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The Martyrs Inn

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Steakhouse, Indian, Hamburgers, English
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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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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 67
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great find with Excellent food and service!!

We were looking for somewhere local to Dorchester which offered a country pub feel with good quality food and allowed dogs inside and this local pub definitely fit the bill. Not far off the A35 and easy to find. Nothing was too much trouble and they were able to rustle something for my fussy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Phebies
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Camberley, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Reservations
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

I have read a lot of excellent reviews about the Staff and Food at this Pub. Sorry to say our experience, last night was not good. For what we received the price was extremely high. My wife and I ordered fish and chips. It took ages to arrive and despite appearing well and truly cooked, it was actually raw or... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

We were looking for somewhere local to Dorchester which offered a country pub feel with good quality food and allowed dogs inside and this local pub definitely fit the bill. Not far off the A35 and easy to find. Nothing was too much trouble and they were able to rustle something for my fussy children :-). Food was tasty and... More 

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Dorchester, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The restaurant is local to us so we use it regularly. The Sunday roast is to travel for and they offer Fish n Chrips and Curry nights too. They are very good value.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My husband and I visited here on a cold winters night. We received a warm welcome with excellent food and service.

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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Stumbled across this pub while looking for somewhere to eat during a Dorset weekend away. In the lovely village of Tolpuddle, Saturday early eve and it had some locals in and a few diners, and looked welcoming. Very warm welcome from the smiley young lady behind the bar, nothing was too much trouble. Service was very good and despite being... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

we visited the Martyrs Inn on 22/03/2015 as a family group of ten which included a 6 year old coeliac. The food was delicious and my little one was spoilt for choice when choosing from the gluten free menu. The staff were friendly and attentive and we will definitely return if we are in the area. It's not often I... More 

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Scotland
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Visited the Martyrs Inn with my husband last Wednesday. Having checked out the menu online, I was impressed by the amount of vegetarian meals, and the fact the food seemed to be seasonal and not part of a 'chain pub' menu. The fact that they served food all day was a bonus, all other local eateries only served lunchtime/evening. We... More 

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Owen D, Owner at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear wip138 Thanks for the great review, that is very kind of you to take the time. We work hard to make sure that all visitors have a great time, and I am pleased that all the 'little things' that we do were noticed by you and have added up a contributed to you having such a great time. Many... More 

Dorchester
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

For my full impressions of this EXCELLENT pub/restaurant please read my previous review. With my Sister and her Husband visiting from 'up north' we decided to take them for a meal at The Martyrs - All four of us were well impressed. Lovely friendly, helpful and efficient service, perfectly cooked and presented food using top quality ingredients, overall comfort and... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Went to this pub restaurant twice, once in February and again in March, this time using a Groupon deal voucher. Both visits were early Sunday evenings, not normally the best time for food, but both times the food and service were very good indeed. Four of us selected different items from the extensive menu and we were all impressed.

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

Dear kas75 Thanks for the great review, I am delighted to hear that you have been twice, thats really good. Your quite right, Sunday evening can be a difficult time for food in many pubs, especially after a busy lunch tine, but we serve food all day - everyday and work hard to make it as good as it can... More 

hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Eaten here 5 times when visiting my sister & love it. Staff welcoming & friendly, food excellent. The Beef Hotpot is a delight. Thank you & already looking forward to next visit.

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Owen D, Owner at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear duchess1Hampshire, Thanks for the review, telling the world how much you enjoyed the Martyrs Inn, helps our business prosper and the staff rewarded, Thanks for being so kind and taking the time, hope to see you again. Best wishes Owen 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 7 - 30
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Indian, Hamburgers, English

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 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?