Welcome to
The Trooper Inn


The Trooper Inn has been at the heart of Stourton Caundle village life for hundreds of years.

Our independent, family-run pub is popular with locals and visitors alike.

We became the proud new owners of The Trooper Inn in December 2019.
During the first lockdown, we made use of the time by expanding the outdoor seating area and giving the pub a fresh look, while retaining its charming atmosphere.
We now have a beautiful courtyard to the rear of the pub and an expanded beer garden to the side, both with marquees, as well as the seating to the front where you can watch the world go by – tractors, dog-walkers and may be a car.

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


The Trooper Inn

Friendly Village Pub

You can be sure of a warm welcome at our family-run pub in the idyllic Dorset village of Stourton Caundle. And we have plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy the summer weather.
Trooper Bar

Trooper Bar

Choose from our ever-changing range of award-winning real ales, extensive gin menu, traditional ciders - and more!
Trooper Kitchen

Trooper Kitchen

Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen. Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.
Trooper Camping

Trooper Camping

Our private CS Hideaway camping and caravan site is nestled in a small level field to the rear of the pub.
Close enough to enjoy the convenience of our pub, yet far enough away to absorb the peaceful countryside.
Sturminster Newton Mill

Exploring Locally

We are close to Sturminster Newton, with its historic watermill and the meandering River Stour - and the North Dorset Trailway is nearby.
Walkers and cyclists are very welcome here.

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!

Debbie, John, James, Joe, Jo and Tracy – and ‘Fluffball Trooper’ our pub dog.

Check us out on Tripadvisor too (since we became the new owners in December 2019).

Opening Times

Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
Wednesdays - open from 6pm until close
Thursdays - closed
Fridays - open from 6pm until close
Saturdays - open from 4pm until close
Sundays - open from 12 noon until close

Kitchen Times

Mondays and Tuesdays - closed
Wednesdays - 6pm to 8pm
Thursdays - closed
Fridays - 6pm to 8.30pm
Saturdays - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Sundays - 12 noon to 4.30pm

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
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Camping at The Trooper

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