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The Martyrs Inn


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

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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.
US$6 - US$26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Bar, British, Pub
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
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All reviews beef baguette fish and chips cheeseboard sunday roast salad mash burger ice cream pudding the pub beautiful village visited twice real ale staff were polite be visiting again home made
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us met here for an early lunch prior to having a walk in the area. The pub was very accommodating agreeing to feed us early before they got busy later in the lunchtime. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Tollee
Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

We hadn't been here for a while, but were pleased to see that the food and service are still excellent. We had a carvery, which was good value and all beautifully cooked. The beef was still rare and the gammon moist and succulent. Have to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nick C
Reviewed 19 December 2018 via mobile

My partner and I stopped here for a late lunch after visiting The Tank Museum. We were very relieved that they were still serving food at 3pm. He started with a Prawn Cocktail. I chose Lasagne and he had a Burger, both of which were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gourmandsouth
Reviewed 24 November 2018

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
4  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
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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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