We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Martyrs Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
49 Main Road, Dorchester DT2 7ES, England
+44 1305 848249
Website
Today
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 259: English reviews
england
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 failed to turn up, then the main turned up with the wrong side order.! Maybe... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jayne P
Dorchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 we have been this month of May the food has been absolutely terrible. I don't... More 

Helpful?
Thank SimonbU3207LE
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

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 your dissatisfaction, especially as you are regular customers, and your are known to many of... More 

Pembrokeshire, UK
Level Contributor
38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 looked grey in colour rather than the white I'm used to seeing. It was nice... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ken N
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 and crusty filled to the brim and served with lovely chips and salad

Helpful?
Thank Jane S
Level Contributor
42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This should be the Inn in Tolpuddle. A lovely spot steeped in history in a picturesque Dorset village. It was very hot for April so after time in the local park we adjourned for drinks. They have a wide variety of dining events, we were tempted but were pushed for time, but certainly worth checking out. The TA sticker was... More 

Helpful?
Thank whoolit
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly ,polite staff and very good food. That good we've been three times this week. Would have been four but fully booked this Thursday. That says it all.

Helpful?
Thank LacyD2011
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear LacyD2011 Thanks for the 5 star review, thanks, I shall pass on your kind words to Dougie and his team. Hope to see you again some time.! Thanks Owen More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

We stopped here on bank holiday Monday on a whim while driving back from Durdle and the waitress warned us that there was a wait for food as it was busy, we got a seat no problem and waited 30 mins for our food which wasn't too bad considering. I went for the lighter bite burger which was plenty and... More 

Helpful?
Thank sarahhkgc
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear sarahhkgc Thanks for the 5 star review, thats superb thanks. So pleased that you mentioned our delicious burgers, they are handmade and pressed by our chefs using local beef.. the 'quick burger' is nice and light for a lunch time, well done to your other half for eating the big one...! must have been hungry. Hope to see you... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Called in for Sunday lunch. Pleasantly surprised at the quality of the carvery. The meat (beef and gammon) was served but you helped yourself to vegetables. The price included a pudding. Would definately visit again.

Helpful?
Thank Skyblue1951
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Skyblue1951 Thanks for the review on our sunday carvery. Fresh local meats, and freshly cooked vegetables is our secret, and for £14.99 you have main course + dessert + drink, which we think is great value. Look forward to seeing you again Owen More 

1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2017

lovely staff and delicious food and if i ever visit that area, then i would definitely go for it..... the atmosphere was welcoming as well....

Helpful?
Thank Prabhek S
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Prabhek S Wow thats really kind, thanks for the great 5 star review. The Martyrs is a lovely pub, but its our great team of staff that make it so welcoming and friendly - ***well done team*** Hope to see you again Best wishes Owen More 

Level Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Food was beautiful, And the staff were lovely!! Will be bringing the wife for the carvery which looked amazing!

Helpful?
1 Thank Steve M
Owen D, Director of Sales at The Martyrs Inn, responded to this review

Dear Steve M Thanks for the 5 star review, thats really kind, and look forward to seeing you and your wife for carvery soon.! Best wishes Owen More 

Travellers who viewed The Martyrs Inn also viewed

Puddletown, Dorchester
 
Piddlehinton, Dorchester
 

Been to The Martyrs Inn? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 26
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Martyrs Inn staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?