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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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 6
    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
70th birthday holiday at Southover House

Lovely pub. Only downside was the long wait for the food. We waited over an hour. Complimentary starter salads were given to all. We had children so we were in before 6pm . The special meat pie had so much meat, my sister and I struggled to finish it and it was beautifully tender. All our fellow... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Alice1945
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I say, on this occasion - because I believe that establishments can have off days. There was only one bar person in evidence during this quiet lunch time - and we did not feel that anything would be gained by telling him that our meal was unsatisfactory. I doubt very much that he could have rectified what was wrong or... More 

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

Dear Bibs28 Many thanks for the review, I am disappointed to read that your visit was not as enjoyable as it could have been. Its a nicely worded review. Consumers though have always had a voice, and the closer to the business in question they use it, the louder it is. Had you complained on-site it would have been much... More 

Ashford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely pub. Only downside was the long wait for the food. We waited over an hour. Complimentary starter salads were given to all. We had children so we were in before 6pm . The special meat pie had so much meat, my sister and I struggled to finish it and it was beautifully tender. All our fellow guests enjoyed their... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This s a friendly welcoming pub in Tolpuddle. We had Sunday Lunch. The carvery option was tasty with delicious meat. Kids selection also very well presented and a nice variety of dishes on offer.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited The Martyrs Inn for lunch today. The welcome by the staff was very friendly, and the food excellent.We will be making a return visit soon.

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Puddletown, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Despite living in Puddletown, our preferred local pub is The Martyrs Inn. The atmosphere within is great, and the food is nothing short of superb. There is a particular member of staff, his name is Adam (if I recall correctly!). He showed excellent customer service skills, and is a credit to the pub! Thanks for making our visit so brilliant,... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were struggling to find anywhere to eat near Dorchester after 3pm... Most pubs locally stop serving food at 2pm. Found this place and not only was the food absolutely delicious, the service was great AND they had a great selection for both gluten free & vegetarians. Highly recommend and I would go back and order the same again -... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Well worth the effort of pulling off the road en route to or from the West Country. A lovely pub with a great menu. Very relaxing, very dog friendly and food was superb. A great spot to break your journey. A big plus that food is served all day as traffic was awful and we arrived mid afternoon, but that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We stopped here on route to Brighton from Cornwall. Nice and friendly pub with nice food, it hit the spot and off we went back in the car for another few hours. Nice touch as well is that they have water bowls everywhere for dogs! Thanks and see you again soon!

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Enjoyed a nice curry dinner on a lovely sunny Monday evening. Rich variety to choose in a three course buffet. Starter was served, very nice. Main course I felt in some dishes slightly over cooked, but still acceptable. Tasty coconut ice cream to complete the dinner. Very friendly and helpful staff

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Lovely welcome, friendly service. Went on Monday night Curry night. Three course set menu with a choice of seven curries, tried a small amount of them all along with the Indian vegetable dishes. The food was excellent and great value @ £10.99 including a selected drink. Will go back again when in the South Coast area

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Additional Information about The Martyrs Inn

Address: 49 Main Rd, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
Phone Number: +44 1305 848249
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 31
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Indian, British, Pub

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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?