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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
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cannot fault this establishment. Great food at reasonable prices in a refined environment. Fast, efficient service delivered by very smart waitresses. Lots of good energy in the food which shows they care. Yes, would recommend 100%.

Thank AlexGordon
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a long drive in traffic we divided to pull off the main road to find somewhere to eat. Came across this nice bar/restaurant. Modern decor to an old pub works well. Good very good but a little on the expensive side but well presented. Was told we would have to wait 30 minutes for food order, which was a... More 

Thank DennisBarney
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61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tolpuddle used to be a bit of a nightmare that you'd crawl through without thinking of stopping. Now that the road goes past, it's a lot nicer. We were looking for a quick lunch en route to the coast, and the Martyrs did the job. Reasonable beer, reasonable halloumi salad and a fair egg and chips. Pleasant outside space where... More 

Thank Captain_Cook_9876
Lymington, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Martyrs Inn is in the heart of this pretty village and appears to be a hub for the locals. Have eaten here many times and the food is always good in my opinion. Stopped here the other day just for a drink with friends. Friendly welcome from the staff. The place was very quiet with it being the middle... More 

Thank promenade39
Somerset, UK
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214 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The two previous times that we visited the Martyrs were both on Curry Night, and we were less than impressed. But we have been meaning to try its ordinary menu for some time and, on Sunday, booked a spur of the moment table for lunch. It was reasonably busy, although not over full. We had intended to, perhaps, try their... More 

Thank TauntonBob
Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The A35 is a poor road at the best of times and not one for 'hurrying.' We often drive it and this was a great pub to have discovered. It is a bit off the main road but well signposted and good parking. Looks great inside and there is plenty of outside seating too. Not only was there a varied... More 

Thank rosalin101
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We intended having a meal while travelling to the west country and checked the website for this establishment. It said "food served every day 12 till 9pm." We arrived at 4.30pm and asked the young barmaid to set up a tab, which she willingly done. We then took a couple of menus from the bar right beside her, and took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $26
Bar, British, Pub, Indian, 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
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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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