Dorset’s hidden secret!

Situated in the pretty village of Stourton Caundle in the Blackmore Vale, we are an independent, friendly pub at the heart of our community: a stone-built, single-room 17th century inn.

The Trooper Inn has been a refuge, offering food and drink to weary travellers, for hundreds of years.
Traditional yet modern – our CAMRA award-winning pub is an attractive blend of old and new, creating an atmosphere which is relaxed and informal, popular with locals and visitors alike.

In pleasant weather, you can enjoy sitting outside the front of the pub, watching the world go by and listening to the tinkle of the village stream, a tributary of Caundle Brook. We also have a cosy beer garden to the side.

Steeped in history, this is a wonderful region to explore and we are close to the ancient market towns of Sherborne and Sturminster Newton.

  • Trooper Bar

    Whether inside or out, you can choose from our ever-changing variety of award-winning real ales, our extensive gin menu, selected wines, West Country vodkas, traditional ciders - and more!
  • Trooper Kitchen

    Homemade meals freshly prepared for you in The Trooper Kitchen, including our popular Wednesday One Pots and Friday traditional fish 'n chips, homemade pies or pizzas and our Friday Specials.
  • Trooper Bunkhouse

    Our Bunkhouse provides simple year-round accommodation for up to 10 people. For the warmer weather, we have a 'CS hideaway' camping and caravan site nestled in a small level field. And glamping too.
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  • Trooper Events

    We have many events throughout the year, such as regular Trooper Folk Nights, Quiz Nights, unique themed Food Nights, occasional Comedy Nights and our annual Beer Festival.
  • Out and About

    Set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale, we are less than an hour's drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast - and we're close to the borders of Somerset and Wiltshire.
  • Exploring Locally

    Dogs, walkers and cyclists are welcome.
    There are lovely circular walks from The Trooper Inn, the North Dorset Trailway is nearby and there are plenty of local sites to explore.
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Our secluded campsite is recommended by the Evening Standard: ’10 of Dorset’s best attractions and camping spots’.


We’d love you to find us!
Look for our brown pub signs from the A357, between Sturminster Newton and Stalbridge – and take a look at this map.
We look forward to seeing you!
Kevin and Zena.

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
Email: enquiries@thetrooperinn.co.uk
Map

Camping and Caravan Club Camra-Award

Opening Times

MondayClosed
Tuesday7-11pm
Wednesday7-11pm
Thursday7-11pm
Friday12-2pm, 6.30-11pm
Saturday12-2pm, 7-11pm
Sunday12-3pm, 7-11pm

Trooper Kitchen

WednesdaysOne Pots 7-8.30pm
FridaysFish & Chips 6.30-8pm

The Trooper Kitchen is now also open on Saturday evenings. Booking essential.

Camping and Bunkhouse

Our camping season runs from around 1st April to 30th September, depending on the weather.
Advance booking is advisable.

Tariffs:
£12.00 per night - unit & 2 persons
£2.00 per person per night thereafter
£3.00 electric per night
50p per dog per night

Our Bunkhouse is available all year round. Prices start from £150 per night for 10 people.