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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 - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: 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
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food and friendly atmosphere

Modern pub located in the historic village of Tolpuddle. All of our party enjoyed their evening meals and the service was very good. The Sunday carvery also looked good but we had already made other eating arrangements for that day. Good pint of Badgers First Call.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DaveFWaltononThames
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Modern pub located in the historic village of Tolpuddle. All of our party enjoyed their evening meals and the service was very good. The Sunday carvery also looked good but we had already made other eating arrangements for that day. Good pint of Badgers First Call.

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Thank DaveFWaltononThames
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family congregated here at a pre-booked table for 7 adults and a child. It was 2pm, the restaurant was about half full, the atmosphere pleasant. We had travelled from Kent, Hampshire and Devon to be together, so having been on the road a while, we ordered drinks at the table before ordering food. The drinks came promptly, my latte... More 

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Thank Ryan W
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took our three children here for lunch a week before Christmas. The food took ages (even though there were only 8 other people in the pub) and the manager seemed far more interested in chatting up the barmaid than providing a reasonable service. The food was ok, except for the burger which was overcooked; It tasted foul and I... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Went there tonight as a last minute booking and thoroughly enjoyed it! We chose from the grill night menu (that's new I think?) and it was excellent value with very good food. Portion was perfectly acceptable size and we had enough room left for a scrummy pudding. Friend with us also very impressed, couldn't fault a thing despite them being... More 

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1 Thank mab1959
schweiz
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220 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

What a great place! Very nice interior Very friendly staff! (very friendly!) very delicious food. We had the Steak and ale pie. The meat was very soft and really delicious. Best was the salty caramel ice cream. Also we loved the fact, that our Dog was welcome too. A rare thing in such a nice place. We can only recommend... More 

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1 Thank aquamarina75
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Looking for somewhere to have a nice meal after visiting Monkey World. Attracted to Tolpuddle's history, couldn't miss eating at the Martyrs Inn, and what a good choice. Great to see a number of customers with their dogs - all well behaved. There was an Indian food theme but we ordered from the "normal" menu and we weren't disappointed. Nice... More 

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1 Thank AHill62
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A group of us had eaten here a few times before, so we arranged to meet up again early on a Sunday evening. Previously we had been able to select from the menu at this time, but on this occasion we were told it was carvery only. It would have been helpful to have been told of this change when... More 

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1 Thank kas705
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We stopped at the Martyrs Inn after visiting the Martyrs museum. The food was delicious and all the staff were very friendly. We would recommend The Martyrs Inn to anyone wanting a good meal.

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Thank jacksl48
London
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Traditional pub and good lunch menu. Good spot to go to after seeing the local martyrs museum. Good range of ales as well.

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Thank Andyyy6
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been in for sometime for food, but just had an amazing meal, seems to be new people in charge and a new chef. Really good time would highly recommend and I will back again very soon with family and friends. Well done the team at the martyrs well worth the drive and visit, thank you.

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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 7 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Indian

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?