quick service, food was absolutely delicious! We both went home full, happy and content! Thank you for a lovely evening!

JP
JaneP
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

main course vegetarian option came out as starter size, far too small a portion. Taglieteli was cold and not enough steak in it

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DanielleR
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Waitress kept walking past our table with no acknowledgement so didn’t place an order for 40 minutes. We were just looking around aimlessly trying to get someone’s attention.

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Meliclare
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really friendly staff - nothing a problem - and a lovely relaxed and calm atmosphere. Food was well presented with generous portions. So lovely to be out again!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely food, good value, nice staff.

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KenP
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyable, felt almost back to some normality.
Food was really good and the Thirsty Ferret was a bargain at £4.20 a pint.

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Ladiesthatlunch
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lunch with good service and good value. Bit noisy as young children dining at 2 nearest tables. Good choice of food and it is great to be able to eat out again!

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LiamT
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always there! Always great eating at the Mason's

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ChrisH
Bath
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fabulous service! Made to feel really welcome from the moment we got there! Good food! Will definitely be coming back!

FAQs

The Masons Arms offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01935 862591.

The Masons Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 382 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.