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The Martyrs Inn

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49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dropped in for a quick bite at lunchtime and enjoyed the food and drink. A very pleasant front of house member of staff served the drinks and took and served food orders efficiently. We had two types of filled baguettes, both enjoyed them and thought the small helping of salad and handful of chips that accompanied them were just right... More 

Thank Bon444
Poole, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

only popped in for a few drinks as we had hired a cottage nearby and were having a family meal in , however the lads were having a pre-dinner couple of pints .very friendly pub with plenty of beers on tap , good atmosphere and lots of local people having a few early evening drinks ,quite a few people eating... More 

Thank cidersteve2014
Ashford, Middlesex
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great pub, serving excellent cask ale and a good range of food. It is well decorated with historiclal artifacts and is very comfortable.

Thank Pahaska
Stockport, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Good to stop here if you are on your way to the wonderful sculptures by the lake or to see the Tolpuddle museum which is in the village. Friendly staff and food fine with filled baguettes or cooked starters ( goats cheese tart /whitebait etc ) and obviously mains . Beer was said to be good ..Hall and wood house... More 

Thank Chris G
Ashford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Delicious food... A cut above the usual lunch stop. We arrived, a group of 8 walkers, hot, thirsty and ready for the meals we had pre ordered before setting off on our walk (the pub had opened at 10.00 a.m. in order to allow us to order etc). The food was delicious, surroundings and ambience great (we even had linen... More 

Thank CBStroller
Woking, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

We visited it for lunch and the food and service was excellent, wether it was my perfect Venison steak to the boy's burgers We will eat there again next time we are in the area Plenty of room for a baby buggy

Thank CavaCarol
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Always used to be a very welcoming establishment... but appears previous managers and staff are no more? Pub empty, no 'personal' touch.. ashame as previously having entered being a local or not a "local" reception was always given... being the only pub in village its ashame "owners" want to mess with something that does or could work... place with potential... More 

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

Dear foodsw Thank you for the review. What went wrong? I am not sure.. The Martyrs Inn is a busy pub, filled with locals and visitors alike, Fish & Chip friday, Curry Monday and the lovely Sunday carvery are all very popular and keep the pub bustling. Its true our current managers are moving on to new things, but the... More 

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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We were driving past on bank holiday Monday and decided to stop off for a drink and there was a big sign advertising their curry night . It was such good value we decided to try it , it was great , service in the beginning was slow as there was a large group so that was fine by us... More 

Thank melanie s
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Visited this place whilst staying nearby on holiday. Food was superb and the staff were lovely. It was a pleasure to visit. We had the curry night deal also on Sunday had carvery We ate a lot here whilst on holiday the scampi was the best I've ever had . The staff are all very friendly and nothing is too... More 

Thank nicola r
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Nice place, food not too bad - although my starter wasn't great. Kids choice is a bit limited. Served for first drink & starter reasonably quickly, but after that we waited far too long for the main course. My steak was nice, my wife had the mushroom tagliatelle which she enjoyed. Kids pizza - very very basic. One child had... More 

Thank Daniel O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $24
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 848249
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?