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The Martyrs Inn

££ - £££, British,
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (18 reviews)
“curry” (14 reviews)
“baguette” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a group of walkers who stopped here after a 5+ mile walk for lunch. Everybody was very satisfied with the food & the service. I had a pork & apple baguette which was delicious. My friend had pheasant which he thoroughly enjoyed. Although...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Jackie J
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We had a table for 25 booked for Sunday lunch after attending a christening. The service was fantastic and the roast dinner was great too. Nothing was too much trouble, with everyone in our party commenting on how much they enjoyed it. We will definitely...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pete T
Reviewed 29 October 2018

We only wanted a lunchtime snack and hadn't booked but this appeared to be no problem. The food was simple but very tasty and very reasonably priced. I'd happily go again.

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank brizy83
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Unfortunately, we had not booked but as I stood and enquired if they were able to cater for us ,the staff member hurriedly placed reserve signs in the bar area. Other members of our group agreed that the member of staff came over as unwelcoming...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank falcon2018
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

One member of staff to serve at the bar and wait on the tables was not enough. We also had a change of shift half way through when Tara took over. We had asked for the fire to be put on but it had to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
3  Thank 809leeg
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a very long time since I’ve had a carvery (we’re talking 30 years+!) in fact I didn’t even realise it was still a thing so I was a bit nervous when we booked. What a happy surprise ~ it was great! Huge, obviously home...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank purplejoey
Reviewed 27 September 2018

We were made welcome, and the menu and specials board offered a very good selection. There was a good choice of beers and the food was excellent.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank David D
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Stopped in the village to visit the Museum and called in to The Martyrs Inn for a coffee. As it was nearing lunch time we ask if it was possible to just have coffee. It was very busy and we were shown to a table...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 31CMD
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on the way home from Dorset and were treated to a superb carvery by very friendly staff. The price was also incredible value for money. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Helen L
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in on the off chance that food still served. To our surprise the carvery was available until 8pm. Excellent food & atmosphere. Managed to use my crutches but level access for wheelchair. Would recommend

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 831carolew
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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$6 - US$25
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, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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
  • 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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