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Tel code: 01308 | code search
Postcode: DT2 | code search
Population: 340
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Martyrs Inn
"UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT! Excellent pub with a great atmosphere and welcoming staff. Looking forward to new menu launch mid May and the Family Fish 'n' Chip Supper on Fridays. Highly recommended. ..." More

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Tolpuddle is situated on the River Piddle, close to the A35 between Dorchester and Bere Regis. It is a typical quiet rural Dorset village, little more than a collection of houses. Few would think that such a quiet village would be remembered for its martyrs. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were a group of six men who banded together to make a pact beneath a giant sycamore tree in Tolpuddle. They had decided to ask for an extra three shillings a week, at a time when wages were to be reduced by a shilling. They formed the Friendly Society of Agricultural Labourers. For their activities, the six men were sentenced by a judge to transportation to Australia 'not for anything they had done, but as an example to others'. The Tolpuddle Martyrs were later pardoned but the incident is considered a key moment in the history of Trade Unions in Britain. Today there is a museum dedicated to the Tolpuddle Martyrs that you can visit. There is also a pub called The Martyrs Inn. Every year the Tolpuddle Martyrs Festival is held at the village, sponsored by the TUC. Speakers such as Tony Benn and musicians such as Billy Bragg have featured at the festival in recent years.

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Mallard House (3.32 miles)

Mallard House
A warm welcome awaits when you arrive at Mallard House, a small beautiful Bed & Breakfast located in the quaint village of Moreton, situated close to the Jurassic Coast, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door.

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Royal Oak Hotel (3.32 miles)

Royal Oak Hotel
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The Royal Oak's Relaxed Atmosphere And Friendly, Hassle-free Service Combine With Newly-refurbished Bedrooms And A Pretty Location At The Edge Of An Historic Dorset Village ... More
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Frome Valley House Organic B&B (3.91 miles)

Frome Valley House Organic B&B

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Pat Leyland extends a warm welcome to you at Frome Valley House Orgnaic Bed & Breakfast. The attractive property is set at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, which opens ... More

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Yellowham Farmhouse (4.23 miles)

Yellowham Farmhouse

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Situated in the very heart of Hardy Country on the edge of the idyllic Yellowham Wood within 120 acres of farmland. The farm contains an abundance of flora and fauna ... More

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Hambro Arms (4.54 miles)

Hambro Arms
The Hambro Arms is located in the picturesque and historic village of Milton Abbas, in the heart of beautiful Dorset. Milton Abbas, which features on many picture postcards of Dorset, is a 'chocolate box' village, ... More | visit website
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The Fox Inn (5.56 miles)

The Fox Inn

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Deep in the beautiful Dorset countryside, this inn offers excellent accommodation, food, and service in peaceful surroundings. The Fox Inn is perfect for walking tours and ideally placed to explore the ... More

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Countryman Inn (5.72 miles)

Countryman Inn

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The Countryman Inn is a family pub in the heart of hardy country, situated just off the A252 at East Knighton, All rooms are en-suit. T.V, iron and ironing boards, ... More

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The Old Forge (5.94 miles)

The Old Forge
Situated 3 miles west of Monkey World on the A352, this 200 year old forge nestles in the heart of the sleepy rural village of Owermoigne. Within minutes of the major towns of Weymouth and ... More | visit website
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Fryermayne (6.13 miles)

Fryermayne

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Amidst peace and rural seclusion, yet only 4 miles from the county town of Dorchester, this spacious and very comfortable house stands on the owners' 160 acre ... More

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Wynards Farm (6.31 miles)

Wynards Farm

Wynards Farm is set in an elevated position overlooking the Church and village of Winfrith Newburgh, with uninterrupted views over the open Dorset countryside, and is situated just 3 miles from Durdle Door and Lulworth ... More | visit website

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