The Trooper Inn
The Trooper Inn is Open!
All subject to Covid-19 guidelines; outside table service only for Rule of 6 or 2 households per table.
We are still offering takeaways for all our meals.
Please book takeaways, if possible, 24 hours in advance.
We thank you all for your amazing support in these difficult times.
Stay safe ~ Kindest regards, The Troopers xx
See bottom of website for our new opening hours and food times and, if possible, please book in advance to avoid disappointment.
If the weather is good and customers are drinking, then we shall stay open later than 8pm. If the weather is bad and no one is in attendance, then we shall be forced to close.
These days and times are only applicable up to 17th May 2021.
After this date we hope to be able to offer table service inside the pub with Rule of 6 or 2 households applicable and increase our opening hours, again subject to Covid-19 guidelines at that time.
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.
You can be sure of a warm welcome at our family-run pub in the idyllic Dorset village of Stourton Caundle.Choose from our ever-changing range of award-winning real ales, extensive gin menu, traditional ciders - and more!Dine in comfort with our wholesome meals, light lunches and cream teas, freshly-prepared in The Trooper Kitchen.
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.
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.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.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.