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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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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Why on earth pubs choose to open for only a couple of hours at lunchtime when Sunday's have changed so much for everyone else is beyond me. But fortunately The Martyrs Inn does stay open. Of course they have a quiet spell in the afternoon, but this means that people like us who do want to have a lie in,... More 

Thank JamesMc87
Sutton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

If down this way often visit . Lovely friendly local pub . Food excellent with a big variety. Chris and Leanne who run the pub are perfect hosts and with the staff cannot do enough for you ,

1 Thank peterhyde1960
Belper, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

My wife and I were so surprised by this really great pub.They served the local beer and a good selection of lagers and other bottled beers.The food on offer was very good,we ate there twice during our stay and the food on offer was excellent.we had the two veggie mains,the veggie burger and Tagliatelle were both superb very well presented... More 

Thank stevemacAshbourne
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2016

very average food that was over priced for what you got. Staff polite but "cold". No background music so as the pub was so quiet you felt a little bit like you were in a library

2 Thank bostonians743
Brighton, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2016

A stop-off Sunday lunch on our homeward journey from Cornwall this Hall and Woodhouse pub fitted the bill perfectly - just off the main Dorchester road at Tollpuddle ( the pub is actually in Athelhampton and is easy to find) . We enjoyed a welcome refreshing drink and the Sunday lunch carvery for a welcome price of £13 a head.... More 

1 Thank The Sundowners
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

A Hall and Woodhouse inn selling Badgers beer. The carvery was good value for money. £9.95 or for £14.99 you can have the carvery + beer/wine/soft drink + dessert. Medium rare beef ( tender and delicious ) and pork which other half found a little dry. Not a huge selection of vegetables but all the essentials were there. Parsnips were... More 

Thank IntrepidExplorer27
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Hello IntrepidExplorer27 Really pleased that you had a great time, and enjoyed one of our 'Great Value Dining' deals, with tighter household budgets we are trying to make it easier for everyone to enjoy some lunch or dinner out and about. Sorry to hear about the sticky table, it seems our sanitiser spray is dissolving the varnish on the tables,... More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

The specials Duck was dry and salty and the Halloumi Burger had a sliver of Halloumi in it with a great big fried courgette - which was described on the menu as crispy. Very average pub grub which tastes like 'Iceland' frozen food. On the plus side the girls at the bar were very helpful - and we did not... More 

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

Hi EssexBirdDaisy Thanks for visiting, I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us, I have spoken to the kitchen team about our 'veggie' burger, it should have even portions of Aubergine, Red pepper and Haloumin (though not courgette). With regard to the duck dish, I must defend our chef, as it was on the specials board... More 

Abertillery, Wales
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Wow. We visited this pub for Father's Day and there were around 35 of us altogether. The Carvery meal was stunning. The Beef & Gammon melted in your mouth and the roasties and veg was done to a T. A few even managed sweets and they went down brilliantly too. An Excellent pub with Excellent food. Highly recommended by me... More 

Thank Stephen B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

Fortunately, we booked in advance for Sunday lunch as the restaurant was fully booked. My fussy daughter was disappointed that there was no chicken but the waitress very quickly said they could help here as beef and gammon were on the carver you menu. A menu for my 3 year old grand daughter was offered and she was spoils for... More 

Thank Europa101
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016

We visited this inn on the first occasion because Athelhampton House was not serving lunches earlier in the year when we called. We were not disappointed. We have now been twice for lunch and on both occasions the service and food has been first class. Will return no doubt.

Thank Diane R

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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 - $25
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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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