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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

Homemade Fishcake
with honey & dill dressing, rocket salad

£5.95

Dorset Mushrooms
sauteed with blue cheese, port and double cream

£6.50

Half Pint of Fried Whitebait
wedge of lemon, homemade tartare sauce

£6.25

Soup of the Day
with a bread roll

£6.50

Coming Soon

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

£6.50 for one  £12.00 for two

Main Courses

and there is always more on our specials board!

Martyrs Inn Steak Hot Pot
prime steak, real ale gravy, suet dumpling, with seasonal vegetables 

£11.95

Homemade Chicken & Leek Pie
fresh chicken, leeks, cream & mustard sauce, short pastry with a choice of potatoes & seasonal vegetables

£ 11.95

Chicken with Bacon & Sage
panfried bacon wrapped chicken breast, sage mash, creamy white wine mushroom sauce your choice of potatoes and seasonal vegetables

£13,95

Duck Confit
served with braised red cabbage and apple, creamy gratin potato

£14.95

Butternut Squash Roulade
made with quinoa and filled with spinach and cheese, served with tomato sauce

£12.95

Beer Battered Cod
tartare sauce, chips, mushy peas

Large £12.50 or Small £9.50

Breaded Scampi
tartare sauce, chips, mushy peas

Large £10.50 or Small £8.95

From The Grill

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

Dorset Ribeye Steak 10oz
with grilled tomato, mushrooms, onion rings, chips & dressed salad

£16.50

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

£15.95

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

£12.50

Our Handmade Burgers

our burgers can be substituted with a chicken breast or home-made felafel patties instead

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

£12.50

Dorset Italian Angus, 2 x 4oz Pattie
Mozzarella, crisp pancetta, spicy tomato sauce, mayo & chips

£13.50

Dorset Spicy Angus, 2 x 4oz Patties
chilli cheese, chilli jam, bacon, red pepper, mayo & chips

£13.50

Lunch Baguettes

Prawn & Marie Rose
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.50

Chargrilled Chicken, Bacon & Mayo 
with salad and a handful of chips

£7.50

Gammon, Cheddar & Piccalilli
with salad and handful of chips

£7.00

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 & Tomato
with salad and handful of chips

£6.95

Delicious Desserts

Stawberry Cheesecake
with ice cream

£4.50

Sticky Toffee Pudding
with badger ale toffee sauce and caramel ice cream

£4.95

Rhubarb Crumble
with custard or ice cream

£4.50

Infused Creme Brûlée

£4.00

Chocolate Fudge Cake
with vanilla ice cream

£4.50

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

£6.50

Coffee and Tea

Espresso  £1.50     Cappuccino  £2.25    Caffe Latte  £2.50    Hot Chocolate  £2.50    Liqueur Coffee  £4.75   Tea  £1.99

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

Great Value 3 Course Curry Night

Every Monday evening we served 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 a 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

Football Supporters Night – 14th June

Details on Facebook!

Booking advised!

French Night – 28th June

Join us an celebrate French food.. .. a seven course tasting menu full of French classic dishes £25.00 per person, limited to 30 seats.

Booking required.

Greek Night – 27th July

Smash a few plates with us.. Its Greek night.. a range of yummy Greek savouries and desserts on the buffet..

Booking advised!

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Our Delicious Food

We think the food is amazing, a great range of Pub Classics & Bistro style food served by Chris, Chad and Gavin in our busy kitchen.

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Contact Details

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, Friday & Saturday

Pub Open (all-day) 11.00am – 11.00pm     Food Served (all-day) 12.00 noon – 9.00pm, except Monday where food finishes at 4.00pm while we prepare for Curry Night!

Sunday

Pub Open (all-day) 11.00am – 10.30pm      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.