Branscombe, Seaton, Devon, EX12 3DJ

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Scenic and secluded, explore our accommodation in Branscombe as featured in the 100 Best Places to Stay in the UK by The Times. With everything you need for a weekend break in the country, and the beach just a 10-minute stroll from your room, find your perfect home away from home. Explore our boutique hotel-style bedrooms and converted cottages, complete with stunning views overlooking the surrounding countryside. And, with our Proper Dog rooms, your canine companion can join on your adventures.

T he creeper-clad, higgedly-piggedly thatched inn dates back to 1350 and has been sensitively refurbished to retain its period features. The atmosphere is pubby, casual and convivial, with locals swapping yarns over pints by the bar’s huge open fire. Nooks and alcoves make this the perfect place to hole up during bad weather.

- Suzy Bennett, The Telegraph, Destination Expert

* Read the full Telegraph review here. Featured in the 100 Best Places to Stay in the UK by The Times.


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Fuel your adventures with a hearty breakfast. Whether you opt for overnight oats or the full works, getting out of bed will feel a little easier with a freshly-prepared breakfast to start your day. Included in your room rate, simply roll out of bed and we'll do the rest.





Surrounded by stunning countryside and a phenomenal section of UNESCO World Heritage coastline, the idyllic village of Branscombe is the perfect base for exploring South Devon’s great outdoors. The Mason’s Arms nestles between Seaton and Sidmouth, within walking distance of the Jurassic Coast.

S even centuries back, the Masons Arms dispensed cider to stoneworkers in surrounding Branscombe. Just two years ago, it was a tired country inn — albeit one pleasantly close to the sea. Now, after a careful £2 million makeover by the St Austell Brewery, you will find a posh pub with partly thatched exteriors, low beams and stone walls that has been enhanced by terrific, wholesome local food, cosy but cool decor and luxury touches such as Hypnos mattresses.

- 100 Best Places to Stay in the UK, The Times


Full T&Cs.

Bedroom prices are per room, per night. Rates are inclusive of accommodation, breakfast and VAT. Minimum 2-night stay. Restrictions apply on all Saturday evenings and on New Year’s Eve.

You will need to provide your credit or debit card details to secure your reservation. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and Electron to secure a reservation.

Please note that full payment for your reservation will be taken between 48 hours prior to arrival and check-in. This will be debited from the credit/debit card used to secure your initial booking.

We reserve the right and you hereby authorise us to charge your credit or debit card for any damage incurred to your room or the property during your stay (including without limitation specialist cleaning) or for any items that are missing when you leave.

If you think that there is a mistake in your reservation or if you require any changes to a confirmed reservation, please contact us to discuss.

We have free parking located next to the inn, please note this operates on a first come basis. 

If you have booked our wheelchair accessible room, there is a parking space located directly outside. 

There are currently no charging points for electric vehicles in Branscombe. The nearest points are Sidmouth or Seaton. Find out more here.

All our rooms are complete with luxury toiletries, tea and coffee-making facilities, free WiFi and a hairdryer.

Please note, there is no air conditioning in the rooms. 

We welcome well-behaved dogs into a few, specially selected, rooms at an additional charge of £15 per night, per dog. If you are looking at bringing your dog with you please give us a call to ensure you are allocated the correct room.

We ask that dogs are not left on their own in the rooms. Your dog is allowed with you in all areas of the Masons Arms except the main restaurant.

Included in this additional rate you will find our 'Proper Dog' hamper complete with tennis ball, Forthglade treats, biodegradable poo-bags, a can of our 'Proper Dog' pooch-friendly beer and Proper Job beer for you to take away with you. 

Discount Codes are subject to availability and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers. We reserve the right to amend or withdraw offers at any time.

There is WiFi available throughout the Masons Arms. Simply complete our sign-in form and you'll have access to the internet. 

Please note, this is not suited to extensive streaming or heavy downloads/uploads. 

Check-in is from 4pm. We ask guests to check out by 11am on the day of departure.

Breakfast is served every morning from 8am until 10:30am and is included as part of your room rate. 

You can order from our breakfast menu, or please help yourself to our continental selection.

The main bar and restaurant also offer lunch and dinner. The team will be happy to reserve a table for you, just let them know. Explore our full menu here.

We have two family rooms, both on the first floor, located above the pub with views over Branscombe.

Some of our bedrooms are large enough to accommodate z-beds and cots which you are welcome to hire from us or bring your own. These additional beds are for children only. 

Additional occupants aged 3 - 15 years are charged 25% of the double room rate. Family suites are charged per night up to the maximum stated occupancy.

Most rooms are accessed via a significant number of steps. We do have one wheelchair accessible room – please speak to us directly if you are interested in booking this. Please note, there are also some steps and ledges involved when accessing the pub.

Although we will try to accommodate special requests, all rooms are subject to availability.

If you have booked through a third-party travel agent please refer to the agent's specific cancellation terms. We do not pay commission on reservations to third parties without a prior formal agreement.

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Please note, photographs are only a representation. Our rooms are just as unique as the buildings and locations they’re in. You may find that your room differs in style, but you can be sure of a warm welcome, comfy bed, and delicious dishes when you stay with us.