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.

Book a table today!

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

Our Menu

Starters

Breaded Brie
with a warm port & orange sauce

£6.50

Duck, Chicken & Herb Terrine
with onion marmalade and toast points

£5.95

Dorset Chilli King Prawns
skewered king prawns, chargrilled, with our home-made chilli dressing

£6.75

Soup of the Day
with a bread roll

£6.50

Antipasti Platter

air cured ham, coppa, salami, buffalo mozzarella, sunblush tomatoes, marinted olives, garlic bread

£6.75 for one  £13.00 for two

Main Courses

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 & Mushroom Pie
Dorset steak, mushrooms and pancetta cooked in a rich red wine gravy,choice of potatoes & seasonal vegetables

£ 13.25

Stuffed Chicken Breast
panfried bacon wrapped chicken breast, stuffed with apricot white stilton, with a creamy white wine sauce your choice of potatoes and seasonal vegetables

£13.95

Belly of Pork
served with braised apple and cabbage, creamy gratin potato, black pudding crisps, calvados pan gravy

£15.95

Cauliflower & Turmeric Roulade 
filled with peppers and chickpeas, with a rich tomato sauce, choice of potatoes and seasonal vegetables served with chips

£12.95

Salmon Fillet
fresh salmon fillet rubbed with dill and course grain mustard, pan-fried and served with crushed new potatoes, fine green beans and hollandaise sauce

£13.50

Vegetable Lasagne
 roasted vegetable ragu with a béchamel and cheddar top and served with garlic bread

£11.50

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

£11.50

Butternut Squash & Toasted Goat’s Cheese Risotto
homemade risotto, cooked with fresh spinach, garlic, shallots and butternut squash, and topped with goat’s cheese

£13.25

Breaded Scampi
served with homemade tartare sauce, chips and peas

£11.75

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

£12.50

From The Grill

add a peppercorn, blue cheese or mushroom sauce for just £1.00

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

£16.75

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

£15.95

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

£12.50

Our Handmade Burgers

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

£12.75

Dorset Smokey Angus, 2 x 4oz Pattie
Smoked cheese, chilli jam, roasted peppers, mayo & chips

£13.95

Dorset Festive Angus, 2 x 4oz Patties
somerset brie, bacon, cranberry sauce, mayo & chips

£13.95

Dorset Veggie Burger, 1 x 6oz Patties
beetroot, feta, chickpea and spices, mayo & chips

£13.50

Lunch Baguettes

Prawn & Marie Rose
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.50

Chargrilled Steak & Onion 
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.75

Gammon, Cheddar & Tomato
with salad and handful of chips

£7.50

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

£7.00

Goat’s Cheese and Onion Chutney
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.50

Cheddar & Pickle
with salad and handful of chips

£6.95

Delicious Desserts

Bread & Butter Pudding
with white chocolate and orange, served with custard or ice cream

£5.25

Chocolate Cheesecake
with salted caramel sauce and vanilla ice-cream

£5,75

Coffee Creme Brûlée

£5.50

Dorset Apple Cake
with a custard and cider sauce

£4.95

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 £9.99 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.

Poster of Fish and Chips at The Martyrs Inn near Dorchester

Curry Night Monday

Poster for Curry Night at The Martyrs Inn near Dorchester

Curry Night is having a break, returning on the 5th of March

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 £11.99 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 £14.99 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

Grill Day – 2for1 – Thursday 1st February

Its new for 2018! Grill Day will repeat through the year, a selection of prime Dorset beef steaks, fish, chicken, etc.. cooked on the grill and served with accompniaments. Best of all.. buy 1 get the other for free!

Menu coming soon

Booking advised!

Shrove Tuesday – Tuesday 13th February

Its free pancake dessert with every main course! (or £4.95 each if no main course)

– Lemon + sugar
– Chocolate, hazelnut, banana, toasted hazelnuts
– Mixed berry with clotted cream

If your a family, you can have yours as a make-your-own platter!

Booking advised!

Valentines Night – Wednesday 14th February

Free bottle of wine for every couple eating main course
Normal menu and our specials board with romantic sharing items such as tapas, dessert tasting plates!

Booking advised!

Wassailing – Saturday 17th February

All worship the apple tree, we need a good harvest this year! Drinks & Supper at The Martyrs

Booking advised!

St David’s Day – Thursday 1st March

Its a day to celebrate, with our lovely Welsh themed burger!

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 - Saturday 3rd March

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… boom!.. its back..!  – Monday 5th of March

After a winter hiatus, its back, better than ever, more curries, new recipes. Its every fortnight from here on..

Booking advised!

Mothering Sunday – 11th March

Sunday Carvery with a free dessert for all mothers! Some nice specials on the board as well!

Booking advised!

St Patrick’s Day – Saturday 17th March

It’s a special night! come on in and enjoy a nice pint of Guinness and our Irish themed burger!

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 19th March

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

Booking advised!

BLISS Charity Event – Saturday 31st March

Dougie & Abi’s fundraising evening with a Hog Roast

Booking advised!

Village Brunch – Easter Monday 2nd April

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

A charity raffle takes place as well!

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 2nd April

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

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Thursday 5th April

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 16th April

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

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

A charity raffle takes place as well!

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

A charity raffle takes place as well!

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 2nd June – also Street Fair!

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!

American Independence Day – Wednesday 4th of July

Bottle of Budweiser & Hot Dog with mustard and fried onions for £5.00 all day.

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!

Dorset Burger Night – Thursday 15th of July

Choose from a special Menu of Burgers from the kitchen and add your own sides from the buffet.

Dessert inc. £15.00 per person

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 23rd July

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

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Saturday 4th of August

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 6th August

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

Booking advised!

TEX MEX Night – Thursday 16th of August

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

A charity raffle takes place as well!

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 3rd September

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

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Thursday 6th of September

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 17th September

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

Booking advised!

Australian Night – Thursday 20th of September

Enjoy our buffet full of dishes inspired by Australia! Menu to follow, but I expect some BBQ Shrimps will feature..

Dessert included

£15.00 per person

Booking advised!

Curry Night – Monday 1st of October

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

Booking advised!

Grill Day – 2for1 – Saturday 6th of October

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!

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 Day – 2for1 – 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. Best of all.. buy 1 get the other for free!

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.