Welcome

The Martyrs Inn, a Dorset Pub

The Martyrs Inn, is nestled in the centre of the historic village of Tolpuddle, near Dorchester, in the heart of Dorset. Built in 1921 to replace an older pub, The Crown as it was then known, was renamed the The Martyrs Inn in 1952 and has been providing a great place to eat and drink ever since.

The Martyrs Inn is open every day from 11am to 11pm and serves food daily from 12 noon to 9pm. We offer a great range of local draught ales, continental lagers, worldly wines and excellent food.

Our Beer

We serve excellent Hall and Woodhouse beer brewed at the Badger Brewer in Blandford Forum, in the North of Dorset just 10 miles away. In the summer we usually have 3 real ales to choose from, including First Call, Tanglefoot and excellent season special, and in the winter a choice of 2 delightful winter warmers.

Our Food

We serve a range of Pub Classics, including our Martyrs Inn Steak Hot Pot. We make delicious burgers from our locally sourced Dorset Aberdeen Angus beef, and a range of Bistro style dishes on both the menu and specials board. We source as much food as possible from Dorset, and use suppliers in and around Dorchester the county town.

Our Service

We offer great friendly service to our local and visiting customers a like, we work hard to provide a prompt, courteous service. Children, families, dogs, muddy welly boots are all welcome.

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The Martyrs Inn is a business operated in partnership with Athelhampton House, just a mile or so down the road.

Our Menu

Starters

Garlic Mushroom Ciabatta

£5.95

Carpaccio of Beef
thin sliced marinated steak, black pepper, rocket, parmessan

£6.95

Goat’s Cheese & Prosciutto Parcel
cranberry salad, balsamic salad

£6.50

Soup of the Day
with a bread roll

£5.25

Classic Prawn Cocktail

£6.25 half pint  £10.00 or pint

A range of snacks available as well

Martyrs Classics

and there is always more on our specials board!

Martyrs Inn Lamb Hot Pot
fresh lamb, real ale gravy, creamy sliced potato, with seasonal vegetables 

£12.95

Homemade Steak & Ale Pie
Dorset steak, real ale gravy, choice of potatoes & seasonal vegetables

£ 13.25

Ham, Egg & Chips
hand carved ham, fried free range egg & chips

£11.95

Classic Lasagne
our beef ragu with a béchamel and cheddar top and served with garlic bread

£12.50

`Beer Battered Cod
 with home-made tartare sauce, chips and peas

£12.50

Breaded Scampi
served with homemade tartare sauce, chips and peas

£12.50

Goat’s Cheese & Spinach Lasagne
 soft goat’s cheese, leaf spinach with béchamel sauce, layered with pasta with a Dorset cheddar cheese top & garlic bread

£11.95

More on the Specials Board

Autumn Mains

and there is always more on our specials board!

Pork, Apple & Cider Sausages
creamy mash, cider onion gravy, green beans

£13.50

Beer Battered Halloumi
chips, garden peas, home-made tartare

£15.50

Roasted Red Pepper Gnocchi Stew
shaved vegan prosociano, rocket salad

£13.50

Prime 6oz Fillet Steak
madeira and mushroom sauce, gratin potato, seasonal vegetables

£25.00

Baked Salmon
hollondaise sauce, new potatoes, green beans 

£16.95

From The Grill

add a peppercorn, blue cheese or bordelaise sauce for just £2.25

or 6 x Onion Rings for just £2.25

Dorset Ribeye Steak 8oz
with grilled tomato, mushrooms, chips & dressed salad

£16.50

Dorset Sirloin Steak 8oz
with grilled tomato, mushroom, chips & dressed salad

£16.50

Gammon Steak 8oz
grilled pineapple. fried egg, chips and peas 

£12.95

Butterfly Chicken Breast
cooked with our Lemon & Herb or Piri Pipi dressing, with coleslaw & chips 

£13.75

Autumn Bowls

Warm Chicken Caesar Salad
leaves, tomatoes, olives, parmessan, dressing

£12.50

Grilled Halloumi Salad
leaves. tomatoes, honey and mustard dressing

£11.95

Our Delicious Burgers

 Martyrs Dorset Angus, 2 x 4oz Pattie
Dorset cheddar, caramelised onion, mayo & chips

£12.95

Martyrs Tennessee Angus, 2 x 4oz Pattie
bourbon whisky BBQ sauce, pulled bacon, mayo & chips

£13.95

Dorset Hawaiian Angus, 2 x 4oz Patties
with cheddar, pineapple, bacon, mayo & chips

