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49 Main Rd, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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Ranked #27 of 107 Restaurants in Dorchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English, Hamburgers, Indian, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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.
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat out if you are trying to cut back or are on a budget as they have their fantastic meal deals which include the cost of a drink as well as a dessert! So you know exactly what you are paying. We've treated ourselves to a curry and a carvery this month, both have been delicious, especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We moved back into the area in March last year and have been to The Matyrs Inn for a drink and sit by the fire a few times in the evening. We have been meaning to eat there for a while and finally got around to it tonight (26/01/15). I don't really like giving 5 stars but both having thought... More 

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West Sussex
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Had Sunday Lunch here from the carvery. We helped ourselves to a choice of vegetables (roast potatoes, carrots, carrot/swede mash, red cabbage plus Yorkshires) to the rare roast beef or gammon served to us. Good portion size, good food, good service, great value as the price of £13.99 included a drink and any dessert. As it happens we only had... More 

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156 reviews 156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The food here is pub-grub PAR-EXCELLENCE. From the interesting (something for everyone) menu I chose to start with a half-pint of fried squid and prawns followed by a delicious coq-au-vin.....PERFECTION in all respects!..... my Wife selected a mouth-watering baked Somerset camembert to preceed her main course of a FANTASTIC beef hot-pot. We were both absolutely delighted. The Martyrs Inn is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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48 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very welcoming and friendly, lovely open fire and good size pub/restaurant. Food was reasonable pub fare - worth a visit if in the area because the staff were lovely and fine for a light bite. Good to see dogs and children being welcomed in equal measure, good sized car park. Good selection of ales and cider.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch at the Martyrs Inn with friends and had a lovely meal. Prawn and scallop starter came with small salad and was very tasty. The pork main dish was very tasty.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I took my girlfriend here for a birthday lunch and it was great. We reserved a table for two for lunch and there were no problems whatsoever. The waitress served us with a complimentary salad, which was a nice touch. The salad consisted of a variety of fresh and crispy salad leaves (rocket, spinach, gen lettuce, etc.), tomatoes, cucumbers, croutons... More 

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Great Shefford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Had a catch up with Friends at the Martyrs Inn, was exceptionally busy, clearly very popular, but despite this both the service and food was excellent.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I'm not often motivated to leave reviews, but after a frantic dash to collect a new washing machine from Currys in Dorchester, we stopped in here having seen knife and fork signs on the A35 which lead to the Martyrs Inn in Tolpuddle, The pub is small but comfortable, and clearly popular, as it was packed, we had to wait... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Unbelievably BAD! Such a disappointment, who called the person producing the Sunday lunch a Chef or Cook? We unfortunately believed the hype put about by Athelhampton House that this is THE place to eat. The pictures on the website are well done and give the impression of a classy place to visit but the reality is quite different; the eating... More 

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

Hello Julie B Utter nonsense. I appreciate that you were not happy with the location of the table, but you did not book in advance, and it was the last table in the whole place, it was very busy. The lights were on when you sat, the kitchen door was right there, you could have rejected the table and waited... More 

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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 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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 30
Cuisine: English, Hamburgers, Indian, Steakhouse

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