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 – and dogs and horses too!

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.
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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.

Coming Up

Please note, early booking is advised for our events.

October 30 @ 8:30 pm

Halloween Fancy Dress Party

Music with The Rhythm Junkie
Held in the 'scary' Old Barn at The Trooper Inn.
Free Entry.

October 31 @ 3:00 pm

Halloween for Children

Children’s fancy dress & pumpkin competition.
November 3 @ 6:00 pm

Curry & Pint Night

Enjoy a delicious homemade curry with a pint. Vegetarian option available.
November 20 @ 8:00 pm

Daoiri Farrell

Daoiri Farrell is one of the brightest stars to come out of Ireland's rich singing tradition in recent decades and has become a world phenomenon.
December 31 @ 9:00 pm

New Years Eve party

Celebrate New Years Eve in style! Fancy Dress party with Rubiks Kube

See all our upcoming events Click Here

Regular Monthly Events

Sunday Quiz

3rd Sunday of the month – from 7pm
£2 per person (Proceeds go to charity of the winners’ choice)
Light snacks are provided at half-time.

Folk Music

4th Sunday of the month – 7 to 10pm.
In the Trooper Old Barn.

Folk Singing

2nd Wednesday of the month – From 8pm.
Resuming in November.
In the Trooper Old Barn.


If you wish to book daytime or evening functions or your Christmas party, please contact us as soon as possible.

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.

Opening Hours

Mondays - closed
except for bank holidays & private functions
Tuesdays - 6pm to close
Wednesdays - 6pm to close
Thursdays - 6pm to close
Fridays - 6pm to 11pm
Saturdays - 12.30pm to 2.30pm; 5.30pm to 11pm
Sundays - 12.30pm to close

Kitchen Times

Mondays - closed
except for bank holidays & private functions
Tuesdays - Pizza Night with Dan the Bakerman: 6pm to 9pm
Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot: 6pm to 8.00pm
Thursdays - kitchen closed
Fridays - Fish & Chips Night: 6pm to 8.00pm
Saturdays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2pm
& Burger Night: 5.30pm to 8.00pm
Sundays - Light Lunches: 12.30pm to 2.30pm

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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