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The Masons

1 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
+44 1530 515515
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible16%
Travellers talk about
“pudding” (14 reviews)
“soup” (7 reviews)
“beef” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cycled here from Conkers Camping and Caravan Site along the canal. Thought we would 'reward' ourselves with a pint of beer. Warmly greeted in the bar and chose Pedigree and Doombar - both spot on. As it was around 1p.m. asked about lunch and were...More

Thank Jo W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Curry and a pint is always fab- really generous portion sizes and well cooked. Prompt friendly service and good value

Thank FionaSmith100
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Excellent Service A good Selection Of Foods, Mine was Beef Curry and the Trimmings with wine, Can't Fault. Will Be Visiting Again.

Thank fily20112016
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We ate here on Sunday early evening and the meal was really average but quite pricey. The couple at the next table warned us that their Carvery was luke warm and seemed left over from lunch so we ordered a pie and gammon steak. The...More

Thank dr7575
Reviewed 24 July 2017

We called in whilst in the area and to be quite honest, I hadn't been in the Masons since I lived in the village thirty years ago and it was a bit of drinkers pub then. We went into the lounge / restaurant which wasn't...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Went for a drink with friends on a Sunday during "happy hour". When I ordered my drinks, we questioned the price to be told happy hour prices are only served on one side of the bar and not the other side! This is not displayed...More

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Booked in as a walking group of 12 people. Staff were friendly, helpful and efficient. Most of us chose from the £4.95 lunchtime special. Main course, plus soup or pudding. I had the carvery,choice of 3 meats. I had gammon,others had beef which was tender....More

Thank 16marigold116
Reviewed 2 May 2017

great service, great food, great prices. four of us ate off the menu and three of us had the carvery, we all enjoyed the food and were all stuffed afterwards as the portions are large! good tasty pub grub at good prices with good service....More

Thank 22Atomic
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Really good carvery, looks like The Masons Arms are getting back on track! Friendly service, well done!

Thank sue m
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in for dinner and it was lovely! 1st visit and was very happy with the meals. Waiter was very pleasant and also the bar staff. Will definitely be coming again. Nice selection of food and puddings.

2  Thank Melrick2013
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Church Street | Donisthorpe, Swadlincote DE12 7PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Derbyshire  >  Swadlincote
  • Phone Number: +44 1530 515515
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