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.
- Coming up! Our annual Beer & Gin Festival. 25th to 28th May. Starting 6.30pm Friday 25th. Over 20 handpicked real ales, 20 tested Gins, Food Tent, plus new this year - hourly cocktails! And of course great live music!
- 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!
- Homemade meals freshly prepared for you in The Trooper Kitchen, including our popular Wednesday One Pots and Friday traditional fish 'n chips, homemade pies and our Friday Specials.
- Pop in for delicious breakfasts and lunches - and in between for home-made pastries, great coffee, tea and cakes!
Tuesday to Saturday 9.30am - 2.00pm.
Takeaways also available.
- Our private 'CS hideaway' camping and caravan site is nestled in a small level field to the rear of the pub.
- Our Bunkhouse provides simple year-round accommodation for up to 10 people.
For the warmer weather, we also have spacious glamping tents.
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.