£13.95

Dorset Veggie Burger, 1 x 8oz Patties
vegetarian pattie in a bun with rocket, mayo & chips

£12.95

Katsu Chicken Burger 1 x 8oz Breast
in a bun with katsu curry sauce, lettuce, , with chips

£13.50

Lunch Baguettes

Prawn & Marie Rose
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.25

Chargrilled Steak, Mushroom & Onion 
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.75

Ham & Piccalilli
with salad and handful of chips

£6.96

Brie, Bacon & Cranberry Sauce
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.00

Grilled Halloumi & Chilli Jam
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.50

Bacon Lettuce & Tomato
with salad and handful of chips

£7.50

Desserts

Salted Caramel & Chocolate Fudge Cake
with salted caramel ice cream

£5.50

 St Clements Creme Brulee
with langue du chat biscuits

£5,50

Raspberry Pavlova

£5.25

Sticky Toffee & Date Pudding
with a real ale butterscotch sauce & vanilla ice cream

£5.50

West-country Cheeseboard
Dorset Cheddar, Blue Vinny, Somerset Camembert, biscuits, knobs and a glass of Port

£7.50

Coffee and Tea

Espresso  £1.95     Cappuccino  £2.50    Caffe Latte  £2.50    Hot Chocolate  £2.50    Liqueur Coffee  £4.75   Tea  £1.95

Fish & Chip Friday

Fish and Chip Friday at the Martyrs Inn

Friday is literally Fry-Day at The Martyrs Inn, we are serving our great value Fish and Chips. Fresh Cod or Haddock,  (depending on the season) in home-made beer batter and our rustic chipped potatoes, peas or mushy peas served all day long.

At just £10.99 including a half (first call real ale, stowford press or fosters lager), or a 125ml glass of house wine or soft drink (cola, lemonade, lime & soda, elderflower spritzer) this has to be excellent value for money

Our full menu is available as well, Booking a Table is recommended.

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Curry Night Monday

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Great Value 3 Course Curry Night

Every Fortnight on a Monday evening we serve a delicious 3 Course Indian Curry at The Martyrs Inn, A set starter, followed by a Curry Buffet with at least 4 different curries, and an Indian inspired dessert.

Our curries are all scratch made in our kitchen, from traditional spices, not a jar of pre-made sauce in sight. At £14.99 per person including a half (first call real ale, stowford press or fosters lager), or a 125ml glass of house wine or soft drink (cola, lemonade, lime & soda, elderflower spritzer),  there is no better way to spend a Monday evening

Our full menu is available as well, Booking a Table is recommended.

Sunday Carvery

A great Sunday Lunch at the Martyrs Inn

Our great value Sunday Carvery is open every Sunday from 12noon until 8pm, we serve a selection of local roast meats, fresh seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and all trimmings. Enjoy the carvery on it own for £9.99 or have it as part of our Great Value Dining offers £15.99 including a half (first call real ale, stowford press or fosters lager), or a 125ml glass of house wine or soft drink (cola, lemonade, lime & soda, elderflower spritzer) and dessert from the menu.

Our full menu is available as well, Booking a Table is recommended.

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Special Events

BLISS Charity Event – Saturday 31st March

Dougie & Abi’s fundraising evening with a Hog Roast

Booking advised!

Pie & Pudding Night – 19th April

£15,00 per person, A selection of Pies etc.. on the Buffet followed by a choice of Puddings (more pies I think!)

Menu to follow

Booking advised!

St Georges Day – Monday 23rd April

Its here again, St George’s day, lets celebrate the day with another fun themed burger!

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 30th April

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Thursday 3rd May

Grill Day is here again… a selection of prime Dorset beef steaks, fish, chicken, etc.. cooked on the grill and served with accompaniments. Best of all.. buy 1 get the other for free!

Menu coming soon

Booking advised!

Village Brunch – Bank Holiday Monday 7th May

Join us for our village brunch, 9.30 – 11.30, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, fried bread, scrambled egg, black pudding, mushrooms and toast – help yourself at the buffet.

Includes a glass of Juice

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 14th May

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Mediterranean Night – Thursday 17th May

£15.00 per person, 2 course buffet, with a range of goodies from many countries around the med.. Does Egypt have a Mediterranean coast? I wonder if they have any dishes that would work?

Booking advised!

Royal Wedding Celebration – Saturday 19th May

Why sit at home and watch, when you can join us and watch on the telly in the bar? enjoy glass of real ale and wave your union flag.

Just come along!

Village Brunch – Bank Holiday Monday 28th May

Join us for our village brunch, 9.30 – 11.30, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, fried bread, scrambled egg, black pudding, mushrooms and toast – help yourself at the buffet.

