Trooper Inn front view Inside The Trooper Inn Food at the Trooper Inn Horses at The Trooper Inn Patio Garden at The Trooper Inn

Welcome to
The Trooper Inn

Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 lockdown, we will be closed until the government decides it is safe for us to reopen fully.

Trooper Takeaways

We shall continue with takeaways on Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Please click below to see our menus.

Please book, if possible, 24 hours in advance.
See foot of website for collection tmes.

We thank you all for your amazing support in these difficult times and wish you the very best for 2021.
Stay safe,
Kindest regards, The Troopers xx


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, just before this eventful time.
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, with a marquee, and an expanded beer garden to the side, with covered tables, as well as the seating to the front where you can watch the world go by – tractors, dog-walkers and may be a car.

  • Friendly Village Pub

    Friendly Village Pub

    You can be sure of a warm welcome at our family-run pub in the idyllic Dorset village of Stourton Caundle.
  • 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, light lunches and cream teas, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen.
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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.
Our private ‘CS hideaway’ camping and caravan site is nestled in a small level field to the rear of the pub and is due to re-open next summer.

  • Out and About

    Out and About

    Set in the heart of the Blackmore Vale (Thomas Hardy's 'Vale of Little Dairies'), we are less than an hour's drive from the spectacular Jurassic Coast, with much to see in the local area too.
  • Exploring Locally

    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.
  • Our Wildlife

    Our Wildlife

    There is a host of wildlife to be discovered in the region, from hedgehogs and roe deer to nightingales and otters.
    Further afield are wild goats, red squirrels and dolphins - and a mute swan colony.
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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 Little Trooper our pub dog.

Takeaway Collection Times

Wednesdays - Village Hot Pot
6pm to 7pm
Fridays - Fish & Chips
6pm to 7.30pm

Orders must be placed at least 24 hours in advance.

COVID-19 Update

Sadly, due to the current lockdown, we are closed until the government decides it is safe for us to reopen fully.

Contact Us

The Trooper Inn ⚬ Stourton Caundle ⚬ Dorset ⚬ DT10 2JW
Phone: 01963 362405
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Camra-Award Camping and Caravan Club

Camping at The Trooper

Our campsite is currently closed, hoping to reopen summer 2021 subject to COVID-19 guidelines.