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The Martyrs Inn

49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“salmon” (18 reviews)
“curry” (14 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was an amazing experience for pub dining. Lady instantly greeted us and offered us a table where she promptly brought menus and took a drinks order. We ordered food at bar (not sure if the lady would take orders from table for food?). We had...More

Thank Ali B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in last night and did not know what to expect. It was by chance we found the place although a local in Puddletown advised us to stop at The Martyrs. My partner is hard to please! However, all three courses were really excellent....More

Thank fairminded2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by for lunch, after visiting the Tolpuddle Martyrs Museum. Sat at a table outside and had an excellent meal. I had the Friday fish and chips, my wife whitebait. Both were generous portions, served quickly, and tasty. We’ll stop here again next time we’re...More

1  Thank DorkingRanger
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always pop in for a carvery on Sundays and when we visited this week we found that the usually good standard of the roast had dropped. The roast potatoes and vegetables had a funny taste to them, the potatoes were hard and earthy and...More

2  Thank sarah2523
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear sarah2523 Thanks for 'another' review. For the benefit of TA readers, this is a review that has been left by someone who claims to have eaten at The Martyrs, and last week left a similar review, The reviewer has also left reviews for another...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place by accident after a long drive up from Cornwall. Situated just off the A35 and easy to get to. Good parking in a quiet location. The staff were very pleasant and efficient. Was only intending to stop for a break and a...More

Thank Andy L
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Andy L Thanks for the great review! The Martyrs is ideally situated for a drop in off the A35, with good signage for all the Tolpuddle village amenities. It's really kind of you to take the time to mention the staff, they work so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely table outside, good choice of menu for all tastes. We had some nice salads and chips. Reasonable prices and friendly helpful staff.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We called at the Martyrs for a refreshing drink having completed a long muddy walk around Tolpuddle. A delightfully fitted pub in the middle of the village and obviously commemorating the "Martyrs". Good welcome from the friendly staff so we decided to stay for lunch....More

Thank patdixon49
Reviewed 19 April 2018

The food at lunch was good but very rich, and portions were not for the faint-hearted - more for younger people than older folk, I guess. Service was good, too, but the way the inside is painted was not appealing, to my mind. All comes...More

Thank AlbertfromDorset
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a meal with friends. Very poor service. Venu not particularly busy but they had run out of garlic bread. Long wait for meals and the meals and poorly presented. Cheesecake was brought to the table instead of a cheese board. They had run out...More

1  Thank wessex8
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2018

Dear wessex8 I am so sorry to hear that you had a such a poor time at The Martyrs Inn, as you suggest this is far from our normal level of service. The Martyrs had a brisk early evening, but too much was expected from...More

Reviewed 11 March 2018

We had a Mothers day carvery and in all honesty probably the best Sunday Roast I have had in the last 12 months. Certainly well worth a visit for a special day. I will be taking the better half there for her Birthday by special...More

Thank BigDDorset
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Questions & Answers
Ruth M
6 October 2017|
Response from Owen D | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, There is a varied menu at the Martyrs Inn, and the team will be pleased to look after your requirements. There are a selection of Vegetarian and Gluten Free dishes, however the dishes on the current menu that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$27
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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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