The Masons Arms Odcombe


About Us

  • Secluded beer garden
  • Luxury accomodation at The Masons Arms
  • Freehouse with microbrewery
  • Bar
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  • The Masons Arms campsite
My partner and I had been running pubs together for ten years as managers for various breweries before we found The Masons Arms. It is a picture postcard pub in a very pretty ham stone village in an area full of tourist attractions and places of natural beauty such as Ham Hill (where the stone comes from). We instantly fell in love with the pub and knew we had to buy it. We were then overwhelmed by the welcome we received from the villagers who have helped us in so many ways since our arrival; from John, our unconventional vicar, who broadcast details of the opening night from the pulpit to Sheila, our local artist, who has allowed us to use her beautiful paintings of the pub; not to mention help with websites, posters, all matters chicken-related, and provision of local honey, fish and vegetables all from talented and generous customers/villagers. The pub is also our home and we love being a part of village life.

The popularity of our pub stems from the talents of our kitchen team coupled with attention to customer service from our front of house team and not forgetting the conscientious efforts of my cleaning brigade! My husband and I value our staff and make sure their efforts are appreciated and I think this reflects in their attitude to work and customers creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you to relax in. 

We have always used fresh local produce for our menus and whilst it is a formula that has grown fashionable in recent years it has always been successful for us. My husband, Drew, is also the brewer, producing fabulous ales that are not available anywhere but across our bar. My job is everything else including writing text for websites and of course making time to walk my dogs and cause chaos in our narrow country lanes. (Traffic calming Odcombe style!)

When you visit us I am sure you will experience the villagers welcoming and generous spirit whilst you enjoy a pint or two in the bar or stroll around the village itself. We will always make you welcome, but the soul of a pub comes from those who patronise it not just those who pull your pint! Our dogs will always give you a bouncy welcome when they are liberated from their paddock and of course you can bring your own to enjoy walking in our fabulous countryside.