Includes a glass of Juice

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 28th May

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Saturday 9th June

Grill Day is here again… a selection of prime Dorset beef steaks, fish, chicken, etc.. cooked on the grill and served with accompaniments. Best of all.. buy 1 get the other for free!

Menu coming soon

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 11th June

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Father’s Day – Sunday 17th June

Sunday Carvery, Dad eats his for free. (1 carvery free per table of 4)

Booking advised!

Sausage Night – Thursday 21st June

A selection of Sausages, hand-made to our chosen flavours by our local brilliant butchers, all served on the buffet, with a selection of potatoes and veggies, and lovely gravy. Includes a dessert for £15.00

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 25th June

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Thursday 5th of July

Grill Day is here again… a selection of prime Dorset beef steaks, fish, chicken, etc.. cooked on the grill and served with accompaniments. Best of all.. buy 1 get the other for free!

Menu coming soon

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 9th July

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 23rd July

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 6th August

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

TEX MEX Night – Cancelled – moving to October

A great selection of Texan and Mexican dishes, some chilli, some nachos, seasoned steaks etc. all served on the buffet. Menu to follow

Dessert included

£15.00 per person

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 20th August

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Village Brunch – Bank Holiday Monday 27th August

Join us for our village brunch, 9.30 – 11.30, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, fried bread, scrambled egg, black pudding, mushrooms and toast – help yourself at the buffet.

Includes a glass of juice!

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 3rd September

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 17th September

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 1st of October

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

It’s 70’s Dinner Party Night – Thursday 11th of October

Enjoy some great classic dishes inspired by the 70’s, a prawn cocktail, a coq-au-vin and a black forest gateau would be my favourites.. Served as a buffet

Dessert included

£15.00 per person

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 15th of October

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 29th of October

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Halloween – Wednesday 31st of October

Trick or Treating with the kids? call in for a banger in a bun and some mulled cider.

Booking advised!

Grill Night – Thursday 1st of November

Grill Day is here again… a selection of prime Dorset beef steaks, fish, chicken, etc.. cooked on the grill and served with accompaniments. 2 Courses, Dessert + Bottle of WIne – £40 for 2 people.!

Menu coming soon

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 12th of November

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Black Friday – Friday 23rd of November

It’s our annual sale! great bargains throughout the store (pub)

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 26th of November

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

St Andrew’s Day – Friday 30th November

Its here again, St Andrew’s day, lets celebrate the day with Scottish themed burger!

Booking advised!

Ray’s Turkey Dinner – Saturday 8th of December

Special set price menu, with Ray’s Turkey as main course.

£15.00 per person for 2 courses.

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 10th of December

Our famous curry buffet, what could be better value on a Monday evening,

Booking advised!

Christmas Day

Drinks only 11am-1pm

Village Brunch – Boxing Day

Join us for our village brunch, 9.30 – 11.30, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, fried bread, scrambled egg, black pudding, mushrooms and toast – help yourself at the buffet.

Includes a glass of Buck’s Fizz

£10.00 per person

Pub closes at 1.pm

Booking advised!

New Year’s Eve

Its a formal dinner this evening, a 5 course dinner, with matched wine.

£35.00 per person,

Limited to 36 people – booking essential

New Years Day Brunch – New Years Day

Join us for our village brunch, 9.30 – 11.30, bacon, sausage, hash browns, beans, tomatoes, fried bread, scrambled egg, black pudding, mushrooms and toast – help yourself at the buffet.

Includes a glass of Juice

£10.00 per person

Booking advised!

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The Martyrs Inn, 49 Main Road, Tolpuddle,
Dorset, DT2 7ES   Telephone: 01305 848249

Bookings

We would be pleased to book you a table for lunch or dinner, or if you have an event, group visit, or want to use the car park then don’t hesitate giving us a call

When Open:  01305 848249     (11am – 11pm)

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Opening Times

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday

Pub Open (all-day) 11.00am – 10.00pm     Food Served (all-day) 12.00 noon – 8.30pm, except Monday where our main menu finishes at 6.00pm with Curry Night until 9.00pm!

 Friday & Saturday

Pub Open (all-day) 11.00am – 12.00pm     Food Served (all-day) 12.00 noon – 9.00pm, 

Sunday

Pub Open (all-day) 11.00am – 10.00pm      Food Served including Carvery (all-day) 12.00 noon – 8.00pm  

on some Sundays, to allow our busy chef’s appropriate time off, our full menu may be reduced, please book a table for Sunday evening or phone ahead and check what our offering will be.