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The Martyrs Inn

) #29 of 98 Restaurants in Dorchester €€ - €€€ , British,
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“gammon” (17 reviews)
“hot pot” (7 reviews)
“curries” (13 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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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have had lunch here approximately twice a month for the last few months. We work from home so sometimes we are late grabbing lunch and just pop out and its local. Its always been fine - in fact I would say good. However the twice...More

Thank SimonbU3207LE
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Simon U3207LE Thanks for the review, I am saddened to read that your experience has not been to our usual high standard. I did speak to the team at The Martyrs Inn about your comments, and they were surprised as you had not mentioned...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This pub came recommended by the owners of the holiday cottage we rented nearby. The food was good and the atmosphere welcoming. Friday's Fish & Chip Night was enjoyable, though I'm not entirely convinced that the Cod we ordered was in fact Cod, as it...More

Thank Ken N
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Called in at Athelhampton but they would not do us any sandwiches so we left and came here so glad we did it was excellent the staff were really friendly and welcoming our dog was given treats on arrival we ordered baguettes which were fresh...More

Thank Jane S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, 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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