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The Martyrs Inn

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49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Axminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm breaking a self made rule - I don't write reviews and neither does my friend who I ate here with - so please note that everything written is how we both feel (I got the task of authoring this). The Martyrs Inn more than deserves to be celebrated. I had booked a table here for lunch following a walk... More 

Thank ElleWell38
London, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way back from Portland to home in London, wanted lunch before hitting motorways. Spotted this pub, not expecting anything spectacular but greeted by a nice young lady who gave us menus, we wondered about a starter, but had a large breakfast so opted for fish and chips. A huge portion arrived, beautifully presented, with a pot... More 

Thank cleveland16
Swansea, United Kingdom
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299 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed dinner and I noticed the sign for Tolpuddle, so we turned off the A35. We found the Martyrs Inn in the village and pulled into the car park. The wood burning in the fire place in the bar was very welcome. I enjoyed a pint of ale and my wife had J2O. We ordered battered fish, chips and... More 

Thank GwynRoberts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We pop along to this place, at any excuse. We've eaten here at least 4 times since our first visit this summer. The food and service is always good. The staff are predominantly all young and are very friendly and attentive. The food is plentiful, tasty and good value. The atmosphere is always good and is very dog friendly. Need... More 

Thank Bmarky
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Me and the missus went here as we were driving past. We had zero expectations, just needed feeding. Standard country pub aesthetics, very friendly bar staff, expected cohort of farmers and their dogs in the bar area. Very clean and open and that's when we started noticing the little details, from our table by the fire. Tasteful Christmas decorations around... More 

Thank Lewis H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Steeped in history the martyrs inn is a reall old fashioned tavern. We stopped for Sunday lunch. The carvery was simple yet superb. The service could not be better from the young attentive team

Thank Kay S
London, United Kingdom
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113 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A very decent villlage pub, this. Decent food, friendly service. A good spot to rest weary legs from local walks!

Thank jamesamar
Bridport, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

I did a divert here to escape the rain en route and was glad I did, a lovely Inn, comfortable, warm. I ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with salad and chips and then a yummy and filling rhubarb crumble and custard. Service was pleasant and delivered quickly, and value for money over all, I would return another time 😊

Thank tigernymph
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Had Sunday dinner here today with the family. Lovely atmosphere as we came in, so welcoming. The table we were sat at was by the door and a little chilly but they moved us with no hassle and nothing was too much trouble. They offered a nice menu or carvery option. I am sometimes a little reluctant to try new... More 

Thank Rosies76
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I ordered the Hot Pot. I wasn't expecting it to have melted cheese in it. I was expecting the potato slices to have been peeled before being inserted into the mix. The whole dish was a VERY HOT POT. Once it had cooled and I had removed the cheese and potato skins, the hot pot was quite nice. If there... More 

Thank GoonerGav

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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
US$6 - US$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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?