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The Brewers Arms Pub

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Bar, British, Pub
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Burnside | Martinstown, Dorchester DT2 9LB, England
+44 1305 889361
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
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Pezenas, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our lunch today, with friends and family. The food was fresh and tasty and we were so well looked after. Lovely atmosphere and fair prices for great grub - we'll be back!

Thank kandt063
Sutton, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Brewers Arms is a lovely little pub in a village setting just a few miles south west of Dorchester, the village is quiet and quite pretty, Leanne & Ben that run the place are very attentive hoasts and nothing is to much trouble. Ben welcomed us in the pouring rain and made sure we were safely settled in our... More 

Thank Gerald Y
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review Gerald. We are so pleased you had a lovely time with us before you caught up with family. Now I have to stop Ben bragging about his breakfast 😊 Look forward to seeing you both soon! Best wishes Leanne More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is off to a very promising start. The new owners are doing an excellent job. Very nice decor, warm and welcoming. The food was absolutely delicious and great value. Service extremely good, the staff seemed genuinely pleased to see and serve you. Everything was very clean and the food was nicely presented. I loved the fact that reserved tables... More 

Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are thrilled you had such a lovely time. We look forward to seeing you soon. Best wishes Leanne More 

Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

The Brewers Arms had been recommended by the B&B I was staying in and was told it gets busy so I made sure I reserved a table. I emailed them and Leanne was quick to respond to confirm a table would be waiting for me. I arrived soon after opening at 6pm and both ladies were very welcoming and friendly... More 

Thank Jo B
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Hi Jo, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad you managed to find your way back into the B & B! Lovely to chat with you hopefully see you on your next business trip. Best wishes Leanne More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

2 old friends and I decided to come here for some original Dorset charm. I live in Dorchester but my friends are from London so decided this was the perfect place to show them what is special about the area. The food was excellent. Butternut squash lasagne tempted me - a non veggie - and it was delicious but I... More 

Thank EKVest
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I have eaten in the Brewers Arms several times in the past and never been disappointed .I had actually booked one of their rooms some while ago so when I heard via my client it had changed hands I was a little apprehensive. Leanne the new owner met us on arrival.She showed us a spacious clean and well appointed mini... More 

Thank Alan T
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much Alan, we have already set in place some of your suggestions and they have been well received. Hope to see you again in the new year. Best wishes Leanne More 

Wareham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went to the Brewers Arms today with family. The first time for us but my family had been before. my husband opted for the roast beef which although very tasty was a little bit chewy. The roast potatoes and veg were lovely. I and the rest of the family had the steak pie and steak and Stilton pie. The best... More 

Thank Foodyfan85
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words, we look forward to seeing you again. More 

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Arranged to meet friends for lunch on Saturday having been recommended that this was a nice pub with decent food. On arrival were informed that they were not serving food to casual drop in customers. Both ourselves and our friends only live a 10 min. drive away. Pointed out to the staff that there were empty tables but were informed... More 

2 Thank Adrian S
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Hi Adrian, I'm so sorry we couldn't accommodate on this occasion. We really were completely full with no wiggle room. We rarely have to say no and don't enjoy disappointing customers so always try our very best to fit people in, my sincere apologies we were unable to do so on this occasion. More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We dropped in on the way back from Devon not realising that you had to book in advance. Man behind bar replied "No chance, you need to book" when asked if they had a table for two. Restaurant was busy and the food looked good but that poor attitude will ensure we never return to find out if it tasted... More 

3 Thank Litestream
Weymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and ambience thoroughly enjoyed. Lovely homemade dishes with lots of flavour and a warm welcoming surrounding.

1 Thank rickjs
Brewers Arms B, Owner at The Brewers Arms Pub, responded to this review

Thank you Rick, I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$19
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Burnside | Martinstown, Dorchester DT2 9LB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Dorchester
  • Phone Number: +44 1305 889361
Traditional country pub with large car park in the beautiful village of Martinstown just outside Dorchester. Homemade, locally sourced food, real ales and dog friendly. Two fully ensuite spacious Bed and Breakfast rooms - one with wheelchair access and wet room.

Quiz Nights, Curry Nights, Sunday Roasts and weekly food specials.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?