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The Martyrs Inn

££ - £££, British,
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (17 reviews)
“hot pot” (4 reviews)
“burger beer” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
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11 - 20 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 5 July 2017

We visited twice during a week's holiday here. Once alone and once in a group of 14. Both times they delivered food and drinks that were good, with no fuss and no problems. The place was spacious enough and clean and efficient. Just what we...More

Thank chris_butler_uk
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Monday night was curry night for under £12 the three course meal was very good. The starter was sharing meal and substantial. Then you helped yourself to the main course, buffet style, with a choice of 5-6 different currys. Korma was very very mild but...More

Thank garyhK5706ET
Reviewed 26 June 2017

After taking my GF to see Hardy's Cottage I decided to take her to the Martyrs for a pint & a bite to eat. I'm familiar with the Martyrs as I used to live just a few miles away - a good few years ago....More

Thank Mark M
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear Mark M Many thanks for the review of The Martyrs Inn. A shame that you did not mention how good either the food, drink or service were, as I would consider any one of those as measure of how good a pub / restaurant...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017

Called in for lunch as passing and feeling hungry. Had Mushroom Wellington with very tasty chips. Service friendly and prompt. I would certainly go again.

Thank rlfk
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear rlfk Many thanks for the great review, very kind. We do have a good range of vegetarian items on our menu, and pleased you found something to suit you! Best wishes Owen

Reviewed 12 June 2017

I visited this pub last Friday with my friend. The last time I visited there was two young lads working, but this time there was only the one. I was talking to the barman, who I think's name was Josh, about cricket. He talked a...More

2  Thank adambarrett80
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear adambarrett80 Many thanks for the great review, 5 stars! Wow. Josh is one of our bar-staff, and a very keen cricketer. (very good apparently) Thanks for the kind words about the beer! best wishes Owen

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely venue, good service and friendly staff. We had the Friday fish and chips and were disappointed with the meal. Fish was small and grey, chips were like frozen chips and mushy peas probably came from a tin.More

Thank fred n
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2017

Dear fred n Thanks for the review, I am sorry that you had a disappointing meal. Our fish-and-chip friday offer is great value, at £9.99 including a drink, but thats no good if the usual high quality is not spot on as well. All our...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Family live in Tolpuddle so whenever we visit, we call into The Martyrs Inn for either just a drink or an evening meal. Good menu of local produce, fair drink prices. They have weekly specials all the year round and we have alway's received a...More

Thank promenade39
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Dear promenade39 Thanks for the great review, very kind, and thanks for mentioning the specials we do all year around. You quite right the front-of-house could do with some work, and we do have some new furniture on order! Hope to see you again soon.!...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Very welcoming local pub. Meals were well presented and piping hot. They do Friday fish and chip night, was lovely. We had a Sunday lunch which was beef and gammon, it melted. Then on Monday they do a curry night, 5 different curry for you...More

Thank sheilaellis65
Reviewed 2 June 2017

We were so impressed with our visit this week. We both ordered a very simple dish, fish & chips, but it was perfectly cooked, beautifully light batter, lovely flaky cod and excellent service.

Thank Nick C
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Have visited twice now, the food on both occasions has been very good, especially the Sunday carvery, unfortunately the service lets this place down. No one came to take our order on both occasions, we had to call the girl over, twice my drink order...More

3  Thank Jayne P
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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$26
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
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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