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The Martyrs Inn

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49 Main Rd, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Martyrs Inn, in the historic village of Tolpuddle, near Dorchester...
The Martyrs Inn, in the historic village of Tolpuddle, near Dorchester, Dorset, is a delightful country pub serving our local, visitor and tourism trade. We offer a range of great home cooked food, using locally sourced ingredients, we work hard to be excellent value and offer all our diners a relaxed atmoshphere for eating. Open all day with food served 12noon until 9pm (8pm on Sunday) with regular great value dining such as curry night monday, fish and chip friday and our all day sunday carvery.
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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Monday curry night

Bank Holiday Monday curry night was excellent value - 3 courses (a choice of 6 main meals) and a drink for under £11.00. The Martyr's was fully booked which was no surprise. My favourite currys were the Lamb Bhuna & Goan Fish Curry. The staff were welcoming, friendy & effiicient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
JGJAJ2015
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Poole
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5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

As I live in the village, I booked a table for three friends and I, thinking that none of us would have to drive, and as they were coming from three different countries they wanted to try my local. I really wish I hadn't. Booked for 8pm over a week in advance. We put our order in at about 8.15... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Bank Holiday Monday curry night was excellent value - 3 courses (a choice of 6 main meals) and a drink for under £11.00. The Martyr's was fully booked which was no surprise. My favourite currys were the Lamb Bhuna & Goan Fish Curry. The staff were welcoming, friendy & effiicient.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I would recommend to book a table all tables were full when we arrived on Saturday night. To begin with the beer was flat but this soon was resolved when made the bartender aware. We had lasagne- this wAs lovely. Chicken With tarragon sauce my mum did say a lot more sauce would have been better but still enjoyed the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

When you have driven for three hours in rain and traffic and you want a good meal - get off the A35 and head for Tolpuddle. I cannot fault this pub / restaurant and I have no problems in being a harsh critic when required. Great service, nice surroundings, reasonable price and most importantly great food. We stopped for the... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Called in for lunch today and they luckily managed to squeeze us in as the restaurant was very busy. The food and service was excellent. I had the seafood risotto and my husband had home made pie (both on the specials board). One of the best risottos I have had! Would highly recommend making a reservation.

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Just had a gorgeous meal here. 4 adults and one child, very filling and reasonably priced. Very friendly staff, whole pub clean and located in a beautiful village.

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Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Thomas D Thanks for the great review, and mentioning our great value for money. We work very hard to make sure that we offer keen pricing. Its not easy being independent in a rural location. So its really pleasing when it works.. We do great meal deals, with our Curry Night, Fish and Chip Friday and Sunday carvery. best... More 

Perth, Australia
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Four of us visited this very pleasant Inn on a recent first visit to the historic village of Tolpuddle. Food was delicious and Alice , our waitress on the day was very pleasant and helpful. Would recommend The Martyrs Inn .

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Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Ozziemo Wow, all the way from Perth in Australia. Its great to get a review from Australia especially as the food 'down under' is amazing. Thanks for the great review, and thanks for telling everyone about great food and lovely Alyce. Its a great spot Tolpuddle lots of history, and great connection with Australia through the transportation of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited The Martyrs Inn when we were in the area on a family day out. We wanted a nice pub meal and this place was superb! The staff were friendly, the food came really quickly and was fresh snd really tasty. I can thoroughly recommend the homemade pork scratchings as a nibble while you decide what to eat! Overall... More 

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Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Hello BarackObama2 Great review, thanks for calling in! Its really pleasing to see that you spotted all the things we work hard to do, great service, speedy food and great home-made dishes. The pork scatchings are freshly made nearly everyday, and are very popular Hope to see you again Owen More 

Puddletown, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

we go on Saturdays after cricket, quite often are feeling pekish not fancying a big meal just ask for baguettes and it is no trouble for the staff to oblige, really good they are too.

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Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear mbarret2015 Thanks for the great review, really pleased that you have had a great time, and you are quite right, nothing is too much trouble. Always happy to help. See you next week! Owen More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Our food just did not taste fresh - especially the burger buns which felt and tasted as if they were stale and had been put in the oven and then lightly toasted. They were almost inedible - and in fact, I removed the bun after the first bite. The felafel burger was dry and tasteless and looked distinctly like it... More 

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Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Hello This is a review that we had responded to a while ago, but it violated TripAdvisor guidelines so we asked for it to be removed, and this is a somewhat edited replacement version. I won't go into detail again but on our menu if it says home-made then it is. We do toast the burger buns, and we are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 49 Main Rd, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 848249

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Indian, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The Martyrs Inn, in the historic village of Tolpuddle, near Dorchester, Dorset, is a delightful country pub serving our local, visitor and tourism trade. We offer a range of great home cooked food, using locally sourced ingredients, we work hard to be excellent value and offer all our diners a relaxed atmoshphere for eating. Open all day with food served 12noon until 9pm (8pm on Sunday) with regular great value dining such as curry night monday, fish and chip friday and our all day sunday carvery.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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