The Mason Arms

Branscombe, Devon
+44 (0)1297 680300

Pass the Norman church and park by the inn. The log fires smoulder, the walks are gorgeous, and there’s absolutely no need to drive home


21 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

Lose yourself in tiny lanes; follow them down to the sea. This old village pub – once a cider house – stands half a mile back from the pebble beach surrounded by lovely hills.

There’s a big terrace out front, a row of thatch cottages by the car park, and a restaurant and bar that feel authentic and welcoming. The beer is St Austell’s, the food is great, and the spit roast gets going on Sundays. Footpaths lead in all directions: along the coast and across the hills. You can be on Beer’s beach in less than an hour, or dispatching cream teas in the village.

As for the rooms, there are 27 to choose from. Those above the pub are small but cosy while those in the cottages are larger. Some are quieter or quainter than others,and if you don’t mind the steps, the rooms on the top level open to a terrace with gorgeous views to the sea.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in a 14th-century pub a 10-minute stroll from the sea
  • The beautiful coastal walk to Beer
  • Bringing your dog: some of the ground-floor rooms are dog-friendly
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You should know

  • There's patchy mobile coverage in Branscombe, and the pub's wifi is limited
  • The cottage rooms are reached via several lights of steps
  • With your windows open you may hear the pub terrace


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Booking restrictions
Minumum stay two nights at weekends in summer.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch from £7.50. Bar meals from £9.95. Dinner, 3 courses, £20-£25. Sunday lunch from £9.95.


Nightly price
from £80
6 Four-posters
From £140
1 Family room for 4
From £165
8 Doubles
From £80
6 Twin/doubles
From £80



This is a real home and you will feel relaxed and welcome. Katharine is a great hostess and there is no better place to come and take it easy for a few days. Come along - you won't regret it!

Mike, Sawday's inspector

Just outstanding! Wonderful inn with authentic interiors, delightful and efficient staff and truly delicious, imaginative food. Well done!

Claire, Bideford

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The neighbourhood

Branscombe has walks of all sorts, from pebble-beach strolls to rewarding cliff-top climbs. In the heart of the village is Manor Mill, kept in full working order by the National Trust (summer only). Another must-visit is the village’s bakery (it closed in 1987), under whose thatch is a cosy tea room with a garden for summer, and an orchard by the stream. Beautiful Beer village is 2.5 miles.